With Every Heartbeat

Album: Robyn (2007)
Charted: 1
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This was originally released in Robyn's native country Sweden in 2005, reaching #18. It was credited solely to producers Kleerup with Robyn relegated to guest star status. The following year import copies began to be played in British clubs and it was re-released in 2007, this time as a Robyn single, with Kleerup reduced to the "featuring" role.
  • Robyn is a Swedish Electro Pop singer, who had two #7 hits on the Hot 100 in the mid 1990s with "Do You Know (What it Takes)" and "Show Me Love." The latter also peaked at #8 in the UK. She then disappeared until 2007 when she had a UK chart topper with this song.
  • Robyn told the Metro newspaper October 25, 2007: "With Every Heartbeat is not a typical #1 song - it doesn't really have a chorus and it has a weird string break in the middle, so it wasn't expected. But when it started to climb up the charts, we all watched it very closely. The song deserved to be a #1, so I'm not surprised but it wasn't expected either."

Comments: 1

  • Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandPopjustice.com ranked this the greatest single of 2007 and I'm inclined to agree with their rating. Definitely the best pop song of the year.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete BlondeSongwriter Interviews

The singer/bassist for Concrete Blonde talks about how her songs come from clairvoyance, and takes us through the making of their hit "Joey."

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," Kiss

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," KissSong Writing

After cutting his teeth on hardcore punk videos, Paul defined the grunge look with his work on "Hunger Strike" and "Man in the Box."

Charlie Daniels

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.

00s Music Quiz 1

00s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? If so, this quiz is for you.

Melanie

MelanieSongwriter Interviews

The singer-songwriter Melanie talks about her spiritual awakening at Woodstock, "Brand New Key," and why songwriting is an art, not a craft.

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger

Kelly Keagy of Night RangerSongwriter Interviews

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger tells the "Sister Christian" story and explains why he started sweating when he saw it in Boogie Nights.