With Every Beat of My Heart

Album: Can't Fight Fate (1989)
Charted: 53 5

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Taylor Dayne's second album, this was written by the songwriter/producers Arthur Baker, Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher. Along the lines of her breakout hit "Tell It To My Heart," it's a catchy dance song sung from the perspective of a woman in love. With production from Dayne's collaborator Ric Wake and a strong promotional push from Clive Davis' Arista Records, the song cracked the top 5 in the US, preceding her #1 "Love Will Lead You Back."
  • MTV still played videos in 1989, and they were very important promotional vehicles. In our interview with Taylor Dayne, she explained: "I've taken risks with a lot of photographers, because there's a fashion aspect to it and a beauty aspect. David Kellogg, he was working for Playboy and doing a lot of their Playboy video stuff. He did a video with a smaller artist, and I saw the beauty that he could create, and I saw the storyboard, and I said, 'I want to take a chance on this guy.' And he did 'Every Beat of My Heart.' When you look at that video, it is beautiful. Everything about it. And that guy went on to shoot Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson. You've got to take risks, you've got to take stabs, and that was a memorable one."

Comments: 2

  • Amah from Cairo, EgyptThis is a very interesting article about "With Every Beat of My Heart," Taylor Dayne's lead Top 5 Billboard hit, written by Lotti Golden, Arthur Baker and Tommy Faragher. Fortunately, these talented writers delivered a hit, setting the stage for her #1 "Love Will Lead You Back" (Diane Warren) and the huge success of her Arista "Can't Fight Fate" LP. Without this hit, who knows what the outcome would have been. I enjoyed Taylor's quote about the video for "With Every Beat of My Heart"--it is absolutely gorgeous and very fashion forward.
  • Amah from Cairo, EgyptThis Songfacts stub is well researched. It is true that 3 great producers, Arthur Baker, Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher wrote "With Every Beat of My Heart." Personally, I think the song is superior to the production, and wonder how it would've sounded if the writers had produced it.
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