“Allies“ is a song recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released in 1983 as the second and final single from the band’s seventh studio album Passionworks. The song was written by Jonathan Cain, best known as a member of the rock band Journey.
“Allies” was the final single released by Heart on the Epic Records label. The band’s relationship with the label was sour at the time, and the Wilson sisters claim that Epic did not properly promote their final two albums on the label. “Allies” is a power ballad which begins with a subdued piano line before building into a metal style ballad complete with power guitar chords and booming drums. The song peaked at number eighty-three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and stands as Heart’s lowest-charting U.S. single. The band rebounded two years later, finding their biggest success yet as they joined Capitol Records.
Passionworks is the seventh studio album, released by the hard rock band Heart, in 1983. The album marks a shift in musical direction from hard rock and folk to mainstream rock. This album spent 21 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached No. 39. The single, “How Can I Refuse?” hit No. 44 on […]