Heaven's What I Feel

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"Heaven's What I Feel / Corazón Prohibido"
Heaven Corazon Single.jpg
Single by Gloria Estefan
from the album gloria!
ReleasedMay 5, 1998
Format
Recorded1997–1998
Genre
Length5:05
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Kike Santander (lyricist/composer)
Producer(s)
Gloria Estefan singles chronology
"En el Jardín"
(1997)
"Heaven's What I Feel / Corazón Prohibido"
(1998)
"Oye"
(1998)
Music video
"Heaven's What I Feel" on YouTube

"Heaven's What I Feel" is a song by Gloria Estefan, taken from her eighth studio album gloria!. The song was released as the first single from the album on May 5, 1998 by Epic Records.

Song history[edit]

The song is a ballad with a dance background. It was first recorded by Celine Dion but she did not feel it was right for her 1997 album, so she offered it to Estefan, who recorded it for her then-upcoming album gloria!.

The song was released as the first official single from the album and was recorded in three languages: English, Spanish and French. The Spanish version titled "Corazón Prohibido" was released as a single in Spain, where it topped the charts. The French version titled "Amour Infini" was only available on Canadian,[1] French[2] and European Limited Edition 2-Disc[3] Releases of the gloria! album. The song peaked at number twenty-seven in the U.S.

The B-side of the single was the "Gloria Hitmix", which had not been available in any other single issue since. There were two different versions of the song: "Edit" and "Full Version" (this mix includes the songs: "I'm Not Giving You Up", "Reach", "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)", "Mi Tierra", "Live for Loving You", "Tres Deseos", "Everlasting Love" and "Turn the Beat Around.")

The single received a massive promotion. Estefan first performed the song at the 1998 VH1 Divas Live where she received a standing ovation for her performance; she also performed at the Studio 54 in New York City. Then she sang it again at the 1998 World Music Awards in Monaco where she was the hostess of the event. Then it was promoted in a lot of television programs around the world.

Featured[edit]

The song was included in the movie Dance with Me (starring Vanessa L. Williams and Chayanne) soundtrack.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in a "space" style and shows Gloria flying in one scene, and dancing at a club in another. The video received the Alma Award for "Best Outstanding Video".

Grammy nomination[edit]

The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording but lost to Madonna's smash hit "Ray of Light".

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "Estefan previews her forthcoming dance/pop collection, "Gloria!," with a deliciously sweet confection that takes the listener back to the days of disco with its wonderfully vibrant strings and rumbling percussion. La G is in exceptional voice here, hitting high notes she's never touched before—and doing so with a delightfully romantic flair. The fingerprints of top clubland producer Tony Moran are all over the track, starting with its muscular bassline and unabashedly gleeful keyboards. He is a perfect partner for Emilio Estefan, whose pop sensibilities keep the song on a steady radio route. And it looks like radio will have a field day with this cut, given its cute lyrics and instantly sing-along chorus."[4]

The Gavin Report wrote: "Upbeat with a great hook, this Gloria Estefan effort is a winner. While some of her strongest hits have been ballads, it's wonderful to hear her pick up the pace on this latest endeavor."[5]

Formats and track listings[edit]

"Heaven's What I Feel"[edit]

"Corazón Prohibido"[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
U.S. (Radio) April 15, 1998 (1998-04-15)
U.S. May 5, 1998 (1998-05-05)
U.S. (12" Vinyl Part 2) May 26, 1998 (1998-05-26)
Europe May 18, 1998 (1998-05-18)
U.K. May 25, 1998 (1998-05-25)
Japan May 27, 1998 (1998-05-27)

Official versions and remixes[edit]

Original versions
  1. Album Version — (5:05)
  2. Radio Edit #1 — (4:37)
  3. Radio Edit #2 — (4:07)
  4. Ballad Version — (4:28)
  5. Acappella — (4:26)
  6. Spanish Version ("Corazón Prohibido") — (5:05)
  7. Spanish Radio Edit ("Corazón Prohibido") — (4:34)
  8. Spanish Ballad Version ("Corazón Prohibido") — (5:05)
  9. Spanish Acappella ("Corazón Prohibido") — (4:31)
  10. French Version ("Amour Infini") — (5:05)
"Heaven's What I Feel" remixes
  1. Pablo Flores Remix — (5:03)
  2. Love To Infinity Classic Paradise Mix — (6:10)
  3. Love To Infinity Classic Radio Mix #1 (a.k.a. Classic Radio Long) — (5:05)
  4. Love To Infinity Classic Radio Edit #2 (a.k.a. Classic Radio Short) — (3:32)
  5. Love To Infinity Rhino Mix — (7:11)
  6. Victor Calderone Mix — (8:32)
  7. Victor Calderone Radio Mix — (4:12)
  8. Victor Calderone Dub — (7:30)
  9. Soul Solution Vox Mix — (10:11)
  10. Soul Solution Radio Mix — (4:40)
  11. Soul Solution NRG Dub — (5:12)
  12. Trouser Enthusiasts' Neanderthal Thrust Mix — (10:54)
  13. Prince Quick Mix's Amped Up Pass — (5:40)
  14. Prince Quick Mix's Subaquatic Dub — (6:15)
"Corazón Prohibido" remixes
  1. Pablo Flores Remix — (4:42)
  2. Pablo Flores Spanish 12" Remix — (7:10)

Chart performance[edit]

"Heaven's What I Feel"[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts) 34
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 30
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 34
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 85
Hungary (Mahasz)[9] 3
Japan (Japanese Singles Chart) 16
Japan (Japanese Singles Chart) (Tokyo) 3
Netherlands (Tipparade)[10] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 69
Poland (Polish Singles Chart) 42
Scotland (Official Charts Company) 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 17
US Billboard Hot 100 27
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 56
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales 22
US Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 7
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 6

"Corazón Prohibido"[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks 2
US Billboard Hot Latin Pop Airplay 1
US Billboard Hot Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 8
Spain (Top 40 Singles Chart) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/ek91191
  2. ^ http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/epc4898509
  3. ^ http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/4898502
  4. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine (11 April 1998, page 88). Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ Sholin, Dave (10 April 1998). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 2201. p. 54. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/e69/Gloria-Estefan-Heaven's-What-I-Feel
  7. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ http://germancharts.de/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Heaven%27s+What+I+Feel&cat=s
  9. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Gloria! - Heaven's What I Feel" (in Dutch). top40.nl. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  11. ^ http://www.dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Heaven%27s+What+I+Feel&cat=s
  12. ^ http://hitparade.ch/song/Gloria-Estefan/Heaven's-What-I-Feel-3689

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