Top 10 Songs Featuring Heartbeat Sounds

Many songs use actual heartbeats, pulsating beats or pulse-like instrumentation.
What are the best songs and what songs used it in the best way?

The Top Ten

1 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

In the intro to the video clip version. Very suitable use - heartbeat means life. - Metal_Treasure

2 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

Heartbeat appears in the intro and throughout. - Metal_Treasure

3 That Was Just Your Life - Metallica

In the intro and throughout. - Metal_Treasure

4 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
5 Heartbeat - Seduction

Just play the song sample. - Metal_Treasure

6 Straight to Number One - Touch & Go
7 Follow Me - Muse

Heartbeat is in the intro. - Metal_Treasure

8 Eclipse - Pink Floyd

In the second half of the song. - Metal_Treasure

9 Closer - Nine Inch Nails

Heartbeat appears in the intro and throughout. - Metal_Treasure

10 Pandemic - Accept

The Newcomers

? Rescue Me - Madonna

Heartbeat sound only appears at the start of the song before the bass line and percussion takes over.

The Contenders

11 The Heart of Rock and Roll - Huey Lewis & The News

Heartbeat appears several times in the song. - Metal_Treasure

12 Beautiful Day - U2

Introduction and throughout. - Metal_Treasure

13 Pink Maggit - Deftones

The heartbeat starts at around 6:16. - Metal_Treasure

14 Sex in the Summer - Prince

Heartbeat is mixed into the percussion. - Metal_Treasure

15 Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
16 Heartbeat Song - Kelly Clarkson

In this song Kelly used her daughter's heartbeat, recorded while she was still in the womb but the beat was slowed down for the rhythm of the track. - Metal_Treasure

17 Teardrop - Massive Attack

This one is available throughout the entire song. - Metal_Treasure

18 With Arms Wide Open - Creed

There's a heart beat at the beginning of this track - christangrant

19 Activation Synthesis Theory - Blotted Science
20 Feel Again - Onerepublic

It's at the beginning. Frontman Ryan Tedder also used hand-clapping and percussion to mimic a heartbeat. - Metal_Treasure

21 Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine

Intro and later at about 2:30. - Metal_Treasure

22 Cry Little Sister - Gerard McMann

It appears in the introduction and throughout. - Metal_Treasure

23 Sitting on the Moon - Enigma
24 Lust. - Kendrick Lamar
25 Anywhere in the World - Mark Ronson & Katy B

It's mixed into rhythm section throughout. - Metal_Treasure

26 Night and Day - Cole Porter

It's in the intro only. - Metal_Treasure

27 Raining Blood - Slayer
28 Time - Pink Floyd

Heartbeat? Where is the heartbeat on this song? - Userguy44

Agreed. No heartbeat. It's a clock ticking. Somebody added this song to the list. - Metal_Treasure

29 Raise the Dead - Bathory
30 Fatal Illusion - Megadeth

There is a heartbeat monitor sound in the middle of the song.

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Top Remixes

1. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
2. In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
3. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
1. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
2. Beautiful Day - U2
3. Closer - Nine Inch Nails


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