Take Me to Your Heart (Rick Astley song)

"Take Me to Your Heart"
Single by Rick Astley
from the album Hold Me in Your Arms
B-side "I'll Be Fine"
Released 21 November 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:27
Label RCA
Writer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Producer(s) Stock Aitken Waterman
Rick Astley singles chronology
"She Wants to Dance with Me"
"Take Me to Your Heart"
"Hold Me in Your Arms"
Music video
"Take Me to Your Heart" on YouTube

"Take Me To Your Heart" is a 1988 song recorded by Rick Astley. Written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, the song was released the same year as the second single from the album Hold Me in Your Arms. It was a success on the UK Singles Chart where it peaked at number eight and charted for eleven weeks. It was also a top ten hit in Germany and Ireland. Unlike most of Astley's previous singles, it was never released in the U.S.

Accusation of plagiarism

A controversy raised around "Big Fun", the hit single recorded by American band Inner City, as the song was very similar to "Take Me to Your Heart" at the music level. Stock Aitken Waterman said the band had stolen the music of the song for "Big Fun" and therefore re-used it in "The Dick Dastardly Mix".[1]

Track listings

12" maxi
  1. "Take Me to Your Heart" (autumn leaves mix) — 6:38
  2. "I'll Be Fine" — 3:44
  3. "Take Me to Your Heart" (instrumental) — 3:27
7" single
  1. "Take Me to Your Heart" — 3:27
  2. "I'll Be Fine" — 3:44
CD maxi – Germany
  1. "Take Me to Your Heart" (the dick dastardly mix) — 6:55
  2. "I'll Be Fine" — 3:44
  3. "Rick's Hit Mix" — 5:48
12" maxi – Germany
  1. "Take Me to Your Heart" (the dick dastardly mix) — 6:55
  2. "R.A. House Megamix" (mixed Wild Boys) — 14:35


  1. "Take Me to Your Heart" (7" version) – 3:27
  2. "Take Me to Your Heart" (Autumn Leaves Mix) – 6:38
  3. "Take Me to Your Heart" (Dick Dastardly Mix) – 6:55
  4. "I'll Be Fine" – 3:44
  5. "Take Me to Your Heart" (Instrumental) – 3:27
  6. "Take Me to Your Heart" (Discotech Mix) – 3:36


Chart (1988) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[2] 1
Dutch Mega Top 100[2] 1
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 18
German Singles Chart[2] 10
Irish Singles Chart[3] 5
Spain (AFYVE)[4] 2
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 10
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 16
UK Singles Chart[5] 8


  1. "Rick Astley discography, "Take Me to Your Heart"". Rick Astley. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 ""Take Me to Your Heart", in various singles charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  3. "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  4. Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  5. ""Take Me to Your Heart", UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
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