(Feels Like) Heaven

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

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

Fiction Factory had no other notable successes beyond "(Feels Like) Heaven", which rendered the band as a one-hit wonder.[1]

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
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 51 8
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 20 2
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 16 7
German Singles Chart[5] 10 15
Irish Singles Chart[6] 4 5
Italian Singles Chart[7] 33 ?
New Zealand Singles Chart[8] 24 8
Swedish Singles Chart[9] 14 4
Swiss Singles Charts[10] 2 13
UK Singles Chart[11] 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.[12] 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.
  • In 2016, the song was performed live by Manic Street Preachers during their Everything Must Go 20th anniversary tour. A studio recording was included on the compilation album BBC Radio 2's Sounds of the 80s, Vol. 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welsh, Andrew (26 July 2011). "Fiction Factory dreaming of heaven at Rewind Festival reunion". Daily Record. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  11. ^ "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". Chart Stats. 1984-01-14. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  12. ^ Sanger, David E. "Feels Like Heaven", Beatport, February 21, 2012, accessed February 23, 2012. Archived 2012-02-25.