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Heart - The Rock Band That Endures

Updated on January 17, 2011

Heart

There is something "feel good" about a band that not only features two sisters, but that the band that started in the 70's, continues to draw huge crowds and is capable of being in the top 10 spot some forty years later.

The sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson brought their music to popularity in the early 70's.  The two are the only members who have been constant through the years, and they are just as exciting, if not more so, than when they showed up in Seattle, Washington with their music that was influenced by hard rock as well as folk music.

Heart has sold over 35 million albums worldwide - now that is something to feel good about!

Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart at the Canary Foundation concert on July 28, 2007
Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart at the Canary Foundation concert on July 28, 2007

Heart's Chart Successes

Heart has returned to their hard rock/acoustic style that they started with, and it shows with their latest release of Red Velvet Car in August 2010.

Other styles that Heart has had success with are

Hard rock/metal -

  • Barracuda
  • If Looks Could Kill
  • Black on Black II

Power ballads -

  • Alone
  • These Dreams
  • What About Love

Rock/acoustic -

  • Oldest Story in the World
  • Jupiter's Darling
  • Red Velvet Car

Heart has achieved Top 10 albums on the BIllboard charts in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, as well as 2010. This proves the enduring power of the rock band, Heart

For concert schedule and tickets Heart, check out Consumer's Choice Tickets

Crazy On You by Heart

Crazy On You was written by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson and was Heart's first commercial hit in 1976.

The song was written in response to the stress caused by the Vietnam war, and the social unrest in the U.S. in the early 70's.  The song peaked on the charts at #35.

These Dreams by Heart

Heart's first song to become #1 on the Billboards' top 100, These Dreams was dedicated on the album to Nancy Wilson's close friend Sharon Hess, who died of leukemia shortly before the song was made.

Barracuda by Heart

Barracuda was written and recorded by Heart.  Released as the first single from the band's second album, Little Queen in 1977, the song was about Heart's anger towards Mushroom Record's publicity stunt involving the sisters being in a lesbian affair.

Magic Man by Heart by Heart

Released in 1976, and written by Ann and Nancy Wilson, the song Magic Man refers to Ann Wilson's relationship with band manager, Michael Fisher.  This became Heart's first Top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at #9 on the Billboards Hot 100.  From the album Dreamboat Annie.

Heart in Concert

Heart still puts on a concert that you won't forget -

you can check out their current concert schedule and see where you seats would be at Consumer's Choice Tickets!

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      lindajot 7 years ago from Willamette Valley - Oregon

      Thank you for the comments marcoujor - Crazy On You is one of my favorites! I love a band that has "heart"!

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      Maria Jordan 7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Please don't fault me for a bad pun but this HUB has HEART...call me CRAZY ON YOUr content (guess you can tell what song I'm listening to now and that I'll be checking out more of your stuff!!) THANKS!

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