Open Your Heart (4:12)

Cover of True Blue

From True Blue and 17 other releases

“Open Your Heart” is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna. It was released as the fourth single from her third studio album True Blue on November 12, 1986 by Sire Records. It has since appeared remixed on the compilation albums The Immaculate Collection (1990) and Celebration (2009). Written originally as a rock ‘n roll song, Madonna changed it to a dance-pop genre. Lyrically it is a love song telling about innocent feelings of boy meets girl romance and Madonna expressing her sexual desire.

The song was well-received by critics and achieved commercial success worldwide topping the chart in U.S., thus making it Madonna’s fifth Billboard Hot 100 number-one single. The music video, however, visualised a different concept of the song. Madonna played an exotic dancer in a peep-show club, who befriends a little boy and escapes from there. It was critically acclaimed for portraying a completely opposite perspective of “voyeuristic male gaze and object”, and depicting innocence rather than sexual overtones, although the entry of a child in a strip club was negatively criticized. The video was an homage to actresses Liza Minnelli and Marlene Dietrich.
The song has been performed by Madonna in two of her world tours – 1987’s Who’s That Girl World Tour, and 1990’s Blond Ambition World Tour, where Madonna wore her infamous conical bra during the song.

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  • claudiolrn

    I always remember Britney singing this song in "Crossroad" :) [10] ♥♥♥♥♥

    11 Sep 12:29am Reply
  • RuhFernandes

    I always remember Britney singing this song in "Crossroad" :) [9]

    9 Aug 6:03am Reply
  • Devocion

    Open your ❤ to me, baby.

    31 Jul 2:27am Reply
  • DziubDziub1

    I always remember Britney singing this song in "Crossroad" :) [8]

    30 Jun 4:31pm Reply
  • YasminMusicLove

    niqart unexpectedly great singing ? You obviouslu know very little about Madonna's live performance skills

    22 Jun 4:07pm Reply
  • MDNAforEver

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [12]

    9 Jun 7:00pm Reply
  • niqart

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [11] Unexpectedly great singing from her

    15 Feb 9:17pm Reply
  • Sadie1993b

    I always remember Britney singing this song in "Crossroad" :) [7]

    14 Feb 8:15pm Reply
  • ridiculoooo

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [10]

    12 Feb 8:34pm Reply
  • Igornaro

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [9]

    4 Feb 5:12am Reply
  • ShakiFanatic

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [8]

    28 Jan 4:10pm Reply
  • bander_az

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [7]

    28 Jan 11:43am Reply
  • digiroro

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [6] It's good to know that she is singing again old-hit songs like this <3

    28 Jan 1:29am Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [5]

    27 Jan 7:29pm Reply
  • DenisMurray

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [4]

    27 Jan 11:29am Reply
  • pato0303

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [3]

    27 Jan 6:38am Reply
  • sexxodus

    Amazing live at 56th Grammy Awards! ♥ [2]

    27 Jan 4:52am Reply
  • ceeelio

    old-school madonna is so great [2]

    13 Jan 9:54am Reply
  • Yunie58

    I always remember Britney singing this song in "Crossroad" :) [6]

    13 Jan 2:48am Reply
  • zacktolling

    in my top 10 of her songs ♥ [2]

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
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