(Feels Like) Heaven

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"(Feels Like) Heaven"
Single by Fiction Factory
from the album Throw The Warped Wheel Out
B-side "Everyone But You", "This Is"
Released 31 December 1983
Genre New wave
Label CBS
Writer(s) Eddie Jordan & Kevin Patterson
Producer(s) Fiction Factory
Fiction Factory singles chronology
- "(Feels Like) Heaven"
(1983)
"Ghost of Love"
(1984)

"(Feels Like) Heaven" is a song and single by the Scottish music group Fiction Factory. It was released as a single at the end of 1983 and in 1984 on their debut album Throw The Warped Wheel Out. It is a regular feature on 1980s and new wave compilations. It was a major hit in Switzerland, reaching #2 on the Swiss singles chart. In the UK, the single peaked at #6. Other chart positions include #14 in Sweden and #20 in Austria.

Track listing[edit]

7"
  1. "(Feels Like) Heaven"
  2. "Everyone But You"
12"
  1. "(Feels Like) Heaven"
  2. "Everyone But You"
  3. "This Is"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 20 2
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 16 7
German Singles Chart[3] 10 15
Irish Singles Chart[4] 4 5
Italian Singles Chart[5] 33 ?
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 24 8
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 14 4
Swiss Singles Charts[8] 2 13
UK Singles Chart[9] 6 9

Cover versions and media appearances[edit]

  • The song was recorded by dance act Dario G in 2003, reaching number 38 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • In 2008, the song was covered by Sylwania, a German dance project from the label Beatbox-Recordz.
  • In 2008, the song was covered and released as a bonus track on the album Werk 80 II by the German gothic metal band Atrocity.
  • In February 2012, the song was covered by Matt Consola featuring Ben Holder & LFB on Swishcraft Records.[10] This release includes remixes by Joel Dickinson, Sean Mac, Christian Poow, SpekrFreks, Chubby Fingers and Swishcraft (aka Matt Consola & LFB).
  • Slow Moving Millie covered the song on her 2011 album Renditions.
  • In April 2008, The Hershey Company used the song in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group - http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  9. ^ "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". Chart Stats. 1984-01-14. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  10. ^ Sanger, David E. "Feels Like Heaven", Beatport, February 21, 2012, accessed February 23, 2012. Archived 2012-02-25.