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Heart – What About Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 25th, 2012


R E Q U E S  T

“What About Love” is a song recorded by the rock band Heart, and released in June 1985. The band’s “comeback” single, it was the first Heart track to reach the top 40 in three years, and their first top 10 hit in five. It was released as the first single from the band’s self-titled 1985 album, Heart, as well as their first hit single on their new record label, Capitol Records.

The song was originally recorded in 1982 by Canadian rock group Toronto, of which songwriters Sheron Alton and Brian Allen were members. (The other songwriter, Jim Vallance, was not a member of Toronto, though he played drums on Toronto’s recording of the song.) However, Toronto elected not to release their version, upsetting Alton and Allen. They subsequently left the band and the song was offered to Heart who turned it into a worldwide hit. Toronto’s original version appears as a bonus cut on the CD Toronto: The Greatest Hits.

Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, co-lead vocalists of Starship at the time, provide additional background vocals on the song.

The song’s sound marked a considerable change in the musical direction for Heart, moving from the hard rock and folk rock of their earlier work to a more polished, power-ballad sound. “What About Love” received extensive airplay on MTV and returned Heart to the Top-10 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in five years, peaking at #10.

The song peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart upon its re-release in 1988.

The song’s chorus was featured in a series of Swiffer WetJet TV commercials from late 2010 into the following year. The campaign followed a series of previous Swiffer commercials using popular songs of the ’70s and ’80s.

What About Love (Extended Version) 5:27

What About Love 3:41

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 What About Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1985 What About Love U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3


Label: Capitol Records – SPRO 9427
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Engineer – Ron Nevison
Producer – Ron Nevison
Written-By – Allen*, Vallance*, Alton*

From the forthcoming LP “HEART” ST-12410
Promotional Copy Not For sale

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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21 Responses to “Heart – What About Love (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Ally Says:

    Thanks, this single is amazing as is the 1985 Heart album.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ally 🙂


  2. Drake Says:

    Thanks , Heart is a great band!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake!


  3. Tyson Says:

    Great choice, Paul. I <3 Heart!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    : ) You’re welcome Tyson.


  4. mr.misterfan Says:

    This group is great, tnx Paul. Do you have Heart These Dreams Extended version, if you have post it please, again tnx.


    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Ah yes, Heart extended mixes are hard to find in high quality. The extended version of “These Dreams” is very rare, too! That would be a real treat to have! Regardless, thanks for the extended “What About Love”! Great song! There are a handful of Heart extended mixes from the ’80s which remain locked away in the Capitol vaults and may only be re-visited via your blog.


  5. Antonios Says:

    Wow Paul! That was a great treat! If only you could post the extended versions of “Never”, “These Dreams” and “There’s The Girl”…you’d make me the happiest man in the world! 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Antonios I have more Heart planned for future posts 🙂


    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Excellent!!! 😀 Thank you!


    Antonios Reply:

    Fantastic! Thanks!


  6. feanor Says:

    and here’s another one i’ve been wanting to find for years! such great memories from high school…thanks again!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Feanor 🙂


  7. ric Says:

    Thanks Paul!
    If you do with Heart like what you did with Tina, it’ll be another fantastic BTG special ride!
    I’m glad they came up with some 12″ remixes during the 80s, and I bought almost all of them back then, with There’s The Girl being the best remix of the lot.
    Heart was seldom off the airwaves in ’85/’86, with a string of four straight Top 10s and a #1 album.
    The power ballads of the mid 80s I much prefer before the hair metal element came into influence by the late 80s…shudder!


  8. Chwee Says:

    THE song that made me interested in HEART, and the Capitol album is a quintessential in my collection. This 12″ Extended Version is relatively rare. The U.K. re-releases of NEVER and THESE DREAMS contained the extended versions, but not for this single. THANKS Paul. 🙂


  9. Penseur Says:


    Another killing post here!
    Really a gift for me!



  10. woz Says:

    I’m listening to this now – sounds amazing when pumped up loud – great rip DJPT. A treat for us Heart fans. Thanks!


  11. Super C Says:

    Fantastic band, truly wonderful post

    Thank YOU!


  12. Chris Says:

    DjPaulT, LOVE the Heart remixes! Thank you so much for posting them!


  13. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t know there was an extended version of this great song.


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