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Heartlight

Music by Burt Bacharach and Neil Diamond

Originally Performed by Neil Diamond

Heartlight" is a song written by Neil Diamond, Carole Bayer Sager and her then-husband Burt Bacharach, and recorded by Diamond in 1982. It is the first track on Diamond's 1982 album, also titled Heartlight, and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his eighth (and last) top 5 hit on the chart. It also spent four weeks atop the adult contemporary chart in late 1982, and was the last of his eight #1s on that chart.

The song is inspired by the blockbuster movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which Diamond, Bayer Sager and Bacharach had all seen together.[3][4] When E.T. leaves Earth, his heart glows a luminous red, hence the song title. The songwriters were required to pay Universal Studios $25,000 for the use of ideas from the film.

    Release Date: 1982


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Neil Diamond : The Essential Neil Diamond

39 of Diamond's definitive hits, including: America - Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Cracklin' Rosie - Forever in Blue Jeans - Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - He Ain't Heavy ... He's My Brother - Heartlight - Hello Again - I'm a Believer - Kentucky Woman - Love on the Rocks - Red, Red Wine - September Morn - Shilo - Solitary Man - Song Sung Blue - Sweet Caroline - You Don't Bring Me Flowers - and more.

Songlist: Hello Again, America, You Are The Best Part Of Me, Beautiful Noise, Brooklyn Roads, Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show, Captain Sunshine, Cherry, Cherry, Morningside, Love On The Rocks, Cracklin' Rosie, Crunchy Granola Suite, Desiree, Forever In Blue Jeans, Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, Headed For The Future, Heartlight, Holly Holy, I Am...I Said, I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No), I'm A Believer, I've Been This Way Before, If You Know What I Mean, Kentucky Woman, Lady Magdelene, Play Me, Red, Red Wine, September Morn, Shilo, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Neil Diamond | 40111b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG

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