Hand on Your Heart Kylie Minogue
Song Title: Hand on Your Heart
Artist: Kylie Minogue
Date of release: 24th of April 1989
Description: ” Hand on Your Heart ” is by Kylie Minogue, the Australian singer and songwriter. The song was written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman.
Stock Aitken Waterman, also known as SAW are a British songwriting and record producing trio made up of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman. The trio enjoyed success in the latter part of the 80s and early part of the 90s.
Stock, Aitken and Waterman are one of the most successful songwriting and producing team of all time. The songwriters and producers had more than 100 UK top forty hit singles, their earnings are estimated to be around $104 Million. Stock Aitken Waterman have notched up sales somewhere in the region of 40 Million records.
” Hand on Your Heart ” was released on the 24th of April 1989 by record labels PWL ( Now operates the label EBUL ) and Mushroom ( Warner Music Group ). The song was taken as the first single from Kylie’s second Album Enjoy Yourself.
The Album was released by record label PWL on the 9th of October 1989. In the United States, Enjoy Yourself was released in 1990 by Geffen Records and was to be Kylie’s last Album there until 2001’s Fever, her eighth Album.
The Album was a commercial success, making the top ten in Ireland, Greece, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy Yourself made Number One in the United Kingdom, where it also produced two Number One singles. The Album was certified 4x Platinum in the UK in January 1990 and had sales in excess of one Million copies within the first ten weeks of its release.
Kylie recorded the song in London, England, through the sessions of Enjoy Yourself. ” Hand on Your Heart ” gained positive reviews from many music critics at the time, who saw the song as a highlight from the Album.
The accompanying music video was directed by Chris Langman and filmed at Kylie’s hometown in Melbourne, Australia in March 1989. Chris is an Australian director and assistant director best known for Neighbours, Carson’s Law and Crazy Girls Undercover. He also directed many of Kylie’s earlier videos.
” Hand on Your Heart ” was a commercial success for Kylie. In the United Kingdom the song was released on the 24th of April 1989 and entered the UK Singles Chart on the 6th of May 1989. The song became Kylie’s third single to debut at number 2 on the chart, it made Number One a week later.
On its third week it was replaced on the top of the chart by the UK Hillsborough disaster charity single ” Ferry Cross the Mersey “. The charity single was released in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool fans on the 15th of April 1989. The disaster happened during the 1988–89 FA Cup semi-final game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
” Hand on Your Heart ” spent 5 weeks in the top ten and a total of 11 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian ARIA Singles Chart 4, Dutch ( Top 40 ) 19, Finnish Singles Chart 2, French SNEP Singles Chart 8, German Singles Chart 17, Irish Singles Chart 1, New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 15, Spain (AFYVE) 6, Swedish Singles Chart 17, Swiss Singles Chart 6
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