Song of the Day: Yes, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

Prog rock icons Yes seem like an odd fit with the music of the mid-’80’s, yet here they are. The first track on their 1983 album 90125 was written by guitarist Trevor Rabin, with input from Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, and producer Trevor Horn. Released in late 1983, it reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart in the US in ’83 and #1 on the Hot 100 in 1984.

11 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Yes, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

    1. Yes got a whole lot more accessible after Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, and Bill Bruford left, which might have led to this track’s appeal. It was still prog-rock, but not as ethereal.

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        1. They were an amazing band, with some incredible talent in the late ’60’s-early ’70’s, but it wasn’t the kind of music you could dance to. Their later work was a little more hit-oriented.

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