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Heart Attack (Olivia Newton-John song)

"Heart Attack" was one of two new songs recorded for the 1982 double platinum greatest hits package titled Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. The song was the first single released from the album and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

"Heart Attack"
Heart Attack Olivia Newton-John.jpg
Single by Olivia Newton-John
from the album Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
B-side"Stranger's Touch"
ReleasedAugust 1982
FormatVinyl, 7", Promo
Recorded1982
GenreSynthpop
Length3:01
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)Steve Kipner, Paul Bliss
Producer(s)John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Landslide"
(1982)
"Heart Attack"
(1982)
"Tied Up"
(1983)

The success of "Physical" led to an international tour and the release of her second hits collection, the double platinum Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (No. 16 Pop), which yielded two more Top 40 singles: "Heart Attack" (No. 3 Pop) and "Tied Up" (No. 38 Pop). In 1983, Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their TV series episode "Angelic Alvin" (with new lyrics created for the episode).

Contents

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1982-83) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 22
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 51
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 30
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 11
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 5
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[9] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 46
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 3
US Cash Box Top 100[12] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1982) Rank
Canada [13] 24
South Africa [14] 18
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[15] 22
US Cash Box [16] 30

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 5,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

NotesEdit

White Label promotional copy same track repeats on both sides. Also has catalog # MCA-52155 on label. Produced For Buffalo Music. Management Roger Davies. From the MCA LP, MCA-5347, "Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Heart Attack". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack". VG-lista. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Cash Box chart - Heart Attack (Olivia Newton-John) Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  13. ^ Year-end chart (Canada) Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1983". Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  15. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  16. ^ Cash Box - Year-end chart Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 April 2012.

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