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Listen to Nightwish’s Floor Jansen absolutely smash her cover of Heart’s 1987 power ballad Alone

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(Image credit: Floor Jansen)

Respect is due to Nightwish’s Floor Jansen, who’s been serving up some tasty sonic treats during our latest enforced stint in lockdown. 

Having shared a delightful version of Disney anthem Let It Go from Frozen, in November, the Dutch vocalist has pulled off another triumph with a killer take on classic power ballad Alone, originally written and recorded by iTen, but better known as a US number one single for Heart in 1987. 

Explaining how she came to  record the track, which features piano from Joost Van Den Broek, Jansen says: "Picking Alone from @thebandheart as my second cover on YouTube felt like the right decision. I have performed this song with Nightwish, After Forever and even at the Christmas Metal Symphony! So when I saw many of you requesting this song, I got to work! Hope you enjoy it!"

Alone was written by US songwriters Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, who also co-wrote Madonna’s Like A Virgin, Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors and and The Bangles» Eternal Flame, and recorded by their band iTen for their 1983 album Taking A Cold Look. Four years on, Heart recorded a cover of the song on their Bad Animals album, and subsequently issued the track as a single. Alone hit the summit of the US charts in summer ’87, and peaked at number three in the UK. 

Check out Floor Jansen’s version of the song below: