Song of the Day #3,351: ‘Heart to Heart’ – Kenny Loggins

While the yacht rock genre was at its peak in the late 70s and early 80s, the phrase “yacht rock” didn’t enter the lexicon until 2005. Writer/actor J.D. Ryznar created an online series titled Yacht Rock which dramatized the lives of the era’s top names, including Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

While people (and Sirius/XM Channel 70) have expanded the definition to include a wide range of soft rock, Ryznar and his collaborators take a very hard line on what they consider true yacht rock. They even maintain a website called Yacht or Nyacht? on which they measure the yacht-ness of songs and artists on a 100-point scale.

Only one song has received a perfect score, earning 100s across the board from the four voters: The Doobie Brothers’ ‘What a Fool Believes.’

The second most yacht rock song of all, according to their votes, is Kenny Loggins’ ‘Heart to Heart,’ which earns an average of 99.63. Loggins is a staple on Sirius/XM’s yacht rock channel, especially for this song and ‘This Is It.’

You ain’t crazy
I ain’t gonna lie anymore
What you’re feelin’
There’s a reason for
I wanna do right
Oh, gotta do right

Do I love you, oh
You know I’ve tried
But what you’re after
You can’t find in my eyes
I’m gonna do right

Darlin’
Tell the truth
Don’t turn away
This is our last chance
To touch each other’s heart

Does anything last forever
I don’t know
Maybe we’re near the end
(So darlin’ tell me)
So darlin’, oh
How can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart, oh no
Well, the only way to start
Is heart to heart

One by one
We’re collecting lies
When you can’t give love
You give alibis
Now, I’m gonna do right
This time I got to do right

I don’t wanna leave
I don’t wanna say goodbye
Sooner or later, honey
There comes a time
Mama, when you gotta do right
Come on, come on

Darlin’
Tell the truth
Don’t turn away
From this one last chance to
Touch each other’s heart

Does anything last forever
I don’t know
Maybe we’re near the end
(So darlin’ tell me)
So darlin’, oh
How can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart, oh no
Well, the only way to start
Is heart to heart

Why are you so torn apart
I need a little more
Loving in my heart
People say that love will grow
So how was I to know
Love that’s come
Through years and years
Can’t find a way
Back home anymore

Darlin’
Tell me the truth
Don’t turn away
This is our final chance to
Touch each other’s heart

Does anything last forever
I don’t know
(So darlin’ tell me)
Maybe we’re near the end
So, darlin’, oh
How can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart
Well, the only way to start
Is heart to heart

Does anything last forever
I don’t know but
But maybe we’re near the end
(So darlin’ tell me)
So, darling, oh
How can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart
Well, the only way to start
Is heart to heart

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,351: ‘Heart to Heart’ – Kenny Loggins

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    How could a song co-written by and performed with Michael McDonald, the king of Yacht Rock, not be highly ranked?

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