Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak (1988)
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"I Get Weak" is a song recorded by American rock and pop singer Belinda Carlisle for her second studio album Heaven on Earth ...
"I Get Weak" is a song recorded by American rock and pop singer Belinda Carlisle for her second studio album Heaven on Earth (1987). The song was written by Diane Warren and produced by Rick Nowels, and was released as the second single from the Heaven on Earth album on February 15, 1988.
"I Get Weak" reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 behind Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up", and number ten on the UK Singles Chart in 1988. It also reached number four in Canada.
After completing the song, songwriter Diane Warren "initially had Stevie Nicks in mind – a suggestion she made to producer Rick Nowels, who felt it would be a better fit for Carlisle."
The accompanying music video for the song features a combination of color and black-and-white shots in the same frames. It was directed by Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (who also directed her previous "Heaven is a Place on Earth" video), and featured model and actor Tony Ward, who later appeared in Madonna's "Justify My Love" music video.