Heaven (Warrant song)

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"Heaven"
Warrant - Heaven.jpeg
Single by Warrant
from the album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
B-side In the Sticks [1]
Released July 22, 1989
Recorded 1988
Length 3:57
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Jani Lane
Producer(s) Beau Hill
Warrant singles chronology
"Down Boys"
(1989)
"Heaven"
(1989)
"Big Talk"
(1989)
"Down Boys"
(1989)
"Heaven"
(1989)
"Big Talk"
(1989)

Heaven is a song by American glam metal band Warrant. It was released in July 1989 as the second single from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song was Warrant's most commercially successful single, spending two weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 (kept from the top spot by Milli Vanilli's ‘Girl I'm Gonna Miss You’), and reaching number one in Rolling Stone,[clarification needed] and number three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2] The track's commercial success has led it to becoming one of the best known songs by the band.

Background[edit]

"Heaven" took Warrant's record company by surprise. Indeed, once the widespread appeal of the song became apparent, the band were instructed to re-record the track to lend it a "bigger radio sound". The first 250,000 copies of the record featured the original version while later pressings featured a new version.[3] The song had previously been recorded by Jani Lane and Steven Sweet's old band Plain Jane.

Music video[edit]

The music video starred Scottish model Tracy Allan. It was filmed during a live concert at Sandstone Amphitheater in Kansas City, Kansas and at other locations around the Kansas City Metro area as well as New York City.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989–1990) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Chart)[4] 54
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[6] 4
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 93
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 2
US Top 40/Rock (Billboard)[7] 1
US Billboard Top Tracks[2] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrant - Heaven (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Warrant - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic (Macrovision Corporation). Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  3. ^ Biography at Rock Detector.com Archived 2005-12-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ Canadian peak
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Warrant – Heaven". VG-lista.
  7. ^ "Top 40/Rock: September 30, 1989" (PDF). Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2017.