Take Me to Your Heaven (song)

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Sweden "Take Me to Your Heaven"
Charlotte Nilsson - Take Me to Your Heaven.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1999 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Charlotte
Language English
Composer(s) Lars Diedricson
Lyricist(s) Gert Lengstrand, Marcos Ubeda
Finals performance
Final result 1st
Final points 163
Appearance chronology
◄ "Kärleken är" (1998)   
"When Spirits Are Calling My Name" (2000) ►

"Take Me to Your Heaven" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 performed in English (taking advantage of new rules removing the requirement to perform in a national language) by Charlotte Nilsson representing Sweden. Charlotte Nilsson first won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1999 when singing the Swedish language version "Tusen och en natt" (Swedish for "One Thousand and One Nights").

The song was internationally released as a single on 21 June 1999, produced by Mikael Wendt. At the singles charts, it peaked at #2 in Sweden, #10 in Norway, #20 in the United Kingdom, #23 in the Netherlands and #5 in Flanders (Belgium).

On 24 April 1999, the Swedish language version of the song entered radio chart Svensktoppen as number-one and spent 8 consecutive weeks on the top spot, and managed to stay on the chart for no less than six months, until 4 September 1999.

The song was succeeded in 2000 as Contest winner by the Olsen Brothers representing Denmark with "Fly on the Wings of Love".

Content[edit]

The song is an up-beat song about love, with the singer asking her lover to take her to heaven by loving her. Some fans have argued that it is derivative of previous Swedish 1974 winner ABBA. However in the music video, it is set in the winter time with Perrelli walking in the snow, so listeners today would associate it with Christmas.

Track listings[edit]

  1. Take Me to Your Heaven - 3:00
  2. Tusen och en natt - 3:00
  1. Take Me to Your Heaven - 3:00
  2. Tusen och en natt - 3:00
  3. Take Me to Your Heaven (instrumental version) - 3:00

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[2] 21
Norway (VG-lista)[3] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 2
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 20
Preceded by
Kärleken är by Jill Johnson
Melodifestivalen winners
1999
Succeeded by
När vindarna viskar mitt namn by Roger Pontare
Preceded by
Diva by Dana International
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1999
Succeeded by
Fly on the Wings of Love by Olsen Brothers

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