heart skips a beat

your heart skips a beat

also your heart stands still
you are suddenly surprised, excited, or frightened Ben walked into the room and her heart skipped a beat. When the shark came toward us, my heart stood still.
See also: beat, heart, skip
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been been on to After serenading the "birds" in the crowd, Olly offered up a string of other anthems including Dance Wiv Me Tonight and Heart Skips A Beat.
Fans had their camera phones at the ready as the former X Factor finalist took to the stage for a lip-smacking performance of his number one single Heart Skips a Beat alongside rap duo Rizzle Kicks.
When Alan sees Bea in a bar, his safe, boring middle-class heart skips a beat.
The Xtra Factor presenter got together with the duo for his charttopping hit Heart Skips A Beat last summer.
1 (-) Sak Noel Loca People 2 (2) Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger 3 (-) Goo Goo Dolls Iris 4 (1) Dappy No Regrets 5 (3) One Direction What Makes You Beautiful 6 (5) James Morrison I Won't Let You Go 7 (4) Jason Derulo It Girl 8 (8) Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks Heart Skips A Beat 9 (6) Pixie Lott All About Tonight 10 (13) Bad Meets Evil ft Bruno Mars Lighters 1 (-) James Morrison The Awakening 2 (1) Kasabian Velociraptor 3 (2) Ed Sheeran + 4 (3) Adele 21 5 (-) Nirvana Nevermind 6 (-) Blink 182 Neighborhoods 7 (7) David Guetta Nothing But The Beat 8 (6) Example Playing In The Shadows 9 (4) Joe McElderry Classic 10 (11) Bruno Mars Doo-Wops And Hooligans,
1 (-) One Direction What Makes You Beautiful 2 (2) Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger 3 (1) Pixie Lott All About Tonight 4 (6) Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks Heart Skips A Beat 5 (3) The Saturdays All Fired Up 6 (5) Example Stay Awake 7 (7) Calvin Harris Feel So Close 8 (8) Christina Perri Jar of Hearts 9 (12) Will Young Jealousy 10 (4) Leona Lewis & Avicii Collide 1 (-) Ed Sheeran + 2 (2) Adele 21 3 (1) Example Playing In The Shadows 4 (-) Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know 5 (3) Joe McElderry Classic 6 (4) David Guetta Nothing But The Beat 7 (5) Will Young Echoes 8 (8) Adele 19 9 (7) Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You 10 (-) The Kooks Junk Of The Heart ?
SCOTS SINGLES 1 (-) Pixie Lott - All About Tonight 2 (1) Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger 3 (-) The Saturdays - All Fired Up 4 (-) Leona Lewis & Avichii - Collide 5 (2) Example -Stay Awake 6 (3) Calvin Harris - Feel So Close 7 (9) Sean Kingston - Party All Night (Sleep All Day) 8 (-) Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark 9 (4) Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat 10 (7) Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts SCOTS ALBUMS 1 (3) Adele - 21 2 (1) David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat 3 (-) Example - Playing In The Shadows 4 (5) Joe McElderry - Classic 5 (4) Will Young - Echoes 6 (-) The Beatles - 1 7 (2) Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You 8 (7) Adele - 19 9 (12) Lady Gaga - Born This Way 10 (-) Doris Day - My Heart
1(-) Pixie Lott All About Tonight 2 (2) Maroon 5 Ft Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger 3 (-) Saturdays All Fired Up 4 (-) Leona Lewis & Avicii Collide 5 (1) Example Stay Awake 6 (3) Olly Murs Ft Rizzle Kicks Heart Skips A Beat 7 (5) Calvin Harris Feel So Close 8 (6) Christina Perri Jar Of Hearts 9 (10) Sean Kingston Party All Night (Sleep All Day) 10 (4) Ed Sheeran You Need Me I Don't Need You 1 (-) Example Playing In The Shadows 2 (4) Adele 21 3 (5) Joe McElderry Classic 4 (2) David Guetta Nothing But The Beat 5 (3) Will Young Echoes 6 (-) Beatles 1 7 (1) Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You 8 (7) Adele 19 9 (-) Doris Day My Heart 10 (12) Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
SINGLES 1 (-) Heart Skips a Beat Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks 2 (-) Feel So Close Calvin Harris 3 (3) Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera 4 (1) Don't Go Wretch 32 ft Josh Kumra 5 (-) Jealousy Will Young 6 (4) Jar of Hearts Christina Perri 7 (2) Heaven Emeli Sand 8 (8) Down With The Trumpets Rizzle Kicks 9 (6) The A Team Ed Sheeran 10 (7) Little Bad Girl David Guetta/Cruz/ Ludacris ALBUMS 1 (-) Echoes Will Young 2 (-)Classic Joe McElderry 3 (2) 21 Adele 4 (-) Black And White Wretch 32 5 (5) 19 Adele 6 (3) Back To Black Amy Winehouse 7 (-) What Matters Most Barbra Streisand 8 (1) Welcome Reality Nero 9 (-) Killer Sounds Hard-Fi 10 (11) Loud Rihanna