I Found Heaven

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"I Found Heaven"
Single by Take That
from the album Take That & Party
B-side "I'm Out"
Released 10 August 1992
Format CD single, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, 7" picture disc
Recorded Southlands Studios, London, England
Genre Pop, dance
Length 4:01 (Album Version)
4:02 (7" Radio Mix)
Label RCA, BMG
Writer(s) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin
Producer(s) Griffin, Levine
Take That singles chronology
"It Only Takes a Minute"
(1992)
"I Found Heaven"
(1992)
"A Million Love Songs"
(1992)
Alternative covers
UK 7" limited edition vinyl
Japanese 3" CD single cover

"I Found Heaven" is a song by English boy band Take That from their debut studio album, Take That & Party. It was released as the album's fifth single on 10 August 1992.

Background[edit]

Written and produced by American singer Billy Griffin and English producer Ian Levine, it was released on 10 August 1992 as the fifth single from the band's debut album, Take That & Party (1992). It became the group's second top twenty single, charting at number fifteen on the UK Singles Chart.[1] "I Found Heaven" is the first song by Take That to feature both Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams on lead vocals, and also the only non-cover written by someone else than the band.

In Gary Barlow's autobiography My Take, he states that the band hates the song: "The song Ian made us sing was truly f***ing awful. I still hate it to this day. In fact, we all hate it and absolutely refuse to perform it on stage. It is, by a huge margin, the worst song of Take That's and my career. At the time I said nothing because I felt I didn't have a leg to stand on."

Although often regarded as Robbie Williams' first song on lead vocals, some parts of the song were mixed in with vocals by Billy Griffin because Williams could not reach the high notes.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for the single was filmed on Sandown Beach on the Isle of Wight, and the yellow car featured is owned by a local resident, and is fairly well known amongst the islanders. The band perform the song on the beach whilst clips of the band relaxing on the beach are intercut with the video. In Gary Barlow's autobiography: 'My Take', he expressed that the band were disappointed with the location on which the video was filmed. They apparenately hoped for the video to be shot in an exotic continent.

Track listings[edit]

UK and European CD single (#74321 10813 2)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found Heaven" (7" radio mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 4:02
2. "I'm Out"   Gary Barlow Duncan Bridgeman 4:15
3. "Promises" (7" radio mix) Graham Stack, Barlow Pete Hammond 3:34
4. "I Found Heaven" (classic 12" mix) Levine, Griffin Levine, Griffin 6:54
UK cassette single (#74321 10813 4)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found Heaven" (7" radio mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 4:02
2. "I'm Out"   Gary Barlow Duncan Bridgeman 4:13
Japanese 3" CD single (BVDP-80)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found Heaven" (7" radio mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 4:02
2. "Promises" (7" radio mix) Graham Stack, Gary Barlow Pete Hammond 3:34
UK limited edition picture disc 7" vinyl (#74321 10813 7)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found Heaven" (7" radio mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 4:02
2. "I'm Out"   Gary Barlow Duncan Bridgeman 4:13
UK limited edition with poster sleeve 7" vinyl (#74321 10814 7)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found Heaven" (7" radio mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 4:02
2. "I Found Heaven" (Mr. F's garage mix) Levine, Griffin Levine, Griffin 6:08
UK 12" vinyl (#74321 11240 1)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Found Heaven" (Mr. F's garage mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 6:08
2. "I Found Heaven" (original 12" mix) Levine, Griffin Levine, Griffin 6:35
3. "I Found Heaven" (7" radio mix) Ian Levine, Billy Griffin Levine, Griffin 4:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992-93) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[3] 35
Germany (Media Control AG)[4] 56
Japan (Oricon)[5] 5
UK Singles (Official Chart Company)[1] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UK Top 40 Hit Database". everyHit.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2007
  2. ^ ""I think I'd be the Chuffinator... you have been chuffed!"". Robbiewilliams.com. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ name="Lescharts"
  4. ^ "German Single Charts". Charts-Surfer.de. Retrieved 18 November 2007.
  5. ^ Oricon Singles Chart Oricon Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 November 2012)

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