Heaven Can Wait (Sandra song)

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"Heaven Can Wait"
Single by Sandra
from the album Into a Secret Land
B-side "Heaven's Theme"
Released May 1988
Format 7" single
12" maxi
CD maxi
Recorded 1988
Genre Disco , Synthpop
Length 4:05
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Michael Cretu
Hubert Kemmler
Markus Löhr
Producer(s) Michael Cretu
Hubert Kemmler
Klaus Hirschburger
Certification Silver France, 1988
Sandra singles chronology
"Everlasting Love (PWL Remix)"
"Heaven Can Wait"
"Secret Land"

"Heaven Can Wait" is a dance–pop song performed by German singer Sandra and written by Michael Cretu, Hubert Kemmler (Hubert Kah) and Markus Löhr. It was produced by Michael Cretu, and received a good overall reception from music critics when it was released as the first single from Sandra’s third album, Into a Secret Land, in the second quarter of 1988 (see 1988 in music).

The single peaked at number twelve in the Germany and became generally top twenty hit. The song also reached the top ten in Israel, Austria and France, peaking at number two, four and six, respectively. However, it had no success in the United Kingdom where it peaked only at number ninety-seven. In France, the song was the fourth and last silver disc for Sandra.

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Heaven Can Wait" — 4:05
  2. "Heaven's Theme" (instrumental) — 4:05
12" maxi
  1. "Heaven Can Wait" (extended version) — 7:38
  2. "Heaven Can Wait" (dub mix) — 4:01
  3. "Heaven Can Wait" (single version) — 4:05
CD maxi
  1. "Heaven Can Wait" (extended version) — 7:38
  2. "Heaven Can Wait" (dub mix) — 4:01
  3. "Heaven Can Wait" (single version) — 4:05


Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[1] Silver 1988 200,000 364,000[2]


Chart (1988) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 4
Dutch Mega Top 100[3] 12
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 6
German Singles Chart[3] 12
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 16
UK Singles Chart[4] 97


  1. ^ Sandra's certifications in France, by SNEP Ifop.com (Retrieved March 3, 2008)
  2. ^ Sandra's certifications and sales in France See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "SANDRA" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved August 7, 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Heaven Can Wait", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved March 3, 2008)
  4. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved March 3, 2008)

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