Heaven On The 7th Floor

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"Heaven on the 7th Floor"
Heaven On The 7th Floor.jpg
Single by Paul Nicholas
from the album Paul Nicholas
B-side"Do You Want My Love"
ReleasedAugust 1977
Format7-inch single
Recorded1977
GenrePop, disco[1]
Length2:44
LabelRSO
Songwriter(s)Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker
Producer(s)Christopher Neil
Paul Nicholas singles chronology
"Grandma's Party"
(1976)
"Heaven on the 7th Floor"
(1977)
"On the Strip"
(1978)
Alternative cover
Heaven On The 7th Floor - Paul Nicholas.jpg

"Heaven on the 7th Floor" is a 1977 hit single by British singer Paul Nicholas. It was his biggest U.S. hit, a track from his eponymous debut LP. The song spent three weeks at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[2] during November and December of that year. "Heaven On The 7th Floor" became a Gold record. It reached number 49 in Canada.[3]

The song was not among Nicholas's most popular hits in Britain, although it was a Top 10 hit in other nations. On the 22 October 1977 American Top 40 radio program, Casey Kasem described Nicholas as "a performer who didn't want to be there," i.e., on the musical charts.[citation needed] Having had a successful film career in Europe for 10 years, he had come to America to audition for a stage production of Hamlet, however, he was not selected. Nicholas felt that musical success might help him make more of a name for himself, and would open a door for him into bigger acting roles. Kasem said of this strategy, "He makes the music industry sound easier than it really is."[citation needed]

"Heaven on the 7th Floor"
Single by The Mighty Pope
ReleasedAugust 1977 (August 1977)
Format7-inch single
Length2:45
LabelPrivate Stock Records
Songwriter(s)Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"Heaven on the 7th Floor" was covered by The Mighty Pope, and charted concurrently with Paul Nicholas's version. In Canada, his version was the bigger hit. It was issued by RCA Records on the Private Stock label, and reached #14. It also reached number 83 on the U.S. Cash Box chart.[11]

The Mighty Pope version[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spitz, Marc (27 October 2009). "Bowie: A Biography". Crown/Archetype. Retrieved 12 December 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.
  3. ^ a b "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada gc.ca. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The 7th Floor". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 176.
  7. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 12/03/77". Web.archive.org. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1977 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1977-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 380. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  10. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1977". Web.archive.org. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Cash Box Top 100 9/03/77". Web.archive.org. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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