Format:Vinyl, 12″”, 45 RPM
A Nothin’ At All (Extended Remix) 5:10
Remix – Ron Nevison
Written-By – Mark Mueller
B The Wolf 4:02
Written By – Wilson-Wilson-Leese-Andes-Carmassi-Ennis
B2 Nothin’ At All (single version) 4:10
“”Nothin’ at All”” is the name of a song recorded by rock band by Heart. It was released as the fourth single from the band self-titled 1985 album Heart, and the fourth song from the album to hit the U.S. top-ten, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It failed to reach the Top 75 in the UK, hitting number 76 in the UK Singles Chart, however a re-issue released in 1988 reached number 38.
Lyrically it is a love song which describes a new relationship which falls into place without effort or conflict. When singer Ann Wilson asks the song subject what he did to make falling in love so easy, his response is “”nothin’ at all””. The song music video received heavy rotation on MTV and this single was the last big hit from the Heart album.
“”Nothin’ At All””
The two different versions of “”Nothin’ At All”” greatly differ from one another. The original mix of “”Nothin’ At All”” features a very subdued lead vocal from Ann Wilson, with no ad-libs & extras. The guitar solo is also very tame and mellow/melodic–because it was actually performed by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan, a guest on the album. In the remix, a vibrant alternate lead vocal take from Wilson is featured with striking embellishments; Leese guitar solo is vastly different and has a harmonic solo with Wilson. Drum treatment was mixed with restraint in the original, with heavy reverb as to blend with other instruments; louder, dryer & “”cuts-through”” on the remix. But while these two versions greatly differ from one another, the underscoring rhythm tracks are exactly the same, hence it appears the two final mixes do not derive from different basic track recording sessions.