Tall, Dark Handsome Stranger

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Tall, Dark, Handsome Stranger is a song written by Holly Knight and Albert Hammond, performed by the rock band, Heart, for their 1990 album, Brigade. The song is a metallic hard rocker and is the third of three Heart songs to utilize the Tower of Power horn section.[1]

In the song's lyrics, a woman describes how she's so sick and tired of men trying to act cool and pretending to be everything a woman might want. The chorus is directed toward a man who is different from those in her past:

I've had the tall, dark, handsome, stranger
I've had the devil in disguise
I've been attracted to the danger
I was never satisfied
I know what I want and I want what I see in your eyes

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart[2] 24


  1. ^ Tower of Power discography. http://www.towerofpower.com/discography/hornsection/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Heart. "Heart - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23.