10 Best Heart Songs (The Band) To Add You Your Wedding Playlist

Updated November 22, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

Heart is an American rock band made up of primarily two women as lead vocalists – Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. Ann Wilson joined the band changing names such as White Heart, Hocus Pocus, and then Heart formed in 1973.

In 1974 Nancy Wilson, Ann’s sister, also joined the band. The original members of the band include Ann & Nancy Wilson, Howard Leese, Michael DeRosier, Steve Fossen, and Roger Fisher. The band still performs today.

Heart was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Heart has had twenty top 40 hits. Heart had an influence in the Seattle rock scene. They are also predominately displayed in Seattle’s EMP Museum (fka Experience Music Project). EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture.

Heart has amassed a large fan base. The biggest reason is that they have not stuck to one music style. Heart could be categorized as a hard rock band, Heavy Metal band, Easy Listening, Adult Contemporary, Pop Rock band, and even folk. Their music style was part of their mysticism as they did not stay with one style.

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Best Heart Songs

#1 Alone
Released in 1987 on the album Bad Animals

A song about the anguish a woman feels by not being with her lover and finally finding someone she cares enough about to want to be with him.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Til now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone

#2 Barracuda
Released in 1977on the album Little Queen

The song references a promoter who asked about Anne’s lover but was insinuating her lover was her sister. Pleased she was not so she wrote a song about it!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If the real thing don’t do the trick, no
You better make up something quick
You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn it to the wick

#3 Crazy On You
Released in 1976 on the album Dreamboat Annie

The song is about a woman having desires to be with a man and giving him wild pleasures.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The whisper that calls after you in the night
And kisses your ear in the early moonlight
And you don’t need to wonder, you’re doing fine
My love, the pleasure’s mine

#4 All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
Released in 1980 on the album Brigade

The song is about a chance meeting and it being in love at first sight and having their way with each other romantically but ending as a one-night stand.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Say you will you want me too
All I want to do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

#5 These Dreams
Released in 1986 on the album Heart

A song about how the real world becomes past memories that are hard to grasp. It also represents how dreams are not reality and do not give you the full picture of reality.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

These dreams go on when I close my eyes
Every second of the night I live another life

 

#6 What About Love?
Released in 1985 on the album Heart

A song about a woman who loves a man but he is not showing her affection in return and wonders why he doesn’t want her.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What about love
Don’t you want someone to care about you
What about love
Don’t let it slip away

#7 Never
Released in 1985 on the album Heart

The song is interpreted as two lovers that were meant to be together but they must take each other now or it will never happen.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We can’t go on
Just running away
If we stay any longer
We will surely never get away

#8 Magic Man
Released in 1976 on the album Dreamboat Annie

The song portrays a girl who gets caught up in love with a man but her mama tries to tell her she is too young to settle down just yet.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Well, summer lover passed to fall
Tried to realize it all
Mama says she’s worried, growing up in a hurry

#9 Dreamboat Annie
Released in 1976 on the album Heart

A song about a girl who is going out on her own to try and make something of herself and has the confidence to do so.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Warm wind caress her
Her lover it seems
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie my little ship of dreams

#10 Dog & Butterfly
Released in 1979 on the album Dog & Butterfly

A song about a girl leaving the protection of her dad and having the strength to overcome any obstacle by keeping on keeping on and not giving up.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

For the life of me I don’t know the reason why
Maybe it’s livin’ making us give in
Hearts rolling in taken back on the tide
We’re balanced together ocean upon the sky

Heart Highest-Charting Songs

  • #1 These Dreams, 1986
  • #1 Alone, 1987
  • #2 ll I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You, 1990
  • #4 Never, 1985
  • #7 Who Will You Run To, 1987
  • #8 Tell It Like It Is, 1980
  • #9 Magic Man, 1975
  • #10 What About Love, 1985
  • #10 Nothin’ at All, 1986
  • #11 Barracuda, 1977
  • #12 There’s the Girl, 1987

Have a favorite Heart song, not on our list? Please share it below so that we can add it!

Fan favorites

Devil Delight
Released in 1978 on the album Magazine

A song perceived to be about enjoying the guilty pleasures of life and trying to fight those desires.

Mistral Wind
Released in 1978 on the album Dog & Butterfly

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Justin Jones
Justin Jones
5 months ago

Mistral Wind and Dog and Butterfly
Wild Child and Two
There is NO bad song. All HEARTS songs are good! Love Alive. Dream of the Archer. Bad Animals.

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5 months ago
Reply to  Justin Jones

Thank you Justin. I agree. One of the best bands all time to come from the Seattle area!

frank
frank
7 months ago

Mistral Wind

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7 months ago
Reply to  frank

Thank you Frank. Great suggestion with so much emotion! I will add the song to the list.

Joseph P Toth
Joseph P Toth
2 years ago

Who will you run to? Is my favorite of theirs

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My Wedding Songs
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph P Toth

Great song! Thanks for the song suggestion.

Bob Smithers
Bob Smithers
3 years ago

My favorite Heart song is called “Devil Delight” from the Magazine album. Very heavy, dark slower tempo proto-metal tune with some incredible vocals by Ann as she shrieks “I’ve seen The Devil!!”.

Probably not a wedding song though.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Bob Smithers

Ho Bob. Thanks for sharing. I will add a link to the song so that others can listen to it.

Addison Stuckey
Addison Stuckey
5 years ago

Alone is the best song ever

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My Wedding Songs
5 years ago

Love the song too Addison. Thanks for stopping by!