Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Everything in My Heart" by Corey Hart

Song#:  2553
Date:  11/30/1985
Debut:  74
Peak:  30
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Hart's second album Boy in the Box would become his first platinum seller thanks to the #3 hit "Never Surrender" and the Top 30 title track. Hoping to return to the Top 10, Hart issued out this third single from the LP. The ballad would be another Top 30 entry for him, but that is all it could do. The song would also be a minor entry at AC reaching #39. Back in his Canadian homeland, the track would become his second #1 hit and it would be earn Hart two more Juno nominations - one for Best Selling Single and one for Composer of the Year.

ReduxReview:  This is another nice track from Hart with a pretty melody. The thing that has always bugged me about the track is the big-ass snare drum whack. It's just way too much and I find it so distracting. It's like someone shooting a gun over a lovely ballad. It should have been much more subtle and only brought bigger on the little bridge part after the second chorus. The rest of the production is quite nice and goes with tune. It might have even done better on both the AC and Pop charts had the drums been reigned in.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Corey Hart as Marty McFly? It could have happened. Apparently when Steven Spielberg was searching for a person to play the lead role in the first Back to the Future film, he sent a copy of the script to Hart with an offer to do an audition. Hart ended up declining the invitation as he wanted to focus just on his music. Michael J. Fox was the producers' first choice, but he was initially unable to fit it in his schedule. They then hired Eric Stoltz who actually began filming scenes, but after a few weeks the producers realized that Stoltz just wasn't right for the role and they went back to Fox and persuaded him to work the film in his schedule. This wasn't the only major opportunity that Hart passed up during his heyday. He also got offers to record songs for movie soundtracks that he declined as well such as "Danger Zone" from Top Gun. That song was eventually made into a hit by Kenny Loggins. Hart didn't want to record songs composed by other folks and opted to just write and record his own music.


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