How Heart’s “Alone” Became a Monster ’80s Ballad – i-Ten “Taking a Cold Look”- VIDEO

Classic Rock Magazine: How Heart rescued a song from obscurity and created an ’80s power ballad monster. Read the entire article @ this location.


What most of the record buyers who helped propel “Alone” to #1 in the US didn’t realize was that Ann and Nancy Wilson didn’t write it. The song was written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, a pair of jobbing songwriters who had each been kicking around the fringes of the music industry for a decade before joining forces in 1981.

“There are still songs we love to perform from that era, like Alone,” Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson said in 2017. “Although, when we do it now, we take the wedding-cake production out of it.”