Some Thoughts on “Alone” by Heart

Selected tracks from my Wicked Game playlist, which is basically the songs I fell asleep listening to on adult contemporary radio circa 1989 – 1991.  Some songs are older than that, but were still in rotation when I was 9, 10, 11.  

Alone – Heart: They were perfect in the 70s. They were perfect in the 80s and 90s.  They are perfect now.  The way Ann delivers “Till now…” gives me chills.  I know the Wilsons didn’t write this song, but Ann perfectly interprets and embodies it. Great, measured production ensures that the opening musical phrase actually evokes the lyric:

“I hear the ticking of the clock

I’m lying here the room’s pitch dark 

I wonder where you are tonight

No answer on the telephone”

And then the deft crawl:

“And the night goes by so very slow

Oh I hope that it won’t end though..”

Alone.”

And then Ann Wilson destroys you.

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