Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)

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"Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" is a song recorded by pop singer Cyndi Lauper for her 1988 film Vibes. It was written by Richard Orange, formerly of the band Zider Zee.


Song information

The single was released in 1988 as a track from her first starring-role film, Vibes, co-starring Jeff Goldblum. The song failed to find an audience. The song is considered, among Lauper fans, a rarity and only appeared as a single in various formats including a 3" CD single in Japan, US, Austria and 5" CD single in UK and US.

Lauper was also getting ready to release an album later that year called "Kindred Spirit" but the release was canceled, most likely due to the backlash of this release. Later on when Lauper released the album, now titled A Night To Remember, the track was not included on most formats of the album. It was only included on the Japanese edition as a bonus track and on the Japanese edition of Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some.

During a live concert and Q & A appearance in Las Vegas, Cyndi stated her record company thought the song was too fast for radio.[citation needed] Lauper seldom performed this in concert. In 2004, during the Australian leg of her "At Last" tour, she performed part of the song a cappella at the request of the audience, since the single reached the Top 10 there in 1988 and was very well known. However, it wasn't until the 2006 Body Acoustic Tour that she played the song regularly in full again, and she frequently opened the True Colors 2007 Tour with it. The song was also the opening track of her 2008 Australian Tour.

The song can also be found on the fan-acclaimed bootleg, Backsided, which was a fan-made project created to get rare Cyndi tracks into the CD player. The track finally saw the light of day on an official CD, as of 2003, with the release of the 3-CD compilation, The Great Cyndi Lauper. This song can be found in following cds: Best Movie Album in the World...Ever! (3 Audio CD), True Colors: Best of... (2 Audio CD), 36 All-time Favorites (3 Audio CD), Monster Hits 1988/Hits of 1988.

3" Single

5" Single

Cassette and Vinyl Single

Chart performance


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