If historians wish to list the classic rock bands that were born in the heart no pun intended of the nineteen seventies, Heart should be ranked close to the top. So many of the bands that have been ranked high on the all-time classic rock band list have their roots in the nineteen sixties. Heart was a true nineteen seventies born band.
Best Heart Songs
Since the vocalists for Heart have been the sisters Ann Wilson lead vocals, flute, guitar born June 19, and Nancy Wilson vocals, guitar, mandolin born March 16, 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 mids with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal ,  as well as folk music. The band's popularity declined in the early s, but they launched a successful comeback in which continued into the s, releasing numerous hard-rock songs and ballads. Heart disbanded in , then resumed performing in In the summer of , Heart ended their acrimonious break-up by launching their "Love Alive" tour. To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide,  including over
# 9 – Raised on You
Ann's vocal prowess is legendaryshe's one of the few musicians who can successfully tackle Robert Plant 's tunesand Nancy is a criminally underrated guitarist, while together the pair are also dynamic songwriters. In fact, it was difficult to narrow down Heart's catalog to just 10 tunes. Read on below, however, for our list of the Top 10 Heart Songs. Jangly guitars chime in during the chorus, hinting at then-embryonic power-pop influences, while a brief but cutting guitar solo is undeniably classic rock gold. Although it helped boost the band to new heights of popularity, it was at the expense of their familiar sound and in many cases their songwriting talents. And despite a glossy radio-pop sheen, the song is a driving rocker at heart, as recent live video of the song proves. Driven by delicate acoustic guitar, understated lead vocals and lovely harmonies, the song is an uplifting tale about keeping the faith and never feeling trapped, no matter the circumstances. Creaky, understated guitars. Innocent-yet-worldly vocals.
And just what is it that keeps them motivated? Everything sounds better with colored lights! I'm a grandmother! But we step outside of that when we play. We become children again. It's an amazing thing to be able to access that simplicity and purity with another person. As for the common thread running through their decades of music making? Ann Wilson: I was living at home, going to art college and existing in this very staid, suburban state of being.