Rod Stewart - "Rhythm of My Heart"
"Rhythm of My Heart" is a rock song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek for Dutch rock and roll artist René Shuman's 1986 debut album, René Shuman. In 1991 Rod Stewart recorded the song for his album, Vagabond Heart. The song was produced by Trevor Horn. It is the album's opening track, and was released as its first single. The single reached No. 3 in the UK chart and No. 5 on the US chart. The melody is an adaptation of "Loch Lomond." The meter, stanzas and lyrics are also based on the poem, a nod to Stewart's own Scottish heritage. Eric Rigler played the Great Highland bagpipes heard during Stewart's version.