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Encyclopedia > Alone (Heart song)
"Alone"
Single by Heart
from the album Bad Animals
B-side "Barracuda (live)"
Released May 1987
Genre Hard Rock (Power ballad)
Label Capitol Records
Writer Tom Kelly
Billy Steinberg
Producer Ron Nevison
Heart singles chronology
"If Looks Could Kill"
(1986)
"Alone"
(1987)
"Who Will You Run To"
(1987)

"Alone" is a song recorded by American rock band Heart. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. ... Bad Animals was an album released in 1987 by the band Heart. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Barracuda is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Billy Steinberg is an American songwriter. ... Billy Steinberg is an American songwriter. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. ... For the 1991 motion picture, see If Looks Could Kill (film). ... Who Will You Run To is a song recorded by American rock band Heart. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. ...


It was composed in 1983 by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, who were also responsible for writing two other number-one U.S. hits: Madonna's "Like a Virgin" (1984) and Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" (1986). Billy Steinberg is an American songwriter. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Audio sample Info Like a Virgin (help· info) Like a Virgin is the first single by pop singer Madonna from her second studio album, Like a Virgin. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... True Colors is the first single released by Cyndi Lauper from her second album of the same title, it was written by Tom Kelly and Bill Steinberg. ...


The song was given to Heart and was released as the first single from their ninth studio album Bad Animals. It is a power ballad which begins with a piano line and a subdued vocal from Ann Wilson, only to build to a dramatic love song. "Alone" is Heart's biggest hit, spending three weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It is also their most successful single in the UK, where it peaked at number three in the UK Singles Chart. Paula Abdul was choreographer for the video. Bad Animals was an album released in 1987 by the band Heart. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and flute player[1] of Heart. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ...


Cover versions

  • A dance-pop version of the song was recorded by Kim Sozzi in 2006.
  • The Finnish Progressive Metal band Warmen covered this song for their 2002 album Beyond Abilities. The vocals were provided by Kimberly Goss.
  • Joyce Tanana of PPS 3 covered this song for the Philippine's Pinoy Pop Superstar's 2007 album.
  • Celine Dion will cover a version of "Alone" on her new album Taking Chances

Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Kim Sozzi, born Kim Marie Sozzi, is a pop and dance musician originally from Long Island, New York. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Warmen is a Finnish progressive metal/neo-classical metal band assembled by keyboard player Janne Viljami Wirman - also known as Warman. ... Beyond Abilities is the second studio album from progressive metal band Warmen. ... Kimberly Goss (born February 15, 1978, Los Angeles, California) is the vocalist and founding member of the Finnish-based heavy metal band Sinergy. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Alternate cover For the song of the same name, see Taking Chances (song). ...

"Idol" performances

  • During the fourth season of American Idol, eventual winner Carrie Underwood performed "Alone" on the top 11 (number one 80's hits theme) night and received rave reviews from the judges and it is also noted as one of the best performances of Idol.

The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ... Canadian Idol Season 3 Melissa ONeil wins the title of the first female Canadian Idol in 2005, beating runner-up Rex Goudie. ... Melissa Crystal ONeil (born July 12, 1988 in Calgary, Alberta) was the winner of the third season of Canadian Idol. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Other media appearances

  • The song is featured at the end of the Cold Case episode called "Lonely Hearts".
  • The song was used in the first episode of the 2007 TV Game Show The Singing Bee.
Preceded by
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
July 11, 1987- July 25, 1987
Succeeded by
"Shakedown" by Bob Seger

 
 

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