Hot Line to Heaven
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|"Hot Line to Heaven"|
|Single by Bananarama|
|from the album Bananarama|
|B-side||State I'm In|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Genre||Pop, new wave|
|Length||7:19 (Album Version)
3:40 (7" Version)
Jolley & Swain
|Producer(s)||Jolley & Swain|
|Bananarama singles chronology|
In its album version, "Hot Line to Heaven" is a seven-plus-minutes mid-tempo pop song. It was edited to about three-and-a-half minutes for its single release. After Bananarama recorded the soundtrack song "The Wild Life" (from the film of the same name), the edited version of "Hot Line to Heaven" was pressed onto the Bananarama album in order to make room for the late-addition of "The Wild Life". This was only a temporary pressing, however, as Bananarama's track listing was restored several months later, with the full version of "Hot Line to Heaven" intact.
The single did not perform well on the charts and got very limited release outside of UK. As was the case with the Bananarama album, the dark lyrical content did not meet with mainstream acceptance and became the group's lowest charting UK single since their debut "Aie a Mwana".
The music video features the girls trying to persuade a record executive to listen to their demo tapes. When they eventually show up as angels in his hallucinations, he relents.
- UK 7" vinyl single
London Records NANA 8
- "Hot Line to Heaven (single version)" 3:40
- "State I'm In" 2:48
- UK 12" vinyl single
London Records NANX 8
- "Hot Line to Heaven" (extended version) 7:19
- "State I'm In" (extended version) 4:48
+ an "edited version" 3:48 of "Hot Line to Heaven (album version)" was released on the compilation album "Bananarama - Bunch Of Hits". This was also the version released on the 2007 re-issue of the "Bananarama" album incorrectly titled as the "7 inch mix"
Some versions of the 7 inch came shrinkwrapped with a jigsaw of the front cover NANAJ 8
|UK Singles Chart||58|
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