Corey Hart is a Canadian singer, best known for his hit single, “Sunglasses At Night.” During his career, he sold over 16 million records worldwide and landed on nine US Billboard Top 40 hits. In 1984, he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and is a multiple Juno award winner.
In the 1980’s, Steven Spielberg considered Corey for the role of Marty McFly in the 1985 film, Back to the Future. However, Corey declined the offer because he wanted to focus on music.
Corey writes, “She was told by her doctors that the fetus (me) would need to be aborted as surgery was required immediately to remove the cancer. Mina begged the doctors not to abort her baby. They agreed and the ovarian tumor was removed but, miraculously, it did not harm me.”
Mina beat her cancer and lived for another 52 years. Corey shares in his biography that he and his mother had a very close relationship, especially after his father left their family when he was ten years old. Sadly, Mina Weber Hart passed away on August 12th, 2014. In tribute, Corey shared a song with his Facebook followers that reflected the positive life force his mother instilled in him. In the lyrics of “In Your Soul”, Corey says “´Someone will drag you down And try and knock you under Hey, mama said with her words of wonder. Don’t matter cause ’Cause it’s in your soul.”
He concludes, “Ever since I was a young boy, my Mom would recount the story of my birth, telling me that I was “meant to live.” When I began to write songs & sing at age eleven she told me ´this is why god chose me to live´. I do not know exactly what this all signifies within the endless possibilities of the universe (if in fact, anything at all) but what I do know is that It created an unconquerable bond between son and mother, a connection unlike any other. My mother was the greatest treasure I will ever know. The light of her unconditional love will carry me forward through every step on the roads yet travelled.”
Listen to Corey perform “In Your Soul” to his mother in the video below.