Music of My Heart

Music of My Heart
"Music of My Heart"
Single by Gloria Estefan featuring 'N Sync
from the album The Music of the Heart Original Motion Soundtrack
Released September 28, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Teen pop
Length 4:31
Label Miramax
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Producer David Foster
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"Santo Santo"
"Music of My Heart"
"No Me Dejes de Querer"
'N Sync chronology
"Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
"Music of My Heart"
"Bye Bye Bye"

"Music of My Heart" is a song by Cuban American recording artist Gloria Estefan featuring American pop band 'N Sync. The teen pop song was written by Dianne Warren and produced by David Foster, for the Wes Craven directed movie "Music of the Heart" (1999). It was released as the first single from the soundtrack on September 28, 1999, through Miramax. "Music of My Heart" received four important nominations: the Academy Award for "Best Original Song" two for the Grammy award for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture" and "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals". The last nomination was for the Billboard Music Awards for "Top Song From A Movie", this last mentioned was the only award which Estefan won of all the nominations received for the song. Also, Gloria Estefan achieved a Blockbuster Award for "Best Pop Song in a Movie". The song ended at the Billboard Year-End Charts at #97 after peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier in the year 1999. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States for sales over of the 500,000 copies.


Background and composition

"Music of My Heart" was written by Dianne Warren and produced by David Foster, for the Wes Craven directed movie "Music of the Heart" (1999). Gloria Estefan and band 'N Sync recorded their vocals for the song in 1999.[1] It was released as the first single from the movie soundtrack on September 28, 1999.[2] "Music of My Heart" is a teen pop song that lasts for four minutes and thirty-one seconds.[3] The song is composed in the key of B major and is set in time signature of common time, with a moderately slow tempo of 68 beats per minute. The vocal range of Estefan and the members of 'N Sync spans over an octave, from F4 to B5.[3]

Music video

The video, directed by Nigel Dick, features *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan singing in Miami Senior High School in Miami, FL with interspersed shots of student musicians. The lyrics praise music teachers as the six perform in the gymnasium. The video debut on TRL, Thursday, August 12, 1999 at number 1.


  • UK (1999)
CD1 (50997 668527 2)
  1. "Music Of My Heart" (Album Version) - 4:31
  2. "Music Of My Heart" (Lawrence Dermer Remix) - 4:21
  3. "Music Of My Heart" (Hex Hector 12" Club Mix) - 9:20
CD2 (50997 668527 5)
  1. "Music Of My Heart" (Album Version) - 4:31
  2. "Music Of My Heart" (Hex Hector 7" Radio Edit) - 4:18
  3. "Music Of My Heart" (Pablo Flores Club Mix) - 10:06
  • Europe & America (1999)
  1. "Music Of My Heart" (Album Version) - 4:31
  2. "Music Of My Heart" (Hex Hector 7" Remix) - 4:18
  1. "Music Of My Heart" (Album Version) - 4:31
  2. "Music Of My Heart" (Pablo Flores Club Mix) - 10:06
  3. "Music Of My Heart" (Pablo Flores Radio Edit) - 4:42


Peak positions

Chart (1999) Peak
Canada Singles Chart 8
Dutch Singles Chart 58
Malaysia Singles Chart 4
Singapore Singles Chart 6
UK Top 75 Singles Chart 34
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 2
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 21
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 23

End of year charts

End of year chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 97


Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000


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