Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache (aka Natural Force)(1978)

“It’s A Heartache” (“Natural Force”) by The Bonnie Tyler (1978)

Release Date: May 1978
Produced by Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe
Genre: Rock, Pop, Country
Label: RCA

Chart Positions: #2 (Sweden), #3 (Norway), #16 (US), #23 (France), #60 (Australia), #2 (US Country)
Certifications: Platinum (Canada), Gold (US, Finland)

Singles: “Heaven” #24 (Germany), “It’s A Heartache” #1 (Sweden, Norway, Canada, Australia, France, Brazil), #2 (Germany, Belgium, South Africa), #3 (US, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland), #4 (New Zealand, UK), #5 (Netherlands), #10 (US Adult Contemporary Chart, US Country), “Here Am I” #4 (Norway), #18 (Germany), #99 (Australia), “Hey Love (It’s A Feelin’”) N/A, “If I Sing You A Love Song” #8 (France,) #24 (Canada), #103 (US)
Singles Certifications: “It’s A Heartache” Platinum (France), Gold (US, UK, Canada)
Other Charting Tracks: N/A
Best Tracks: “It’s A Heartache,” “If I Sing You A Love Song,” “Living for The City”

Trivia: “Natural Force” is the second studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, released in May 1978 by RCA Records. In the United States, the album was titled “It's a Heartache.” As with her debut her producers, Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe wrote most of the tracks on the album. Other songs include covers of American artists Stevie Wonder (Living For The City) and Carole King (You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman). Five singles were released from Natural Force. The second single, "It's a Heartache", is among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales of over 6 million copies worldwide. It became Tyler's first charting single in the United States, where it was certified gold by the RIAA. The album was a huge commercial success for Tyler. In the United States, it reached #2 on the Top Country Albums chart, and #16 on the Billboard 200. The album includes a sizzling hot recording of Stevie Wonder’s “Living For The City” which was strong enough to have been released as the album's fifth single.

"It's A Heartache" (1978)

Bonnie Tyler (1978)


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