Listen to Your Heart” is a ballad by the Swedish pop-rock duo Roxette. The song was written by Per Gessle with guitarist Mats “M.P.” Persson. It was originally released in Sweden on September 27, 1988 with “(I Could Never) Give You Up” as the second single from their second studio album “Look Sharp!” and is one of Roxette’s most iconic and beloved songs.
The song features a heartfelt and melodic sound, with Marie Fredriksson delivering emotive vocals. “Listen to Your Heart” combines elements of rock and pop, and it is known for its memorable melody and passionate delivery. Lyrically, the song conveys themes of love, longing, and the importance of following one’s emotions. The narrator encourages someone to trust their feelings and not be afraid to follow their heart.
The music video was filmed during a live performance at the Borgholm Castle ruin on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Öland.
The song performed very well on music charts around the world. In the United States, it reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it one of Roxette’s biggest hits in North America. It also achieved chart success in many other countries. “Listen to Your Heart” received widespread acclaim for its heartfelt and melodic sound, and its chart success helped establish Roxette as a prominent pop-rock act in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The song’s heartfelt and relatable lyrics have made it a classic in the pop music genre, and it remains a fan favorite in Roxette’s discography.