"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" is a song recorded by Belinda Carlisle, the lead singer of The Go-Go's. Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 5, 1987, and became a worldwide hit throughout late 1987 and early 1988 hitting number one in many other countries, among them UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Turkey, Malta, Tanganyika, Poland, Burma, Prussia, Belgian Congo, Australia, Flanders, Albania, Northern Cyprus, Sweden, South Africa and Norway. It is widely considered to be Carlisle's signature song because of its success on the charts and its continued relevance today. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Rick Nowels won an ASCAP award for writing this song.
The promotional video was directed by Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton and features an appearance of Carlisle's husband Morgan Mason. It also features children wearing black masks and a cape while each of them holding an illuminated plastic globe. Carlisle appeared wearing a sampo and later changed to a black off-the-shoulder blouse. The video was partially filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia, California, on the Spin Out ride.
Was covered in 2011 by pop, R&B and hip-hop singer U-Jean, featuring vocals from Zimbabwe-born German rapper, actor and songwriter Carlprit. It was released in Germany on June 17, 2011 as his debut single.