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Artist Name: ROD STEWART
Song Author: Marc T. Jordan, John Capek
Year Recorded: 1990
Rhythm of My Heart

Single by Rod Stewart from the album Vagabond Heart
B-side "Moment of Glory"
Released 1991
Format 7" single, 12" maxi, CD maxi
Recorded 1990
Genre Rock
Length 4:12
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Marc T. Jordan, John Capek
Producer Trevor Horn

"Rhythm of My Heart" is a rock song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek for Rod Stewart's 1991 album Vagabond Heart. The song is the album's opening track, and was released as its first single. The single reached number 3 in the UK chart and number 5 on the US chart.

Rhythm of My Heart's melody is an adaptation of the well-known Scottish round called Loch Lomond, written by Scottish poet and folklorist Andrew Lang.[1] The meter, stanzas and lyrics are also based on the poem Loch Lomond, a nod to Stewart's own Scottish heritage. Compare the meter of this stanza from Loch Lomond:

The melody bears only a slight resemblance to the Tongan folk song "Ana Latu."

Rhythm of My Heart was produced by Trevor Horn, the lead singer of The Buggles, renowned producer of Yes's 90125, and co-writer of Seal's "Kiss from a Rose".

The single was played during the bar scenes in The Perfect Storm, which take place several months after its release (October 1991). It has also been covered by Runrig, who released it as a single.

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Rhythm of My Heart".

7" single
1."Rhythm of My Heart" - 4:12
2."Moment of Glory" - 4:37

12" single
1."Rhythm of My Heart" - 4:12
2."Moment of Glory" - 4:37
3."I Don't Want to Talk About It (newly recorded)" - 4:49

CD maxi - Europe
1."Rhythm of My Heart" - 4:12
2."Moment of Glory" - 4:37
3."I Don't Want to Talk About It (newly recorded)" - 4:49

Credits and personnel

Producer - Trevor Horn
Mixed by - Steve McMillan, Trevor Horn
Fairlight Programming - Gary Maughn
Keyboards - Kevin Savigar, Richard Cottle
"Squeeze Box" - Michael McNeil
Drums - John Robinson
Bass - Neil Stubenhaus (credited as "Neil Stubenhouse")
Guitars - Robin Le Mesurier, Steve Lukather
Bagpipes - Kevin Weed
Choir directors - Nick Stimple, Joe Turano
String arranger / conductor - Kevin Savigar
Backing vocals - Joe Turano, John Batdorf, Randel Crenshaw, Gary Falcone, Roger Freeland, Robert Jason, Arnold Stiefel, Lionel Conway, Garry Cook, Mark Hughes, Khaldoon al-Mubarak