Album: Bad Animals (1987)
Charted: 3 1
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  • I hear the ticking of the clock
    I'm lying here the room's pitch dark
    I wonder where you are tonight
    No answer on the telephone
    And the night goes by so very slow
    Oh I hope that it won't end though

    'Til now I always got by on my own
    I never really cared until I met you
    And now it chills me to the bone
    How do I get you alone
    How do I get you alone

    You don't know how long I have wanted
    To touch your lips and hold you tight, oh
    You don't know how long I have waited
    And I was going to tell you tonight
    But the secret is still my own
    And my love for you is still unknown

    'Til now I always got by on my own
    I never really cared until I met you
    And now it chills me to the bone
    How do I get you alone
    How do I get you alone

    How do I get you alone
    How do I get you alone

    Alone, alone Writer/s: Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 22

  • Love70and80 from MiamiHow beautiful this song is!
  • John from Newcastle England Truly amazing song still sounds awesome today in 2021
  • Dave from Greer, ScI'm so in love with the Wilson sisters in the music video.

    I was truly born in the wrong decade.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhAn excerpt from Ann and Nancy Wilson's autobiography "Kicking and Dreaming"...Ann has this to say about "Alone": When it came to recording "Alone," Ron Nevison, whose name we had started to sing to the tune of "Bad Medicine" because it rhymed, and because his dictatorial style increasingly clashed with ours, did his magic. He used extreme dynamics between the verse and the chorus, and our excellent drummer Denny Carmassi made the song more dramatic. Ron asked me to delay a moment before singing the chorus after the second verse, and to ad-lib. I wasn't sure what to sing, so I let out a scream. It ended up being exactly the primal emotion the song needed to make it rock. I'd been singing Led Zeppelin songs for years, and now I had my own Robert Plant moment on record.
  • Rachel from NjI love, "Alone!" It's a beautiful song and Ann Wilson's voice is amazing! Just spectacular!
  • Scotty from Cheyenne, WyJust like witnessing an outstanding performance by an athelete, I get the same rush listening to Ann belt out "Alone." The clarity and emotion of her voice, as with a select few great vocalists is a unique experience!
  • Casey from Lynn, MaI LOVE this song!! Wooh!!
  • Carrie from Roanoke, VaI love this song. It perfectly describes the difficulty of trying to make the transition of friends/acquaintances into lovers. And it is hard to try to get someone alone to put the moves on and ask them out!
  • Alma from Laredo, TxAnn Wilson is one of the few rocker chicks who can pull songs like Alone, Magic Man and Baracuda and no one can even come close. There can only be one Ann Wilson.
  • Debra from Lees Summit, MoI love this song and Ann's superb voice. The emotion and heartfelt feeling in this song always gives me goosebumps.
  • Chloe from Christchurch, New Zealandthis song is AWESOME. love it. love it.
  • Julia from Knoxville, TnAlthough 20 years have passed since this song was popular, I still feel like I need to slow dance with some middle school crush. Not a feeling that I want but had to address it somehow.
  • Elena from Tiffin, OhI love this song. :D It was just on a bit ago, in fact! And I totally belted it out. ...Too bad I got nothin' on Ann Wilson. Not at all.
  • Neal from North, NjCarrie Underwood's performance of Alone is excellent technically, but it invokes nowhere near the same emotion as Heart's recording.

    I prefer the straight-hitting power rock ballad than the jazzed up pop version. It just seems more appropriate given the lyrics.

    Every time this song comes up on my ipod, I can never change the track. In fact, I'll listen to it usually 3 times in a row. iTunes and Winamp report more than twice the # played compared to the second most played song.
  • Jody from Pompano Beach, Flprobably the best song ive ever heard
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesAlthough they had been making records since the mid-1970s, it was not until 1987 that Heart became well-known in the UK with this song. It made UK Top 3 in October 1987, and was the first - and biggest - of 4 UK Top 20 hits for the band between 1987 and 1990. Although their UK hits soon began to dry out, Heart are huge in the US and have continued to record to the present day
  • Gary from Stowmarket Suffolk, EnglandMy all time favourite song, been that way ever since release back in the late 80's. Have heard many attempts at it on tv here in the UK and nobody could even come near to Ann Wilson's power. Being a Brit, I'd not even heard of Carrie Underwood until reading these comments. A quick google search found the video from the US reality show. My opinion - she pulls it off, superb and credit to the young woman for going with this song.
  • Paul from Detroit, MiCarrie Underwood did well on this song during AI, but she was nowhere near Ann Wilson's caliber. Carrie lacks the strength and maturity that Ann's voice has and had in 1986 (when this song was recorded, not when it charted).
  • Kelli from Cedar Rapids, IaDoesn't it seem like Kelly Clarkson has been the only really successful Idol?
  • Debbie from Minneapolis, MnCarrie can't begin to touch Ann as a singer. She's the best.
  • Rick from San Juan, United StatesCarrie Underwood's awesome rendition of "Alone" during Season 4 of American Idol probably won her the title and gave Ann Wilson a run for the money.
  • Shanny from Detroit, MiThe recording studio as mentioned in this thread is called "Bad Animals"
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