Paradise (Sade song)

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Single by Sade
from the album Stronger Than Pride
B-side "Keep Hangin' On"
Released 2 July 1988
Recorded 1987
Length 4:02
Label Epic
Producer(s) Sade
Sade singles chronology
"Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
"Nothing Can Come Between Us"

"Paradise" is a song by English band Sade from their third studio album Stronger Than Pride (1988). It is Sade's most successful track on the US Billboard Hot R&B chart, peaking at number-one for one week, and peaking at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1] "Paradise" was also a hit on the dance charts, where it peaked at number 21.[2] "Paradise" is often considered their signature song, alongside 1984's "Smooth Operator", 1985's "The Sweetest Taboo", and 1992's "No Ordinary Love."

Track listings and formats[edit]

UK and European CD single
  1. "Paradise" (Extended Version) - 5:30
  2. "Hang On to Your Love" (US Remix) - 5:13
  3. "Keep Hangin' On" (Live) - 2:59
  4. "Paradise" (Instrumental) - 4:02


Chart (1988) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[3] 86
French Singles Chart 38
Dutch Top 40 33
UK Singles Chart 29
US Billboard Hot 100 16
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 3
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[5] 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 357. 
  3. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 2014-06-17". Imgur. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 213. 
  5. ^ "Stronger Than Pride > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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Preceded by
"Joy" by Teddy Pendergrass
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
9 July 1988
Succeeded by
"Roses Are Red" by The Mac Band