I chose 1981 music as my theme this year. My newest novel The Summer of Princess Diana is set in the summer of 1981, and oh! the music! Let’s take a look back at a pivotal time in the music industry.
Written by Emmylou Harris’s pedal steel guitarist Hank DeVito, “Queen of Hearts” was a #2 hit for country-rock singer Juice Newton. The following year, in 1982, Newton won a Grammy for Best Female Vocalist (Country and Western category).
“Queen of Hearts” was featured in the 1986 film Salvador and the 1997 film Boogie Nights. It also appears in a 1998 King of the Hill episode and a 2017 South Park episode. Here’s the video: