The Rhythm Of Your Heart

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The Rhythm Of Your ♥

Childofthesun album.jpg
from the album Child Of The Sun
Rhythmofyourheart single.jpg
single art for Rhythm Of Your ♥
Song details
Performer: Mayte
First Released: 6 November 1995 - If Link= Single: If_Eye_Love_U_2night Love U 2night single
Album(s): Child Of The Sun
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (uncredited on album, credited to New Power Generation in association with Hena Productions on single)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

The Rhythm Of Your ♥ (more commonly known as The Rhythm Of Your Heart, but also known as Rhythm Of Your ♥ or Listen 2 The Rhythm) is the fourth track on Mayte’s first and only album Child Of The Sun, and a few weeks before the album’s release, it was included as the b-side on some versions of If Link= Single: If_Eye_Love_U_2night Love U 2night, the album’s second single. In 2007, Rhythm Of Your ♥ (lacking the definite article in the title) was released as a limited-release single (originally pressed in 1998), containing an extended remix of the track featuring a rap by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png). Although no production credit is given on the album, the song was written and produced by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking for Prince’s original version took place in 1989, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, using the title Listen 2 The Rhythm. The first half of the chorus was reused from Rhythm Angel - "Shine like the sun, cry like the rain / Feel like an angel, know no pain", but the two songs are otherwise lyrically separate. SymbolSmallerBlue.png may have worked on the track further in 1994, and it was included as the second track on a late 1994 configuration of The Gold Experience, also under its original title. Mayte’s vocal overdubs likely took place in late 1994 at Paisley Park Studios, when the track was renamed The Rhythm Of Your ♥. It was included, in a different mix than released, as the fourth track on a 5 May 1995 configuration of Child Of The Sun, where it remained for release, although it was worked on further in Summer 1995 before release (Prince’s rap was removed, although included on the remix included on the single). It is likely the track was included on Mayte’s album Scorpio (as Rhythm Of Your ♥), which included some tracks from Child Of The Sun, as the single Rhythm Of Your ♥ was made available at that time.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking (Prince vocals)
Late 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Mayte vocal overdubs
Summer 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Rhythm Of Your ♥ 3:16 If Link= Single: If_Eye_Love_U_2night Love U 2night single
Studio a.k.a. Rhythm Of Your ♥
The Rhythm Of Your ♥ 3:23 Rhythm Of Your ♥ single Studio slightly longer in the coda w/ extra heartbeats
Rhythm Of Your ♥ (Remix) 6:11 Rhythm Of Your ♥ single Extended version Mixed by César Sogbe and Joe Galdo, assisted by John Merchant
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Rhythm Of Your ♥ 3:21 Mayte’s YouTube channel Promo video 1998 promo video, unreleased until featured on Mayte’s YouTube channel in 2013. See The Rhythm Of Your ♥ for details

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Listen 2 The Rhythm Studio Original version with Prince vocals
The Rhythm Of Your ♥ Studio Rawer sound with SymbolSmallerBlue.png rap included
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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