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Heart - The Band with Heart

Updated on November 13, 2014

Crazy on You, These Dreams, Barracuda . . .

How many of you out there immediately began humming these songs as soon as you heard the name?

The sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson brought their music to popularity in the early 70's with their band Heart. They are the only two members who have been constant through the years, and they are just as exciting, if not more so today. Some 40 years after their debut album, the band Heart continues to draw huge crowds. They once again found themselves in the top 10 in 2010, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Powerful vocals, exciting back-up and always a performance with lots of energy. Now that is a rock band that can endure!

Take a look at the various styles that Heart has shared with their fans, and you get an idea of the versatility these sisters have:

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's songs speak of the times Nancy and Ann were living in, and living through:

The stress caused by the Vietnam war, coupled with the social unrest in the U.S. prompted the sisters to write the song Crazy on You in 1976, which peaked on the charts at #35.

These Dreams was dedicated to Nancy Wilson's close friend Sharon Hess, who died of leukemia shortly before the song was made.

Released in 1977, Baracuda was about Heart's anger towards Mushroom Record's publicity stunt involving the sisters being in a lesbian affair.

The song Magic Man, released in '76, refers to Ann Wilson's relationship with band manager, Michael Fisher. This became Heart's first Top 10 hit in the United States.

It's true that music can take you back in time and make you remember exactly where you were when first listening to them. Heart's main heyday was the mid '70's thru the early 80's; a tough time for the country with gas rationing and the Kent State riots and the nation still feeling the pain from the Vietnam war.

Those were tough years for some of us, but, boy were they a great time for music, and Heart played a big role in sharing those years with us.

Heart Greatest Hits 1985-1995 has to be one my favorite all-time albums. It has line-up that lets you enjoy all those song you loved then, and still today!

Here are a few of the songs you'll turn up on the 18 song CD

  • What About Love
  • If Looks Could Kill
  • Never
  • These Dreams
  • All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You
  • I Didn't Want to Need You
  • Will You Be There in the Morning
  • The Road Home

My all time favorite Heart song

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Enjoy this medley of songs from Heart's best years!

Which Heart song is your top favorite?

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