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"(Feels Like) Heaven"
File:FeelsLikeHeaven.jpg
Song by Fiction Factory
from the album Throw the Warped Wheel Out
B-side"Everyone But You"
"This Is"
Released31 December 1983
Recorded1983
GenreNew wave
LabelCBS
Songwriter(s)Eddie Jordan & Kevin Patterson
Producer(s)Fiction Factory

"(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[]

  1. Welsh, Andrew (26 July 2011). "Fiction Factory dreaming of heaven at Rewind Festival reunion". Daily Record. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  2. Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  3. Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  4. 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.
  5. Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  6. "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: F". Hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  7. Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  8. Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  9. Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  10. "Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven". Chart Stats. 1984-01-14. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  11. Sanger, David E. "Feels Like Heaven", Beatport, February 21, 2012, accessed February 23, 2012. Archived 2012-02-25.

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