Heart (4:15)

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“Heart” is a song recorded by Pet Shop Boys which reached #1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks in April 1988.

Written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant, “Heart” was the fourth and final single from the duo’s second ‘proper’ album Actually. Remixed as a single and released in March 1988, it rocketed to the top of the charts to become the duo’s fourth - and, to date, last - UK number one single. It was also a massive hit across Europe.

The genesis of the song goes back to the sessions for the duo’s first album Please in early 1986 with Shep Pettibone. Originally the duo had planned to offer it to Hi-NRG singer Hazell Dean or — more notoriously — Madonna, but they ultimately kept it for themselves. The duo’s version of the song was intended to be used in the Steven Spielberg-produced film Innerspace, but the dance sequence it was intended for was at the wrong tempo for the song. The song was originally called “Heartbeat”, but was changed after Culture Club drummer Jon Moss announced the formation of a group Heartbeat UK.

The lyrics are noted for being more traditional than most Pet Shop Boys songs, being a straightforward declaration of love — a characteristic common in many pop songs. On the commentary of the live Pet Shop Boys DVD Cubism, Neil reveals that the “uh uh oh oh uh” refrain which repeats throughout the song features the vocals of Neil, Pavarotti and Wendy Smith (of Prefab Sprout).


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  • kiteo

    Is someone cutting between different versions of this song every 10 seconds? What a waste of time.

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • crazykaz02

    love you my babe hugs rg xx

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • crazykaz02

    best song on album yo boogie on down

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • StachelR

    The best song about arrhythmia

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LCDnewOrder

    This kinda reminds me of People Are People by Depeche Mode. Maybe its the chorus...

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • johnhunt1973

    The first time I heard the single version of this, was on my 15th Birthday, and Everton also beat Liverpool 1-0 in the Merseyside Derby that day, so it was just about the perfect day, really!

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • vanilla_boy1


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  • dDeano_L93

    For me, it's hard to choose between the album and single versions. Still one of my favourite PSB tracks though.

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • teenfromvenus

    LOVE this song! [2] Perfect synths <3

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Heart" is one of favourite PSB song. I am glad Madonna never got this song because PSB do their own song more justice than she could. I also like it because the lyrics are coming of a male point of view.

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • iamjustkidding

    i love a good collaboration, i had wished for years for them to do something w/boy george....then came the crying game!

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • robrues


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  • KrystianM


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  • mot00rzysta

    Thank god madonna didn't have the opportunity to ruin this song !

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • davidjjs

    This song would have been perfect for Madonna but I'm glad PSB did it as it's one of my all-time faves.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kinotherapy

    my heart starts missing a beat =)

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Dumbangel

    My heart starts missing a beat everytime ah-ah-ah every time... (2) I love this song, so much addictive...

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • jakushkov

    My heart starts missing a beat everytime ah-ah-ah every time... Люси, о-о-о-о, Люси...

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Palurda

    LOVE this song!

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
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