Heart had been on the rock scene for over ten years when they released Bad Animals in 1987. By this time, the group had become a major arena act with the help of popular singles "Barracuda," "Crazy On You," and "Magic Man." However, after a decade of playing, the band was on the decline and forced to evolve their sound to keep up with the times. It was with the aid of comeback albums Heart and Bad Animals that the band was able to cement their name within the annals of rock.
"Alone" was a number one hit on Bad Animals that offered a more tender perspective to this rough-edged female-fronted rock group. The track is a narrative on a person's struggle to confess feelings of desire to their crush. It's a song that anyone can relate to.
On a personal note, power ballads are a guilty pleasure. This is one of my personal favorites for the simple yet righteous beginning to the chorus:
Till now I always got by on my own - I never really cared until I met you.
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Heart - Alone