Beat of My Heart


Beat of My Heart

Infobox Single
Name = Beat of My Heart


Cover size =
Border =
Caption =
Artist = Hilary Duff
Album = Most Wanted
A-side =
B-side =
Released = Start date|2005|11|9
(see release history)
Format = CD single, digital download
Recorded =
Genre = Electropop, teen pop, bubblegum pop
Length = 3:09
Label = Hollywood
Writer = Hilary Duff, The Dead Executives (Joel Madden, Benji Madden)
Producer = The Dead Executives
Audio sample? = no
Certification =
Last single =
This single =
Next single =
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Hilary Duff
Type = United States singles
Last single = "Wake Up"
(2005)
This single = "Beat of My Heart"
(2005)
Next single = "Supergirl"
(2006)
Extra chronology
Artist = Hilary Duff
Type = Australian singles
Last single = "Wake Up"
(2005)
This single = "Beat of My Heart"
(2005)
Next single = "With Love"
(2007)
Extra track listing
Album = Most Wanted
Type = compilation
prev_track = "The Getaway"
prev_no = 2
this_track = "Beat of My Heart"
track_no = 3
next_track = "Come Clean" (remix 2005)
next_no = 4

"Beat of My Heart" is a song co-written by American singer Hilary Duff, Joel Madden and Benji Madden, and co-produced by the Maddens for Duff's fourth album, "Most Wanted" (2005). It was released as the album's second single in late 2005 (see 2005 in music).

Reception

In the United States, in contrast to "Wake Up", the first single from "Most Wanted", "Beat of My Heart" failed to chart on the "Billboard" Hot 100 or the Pop 100. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=499349&model.vnuAlbumId=722213 "Hilary Duff - Artist Chart History"] . "Billboard". Retrieved August 16 2006.] It reached number thirteen in Australia, peaking higher than "Wake Up", and it stayed on the chart for fourteen weeks. "Fly" was released as the second single in Europe except in countries such as Switzerland, where "Beat of My Heart" peaked at number eighty-nine. [http://www.musicsquare.net/charts/song/7312 "Hilary Duff - Beat of My Heart"] . MusicSquare. Retrieved August 6 2006.] The single was to be released in the UK in April 2006, but in lieu of "Fly", the release did not come to pass.

Blogcritics wrote "Duff is bored and simply going through the motions in the single [...] The bland electro pop is an insult to the genre", [Avoledo, Pam. [http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/12/09/004839.php "Single Review: Hilary Duff "Beat of My Heart""] . Blogcritics. December 9 2005. Retrieved September 9 2006.] and a "Newsround" review called it "Soft electronic pop with simple lyrics and a repetitive tune." [http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4930000/newsid_4938900/4938986.stm "Single review: Hilary Duff - Beat of my Heart"] . "Newsround". May 31 2006. Retrieved September 9 2006.] "Billboard" magazine noted that "the beat of my heart" is repeated forty-four times in the song; it also said it "seems to toss her back to her Disney days. Pop music is always appreciated, but this is a kiddie anthem, plain and simple [...] it is hardly a contender for contemporary radio." [ [http://au.news.yahoo.com/051120/11/p/wvi6.html "Billboard single reviews: Destiny's Child, Nickelback"] . "Billboard". November 20 2005. Retrieved September 9 2006.]

Music video

The "Beat of My Heart" music video was shot in Los Angeles, California by director Phil Harder in the week beginning September 26 2005, and it pays homage to Bond girls. A representative for Duff's record label said, "She's always been a huge James Bond fan. She watched those movies with her sister growing up, and she loved the Bond girls, because they were always so stylish, and she's stylish." She also said the video would contain "that hip sensibility" of Bond films and present a "more mature" image of Duff.Vineyard, Jennifer. [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1510304/20050923/duff_hilary.jhtml?headlines=true "Hilary Duff Forms A Bond With Espionage Hotties In New Video"] . MTV News. September 24 2005. Retrieved August 6 2006.]

The video begins with a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph accompanying the heartbeats in the song, until a beating heart appears as if seen through an X-ray machine. The format of the video is a series of vignettes, each influenced by the opening title sequences of James Bond films (from the silhouettes featured in the 1960s films to the 3D graphics in the then-recent films); in them Duff, who is often presented performing the song with her band and into a microphone (which is sometimes silhoetted and placed where a gun would be), sports different looks inspired by the different eras of the Bond films. [ [http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2005/week38/index.html#entry-6562815 "BOOKED: Hilary Duff - Phil Harder, director"] . videostatic.com. September 22 2005. Retrieved July 10 2007.] As in the Bond film opening title sequences, the video often moves from one shot to another not through cuts, but with shapes in one shot transforming to form elements of the next shot, and the editing is matched to the beat of the song.

The video premiered on MTV's "Total Request Live" on November 9. It entered the "TRL" top ten countdown the following day and ascended to number one on November 14. [ [http://www.absolutetrl.net/records/recaparchive/2005_11.html "TRL Archive - November 2005"] . AbsoluteTRL. Retrieved August 16 2006.] It remained on the countdown for twenty days, until December 19. [ [http://www.absolutetrl.net/records/recaparchive/2005_12.html "TRL Archive - December 2005"] . AbsoluteTRL. Retrieved August 16 2006.

Parody

] The FOX sketch show "MADtv" did a parody of the song and music video, "For the Sake of My Fame", which featured Arden Myrin as Duff. The parody was centered on young female celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Duff herself allegedly becoming anorexic to stay thin and popular.

Charts

Release history

Track listings

;Promo CDFact|date=August 2008
#"Beat of My Heart" (album version) – 3:11
#"Fly" (remix) – 3:29

;Australian CDFact|date=August 2008
#"Beat of My Heart" (album version) – 3:11
#"Wake Up" (DJ Kaya dance remix);European CDFact|date=August 2008
#"Beat of My Heart" (album version) – 3:11
#"Beat of My Heart" (Sugarcookie remix) – 3:00
#"Fly" (remix) – 3:29

Notes

External links

*YouTube|eVExfTxg5is|Music video


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