#87 – Heart – Alone (1987)
Why it made the list: Because…because……son of a bitch. SON OF A BITCH.
In my last post I made reference to feeling disappointed when finding out how a song was written. Well, I could have easily gone the rest of my life without knowing that not only didn’t the Wilson sisters write this song, their version is actually a motherfucking cover, originally performed by i-TEN (who?). Hell, by the time Heart got a hold of it, the song had been performed by John Stamos.
Is this real life? Seriously, I feel like my whole world has been a lie.
Ugh…anyway, Heart was one of my earliest favorite bands. I loved Michael Jackson, then I loved Heart. I still remember the first time I heard them. My uncle took me trick or treating in Eau Claire when I was young, and on the way from Rice Lake he played Heart’s 1985 self-titled album that had songs like “What About Love”, “Never”, “These Dreams” and “Nothin’ at All”.
Being young and impressionable, I’m going to blame that night for shaping my musical tastes for the next thirty years. I love me some female fronted bands.
But Heart’s version of Alone would be their biggest single ever. It also marked the moment I realized that I was into girls. Seriously, I had crush on Nancy Wilson for like two decades after seeing her in the below music video.