Listen to Your Heart


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"Listen to Your Heart" was the third single issued in the United States from Swedish pop duo Roxette's 1988 album Look Sharp!. It was written by Per Gessle and Mats M.P. Persson. It reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in November 1989; it was their second chart-topper of the year.

Roxette recorded the video for "Listen to Your Heart" in the Borgholm Castle ruin on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Ă–land .

On a historical note, Listen to Your Heart was used by the dissident political party Civic Forum in its television advertisements for the 1989 Czechoslovakian elections, one of the pivotal moments of the collapse of communism.

In 2005, Belgian dance group D.H.T.'s trance-cover of "Listen to Your Heart" became a worldwide club hit. Originally released in Belgium in 2003, the various mixes of the song reached U.S. clubs in late 2004. By mid 2005, the song reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 8 in August.

The Roxette version of this song was featured on the TV show Reunion in 2005.

In 3 October 2006, Broadcast Music Incorporated awarded Per Gessle and Mats "MP" Persson as the song had reached its 3 millionth broadcast on United States radio. It took nine years to reach two million and eight years more to reach three million. The total playing time non-stop was 27 years. The D.H.T. dance cover is included.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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