Tell It to My Heart by Taylor Dayne was released November 6, 1987, with an instrumental version of the song as the B side. It was Dayne’s debut single from her debut album of the same name.
The song took off unexpectedly upon its release, forcing Dayne to complete her album in six weeks. In the United States, the single spent 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 7. In the United Kingdom, it reached No. 3.
In 1988, Dayne was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal, Female for the song.