"Listen to Your Heart" is the title of a Billboard Hot 100 number one hit song recorded by Swedish pop duo Roxette.
The power ballad was released in September 1988 in Sweden as a single from their album Look Sharp!, and was written by Per Gessle and Mats M.P. Persson. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on November 4, 1989, their second chart-topper of the year. They rose to #1 the same week the dominant New Kids on the Block rose to number two with their song "Cover Girl", thus preventing the group from taking the top spot. The song was released in the UK in October 1989 and reached a lowly number 62, but was re-issued in August 1990 as a double A-side with "Dangerous" after the success of their previous single "It Must Have Been Love", and reached number six.
According to Gessle the song was conceived as :-
"The Big Bad Ballad. This is us trying to recreate that overblown American FM-rock sound to the point where it almost becomes absurd. We really wanted to see how far we could take it."
Three different versions of the song are available: the original, a slightly modified version that was included on Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus, Ballad hits and Roxette hits and the so-called Us remix which is used in the music video and in Kuschelrock vol.4.
Roxette recorded the video for "Listen to Your Heart" in the Borgholm Castle ruin on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Öland. File Hashes