Taylor Dayne - Tell It to My Heart (1987)
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“Tell It to My Heart” is a 1987 song performed by American singer Taylor Dayne, released as her first single from ...
“Tell It to My Heart” is a 1987 song performed by American singer Taylor Dayne, released as her first single from her first album of the same name. The single was Dayne’s first major exposure, and she soon became known for her up-tempo, dance-oriented music. The song was written by Chappell Music staff songwriter Seth Swirsky and Ernie Gold. Swirsky almost did not deliver the song to his publisher after he and his girlfriend decided it was not good enough. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of October 10, 1987, at position number 92, and entered the Top 40 of the chart the week of 14 November 1987, rising to number 39 from number 43. Ten weeks later, during the week of January 23, 1988, the single peaked in the number seven spot. The song was present on the Hot 100 for 25 weeks. In the UK, “Tell It To My Heart” reached number three. It was ranked as the 23rd best-selling single of 1988 in the UK. In 1995, “Tell It to My Heart'” was remixed and re-released to promote Dayne’s Greatest Hits package. This version climbed to number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.
In 2002, English singer Kelly Llorenna released her version of the song as a single. It peaked at number nine in the United Kingdom and number 31 in Ireland.
Though the music video was very low budget, it displayed Taylor’s aggressive and sexy style, showcasing her as the center focus, with two back-up dancers; one of them being “Cats” musical star Jeffrey Pavey , and another dancer on opposite sides against a white backdrop. The video is stylistically similar to the cover of Tell It to My Heart.