(Feels Like) Heaven

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"(Feels Like) Heaven"
FeelsLikeHeaven.jpg
Single by Fiction Factory
from the album Throw the Warped Wheel Out
B-side "Everyone But You"
"This Is"
Released 31 December 1983
Format
Recorded 1983
Genre New wave
Length 3:34
Label CBS
Songwriter(s) Eddie Jordan & Kevin Patterson
Producer(s) Peter Wilson
Fiction Factory singles chronology
"Ghost of Love"
(1983)
"(Feels Like) Heaven"
(1983)
"All or Nothing"
(1984)

"Ghost of Love"
(1983)
"(Feels Like) Heaven"
(1983)
"All or Nothing"
(1984)

"(Feels Like) Heaven" is a song by the Scottish music group Fiction Factory. It was released as a single at the end of 1983 and appears on their debut album Throw the Warped Wheel Out. The track was a hit in Switzerland, reaching #2 on the Swiss singles chart. In the UK, it peaked at #6. Other chart positions include #10 in Germany, #14 in Sweden and #20 in Austria. The song is a regular feature on 1980s and new wave compilations.

Fiction Factory had no other notable successes beyond "(Feels Like) Heaven", which rendered the band as a one-hit wonder.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7"
  1. "(Feels Like) Heaven"
  2. "Everyone But You"
12"
  1. "(Feels Like) Heaven"
  2. "Everyone But You"
  3. "This Is"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 51 17
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 20 2
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 16 7
German Singles Chart[5] 10 15
Irish Singles Chart[6] 4 5
Italian Singles Chart[7] 33 ?
New Zealand Singles Chart[8] 24 8
Swedish Singles Chart[9] 14 4
Swiss Singles Charts[10] 2 13
UK Singles Chart[11] 6 9

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song was recorded by dance act Dario G in 2003, reaching number 38 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • In 2008, the song was covered by Sylwania, a German dance project from the label Beatbox-Recordz.
  • In 2008, the song was covered and released as a bonus track on the album Werk 80 II by the German gothic metal band Atrocity.
  • In February 2012, the song was covered by Matt Consola featuring Ben Holder & LFB on Swishcraft Records.[12] This release includes remixes by Joel Dickinson, Sean Mac, Christian Poow, SpekrFreks, Chubby Fingers and Swishcraft (aka Matt Consola & LFB).
  • Slow Moving Millie covered the song on her 2011 album Renditions.
  • In 2016, the song was performed live by Manic Street Preachers during their Everything Must Go 20th anniversary tour. A studio recording was included on the compilation album BBC Radio 2's Sounds of the 80s, Vol. 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welsh, Andrew (26 July 2011). "Fiction Factory dreaming of heaven at Rewind Festival reunion". Daily Record. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  5. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  6. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  11. ^ "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". Chart Stats. 1984-01-14. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  12. ^ Sanger, David E. "Feels Like Heaven", Beatport, February 21, 2012, accessed February 23, 2012. Archived 2012-02-25.