Welcome to Heartlight

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"Welcome to Heartlight"
Welcome to Heartlight by Kenny Loggins.jpeg
Single by Kenny Loggins
from the album High Adventure
B-side "Only a Miracle"
Released 1983
Format 7" single
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:56
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins singles chronology
"Heart to Heart"
"Welcome to Heartlight"

"Welcome to Heartlight" is a Kenny Loggins song from his 1982 concept album, High Adventure.

While many fans perceive this song as being inspired by the Steven Spielberg film E.T., it is really about a school in Southern California that's actually called "Heartlight". The song was inspired by writings from students from that school. On most pressings of High Adventure and on some Loggins greatest hits compilation albums, it is officially titled simply "Heartlight". The title was expanded to "Welcome to Heartlight" to avoid confusion with Neil Diamond's song also called "Heartlight".

It was released as a single in early 1983 and peaked at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 148.