Today in Music History, March 19

27 years ago today, HEART  was atop the U.S. singles charts with “These Dreams.”  Released in 1986,  from their 1985 self titled album, it was the first song by the band to become a number one hit

The tune was written by Martin Page and Bernie Taupin,  who were at the time were under contract to  Columbia Records.   Columbia offered the song to Stevie Nicks, who expressed no interest in recording it.    Heart had just recently signed with Capitol Records.  While the band had previously recorded their own material, they were impressed by “These Dreams” and agreed to use it on their upcoming album.

This was the first HEART single with Nancy Wilson on lead vocal. Do you know what was unique about the recording of her vocal track?

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