Closest Thing to Heaven

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"Closest Thing to Heaven"
ClosestThingToHeaven.jpg
Single by Tears for Fears
from the album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
Released 21 February 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2001
Genre New wave
Length 3:22 (UK Radio Mix)
3:36 (Album Version)
Label New Door Records
Gut Records
Songwriter(s) Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, Charlton Pettus
Producer(s) Tears for Fears
Charlton Pettus
Tears for Fears singles chronology
"Call Me Mellow"
(2004)
"Closest Thing to Heaven"
(2005)
"Everybody Loves a Happy Ending/Call Me Mellow"
(2005)
"Call Me Mellow"
(2004)
"Closest Thing to Heaven"
(2005)
"Everybody Loves a Happy Ending/Call Me Mellow"
(2005)

"Closest Thing to Heaven" is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. In the UK, it was released as the first single from their 2004 album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, and is the first single that features both original members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith since 1990.

The song was Tears for Fears' first UK top 40 hit since the 1995 single "Raoul and the Kings of Spain". It also reached #8 on the UK Independent Singles Chart, #12 on the Finland singles chart and #40 in Poland.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

CD5: Gut/CDGUT66[edit]

  1. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (UK Radio Mix) - 3:22
  2. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (Brothers In Rhythm Group Therapy Mix) - 8:15
  3. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (Solasso Club Mix) - 5:49
  4. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (Brothers In Rhythm Group Therapy Dub) - 8:15
  5. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (Solasso Dub) - 5:33

CD3:Gut/EU0161836ERE[edit]

  1. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (UK Radio Mix) - 3:22
  2. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (Solasso Dub) - 5:33

Music video[edit]

The promo video for "Closest Thing to Heaven" was directed by Michael Palmieri (who has also worked with Foo Fighters and Beck), and is a colourful theatrical fantasy featuring the Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 40
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[2] 8

References[edit]

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