Take This Heart
|"Take This Heart"|
|Single by Richard Marx|
|from the album Rush Street|
|A-side||Take This Heart|
|B-side||I Get No Sleep|
|Richard Marx singles chronology|
"Take This Heart" is a song by Richard Marx, the third single from his 1991 album Rush Street. It hit number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100, while reaching number four on the Adult Contemporary chart in the U.S. In the UK Single Chart, the song hit #13 in August 1992 as the follow-up to top 3 hit "Hazard".
In the video, Marx is seen playing for the Chicago Cubs against the Oakland A's, in the seventh game of the World Series (Marx was born in Chicago and is and a noted Cubs fan). In the classic baseball clutch situation, ninth inning with two outs, he is called in to pinch-hit against A's star relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley. The baseball scenes, with commentary by announcer Bob Uecker, are intercut with footage of Marx and his band playing the song on the field of the A's ballpark, the Oakland Coliseum.
With two strikes against him, Marx hits a home run to win the game for Chicago, to the dismay of Oakland players Rickey Henderson and José Canseco. The scene then cuts to a dozing Marx being shaken awake backstage just before a concert, having dreamed the championship game. As he prepares to start the show, Uecker's cry of "The Cubs have won the World Series!" echoes in his head.
Since the game was played in Oakland, the A's (as the home team) would still bat in the bottom of the ninth, so Marx' homer could not have guaranteed a win for the Cubs. In addition, both teams are wearing their home uniforms.
Eckersley, Henderson, Canseco, and Uecker appear as themselves, as does Cubs manager Jim Lefebvre.
|End of year chart (1992)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||81|
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30.