ALL I WANNA DO IS MAKE LOVE TO YOU by Heart

October 19, 2022

The song of the day is “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” by Heart. Arguably, this is the band’s most successful song; it is Heart’s only song to become certified gold. Would you believe the band actually hates it?  

Fun Facts:

  • “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You” is from the band’s 10th album, Brigade
  • Heart primarily wrote their own songs. “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You” was one of the rare songs written by someone else. 
  • The song is a cover of a 1979 Dobie Gray song. Well, sort of. His version of the song, written by Mutt Lange, was a simple love song with no story to it. 
  • Mutt Lange rewrote the song for Don Henley but ended up working with Heart. This new version is about a woman who has an affair with a hitchhiker in order to become pregnant. 
  • Mutt Lange worked on a few other successful albums, including Hysteria by Def Leppard, 4 by Foreigner, and Back in Black by AC/DC.
  • Although it’s one of Heart’s most popular songs, the band itself hates it. They recorded it because they liked Mutt Lange, but they thought that it had a terrible message. Ann Wilson even describes the song as “hideous.” For this reason, the band no longer performs it in concerts, even though fans (especially in Australia) request it. 
  • At one point, the song was banned in Ireland because it was about a woman with “loose morals.”
  • “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You” reached the #2 spot in the Billboard Top 10 Pop Hit in America.  

Lyrics 

It was a rainy night

When he came into sight

Standing by the road

With no umbrella, no coat

So I pulled up alongside

And I offered him a ride

He accepted with a smile

So we drove for a while

I didn’t ask him his name

This lonely boy in the rain

Fate, tell me it’s right

Is this love at first sight?

Please don’t make it wrong

Just stay for a night

All I wanna do is make love to you

Say you will, you want me too

All I wanna do is make love to you

I got loving arms to hold onto

So we found this hotel

It was a place I knew well

We made magic that night

Oh, he did everything right

He brought the woman out of me

So many times, easily

And in the morning, when he woke

All I left him was a note

I told him I am the flower

You are the seed

We walked in the garden

We planted a tree

Don’t try to find me

Please don’t you dare

Just live in my memory

You’ll always be there

All I wanna do is make love to you

One night of love was all we knew

All I wanna do is make love to you

I got loving arms to hold onto

Whoa, oh, we made love

Love like strangers

All night long

We made love

Then it happened one day

We came ’round the same way

You can imagine his surprise

When he saw his own eyes

I said, “Please, please understand

I’m in love with another man

And what he couldn’t give me

, oh, whoa

Was the one little thing that you can”

All I wanna do is make love to you

One night of love was all we knew

All I wanna do is make love to you

Come on, say you will, you want me too

All I wanna do is make love to you

One night of love was all we knew

All I wanna do is make love to you

Say you will, baby, want me too

All night long, all night long

All night long, all night long

All I wanna do, all I wanna do

All I wanna do, all I wanna do

All I wanna do is make love to you

One night of love was all we knew

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