Heaven (Warrant song)
|Single by Warrant|
|from the album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich|
|Genre||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Warrant singles chronology|
Heaven is the first power ballad by American glam metal/hard rock band Warrant. It was released in 1989 as the second single from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song was Warrant's most commercially successful single, reaching number one in Rolling Stone, number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and spawning a music video starring Scottish model Tracy Allan. The track's commercial success has led it to becoming one of the best known songs by the band.
"Heaven" was re-visited by the band in 1999 on their Greatest & Latest album and was released as a promo and later iTunes single and was also released on several mixed compilation albums. In 2004 Jani Lane re-recorded an acoustic version of "Heaven" which featured on the third "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" compilation.
The song was used in Tool Academy's series finale, and was covered by American punk rock band New Found Glory on the compilation album Punk Goes Metal. It also appears in the musical production Rock of Ages.
"Heaven" took Warrant's record company by surprise. Indeed, once the widespread appeal of the song became apparent, the band were instructed to re-record the track to lend it a "bigger radio sound". The first 250,000 copies of the record featured the original version while later pressings featured a new version. "Heaven" had previously been recorded by Jani Lane and Steven Sweet's old band Plain Jane.
Uses in popular culture
"Heaven" is used in a 2011 TV commercial for the Ohio Lottery. The Heaven video was filmed during a live concert at Sandstone Amphitheater in Kansas City, KS, and at other locations around the Kansas City Metro area.