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"(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 #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

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

Chart performance

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

Cover versions and media appearances

  • 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.[11] 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 April 2008, The Hershey Company used the song in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial.
  • 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

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  11. Sanger, David E. "Feels Like Heaven", Beatport, February 21, 2012, accessed February 23, 2012. Archived 2012-02-25.

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