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Now that Switzerland have beaten the French team in Euro 2020 and thus reached the quarter finals, we publish this Swiss hit from 1985, the first Swiss act to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard chart.

"The Captain of Her Heart" is a song by the Swiss duo Double (Felix Haug and Kurt Maloo) from their debut studio album, Blue (1985). The song is a ballad about a woman who stops waiting for her absent lover to return. The single was an international success, reaching No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, thus making Double the first Swiss act to reach the top 40 on the latter chart. In the Netherlands it reached number 11 in the Dutch Tipparde on 14 December 1985.

In a retrospective review of the song, AllMusic journalist Stewart Mason suggested that the song is "one of the great lost one-hit wonders of the mid-1980s." Mason wrote: "The Swiss duo never managed to capitalize on this song's casual sophistication and melodic grace, but it remains a glorious anomaly." The prominent saxophone on the song was played by Christian Ostermeier.

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Broadcast date: November 1, 1985
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