I’ve always liked the Go-Go’s peppy, upbeat songs, not to mention the fact that they are a super-successful, all-female band who write and play their own songs. Their videos typified the 1980s with big smiles, big hair, and brightly colored outfits. Belinda Carlisle was/is their lead singer, propelling them to many hits starting with their 1981 debut album Beauty and the Beat. She went on to have a successful solo career and then reunited with the band in 1999 (she still maintains a solo career even so). In 2011, Carlisle received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
“Heaven Is a Place on Earth” is one of Belinda’s solo songs (she did not write this one herself). It’s from her second album Heaven on Earth (1987), and the single hit No. 1 in the US and the UK. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Female Pop Vocals, but lost to Whitney Houston. Belinda re-recorded “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” in 2015 as an acoustic ballad and it is on her 2017 album Wilder Shores.
Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth
They say in Heaven, love comes first
We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth
Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth…
Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.
Image from Pixabay.
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