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Heart - "All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You"


Heart All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Female (3)

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Author Notes

The early 1980's were not as successful as the previous decade for Heart, and with their careers in decline they turned to outside writers for some of the biggest hits of their entire careers, including "All I Wanna Do", "Never", "These Dreams" and "Alone" in 1985.  Despite singer Ann Wilson not liking the theme or lyrics to the song (the song was banned from radio in Ireland), she realized the song had potential to be a massive hit.
 
The lead single from their tenth studio album, Brigade, was written by Mutt Lange, famous for producing some of the biggest albums of the 1980's including AC/DC's Back in Black, Def Leppard's Hysteria, and Foriegner's 4.  Originally written for Don Henley, it was first released by Dobie Gray on his 1979 self-titled album.  While this version went unnoticed, Heart's recording of the song reached #2 on Billboard.
 
Authored by MrPrezident
 
This song is a part of Chart-a-thon.  If you download this song, or if you enjoy my content, please consider making a donation at chartathon.com, all proceeds are donated directly to the American Cancer Society.
 



4 Comments

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drummerockband
December 11, 2019

Thanks for more Heart, Prez!

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dragontology
December 11, 2019

I can't imagine a man singing this! With the same lyrics?

 

The song is about a woman whose husband is infertile, so she picks up a man and has sex with him. Years later, she bumps into him again, and she has the baby she wanted, and he recognizes her, and realizes the baby is his, so she's forced to tell him why she did what she did.

 

Good song, but great story! Listen to the words!

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MrPrezident
December 12, 2019

None of that storyline exists in the original version, it was presumably rewritten for Heart sometime after this version came out in '79.

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jerrylive365
December 12, 2019

Thank you!