Heaven (Avicii song)

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"Heaven"
Single by Avicii
from the album Tim
Released6 June 2019 (2019-06-06)
RecordedMay 2014
Length4:37 (album version)
3:47 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tim Bergling[1]
Avicii singles chronology
"Tough Love"
(2019)
"Heaven"
(2019)
Music video
"Heaven (Tribute Video)" on YouTube

"Heaven" is the third posthumous single by Swedish DJ Avicii, featuring singer Chris Martin of British band Coldplay. The song was released on 6 June 2019, as the third single from Avicii's posthumous studio album Tim.[2] The song became his third single, and his second posthumously, to reach number one on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in its 27 July 2019 issue.[3]

Recording[edit]

The song was recorded with Chris Martin back in 2014, at the same time they did "A Sky Full of Stars".[4] It first premiered during Avicii's set at Future Music Festival in 2015.[5] During the period of 2014 till 2019, there have been different versions of the song circulating the web.[6]

In 2015, Avicii premiered "Heaven" at 2015 Ultra Music Festival with a completely different singer, Simon Aldred, and said he thought he did the track justice.[7] In 2016, Avicii worked on a version of "Heaven" with producer Carl Falk, with a revamped vocal from singer Simon Aldred and electric guitars added to the track.[8] Avicii played this version of the track during the course of 2016, till he retired. Before his death, he eventually decided he wanted to release the version with Chris Martin instead.[9] The song was played in his memory by Nicky Romero during Kingsland Festival in 2018. As Nicky said, Tim sent to him a folder full of new music, mostly unfinished but still usable for the shows. On 27 May 2018, the song was leaked via airplay on NRJ Radio, and on Soundcloud.[10]

In April 2019, it was announced that the album Tim, which Avicii was working on before his death, would include the song "Heaven" in the album, which was released on 6 June 2019.[11]

Music video[edit]

The lyric video was released on 6 June 2019. The music video, called a "tribute video", which used old clips of Avicii, was released on 24 June 2019.

Remixes[edit]

On 27 July 2019, David Guetta played the remix of the song of "Heaven" at the Tomorrowland festival featuring Morten. The song was released on 23 August 2019.[12]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from YouTube and Expressen.[13]

  • Avicii – songwriter, producer, bass guitar, keyboards, drum programming, programming
  • Chris Martin – vocals, songwriter, guitar
  • Simon Aldred – demo vocals
  • Carl Falk – co-producer, electric guitar (2016 demo version)
  • Marcus Thunberg Wessel – engineer, assistant mixer
  • Kevin Grainger – mixer and mastering
  • Julio Rodriguez Sangrador – assistant mixer and mastering
  • Christopher Thordson – manager
  • Per Sundin – designer
  • Neil Jacobson – designer
  • Nick Groff – designer
  • Johnny Tennander – designer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 20
Australia Dance (ARIA)[15] 3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[16] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[17] 15
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[19] 10
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[20] 7
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[21] 38
Croatia (HRT)[22] 75
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[23] 8
Denmark (Tracklisten)[24] 20
Euro Digital Songs (Billboard)[25] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[26] 8
France (SNEP)[27] 119
Germany (Official German Charts)[28] 30
Germany Dance (Official German Charts)[29] 3
Greece (IFPI)[30] 25
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[31] 13
Hungary (Single Top 40)[32] 12
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[33] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[34] 15
Italy (FIMI)[35] 49
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[36] 39
Japan Hot Overseas (Billboard)[37] 5
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[38] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[39] 9
Netherlands (Mega Top 50)[40] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[41] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[42] 32
Norway (VG-lista)[43] 6
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[44] 44
Portugal (AFP)[45] 44
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[46] 10
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[47] 29
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[48] 7
Slovenia (SloTop50)[49] 22
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[50] 78
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[51] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[52] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[53] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[54] 83
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[55] 50
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[56] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[57] Gold 25,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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