There are a lot of reasons why Ann and Nancy Wilson are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One of those reasons has to be their impressive musical range. Over the course of their fifty-plus-year-careers with Heart and as solo artists, the Wilson sisters have recorded a vast catalog of enduring songs in a variety of styles, including folk, hard rock, heavy metal, and pop-friendly power ballads.
After riding high in the mid- and late-1970s, Heart experienced a brief commercial decline in the early-’80s. But the group came back stronger than ever with the release of their 1985 self-titled eighth studio album Heart. That album’s third single, “These Dreams,” became the band’s first song to top the Billboard Hot 100.
Heart’s resurgence also benefited from the MTV revolution. True to its title, the video for “These Dreams” is indeed dream-like. At times, it’s even reminiscent of Salvador Dali’s surrealist paintings. I’m guessing that a good bit of the production budget also went toward styling products. The whole band epitomized the big hair of the ’80s.