"Just Have a Heart" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Angela Clemmons for her second studio album, This Is Love (1987). It was written by Aldo Nova, Billy Steinberg and Ralph McCarthy, and produced by Nova. Later, it was covered by Canadian singer Celine Dion.
Celine Dion version
|"Have a Heart"|
|Single by Celine Dion|
|from the album Unison|
|Released||8 July 1991|
|Studio||Chartmarker Studio |
|Celine Dion singles chronology|
In 1987, Celine Dion recorded a French-language version of "Just Have a Heart," titled "Partout je te vois" for her album Incognito. In 1990, the English-language version of the song, titled "Have a Heart" was included on Dion's first English-language studio album, Unison. It was released as the fifth, but promotional only, single in Canada on 8 July 1991.
Background and release
In 1987, Dion recorded French-language version of "Just Have a Heart" (titled "Partout je te vois") with words by Eddy Marnay and included it on her album, Incognito. Dion performed the original English-language version at the Juno Awards of 1987. Her well-received performance allowed her to gain a bigger budget to create her first English-language album, Unison (1990). Dion also recorded the English-language version of the song for this album. It was produced by David Foster and titled "Have a Heart". Thanks to this song, Foster was nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year in 1991. Dion released "Have a Heart" as the fifth and last single from Unison in Canada in July 1991.
In Canada, "Have a Heart" entered the RPM Top Singles chart on 13 July 1991 and peaked at number twenty-six on 14 September 1991. The song also entered RPM Adult Contemporary chart on 6 July 1991 and reached number four there on 31 August 1991.
Dion performed "Have a Heart" for the very first time at the Juno Awards of 1987. She also sang it during her Unison Tour in 1990 and 1991. The live performance of "Have a Heart," recorded at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was included on the Unison home video.
Track listings and formats
- Canadian promotional CD single
- "Have a Heart" – 4:14
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||26|
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||4|
|Canada (The Record's Contemporary Hit Radio)||17|
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||21|
Credits and personnel
- Recorded at Chartmaker Studios, Malibu
- Mixed at Lion Share Studio, Los Angeles
- Celine Dion – lead vocals
- David Foster – producer, arranger, keyboards
- Aldo Nova – songwriter, arranger
- Billy Steinberg – songwriter
- Ralph McCarthy – songwriter
- Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synth programming
- Randy Kerber – keyboards, synth programming
- Rick Bowen – synth programming
- Jeff Porcaro – drums
- Michael Landau – guitar
- Humberto Gatica – engineer, mix
- Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
- David Reitzas – assistant engineer
- Laura Livingston – assistant mix engineer
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