Closest Thing to Heaven

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"Closest Thing to Heaven"
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Single by Tears for Fears
from the album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
Released21 February 2005
FormatCD
Recorded2001
GenreNew wave
Length3:22 (UK Radio Mix)
3:36 (Album Version)
LabelNew 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)

"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 was the first single to feature both original members, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, since 1990.

The song was Tears for Fears' first UK top 40 hit since "Raoul and the Kings of Spain" in 1995, reaching number 40 on the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number 12 in Finland and number 38 in the Netherlands.

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.

Track listing[edit]

CD3: Gut/EU0161836ERE

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

CD5: Gut/CDGUT66

  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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 14
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[2] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[3] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 70
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 40
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 8

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