Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Song #137: "Alone"--Heart (1987)

For all the great music Ann and Nancy Wilson created in the first great run in the 1970's, Heart only got one song, "Magic Man", to hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It would be 1985 before they finally cracked the top five, and a year later when "These Dreams" hit #1. A year later, today's song, the first single from their ninth studio project, began its ascent to the top of the chart.

Between the piano opening and closing, this song is power packed with classic Wilson vocals, classic Wilson guitar play, and it oozes with burning, unquenchable desire to begin a relationship.

It's also my favorite Heart song, a group that, to me, never gets enough credit for its incredible contributions to rock music.

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