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Heart in Motion (1991)

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Heart in Motion is the ninth studio album by Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant, released on March 5, 1991 by Myrrh and A&M Records.


Unlike Grant's previous albums, Heart In Motion contains pop songs mingled with Christian values (with the exception of "Hope Set High" and "Ask Me"). The album features Grant's biggest worldwide hit, "Baby Baby" and was certified 5× platinum in the United States, selling over five million copies.


With Grant's first solo number one hit "Baby Baby" (her second overall and her first since 1986's "The Next Time I Fall" with Peter Cetera), other hits followed like "Every Heartbeat" and "That What Love is For." The album climbed to number 10 on the Top 200 Albums and number 1 on the Top Christian Albums charts in Billboard magazine.


The album was listed at number 30 from CCM Magazine's 2001 book The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music, making it the best-selling Christian album ever released. Grant was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year for Heart in Motion and "Baby Baby" was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, Song of the Year and Record of the Year losing in all categories. At the 23rd GMA Dove Awards, Grant was named Artist of the Year for the fourth time.


Track listing


1. Good for Me (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tom Snow, Jay Gruska) -3:59

2. Baby Baby (Amy Grant, Keith Thomas) -3:57

3. Every Heartbeat (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Charlie Peacock) -3:32

4. That's What Love is For (Amy Grant, Michael Omartian, Mark Mueller) -4:17

5. Ask Me (Amy Grant, Tom Hemby) -3:51

6. Galileo (Amy Grant, Michael Omartian, Gardner Cole, Mimi Verner) -4:19

7. You're Not Alone (Simon Climie, Rob Fisher, Dennis Morgan) -3:49

8. Hats (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton) -4:09

9. I Will Remember You (Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Keith Thomas) -5:00

10. How Can We See That Far (Amy Grant, Tom Hemby) -4:26

11. Hope Set High (Amy Grant) -2:48


Production credits


Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 3, 7, 8 and 10)

Michael Omartian -producer (tracks 4-6, 9, 11)

Keith Thomas -producer (tracks 1 and 2)



In 2021, Grant re-released Heart in Motion for its 30 anniversary with the original 11 songs remastered in one disc and the second disc featuring demos, outtakes, and remixes and was released by Amy Grant Productions, with distribution by Capitol Christian Music Group.


Track listing on the 30th Anniversary Edition on disc two


1. Don't Ever Want to Lose It (Wind in the Fire) (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Reed Arvin) -3:24

2. Stand by Me (Amy Grant, Chris Eaton) -3:31

3. "Heart in Motion" Medley:

Baby Baby (7" Heart in Motion Mix)/Good for Me (7" So Good Mix)/I Will Remember You (Rhythm Mix)/That's What Love is For/Every Heartbeat (Steve Bisher Edit)/Baby Baby (7" Heart in Motion Mix) (reprise) -6:06

4. Good for Me (demo) -4:02

5. Baby Baby (7" Heart in Motion Mix) -3:51

6. Every Heartbeat (Steve Bisher Edit) -3:35

7. That's What Love Is For (demo) -3:53

8. Ask Me (7" Mix) -4:02

9. Baby Baby (12" Heart in Motion Mix) -6:06

10. Galileo (Rough Mix) -4:13

11. I Will Remember You (Rhythm Mix) -5:01

12. Good for Me (12" So Good Mix) -6:01

13. Every Heartbeat (Heart and Soul Edit) -3:48

14. Day and Night (Amy Grant, Michael Omartian) -3:50

15. Baby Baby (7" No Getting Over You Mix) -4:01

16. Good for Me (12" mix) -5:44


Gold certified in 1991.

Platinum certified 5x in 1997.


Accolades

Dove Award -Artist of the Year


Radio singles

1991 "Baby Baby" -#1 Billboard Hot 100, #1 Billboard AC, #23 Billboard Dance Club Songs, #13 Christian CHR

1991 "Every Heartbeat" -#2 Billboard Hot 100, #2 Billboard AC, #2 Christian CHR, #17 Christian AC

1991 "That What Love is For" -#7 Billboard Hot 100, #1 Billboard AC, #1 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1991 "Hope Set High" -#3 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1992 "Good for Me" -#8 Billboard Hot 100, #4 Billboard AC

1992 "Ask Me" -#3 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

1992 "I Will Remember You" -#20 Billboard Hot 100, #2 Billboard AC, #4 Christian CHR, #17 Christian AC



Previous release: Lead Me On (1988)

Watch the playlist of music videos from Heart in Motion here:


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