#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “Q” is for “Queen of Hearts”

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:

7 thoughts on “#AtoZ 1981 Songs to Remember – “Q” is for “Queen of Hearts”

  1. This is another one featured on my son’s music podcast!
    I’d forgotten about this one, too, but as soon as he played is I thought, “Ah yes, big hit!”
    I’d forgotten also that Emmy Lou Harris wrote it. It does sound like her.
    Great choice for your royal theme.

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