Paradise (Sade song)

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Single by Sade
from the album Stronger Than Pride
Released Summer 1988
Format CD single, 3" CD single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1987
Length 4:01
Label Epic
Writer(s) Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
Producer(s) Adu, Hale, Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
Sade singles chronology
"Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
"Nothing Can Come Between Us"

"Paradise" is a 1988 song by Sade. The single, from the album Stronger Than Pride, was Sade's most successful on the US R&B chart, peaking at number one for one week, and peaking at number 16 on the Hot 100.[1] "Paradise" was also a hit on the dance charts, where it peaked at number 21.[2] "Paradise" is often considered their signature song, along with 1984's "Smooth Operator" and 1992's "No Ordinary Love".

Track listings and formats[edit]

UK and European CD single
  1. "Paradise" (Extended Remix) - 5:33
  2. "Hang On To Your Love" (US Remix) - 5:28
  3. "Keep Hangin On" (Live) - 2:59
  4. "Paradise" (Instrumental) - 4:01


Chart (1988) Peak
France 38
Dutch Top 40 33
United Kingdom 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 357. 
  3. ^ "Stronger Than Pride > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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Preceded by
"Joy" by Teddy Pendergrass
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
9 July 1988
Succeeded by
"Roses Are Red" by The Mac Band