In the 80s, Heart broke through as one of the most successful female-fronted acts. They were able to tap into the classic rock scene with multiple hits including, “Alone.” This year marks 30 years since the tack was released and it was certainly one of the most popular songs of the decade.
Nancy and Ann Wilson had incredible voices with plenty of power to pack a punch. Together they wowed fans with their heartfelt tracks, which translated into a pretty big fandom. Though, Heart will probably agree that credit must be given to the composers.
In the case of “Alone,” Bill Steinberg and Tom Kelly composed this beautiful track which was featured on the Bad Animals album by Heart.
The song speaks of a lover who lived a life on their own never really having anyone to worry or care about.
Then, all of a sudden, someone storms into their life and changes everything. Though, it would appear as if they don’t seem to come first. So, the lyrics are pondering thoughts from the lover.
In addition, these thoughts seem to be kept inside which makes it much more difficult for their lover to pick up on. It’s a strange dynamic and the overall structure of the song is just so good that the lyrics may get lost at times.
“Alone” is also undoubtedly one of the most catchy songs of the 80s. Which is why the track actually spent three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1987, from July 11 to July 25.