[[caption-width-right:350:Ann and Nancy Wilson, "Crazy On You" era]]

->''These dreams go on when I close my eyes\\
Every second of the night I live another life\\
These dreams that sleep when it's cold outside\\
Every moment I'm awake the further I'm away...''
-->"These Dreams"

Heart is a rock band technically formed in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}, Canada but with all its members originating from UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, Washington - one of their founding members was dodging the draft, everybody else followed, and later they moved back to Seattle once the whole thing blew over. While previous incarnations date from around 1967, the band itself was led by Ann and Nancy Wilson, who have also remained [[FaceOfTheBand the only constant members of]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)#Members the band's ever-changing lineups.]] ToMakeALongStoryShort: they first got famous in TheSeventies, largely by sounding exactly like Music/LedZeppelin, decreased in popularity by the middle of TheEighties but had a comeback in 1985, largely by moving away from Zeppelin-styled rock into {{Power Ballad}}s and reliance on synthesizers.

The Wilson sisters also played an important part in the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} music scene through their ownership of the Bad Animals Studio, used by key {{Grunge}} bands such as Music/AliceInChains, Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/PearlJam and Music/{{Soundgarden}} and others like Music/NeilYoung, Music/JohnnyCash and Music/{{REM}}. Ann Wilson also contributed vocals to the Alice in Chains EP ''Sap'' and later appeared at one of their tribute concerts.

They were also ranked #57 on Creator/VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

!!Tropes related to the band:

* EightiesHair: They had this during their 80's period. They were hit quite hard by TheEighties.
* CanadaEh: the time spent in exile in Vancouver rubbed off on the music. Many people mistakenly believe the girls and by extention the band ''are'' Canadian by birth and upbringing. Because they were based in Canada at the time and the band had some Canadian members, the first album benefited from Canadian content requirements for Canadian radio stations.
* CastingCouch: The subject of the song "Private Audition".
* DeathGlare: In "If Looks Could Kill".
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''The Essential Heart'', among others.
* IncestSubtext: In a rather bizarre invoking of this trope, Ann and Nancy Wilson were rumoured early in their career to have been lesbian lovers. The rumour was started by their first record label, Mushroom Records, through innuendo and juxtaposition including the use of a suggestive photo and caption for the artwork of their first album, ''Dreamboat Annie'', in an attempt to garner publicity and boost album sales. The Wilson sisters were unaware of the rumour campaign being fueled by their recording company. Once they discovered it, due to comments made by a reporter during an interview, they were very unhappy with their representation, and indirectly attacked those responsible in their next album. Ann was so enraged by the reporter that she wrote "Barracuda" the same night.
** This story lingers. To the extent that an English music writer could sneeringly say, in the early 2000's, that Heart's music remains ''unaccountably popular among lesbians''. Another innuendo published in the same paper was that an unfailing sign of a woman being lesbian is that she owns all Heart's albums plus concert bootlegs.
* IntercourseWithYou: "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" is actually a strange variation. It tell the story of a one night stand between a man and a woman with the TwistEnding that the woman took part in it to get pregnant because her husband is infertile.
* OldMaster: Very much; Ann is in her mid-sixties while Nancy is pushing 60 herself. They clearly don't care, as they still perform worldwide and are regarded by many music critics as legendary musicians.
* OlderAndWiser: The Wilson sisters are largely responsible for cultivating the Seattle grunge scene by opening their studios to a few then-unknown bands: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and {{Music/Nirvana}}.
* PopStarComposer: Nancy did soundtrack work on then-husband Cameron Crowe's movies.
* PowerBallad: Many of their songs from the mid-to-late Eighties, the most famous one being "Alone".
* RevisitingTheRoots: In the mid-nineties, Ann and Nancy formed The Lovemongers partially for benefit concerts, partially to reclaim artistic control.
** {{Irony}}: ...yet the Lovemongers' output is very heavy on covers.
* RevolvingDoorBand: The band has had six guitarists, eight bassists, five drummers, and six keyboardists. Not even Nancy has been in the band consistently.
* RockersSmashGuitars: Guitarist Roger Fisher smashed his guitar and walked off stage during a concert in Portland, Oregon. According to the Wilsons he also threw another guitar at the wall afterward.
* ShouldersupNudity: The front cover of ''Dreamboat Annie'' and associated publicity shots.
* StopAndGo: "Magic Man".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Several of their songs seem to just be copied from Music/LedZeppelin - one of the more obvious cases would be "Dream of the Archer" compared to "The Battle of Evermore". This is probably because they were originally a Music/LedZeppelin tribute band.
* TakeThat: Ann wrote "Barracuda" as an attack at their record label for starting the rumour that she and her sister were lovers.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Ladies]]
* [[UnPerson UnPersons]] Mike and Roger Fisher, after a very bitter and public fall-out with the Wilson sisters. Ann and Nancy at first did not want them anywhere near the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, but grudgingly relented when told the award wasn't just to the Wilsons, it was to the whole of the band's classic line-up. Mike and Roger were allowed to play one song with the group to honour this[[note]]''Crazy On You''[[/note]], but were bundled quickly off stage after the contract was honoured, and replaced with anonymous sessions musicians, just to rub it in.
* VocalTagTeam