Burning Heart

Album: Vandenberg (1983)
Charted: 39

Songfacts®:

  • Named for their lead guitarist Ad van den Berg (a.k.a. Adrian Vandenberg), this Dutch band recorded their debut album at Jimmy Page's studio. This song, the first single release from that album, was their only major hit, even it just barely cracked the US Top 40. The group toured the US with Ozzy Osbourne and KISS over the next 12 months, but their fortunes, and album sales, gradually declined over the next few years. In 1987 Ad van den Berg accepted an opportunity to join the band Whitesnake, sealing the band's fate.
  • In 2004 the band reunited and remade this song; the updated version appears on the two-disc retrospective The Definitive Vandenberg. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Joshua - Twin Cities, MN, for above 2

Comments: 3

  • Melissa from Chaguanas, Trinidad And TobagoTHIS IS A REALLY GREAT ROCK N ROLL SONG... I LOVE IT... VERY CLASSICAL VERY GOOD MUSIC AND VOCALS IT REALLY TAKES ME BACK
  • Ellen from Baxter Springs, KsI agree with Joshua. This is a great song. Great guitar and voice. I love this song. I can't believe it wasn't a huge hit. I remember loving it back in the day, but never paid attention to it's ranking.This is really the father of power ballads not Motley Crue's song and it doesn't make me feel dirty after hearing it!
  • Joshua from La Crosse, Wi"This burning heart of mine/Only got to #39..." A shame really, because this is one of the most underrated songs of the 1980s in my book. This is what a hard-rock power ballad should sound like, as opposed to the lame and sappy songs that passed themselves off as power ballads later in the decade, like Aerosmith's "Angel" and Motley Crue's "Without You".
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