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Heartbeat

Album This song officially appears on the Holly Days Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1977

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Heartbeat” is a rockabilly song credited to Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty and recorded originally by Buddy Holly in 1958. The B-side of the single was “Well… All Right” (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison, Joe Mauldin).

The last Buddy Holly single to be released during his lifetime, “Heartbeat” was only a minor hit in the US with a No. 82 Billboard Hot 100 peak.

The song had more chart impact in the UK reaching No. 30 first in January 1959, and again upon its April 1960 re-issue.

“Heartbeat” would subsequently reach the UK Top Ten twice. Firstly in 1975 for Showaddywaddy, No. 7 that September, and again in 1992 when the version Nick Berry recorded as the theme to the Heartbeat TV series (in which Berry starred) reached No. 2 that June. Earlier still, in February 1960, the song was a No. 33 UK hit single for The Dale Sisters on His Master’s Voice – POP 710 – when they were billed as the The England Sisters.

Paul McCartney and Denny Laine recorded the song for Denny’s 1977 cover album of Holly’s songs, “Holly Days“.

Last updated on March 3, 2020

Lyrics

Heartbeat
Why do you miss when my baby kisses me
Heartbeat
Why does a love kiss stay in my memory
Piddly pat
I know that new love thrills me
I know that true love will be
Heartbeat
Why do you miss when my baby kisses me
Heartbeat
Why do you skip when my babies lips meet mine
Heartbeat
Why do you flip and give me a skip each sign
Piddly pat
And sing to me love's story
And bring to me love's glory
Heartbeat
Why do you miss when my baby kisses me

Officially appears on


Holly Days

Official album • Released in 1977

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Moondreams / Heartbeat

7" Single • Released in 1977

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Bootlegs


2 Buddies On Holly Days

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

2:51 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Studio Rarities Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

2:50 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Wings At The Speed Of Sound - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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