TBT: 1987, When Heart Was “Alone” At #1

by Alisha Jackson

During this week in 1987, Heart earned their second ever number one single with the song “Alone.” The only other time the rock band topped the Hot 100 chart was in 1986 when they released their hit single “These Dreams.”

Let’s take a trip back in time to this week twenty nine years ago, when big hair and big voices ruled the charts. Check out our throwback tidbits for “Alone” below!

1. The song was originally recorded by John Stamos.

Yes, as in Full House’s Uncle Jesse. It was recorded by Stamos and Valerie Stevenson for the soundtrack of the CBS sitcom Dreams in 1984.

2. It’s Heart’s biggest hit.

Despite releasing a string of hits over a span of three decades, “Alone” is the only song by Heart that spent three weeks at number on on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

3. Celine Dion covered the song twenty years later.

Celine released her cover of “Alone” in 2007 on her English studio album Taking Chances.

4. Heart released an extended version of the song in Japan as the B-side to “There’s the Girl.”

The long version can only be found on the 3″ mini-CD single. And of course on Youtube in the video above.

5. An acoustic version appeared on Heart’s 1995 live album The Road Home.

You can watch their live performance from the album above.

Those are your Throwback Tidbits for the 1987 hit, “Alone”! Check back next Thursday for a brand new #TBT!


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