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Top 179 Songs With the Word “Heart” in the Title

No matter who you are, love is a hugely important part of life. From the love of parents to romantic love, this concept is linked to human existence.

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People believed the heart was the part of the body that loved and felt love. Maybe that’s because of the pain in your chest you feel when your heart is broken.

So, with hearts being so important to feelings of love and loss and life, it’s no wonder there are so many songs with the word “heart” in the title out there.

If you’re looking for the very best of these to help you express how you feel, you’ve come to the right place. These are the heartiest songs I could find for you.

Songs With the Word “Heart” in the Title


Top 179 Songs With the Word “Heart” in the Title

1 My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

Let’s not beat around the bush here. One of the biggest “heart” songs of all time is Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” This song was released on her fifth studio album in 1997, but even more importantly, it was the main song on the soundtrack to James Cameron’s blockbuster hit “Titanic.”

This song was such a major hit that it’s known as Dion’s signature song. It sold over 19 million copies, making it one of the highest-selling singles of all time. And the second-best-selling single by a woman in music history.

Celine’s vocals start soft and tender before sweeping into a big crescendo. This is a powerful ballad that just knocks you off your feet. It has everything – soaring strings, a choir, even a strategic key change. “Near, far, wherever you are,” this song can’t help but pluck at your heartstrings.

2 Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine)

A very different type of song about the human heart. “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes is a fun, Pop-infused, Hip-Hop track that came out in 2011.

This song features Adam Levine of Maroon 5 fame. It benefits from him singing the hook – “My heart’s a stereo – It beats for you, so listen close – Hear my thoughts in every note” – making you want to sing along, too.

This song is a departure from Gym Class Heroes’ normal Funk, Rap, and Reggae influences. There’s more Pop here, and it’s both cute and successful. It’s about two hearts working in stereo, making for a precious modern metaphor.

3 Heart of Glass – Blondie

Even though Blondie singer Debbie Harry was one of the earliest enthusiasts of Hip Hop, this song moves us from Rap to Disco-Pop. “Heart of Glass” is Blondie’s most memorable song. One that’s still played on the radio daily, despite having been released in 1978.

This song is light and pleasant, even if the subject matter isn’t. With lines like “Once I had a love and it was a gas – Soon turned out had a heart of glass”, the song is about failures in love and how a heart can shatter like it’s made of glass.

4 Where Do Broken Hearts Go? – Whitney Houston

Songstress Whitney Houston delivers another power ballad on our list of songs with the word “heart” in the title. “Where do Broken Hearts Go?” was recorded by Houston in 1988 and was another #1 hit for the singer.

Furthermore, it was her seventh #1 hit in a row, setting a record for strings of hits that still hasn’t been beaten yet.

This song has a somewhat wistful, questioning meaning…

Houston asks, “Where do broken hearts go? – Can they find their way home – Back to the open arms – Of a love that’s waiting there?” She seems to be wondering if love can be repaired after a major heartbreaking incident. For you, Whitney, I’d say yes.

5 Where Do Broken Hearts Go – One Direction

Issues of the heart have always been great fodder for boy bands. With 2014’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” One Direction takes the same name as Houston’s song but has a completely different take on a similar sentiment.

This is a different song, not a cover…

The band uses excellent production to create a powerful, driving Pop song full of juicy boy-singer choruses and harmonies. This song is about making a big mistake and hurting someone you love, then trying to find a way to get that person back.

The boys sing, “Now, I’m searching every lonely place – Every corner calling out your name – Trying to find you but I just don’t know – Where do broken hearts go?” and you’ll find yourself singing right along with them.

6 I’ll Never Break Your Heart – Backstreet Boys

Speaking of boy band hits, it doesn’t get a lot bigger than “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” by the Backstreet Boys. This song came out on the group’s debut album back in 1995 and was an instant adult contemporary hit, putting the band on the map.

This is a smooth, slow, R&B-style ballad that features the boys’ crystal-clear vocals. The heartfelt lyrics promise enough undying love and loyalty to melt the hardest of hearts.

They sing, “I’ll never break your heart – I’ll never make you cry – I’d rather die than live without you – I’ll give you all of me – Honey, that’s no lie” and make you believe it, too.

7 Closer to the Heart – Rush

One of the few songs on this list of heart songs that are not about romance, “Closer to the Heart” is a very different animal. This classic rocker by Canadian legends Rush was released on their fifth album, A Farewell to Kings, back in 1977.

You’ve got everything here the Rush is famous for. Geddy Lee’s shrill vocals, Alex Lifeson’s detailed guitar work, and Neil Pert’s legendary drum work.

This is a short song from this band, and poppier than most. Rather than romance, this song is about promoting a change in society towards doing things from the heart, rather than just thinking about money.

8 Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana

Another not-so-romantic song (“I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black”? Come on!) is “Heart-Shaped Box” by Grunge punks Nirvana. It comes from their 1993 album In Utero. This song is typical Nirvana, with a quieter verse followed by a screechy, explosive chorus.

Kurt Cobain said he wrote the song about kids with cancer. But there’s so much chaotic imagery here that you can see in it what you will. Probably not romance, though.

9 Listen to Your Heart – Roxette

In 1988, Swedish Pop-Rock duo Roxette dropped their second album, Look Sharp, with “Listen to Your Heart” as its second single. This album rocked the charts, and this track made its way to #1. This is a mournful, sad song about making a tough decision in love.

“Listen to your heart when he’s calling for you – Listen to your heart, there’s nothing else you can do – I don’t know where you’re going and I don’t know why – But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye.” 

If you need a song to help you build up the nerve to go through a painful breakup, this is probably the one.

10 Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus has gone on to near-infamy with music, reality TV, and even fatherhood. But, before all that, he was a hunky Country singer with a single, massive Country-Pop crossover hit, “Achy Breaky Heart,” that made the ladies scream.

This was his biggest hit until “Old Town Road” with Lil Nas X 27 years later. In 1992, though, this was apparently all anyone wanted to hear.

This is a break-up song as well. Cyrus implores his ex to tell anyone anything they like about the breakup, but just not to tell his achy-breaky heart. He just don’t think it’d understand, and it might blow up and kill this man.

11 Anyone Who Had A Heart – Dionne Warwick / Dusty Springfield

Speaking of legendary Country songs, “Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Dusty Springfield sure stands out. This song describes a sad and painful relationship, saying, “Anyone who had a heart

Would take me in his arms and love me.” Dusty gave this song a graceful Country feel back in 1964.

But the song is even older than that…

It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick in 1963. Warwick’s version was slow, sad, soulful, and beautiful. This song has also been covered by Cilia Black, Atomic Kitten, Shirley Bassy, Tim Curry, and many more.

12 Heart of Gold – Neil Young

Like most of us, Neil Young was searching for a “Heart of Gold” back in 1972 when he put out this song on his legendary fourth album, Harvest. This was the Canadian singer-songwriter’s only #1 hit in the US, and there’s a good reason why. With Young’s fragile voice, it sounds just so raw and honest.

The lyrics to this slow tune are poignant as well. “I want to live – I want to give – I’ve been a miner – For a heart of gold.” Precious.

13 Cold, Cold Heart – Hank Williams / Aretha Franklin

“Cold, Cold Heart” is a song written and recorded by Hank Williams in 1950. This is a classic honky-tonk song, filled with heartbreak and mournful sadness. It’s about trying to love someone who has been hurt in the past and whose heart has gone cold.

When Aretha Franklin covered the tune in 1964, she brought to it a whole new soulful feeling. Her vocals soar while still full of heartbreak as she sings, “In anger unkind words are said – That make the teardrops start – Why can’t I free your doubtful mind – And melt your cold, cold heart.”

14 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee

Elton John famously tipped his hat to “Cold, Cold Heart” in his song “Sacrifice.” But, he’s on this list of songs with the word “heart” in the title for a happier, much more fun song – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

This 1976 duet was a mix of Motown and Disco styles, creating a fun, Pop mix that’s a born karaoke hit. This song is just sweet and lovely, and the music is a whole lot of fun, too. That’s why it went to #1 and also went platinum.

15 Groove Is In the Heart – Deee-lite

Here’s another track that’s not about romance, but other feelings in the heart – namely, groove. “Groove Is In the Heart” is a 1990 funky track from Deee-lite’s debut album.

It features samples from Herbie Hancock, Vernon Bunch, and Parliament, plus vocals from Bootsy Collins and rap by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. This song is funky, fun, and amazing to dance to, making it a 90s Neo-Funk/Dance classic.

16 Don’t Phunk With My Heart – Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas also came out with a funky, or should I say phunky song, in 2005 that became a big hit for the group.

It features Fergie singing the pre-chorus and the hook (“No, no, no no – Don’t phunk with my heart”) and the other members laying down rap verses. It mixes all sorts of sounds, with a strong Hindi-inspired beat, strings, a Mellotron, and a lot of other goodies.

Of course, this is a song about the dangers of looking for love in the modern world. Something we can all relate to.

17 Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton recorded one of the most powerful songs about heartbreak on her second album, Secrets, back in 1996. This is a sad song of powerful loss and deep heartache caused by a lover who “walked out of the door and walked out of my life.” 

It’s a tremendously strong performance that has jerked many a tear from Braxton’s fans’ eyes. It also turned out to be a huge success, winning a Grammy and selling more than ten million copies.

Is it possible to un-break a heart and put the pieces back together? Toni’s deep, smooth, and powerful voice might just be enough to make it happen.

18 Heart of Steel – Manowar

19 Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

20 Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson

21 Change of Heart – Cyndi Lauper

22 My Heart is Open – Maroon 5 (feat. Gwen Stefani)

23 Heart of the Matter – Don Henley

24 Follow Your Heart – Triumph

25 Listen to Her Heart – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

26 Heart Over Mind – Mel Tillis

27 Heart Full of Fire – HammerFall

28 Heart of the Country – Paul McCartney

29 Heart of a Girl – The Killers

30 Heart – Pet Shop Boys

31 Heartbreak Road – Billie Myers

32 Heart on My Sleeve – Olly Murs

33 Heart Like Heaven – Hillsong UNITED

34 Breathe Again – Toni Braxton

35 Heart Like Mine – Miranda Lambert

36 Heart to Yours – Michelle Williams

37 Heartless Bastard – Ingrid Michaelson

38 Heartbreak Lullaby – A-Teens

39 Heart of a Coward – Deaf Havana

40 Heart of a Champion – Nelly (feat. Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble)

More 139 Songs With the Word “Heart” in the Title

    1. Close to My Heart – Rina Sawayama
    2. Heart of Dixie – Danielle Bradbery
    3. Heartaches by the Number – Ray Price
    4. Heart Like a Hand Grenade – Green Day
    5. Heart of Courage – Two Steps From Hell
    6. Heart on the Floor – The Summer Set
    7. Where the Heart Is – Lady Antebellum
    8. Heart Skipped a Beat – The xx
    9. Heart of Worship – Michael W. Smith
    10. Heartbreak City – Madonna
    11. Heart Like Ours – The Naked and Famous
    12. Heart of the Storm – In This Moment
    13. Cold Hearted – Paula Abdul
    14. Cold Hearted Snake – Paula Abdul
    15. Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
    16. Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand) – Marilyn Manson
    17. Heart Full of Rain – Joe Cocker
    18. Heart to Love – Passenger
    19. Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love) – Jay-Z
    20. Heart-Shaped Box – Evanescence
    21. Heart of the Night – Juice Newton
    22. Heart of Fire – Black Veil Brides
    23. Heart Full of Wine – Angus & Julia Stone
    24. Heart of Mine – Peter Salett
    25. Heart to Break – Kim Petras
    26. Heart and Mind – The Used
    27. A Good Heart – Feargal Sharkey
    28. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
    29. Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black
    30. Bad Liver and a Broken Heart – Tom Waits
    31. Beat of my Heart – Hilary Duff
    32. Beggars Heart – Bethany Dillon
    33. Captive Heart – Selena
    34. Deep Inside Your Heart – The Echoing Green
    35. Footprints On My Heart – Paula Deanda
    36. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John and Kiki Dee
    37. Don’t Phunk With my Heart – The Black Eyed Peas
    38. Fragile Heart – Westlife
    39. Groove is in the Heart – Deee-lite
    40. Hand On Your Heart – Kylie Minogue
    41. Heart of Glass – Blondie
    42. Heart to Heart – Chris Brown
    43. Heartache Tonight – Eagles
    44. Heartbeat – Buddy Holly
    45. Here In My Heart – Lionel Richie
    46. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
    47. Heartbreaker – Dionne Warwick
    48. Heavy on my heart – Anastacia
    49. Let the Heartaches Begin – Long John Baldry
    50. I’ll Never Break Your Heart – Backstreet Boys
    51. Lock Me in your heart – Mandy Moore
    52. Loves Got A Hold On My Heart – Steps
    53. My Heart Has A Mind of its Own – Connie Francis
    54. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
    55. My Paper Heart – All-American Rejects
    56. One Determined Heart – Paulini
    57. Shot to the Heart – Lil Wayne
    58. Open Your Heart – Madonna
    59. Pop! Goes my Heart – Hugh Grant
    60. Put a little love in your heart – Dolly Parton
    61. Queen of my Heart – Westlife
    62. Scatterheart – Björk
    63. Secret Heart – Feist
    64. Shape of My Heart – Backstreet Boys
    65. Sheer Heart Attack – Queen
    66. Sleeping In My Heart – Peter Koppes
    67. Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart – Gene Pitney
    68. Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Oasis
    69. Takin’ Back My Heart – Cher
    70. Tearin’ up my heart – NSync
    71. The End Of Heartache – Killswitch Engage
    72. The Heart of a Man – Frankie Vaughan
    73. The Last Unbroken Heart – Patti Labelle
    74. There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) – Eurythmics
    75. This Heart Will Love Again – Steps
    76. The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
    77. Wild Heart – The Vamps
    78. With Every Beat of My Heart – Taylor Dayne
    79. All I Need Is A Heart – Joe Nichols
    80. Can’t Break It To My Heart – Tracy Lawrence
    81. Double Heart – The Band Perry
    82. Hip To My Heart – The Band Perry
    83. I’ll Hold You In My Heart – Eddy Arnold
    84. Heart Full Of Love – Eddy Arnold
    85. My Foolish Heart – Lorrie Morgan
    86. Part Of My Heart – Bill Anderson
    87. Your Good For Nothing Heart – Webb Pierce
    88. Don’t Do It Darling That Heart Belongs To Me – Webb Pierce
    89. I Haven’t Got The Heart – Webb Pierce
    90. Give A Lonely Heart A Home – Faron Young
    91. I’ve Got A New Heartache – Kitty Wells
    92. Heart To Heart Talk – Kitty Wells
    93. Anything Your Heart Desires – Faron Young
    94. My Next Broken Heart – Brooks & Dunn
    95. Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again – Hayden Panettiere
    96. Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart – Randy Travis
    97. She Drew a Broken Heart – Patty Loveless
    98. Something Like A Broken Heart – Hanna McEuen
    99. Somewhere in my Broken Heart – Dean Billy
    100. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – Rosanne Cash
    101. Tonight The Heartache’s on Me – Dixie Chicks
    102. Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You – Connie Francis
    103. I Cross My Heart – George Strait
    104. Unbreakable Heart – Jessica Andrews
    105. Your Cheatin’ Heart – Patsy Cline
    106. Closer To The Heart – Rush
    107. Heartwork – Carcass
    108. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
    109. The Heart Never Lies – McFly
    110. Broken Heart – Motion City Soundtrack
    111. Break Your Heart – Barenaked Ladies
    112. Hand on Heart – Queensrÿche
    113. Cold Hard Heart – Bon Jovi
    114. Heart Attack – NLT
    115. Half A Heart – Barenaked Ladies
    116. Every Beat of My Heart – Rod Stewart
    117. Heart and Soul – T’Pau
    118. Heart of Stone – Suzi Quatro
    119. Heart of My Heart – John Mayer
    120. Heaven in my heart – Neal Morse
    121. In this heart – Sinead O’Connor
    122. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green
    123. Keep Me in your heart – Warren Zevon
    124. Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
    125. Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
    126. Sin in my Heart – Siouxsie and the Banshees
    127. Stomach vs. Heart – Barenaked Ladies
    128. Vampire Heart – HIM
    129. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
    130. The Hearts Filthy Lesson – David Bowie
    131. The Last Beat of My Heart – Siouxsie and the Banshees
    132. Tribal Heart – Planet Gong
    133. Two Hearts – Bruce Springsteen
    134. You Made Me the Thief of your Heart – Sinéad O’Connor
    135. You Stole The Sun From My Heart – Manic Street Preachers
    136. You Took My Heart – Chris Isaak
    137. Winter in my heart – VAST
    138. Heart of Lothian – Marillion
    139. You’ll Be In My Heart – Usher

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The Best Songs With the Word “Heart” in the Title – Final Thoughts

When you’re looking for songs about the heart, it’s usually because of either success or failure in love. But, there are other things we can attribute to the heart, like dedication, loyalty, and plain old enjoyment of life.

So, songs with “heart” in the title can span as many meanings as the genres they represent. Some of these tracks are happy, some are sad, but none of them are without emotion. These are all deep and powerful songs that reflect the importance of love and the heart in the human experience.

So, whatever you need for the soundtrack to your life, these hearty songs have got you covered.

Until next time, happy listening.

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Joseph is a session musician, writer, and filmmaker from south Florida. He has recorded a number of albums and made numerous short films, as well as contributing music to shorts and commercials. 

He doesn't get as much time to practice and play as he used to, but still manages (just about!) to fulfill all his session requests. According to Joseph, it just gets harder as you get older; you rely on what you learned decades ago and can play without thinking. Thankfully that's what most producers still want from him.

He is a devout gear heat and has been collecting musical instruments all his life. As his wife, Jill, keeps on saying, "You're very good at buying nice instruments, but terrible at selling them!".

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