“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” is a song written and recorded by Rod Stewart for his 1977 album Foot Loose & Fancy Free. The song proved a popular single, reaching the top ten of many national charts, including number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 2 in Canada, and number 1 for one week in Australia.
Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewart’s eighth album, released in November 1977 on Riva Records in the UK and Warner Bros in the US.
The album is the final album in a string of Stewart’s acclaimed 1970s albums, beginning with Atlantic Crossing and ending with A Night On The Town. The album contains elements of hard rock (“Hot Legs”), funk rock (“You’re Insane”), and progressive rock (“You Keep Me Hanging On”), as well as Stewart’s usual ballads (“You’re In My Heart”). “I Was Only Joking”, a tale about regret and the care-free minds of the young, has become one of Stewart’s most loved compositions.
The lyrics mention two of Stewart’s favorite football teams in the phrase “Celtic, United”. The inner sleeve to the album Foot Loose & Fancy Free also pictures artwork with the names Glasgow Celtic and Manchester United drifting out of a car stereo.