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Encyclopedia > Heaven Is a Place on Earth
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" cover
Single by Belinda Carlisle
from the album Heaven on Earth
Released Dec. 1987
Format CD single
7" Single
12" Single
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Length 4:06
Label MCA Records
Writer(s) Rick Nowels
Ellen Shipley
Producer(s) Rick Nowels
Chart positions
Belinda Carlisle singles chronology
"Since You've Gone"
(1986)
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
(1987)
"I Get Weak"
(1988)

"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" is a song recorded by Belinda Carlisle, former lead singer of The Go-Go's. Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 5, 1987, becoming Carlisle's only U.S. chart-topper with or without her band. A month later it repeated the feat on the UK singles chart for two weeks. The promotional video was directed by Diane Keaton and Carlisle's husband Morgan Mason and herself. Image File history File linksMetadata HeavenIsAPlaceOnEarth. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... Heaven on Earth is the second solo album by Belinda Carlisle and her most successful to date. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Rick Nowels is a record producer and songwriter who is known for his work with Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle, Madonna, Darren Hayes, Amber, Dido, Sonique, Ronan Keating, New Radicals, k. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... For the 1960s band, see The Go-Gos (1960s). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Diane Keaton (born January 5, 1946) is an American film actress, director, and producer. ... Morgan Mason, son of British actor James Mason, and former special assistant to the President of the United States, was born on June 26, 1955, in California, USA. As a child he appeared in 2 films, The Sandpiper and Heros Island. ...


Carlisle's backup vocalists on the track include songwriters Nowels and Shipley as well as Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas. Michelle Phillips, far right, with her fellow band members when with The Mamas & the Papas in the late 1960s. ... The Mamas & the Papas were a leading vocal group of the 1960s, and one of the few American groups to maintain widespread success during the British Invasion, along with The Beach Boys. ...


"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" was used at the end of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Romy and Micheles High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming. ...


"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" was also used in the gay bar scene of American Wedding. American Wedding (also known as American Pie: The Wedding outside of America or American Pie 3) is the 2003 sequel to the comedy films American Pie (1999) and American Pie 2 (2001). ...


Track listing

  1. "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
  2. "We Can Change"
  3. "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (Heavenly version)
  4. "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (Acappella version)

A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ...

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Preceded by
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
December 5, 1987
Succeeded by
"Faith" by George Michael
Preceded by
"Always On My Mind" by Pet Shop Boys
UK number one single
January 10, 1988
Succeeded by
"I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany

 
 

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