Heart Sits For Weeks At #1 With ‘Alone’ – Happened In The 80s – July 11th

It was on this day in 1987 that sister singing duo Heart started a 3-week stay at #1 on the charts with their song “Alone.”

The rock duo Heart is made up of two sisters from Seattle, Washington, Ann and Nancy Wilson. The rose to fame in the 1970s, producing music influence by both hard rock and folk.

After diminishing in popularity by the mid-1980s, the band created a major comeback in 1985, experiencing further success with their power ballads throughout the rest of the decade. By the mid-1990s, Heart left their 1980s’ sound and went back to their hard rock roots which they continue to play today. To date, Heart has sold over 35 million albums worldwide.

After a six-year hiatus, Heart will return with a new studio recording on August 31 2010, entitled Red Velvet Car.

Heart was ranked #57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.

… In June 1986, Nancy Wilson married journalist, screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe. (She had made a cameo appearance in his movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982, in a scene where she was driving a Corvette, listed as “Beautiful Girl In Car”.) Heart’s next album, Bad Animals (#2, 1987), also contained a chart-topper, in the power ballad “Alone” (#1, 1987), as well as “Who Will You Run To?” (#7, 1987), and “There’s The Girl” (#12, 1987).


Below is a live performance of Heart performing “Alone” in Seattle in 2003. You can watch the original music video for Heart – Alone HERE on YouTube (the embedding has been removed by request).