June 1

Bonnie Tyler’s “Straight From The Heart”: Evokes Country Rock In 1980’s

Bonnie Tyler

In 1983, Bonnie Tyler released her International album “Faster than the Speed of the Night” which included “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The song and the album received massive support from music obsessives inside and outside of the country music scheme. Also, the hit became her signature song. Little did people know, on the same album, she released her single “Straight from the Heart.” The song was also a hit all over the globe, but it wasn’t as successful as “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

Straight from the Heart…

Eric Kagna was the songwriter behind the words and lyrics of “Straight from the Heart.” The official songwriter credit is shared equally between Bryan Adams and Kagna. This is for the reason that Adam has contributed some of the words and lyrics.

Moreover, the song was primarily recorded by Ian Lloyd in 1980. In 1981, Jon English recorded his version and released under his album “In Roads.” Then, in 1982, Rosetta Stone released her cover. A year later, Bonnie Tyler released her version in September 1983. Meanwhile, Bryan Adams released his cover in February 1983.

Bonnie Tyler and Bryan Adams’ covers and versions were the successful ones around the world. Fortunately, the song has helped both the artists make their way on the stardom.

The Lyrics…

I could start dreamin’ but it never ends

As long as you’re gone we may as well pretend

I’ve been dreamin’

Straight from the heart

You say it’s easy but who’s to say

That we’d be able to keep it this way

But it’s easier

Coming straight from the heart

Give it to me straight from the heart

Tell me we can make another start

You know I’ll never go

As long as I know

It’s comin’ straight from the heart

I see you on the street some other time

And all our words would just fall out of line

While we’re dreamin’

Straight from the heart

Oh give it to me straight from the heart

Tell me we can make one more start

You know I’ll never go

As long as I know

It’s coming straight from the heart

Bonnie Tyler…

Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer, and she is widely known for her distinctive husky voice. Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1977 album “The World Starts Tonight” and its singles “Lost in France” and “More Than a Lover.” Her 1978 single “It’s a Heartache” reached No.4 on the UK Singles Chart and No.3 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Furthermore, Tyler has a mixed genre from rock and pop, to country rock. She hasn’t entirely focused on one style. Nevertheless, her choice of music was embraced all throughout the world. And even up to these days, her songs are still being played and listened to.

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