Retro of the day: Heart

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” is a song by the rock band Heart. It was composed by veteran songwriter and producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange and released as the first single from the band’s tenth studio album, Brigade, as well as their first hit single of the 1990s. The song was first recorded as “All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You” by the late Dobie Gray in 1979, though with completely different lyrics

“All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” was a success, spending two weeks at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number eight in the UK Singles Chart, and reaching #1 in Canada and Australia. It reached #1 in Sweden in May 12, 1990. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Group Pop Vocal Performance, and is the only one of Heart’s singles to have been certified Gold by the RIAA. On the Adult Contemporary chart, the song climbed to number six, becoming the third of Heart’s four top-ten AC hits (after “These Dreams” and “Alone“).

The single is Heart’s last pop chart top ten hit to date. The band had one more top ten Adult Contemporary chart hit with the follow-up, “Stranded“; “Stranded” and two singles from 1994’s Desire Walks On (“Black on Black II” and “Will You Be There (In The Morning)“) were also top 10 Album Rock chart hits.

Chart performance

Chart (1990)

Peak
position

Australia (ARIA)[4]

1

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5]

30

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6]

4

Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[7]

12

Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8]

1

Germany (Official German Charts)[9]

23

Ireland (IRMA)[10]

11

Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11]

4

New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12]

4

Norway (VG-lista)[13]

3

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14]

2

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15]

12

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[16]

8

U.S. Billboard Hot 100[17]

2

U.S. Billboard
Adult Contemporary Tracks[18]

6

U.S. Billboard
Maintstream Rock Tracks[19]

2