Heart Songs Ranked

Heart is an American rock band formed in 1970 in Seattle, Washington by Steve Fossen (bass guitar), Roger Fisher (guitar), David Belzer (keyboards), and Jeff Johnson (drums).It evolved from an existing band, White Heart. Since 1973 the vocalists for Heart have been sisters Ann Wilson (lead vocals, flute, guitar) (born June 19, 1950) and Nancy Wilson (vocals, guitar, mandolin) (born March 16, 1954). Over Heart’s history, it has had three primary lineups. Heart first found success when its members moved to Canada, in part to avoid the draft, then later in the United States, and ultimately worldwide. Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. The band’s popularity declined in the early 1980s, but they launched a successful comeback in 1985 which continued into the 1990s, releasing numerous hard-rock songs and ballads. Heart disbanded in 1998, then resumed performing in 2002. In the summer of 2019, Heart ended its 2016 acrimonious break-up by launching its “Love Alive” tour. To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. They have had top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s. Heart was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. In 2006, Ann Wilson was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine. In 2013, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here are all Heart s0ngs ranked.

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20. Stairway to Heaven (Little Queen, 1977)

“I love heart’s version of Stairway to Heaven. I can hear it in my head when I’m not listening to the song. What a lasting beautiful impression it has left.”

15. Tell It Like It Is (Greatest Hits/Live, 1980)

“This 1966 tune is perfect for Ann Wilson to show her range of vocals from soft to powerful without missing a beat. Song should be in top 15 of their best.”

18. Who Will You Run To (Bad Animals, 1987)

“Heart was still churning out commercial fodder, but they at least stumbled onto a pretty good song here. Much as it pains me to say it, Diane Warren wrote a solid pop-rock number with this one. The “who’s gonna love you babe as good as I” lyric is clunky as hell, but I’m willing to overlook that.”

17. Secret (Brigade, 1990)

 “Secret” is a heart wrenching ballad filled with magnificent keyboard flourishes, a strong Ann vocal and great acoustic guitar work by Nancy.

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16. Dream of the Archer (Little Queen, 1977)

“My favorite song from the often forgotten second side of “Little Queen”, a lovely tune that appeals to all listeners. The imagery alone is well worth the price.”

15. There’s the Girl (Bad Animals, 1987)

“There’s That Girl isn’t on the radar like some of their other songs like Alone, Barracuda, Straight On, Or Never. I like his song because it mixes a pop/ rock sound that says HEART. Very Cool!”

14. Mistral Wind (Dog & Butterfly, 1978)

“This song is way too godd!…it totally blew me away the first time I heard it…I always loved the diff styles of heart (classic, pop, etc), but I had no idea that this song was about to assault me with its pure majesty, beauty, & epic-ness to the max!…bravo to all involved in this masterpiece!…I love many heart songs, but feel this one deserves to be recognized as something diff & certainly something extra special…very zeppelin-esque…well done!”

13. If Looks Could Kill (Heart, 1986)

“The best girl bands — and one of the all time great bands of all time. They could sing ballets as well as hard rock with grace, beauty and ease. Terrific words. Another classic song from the classiest ladies of rock.”

12. Dog & Butterfly (Dog & Butterfly, 1978)

“Dog and Butterfly” is such a dreamy song that takes me away from the stress of the day and reminds me of an old love. I’m pretty sure that is what this song is about.”

11. Kick It Out (Little Queen, 1977)

“This songs kicks more ass than a ten legged ass kicker. “Kick it Out” is another cool rocker, and I especially dig the way the tempo lurches into this brief swaying, swingin’ stanza just before the chorus. “This songs kicks more ass than a ten legged ass kicker.

10. Straight On (Dog & Butterfly, 1978)

“This song is so good, y’all don’t even know. I could listen to this song intro on loop for days. The band swaggers through the first 30 seconds of this song with big, Tom-Petty-swinging cojones. “What a winner don’t know, a gambler understands…”

9. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You (Brigade, 1990)

“”All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” is by far the best song by Heart. I like most of their songs, but no other song comes even close. Everything on this song is executed into perfection. The sound production: perfect. The voice of Wilson sisters: perfect. The distorted rhythm guitar: perfect. Synths: perfect. The vocal melody: perfect. The lyrics: (cheesy, but for this kind of song) perfect. The part at time 3:20: ultra-super-mega-perfect. AOR doesn’t get any better than this.”

8. Never (Heart, 1985)

“Probably their best moment of their big 80’s comeback, but that’s not saying a whole lot. Still, if it’d been produced like their 70’s stuff and they’d played Les Paul’s and Strat’s instead of the pointy things, it’d be a pretty good song.”

7. These Dreams (These Dreams, 1987)

“There are some people who might think this is not what dreams are about, but these people do not have a rich inner life. Some of us do dream of castles and enchanted forests because we read books and like to make up stories and have a good imagination. This is one of the few popular radio songs I actually like, and it’s stuck with me since I was a wee 80’s child. I can imagine Natasha Khan liking this song too.”

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6. Dreamboat Annie (Dreamboat Annie, 1975)

“Although Heart is best known for their hard rock songs, the softer acoustic songs on Dreamboat Annie made a bigger impression on me. There are a few versions of this particular song on the album, a minute long interlude version, a longer version with drums, and a fleshed out version with piano backing. All versions of this song are fine, but I like the interlude version best.”

5. Magic Man (Dreamboat Annie, 1975)

“The best of the best, it was their first hit, and the greatest one of all, I lust over this song, I felt hypnotised by the music and her voice, I’ll never forget the way I felt, amazing!”

4. What About Love? (Heart, 1985)

“Less words show off even more power in Ann’s voice. Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas from Starship singing background vocals not too shabby either.”

3. Crazy on You (Dreamboat Annie, 1975)

“A bit of a hodgepodge, opening with a quiet but nimble acoustic section before the rock kicks in, contrasting gentler verses with hard-rocking choruses, and giving us a few instrumental passages with wordless vocalizing. Somehow, all the parts fit together great. Each part reveals a different facet of the whole, and it ends up a great ride from start to finish. Ann’s various readings of the title phrase start to suggest she may not be singing metaphorically.”

2. Alone (Bad Animals, 1987)

“One of rock’s more powerful power ballads. Absolutely deserves the number three spot in my opinion. It is such a powerful statement and the dictionary definition of what a power ballad is.”

1. Barracuda (Little Queen, 1977)

“Strangely enough for this-era Heart, it’s the bass and drums that steal the show here. They create a galloping rhythm like a horse running full out, and Ann adds vocals that don’t so much follow the rhythm as simply intersect with it in a pleasant way. A classic rock staple worthy of being so.”