memories of the ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

A top 10 hit of the early 1980s, Bryan Adams’ ballad Heaven was in heavy rotation on radio playlists across North America.

Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was recorded in 1983 at the Power Station Studio in New York City, and was influenced by Journey’s popular ballad Faithfully.

Adams toured with Journey throughout 1983, as the opening act on their Frontiers tour.

It was first used for the soundtrack of the film A Night in Heaven, a romance film released in November 1983, but was a flop at the box office. The song started being played by radio stations and reached number nine on Billboard’s Top Tracks chart in 1983.

Adams decided to include the ballad on his 1984 album Reckless and was the third single released at the beginning of 1985 after Run to You and Somebody.

Hitting the Billboard charts, the song hit number on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and became the highest charting song of the album.

Reckless was Adams fourth album, and thanks to the power of Heaven, sold 12 million copies.

 

 

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About Waheeda Harris

A freelance journalist with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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