"Captive Heart" is a song by Selena, released from EMI Records and EMI Latin on August 22, 1995. It was the second promotional single released from Dreaming of You (1995), behind "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)". It was written by Mark Goldenberg and Kit Hain, while it was produced by Jose Behar and Guy Roche. Recording sessions had took place at Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr's recording studio Q-Productions and at several other locations. The song was given mixed reviews from music critics. The Daily Vault, believed Selena made a mistake with "Captive Heart", stating that, the song was a surprising and painful flaw, because it showcases a mistake of exerting too much throat, which many popular singers currently do. The Daily Vault instated that it was a one-way ticket to voice destruction. Mario Tarradell of the Dallas Morning News stated that "Captive Heart" "are a bit more uptempo, bordering on that New Jill Swing sound popularized by Mary J. Blige and Jade.
"Captive Heart" is a electropop song performed in a rhythmical pop groove. the song is composed in the key of D major with a time signature in common time, and with a moderate groove of 91 beats per minute. The song's lyrics describes a girl who is love struck by a guy who she just saw walking. Her love is then captivated by his "wild passion" that keeps her from being free. She is willing to do anything to be with the guy, weather drowning in the ocean, giving him all control of her emotions, and holding a flame that burns. "Captive Heart" peaked at number ninety-six on the Canadian Hot 100 and number thirty on the Rhythmic Top 40. American singer, Donna De Lory was the back-up singer for the song.
The song was nominated for "Tejano Crossover Song of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the Tejano Music Awards.