7th Heaven (Vanity song)

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"7th Heaven"
Single by Vanity
from the album The Last Dragon: Original Soundtrack Album
Released April 1985
Format Vinyl 7", Promo release
Recorded 1984
Genre Contemporary R&B
Dance-pop
Length 3:28
Label Motown Records
Songwriter(s) Vanity, Bill Wolfer
Producer(s) Bill Wolfer
Vanity singles chronology
"Mechanical Emotion"
(1985)
"7th Heaven"
(1985)
"Under the Influence"
(1986)

"Mechanical Emotion"
(feat. Morris Day)
(1985)
"7th Heaven"
(1985)
"Under the Influence"
(1986)

"7th Heaven" is a 1985 song by American-Canadian pop and R&B singer-actress Vanity, the track was released as a promotional single to support the 1985 film soundtrack, The Last Dragon and movie which also stars Vanity, Taimak, and Julius J. Carry III.[1]

The song was co-written and produced by Bill Wolfer. It was also released, following the soundtrack's first single "Rhythm of the Night" by DeBarge, a top five pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on Billboard's R&B Singles.[2]

To help promote the soundtrack album release, Vanity appeared on various talk shows including The Merv Griffin Show, in which she discussed the movie and also performed the song.[3] For her Merv Griffin appearance, Vanity wore the infamous "7th Heaven" blue and silver dress she had worn in the film.

Music video[edit]

The music video theme shows Vanity as her film character Laura Charles, who is a singer and video DJ at the popular 7th Heaven club. She makes her grand entrance performing "7th Heaven", as an elevator lowers her below to the dance floor in the night club. A large video screen is shown behind her, as it shows her performing the song in the night club.[citation needed]

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Bill Wolfer
  • Written by Bill Wolfer and Vanity

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic-The Last Dragon: Soundtrack Album allmusic.com
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 150.
  3. ^ Vanity Live on Merv Griffin Show

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