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74 Songs About Heaven

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

What's your idea of heaven?  Is it a place, a feeling, a spiritual connection, something real or a blissful ideal?  Explore the meaning of heaven through popular music -- pop, rock, country, and R&B songs -- and make a playlist of songs about heaven.

What's your idea of heaven? Is it a place, a feeling, a spiritual connection, something real or a blissful ideal? Explore the meaning of heaven through popular music -- pop, rock, country, and R&B songs -- and make a playlist of songs about heaven.

What's Your Idea of Heaven?

Yesterday, I awoke to birds chirping, surrounded by four cats in my bed. All was right with the world. I yawned, my big orange tabby stretched and made biscuits on the fluffy blanket, and we all dozed off again. It was my version of heaven. What's yours?

Is heaven an earthly state, an emotional connection, or a spiritual destination for you? Is it a realistic state or an ideal to aspire to? Whatever the case, music has a variety of perspectives on heaven. Explore the concept of heaven through song and compile a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B tunes about heaven. We have a long list to start you out! Enjoy!

1. "I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe

Even if you're not religious, it would be hard not to appreciate this Christian rock song from 2001. The narrator visualizes what it might be like to enter heaven and meet his Creator. He wonders whether he will

  • dance for joy
  • sing "Hallelujah"
  • stand still in awestruck glory before his Maker
  • fall to his knees, or
  • find himself tongue-tied.

2. "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton

This heart-wrenching 1992 rock ballad was written after Clapton's four-year-old son, Conor, fell to his death from the balcony of the 53th floor of a Manhattan apartment building. Named by Rolling Stone as one of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time," it references both Clapton's sense of loss and the obligation he feels to continue living. He is comforted by the thought that they will be one day reunited.

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven.

3. "Heaven" by Kane Brown

Everyone tells the guy in this 2017 country song that heaven will be so incredible and notes how they're looking forward to the trip. However, he claims that paradise couldn't possibly be better than lying next to his honey. She's his angel, and he feels so very blessed.

4. "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

This iconic rock song from 1971 was named by Rolling Stone as one of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The classic tune describes a woman who has ignored all the signs and has taken one of two paths, hoping it will get her into heaven.

One path leads a life of spiritual righteousness and the other, which she has chosen, is to pursue a path of material worth. She endeavors to buy her admission to heaven. As the shadows grow longer, it becomes later in the journey and she is less able to easily switch courses to the wiser path.

5. "Heaven" by Julia Michaels

What's with the attraction to bad boys? The girl in this 2018 pop song was attracted to a guy who was no good for her. It seemed like their chemistry was mostly physical. Although he left her, she doesn't regret their adventurous relationship: "All good boys go to heaven, but bad boys bring heaven to you." Looks like the perfect makings for toxic, on again/off again romance.

6. "Heaven Sent" by Keyshia Cole

This heartfelt R&B 2007 ballad portrays a woman telling her lover that she wants to be the one he believes is heaven sent. She wants to be the one he loves, trusts, and needs, both here on earth and in the afterlife. After waiting her entire life, she has locked eyes with her soulmate and doesn't want to let this one go.

7. "Dancing in the Sky" by Dani and Lizzy

This upbeat pop song from 2016 is so special. Whereas many songs about missing a deceased loved one are understandably somber, this one is hopeful and insquisitive. The narrator asks her loved one what heaven is like, then proceeds to guess.

I hope you're dancing in the sky
And I hope you're singing in the angel's choir
And I hope the angels know what they have
I'll bet it's so nice up in heaven since you arrived.

8. "Heaven" by Beyonce Knowles

In this 2013 pop song, a loved one who has struggled mightily is dying. The narrator is anguished at their impending death, but out of devotion encourages them to go "home." She justifies the unfairness of their death by saying that "heaven couldn't wait for you" and ends the song with the Lord's Prayer.

9. "Knocking On Heaven's Door" by Guns N' Roses

Although Bob Dylan originally released this song in 1973, the best-known version of it is the worldwide hit by Guns N' Roses in 1992. The hair metal tune describes a man who would rather lay down his arms and be killed than continue fighting. Although he realizes he's about to perish, he believes he is knocking on heaven's door, and he's waiting to be allowed in.

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10. "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" by Justin Moore

In this wistful country song from 2014, a narrator wonders what it would be like to reconnect with lost loved ones, however briefly. He imagines introducing his kids to his grandfather, finding his cousin who died in Vietnam to show him how well his daughter turned out, and hugging three high school classmates who died too young. The narrator also wishes he could reunite with his old dog, ask Hank Williams Sr. why he took those pills, and have Janis Joplin sing the second stanza of "Me and Bobby McGee." These are the things he'd do if heaven wasn't so far away. What would you do?

"Our relationships are precious, valuable treasures from heaven, and we should handle them carefully, always looking for ways to build bridges to each other's hearts." Victoria Osteen, American religious leader

"Our relationships are precious, valuable treasures from heaven, and we should handle them carefully, always looking for ways to build bridges to each other's hearts." Victoria Osteen, American religious leader

11. "Heaven" by Jake Owen

Just south of town, perched way up on a hill, there's a place where you can see for miles. Time stands still, and they call the scenic spot "heaven." The guy in this 2011 country tune wants to take his sweetheart there and promises to have her back home by tonight. Sounds like a perfect spot for romance.

12. "Wrong Side Of Heaven" by Five Finger Death Punch

This 2013 heavy metal song describes the conflicted feelings of a soldier who is doing his duty. In killing others—in doing what he was trained to do—he finds himself "on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell." He denies being a hero and reiterates that rather than being made of stone, he does indeed have feelings. Right now, he's stranded in an emotional no man's land that is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

13. "If You Came Back From Heaven" by Lorrie Morgan

Imagine what you'd do if a deceased partner, friend, or relative returned from heaven to visit and you were granted just a little more time with them. How would you spend those precious moments? Would you let them return to heaven without you?

The tenderness in this 1994 country song is in part autobiographical. Lorrie Morgan lost her second husband, country music singer Keith Whitley, in 1989 to alcohol poisoning. She has been married six times but will be buried beside Whitley.

14. "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys

Having reached a very dark place in his life, the man in this Grammy Award-winning pop tune from 2004 appeals to God for help. He feels like he's in a prison of his own making and senses that there must be something better out there than this. The weary man asks God how far is heaven, hoping that will sustain him.

15. "Don't Take Away My Heaven" by Aaron Neville

When the narrator in this 1993 pop song found his sweetheart, he found heaven, and he wouldn't know what to do if she went away. If she ever said goodbye, he's convinced that the sun would stop shining, the world would stop turning, and the stars would fall from the sky. That should really motivate him to treat her right.

10 Idioms Related to Heaven

IdiomMeaning

in seventh heaven

to be very happy

move heaven and earth

to do everything you can to try to make something happen

stinks to high heaven

smells absolutely disgusting

heaven helps those who help themselves

God assists those who work hard to make good things happen for themselves without sitting back and relying solely on divine intervention

pennies from heaven

unexpected benefit or windfall

go to heaven in a wheelbarrow

to go to hell

in hog heaven

having a terrific time

heaven dust

cocaine

crosses are ladders that lead to heaven

suffering through difficult times can make one righteous or virtuous

to be knocking on heaven's door

to be close to death

16. "Heaven's Gate" by Fall Out Boy

In this 2018 pop song, the narrator expresses devotion to the woman he loves, but she doesn't necessarily return the intensity of his feelings. Her rejection has killed his spirit; he just wants her to be happy.

The narrator suggests that if she makes it to heaven, then at least she could sneak him a wristband or give him a boost over heaven's gate—meaning that even if they aren't lovers he'd like to at least be in her life somehow. He explains that she's the one habit he can't kick.

17. "Heaven Is Closed" by Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson's in his mid-80s and isn't ashamed to acknowledge being God's problem child. He's been married four times, fought the IRS, spent time in jail, and has long been an advocate for marijuana.

As someone who has lived a long and varied life, Willie figures in this 2018 country ditty that he may as well stay put in the lonely in-between world where he now resides. There may be little difference between heaven and hell anyhow.

Heaven is closed and hell's overcrowded
So I think I think I'll just stay where I am
So many people, well it sure is lonely
Who even gives a damn?

18. "Well Done" by Deitrick Haddon

If you've never heard progressive gospel, stop and give this stirring 2011 tune a listen. It's uplifting, energetic, and sounds much like a pop song. The narrator describes how his goal is to live a purposeful life so that when he dies, he can make it to heaven. He just wants to hear the following feedback from God—"Well done"—as he is welcomed into everlasting peace.

19. "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton

This 2005 country song's protagonist doesn't fear death because he knows that heaven awaits. There, he expects to shed the sins and struggles that he's been battling here on Earth and bliss out as he reunites with loved ones who departed this life before him. He plans adventures we can only fantasize about (such as riding a raindrop), and he looks forward to standing in the light of his Maker forever.

20. "Heaven Can Wait" by Meatloaf

Once the narrator in this reflective 1977 rock song has had a glimpse of the afterlife, he is in no hurry to rush to heaven. His realization that comfort waits for him after death prompts him to cling to life even more. He wants to take time to dream, sing, and appreciate life before he enters the everafter.

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning." - Clint Eastwood, American actor

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning." - Clint Eastwood, American actor

Even More Songs About Heaven

Do you have a song suggestion for our Heaven Playlist? Make a recommendation in the Comments Section below!

SongArtistYear Released

21. Heaven Is A Place On Earth

Belinda Carlisle

1987

22. Heaven

Avicii

unreleased

23. Heaven in Hiding

Halsey

2017

24. Heaven

Bryan Adams

1984

25. Heaven Only Knows

John Legend

2006

26. Heaven Sent

All 4 One

2002

27. Somewhere in Heaven

Carlos Santana

1992

28. Heaven Beside You

Alice In Chains

1995

29. Heaven

Warrant

1989

30. Heaven

Depeche Mode

2013

31. Heaven Help Us All

Stevie Wonder

1970

32. Only Heaven

Steven Tyler

2016

33. Heaven's Just a Sin Away

The Kendalls

1977

34. Disco Heaven

Lady Gaga

2008

35. Heaven

Kem

2005

36.How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

George Jones

1994

37. If You Pray Right (Heaven Belongs to You)

Nina Simone

1978

38. Telephone in Heaven

Kelly Ray

2005

39. Heaven

Aaron Neville

2016

40. In My Heaven

Blake Shelton

2003

41. Feels Like Heaven

Al Jarreau

2002

42. Ticket to Heaven

Dire Straits

1991

43. Alone in Heaven

Sonata Arctica

2012

44. Do You Wanna Go to Heaven

T.G. Sheppard

1980

45. Heaven

OneRepublic

2016

46. Heaven

Ginuwine

2011

47. Heaven's A Small Town

The Oak Ridge Boys

2006

48. Made In Heaven

Queen

1995

49. Heaven Must Be Like This

Ohio Players

1974

50. Could Never Be Heaven

Brand New

2017

51. If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie

Hank Williams Jr.

1986

52. This Could Be Heaven

Seal

2001

53. Heaven South

Brad Paisley

2017

54. I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You

Alan Jackson

2006

55. All The Way To Heaven

Melissa Etheridge

1995

56. Inside Your Heaven

Carrie Underwood

2005

57. To Be With You In Heaven

Scorpions

1990

58. Can I Take My Gun To Heaven?

Cracker

1992

59. Yes to Heaven

Lana Del Rey

unreleased

60. My Heaven

Trace Adkins

2005

61. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

Kenny Chesney

2008

62. Get To Heaven

The Kentucky Headhunters

2001

63. Heaven Can Wait

Michael Jackson

2001

64. Heaven Was Needing a Hero

Jo Dee Messina

2017

65. Holding On To Heaven

Nickelback

2011

66. Halfway To Heaven

Brantley Gilbert

2010

67. Heaven

3 Doors Down

2011

68. My Blue Heaven

Norah Jones

2017

69. Heaven Knows

Donna Summer

1979

70. The Edge of Heave

Wham!

1986

71. Waltz to the Angels

George Jones & Margie Singleton

1962

72. Locked Out of Heaven

Bruno Mars

2012

73. Rock and Roll Heaven

The Righteous Brothers

1973

74. Heaven

Solo

1995

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: Who sings the song called, “Going Home”?

Answer: The song, "Going Home," is the name of multiple songs by various artists: Snoop Dogg, Aaron Neville, Leonard Cohen, and Leo Sayer. I've included here only home-going songs that are obviously about going to heaven and are different songs from one another. In addition, Marvin Gaye and Chris DeBurgh each sing songs called "I'm Going Home."

Question: Who sings, "I Will Be in Heaven"?

Answer: A search of lyrics databases found only one song with that phrase and it wasn't in the title. It was in the lyrics. It was a song by Elvis Presley (1956) called "Anyplace Is Paradise." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mmOGaTns1k

Question: Who sings the song that includes the lyrics, "Last day on earth will be my first day in heaven"?

Answer: Although those lyrics do not actually match any songs in the databases I searched, I found a close match, and that is "One Day I Will Sin No More" by Ezra Furman (2015). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GHWG9DDySA

The applicable part of the lyrics:

One day first shall be last and last be first

One day first shall be last and last be first

'Til the day it all comes crashing in

I ask forgiveness for my sins

And I will sin no more

Question: There's a song called "Heaven" that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produce? What is the name of the group that sings the song?

Answer: The 1995 song called "Heaven" was sung by the R&B group, Solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8PaWIezCNw. Wow, they are phenomenal!

Question: Who sings, "I just got to heaven"?

Answer: If you're referring to lyrics, there is one specific song I suspect you're asking about. Depending on the artist, it's called, "Sit Down Servant" (The Staple Singers, 1961, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxgZuE14he8) or the very similar song, "(Can't) Sit Down" (Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1960 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOD5I1hPHpk). Although the lyrics vary somewhat, I consider that a minor technicality, as the overall message of the songs are the same.

Here are the lyrics of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's version, a gospel song:

Why don't you sit down?

I can't sit down

Sit down I told you

I can't sit down

Go away don't bother me, I can't sit down

I can't sit down

Because I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down

Who's that yonder dressed in white?

I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down

Must be the children of the Israelites

I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down

Who's that yonder dressed in red?

I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down

Must be the children that Moses led

I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down

Why don't you sit down?

I can't sit down

Sit down I told you

I can't sit down

Go away don't bother me, I can't sit down

I can't sit down

Because I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down

Who's that yonder dressed in blue?

Must be my brother and he's coming through

Who's that yonder dressed in gold?

Must be a prophet from the days of old

Why don't you sit down?

I can't sit down

Sit down I told you

I can't sit down

Go away don't bother me, I can't sit down

I can't sit down

Because I just got to Heaven and I can't sit down.

- Reader, I hope this was helpful and what you were looking for.

Question: What female singer sings "Heaven In My Heart"?

Answer: There is a 2005 song called "Heaven In My Heart" by Hillsong Kids that may easily be mistaken as being sung by a female. Here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmfH2DnOzY.

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 11, 2018:

Larry - You gave me such a laugh, and I completely agree! There will be plenty of lawyers there as well.

Larry W Fish from Raleigh on October 11, 2018:

A great article, Flourish. Everyone thinks about where they are going after they die, even if they don't want to admit it. I have heard many of these songs and I have seen so many movies about going to heaven. Yes, I am a believer and am sure there is a heaven. The nice thing is that there will be no politicians there, they are all going to hell.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 08, 2018:

Lizzy - Good for you (and for all of those you help by donating your body to science). My uncle did that a year ago when he died.

Lizzy on September 08, 2018:

To a medical lab for research purposes.

Robert Sacchi on August 21, 2018:

You're welcome.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 21, 2018:

Bob - I guess purgatory would be under the "something else" option. Thanks for the song addition. I've included it as #73.

Robert Sacchi on August 21, 2018:

Another great list with great memories. You left out purgatory as an afterlife option. There is also the song Rock and Roll Heaven by The Righteous Brother. It tells about all the Rock and Roll stars who passed away.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 29, 2018:

Tamara - With patience and persistence, I'm sure you will get there.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on July 28, 2018:

I had no idea there were so many songs in reference to Heaven! In fact, your posts on the many songs to so many various subject matters always surprise me! To boot, this is also a beautiful post, as well, as is the thought of Heaven.

You keep coming up with all these amazing songs, and eventually I will try to catch up with you on my Song Lyric Poems. I am a bit behind. LOL.

Hugs,

Tamara

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 22, 2018:

Patricia - Your family has been through much. I am glad that music brings you some peace.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 22, 2018:

"When I get where I am going" brings me to tears every single time I hear it.My nephew left the planet too soon not too many years ago. And while he was not a child he was far too young to leave us. This song was one that lead the songs off at his memorial and it is so a message about him. (I wrote about him and included this song in that article.) And now it is especially poignant as my daughter once again faces her new challenge as she walks this walk. I find even though I sob when I listen to some 'sad' songs that it is often cathartic. I have even written about how music is an important part of my every day life. Once again it is a pleasure to visit here....Angels are once again on the way ps

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 13, 2018:

Linda - I have never heard of halloumi goat cheese. I can just imagine that your side of heaven with all of its cheese will be very close to mine with cats.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 13, 2018:

Flourish, the answer to your question is ALL CHEESE. However, I might have found a new love that will erase need for all the others. Today I sampled (and purchased) some halloumi goat cheese from our dear friend Bill Holland (aka billybuc). It is swoon-worthy.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 13, 2018:

Dianna - It's indeed a gorgeous song. Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Dianna Mendez on June 13, 2018:

I still get teary eyed when I hear "I Can Only Imagine". Great list of songs to carry us on till we reach Heaven's door.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 06, 2018:

Genna - How wonderful that you liked this so much! I've been itching to do it for a long time and finally got around to it. Hope all is heavenly in your world. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on June 06, 2018:

Wonderful topic, and an impressive, eclectic collection of songs you have included here. I think this is one of your best. Just amazing. As always, thank you for the music. :-)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 04, 2018:

Shyron - What a wonderful definition of heaven! I like that. Thanks also for the song suggestion which I have added. Have a heavenly week.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Flourish, this is beautiful, I have one song for you that I don't see here, I use to sing for my Honey was "Waltz of the Angels".

To answer your question, I believe that Heaven is everyone's idea of their ideal happy place.

Blessings my dear friend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 02, 2018:

Bill - Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I appreciate the visit. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on June 02, 2018:

Hi Flourish. What an interesting list with so many all-time classic tunes. Another wonderful list, great job. Have a nice weekend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 02, 2018:

Liz - Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your take. Have a great weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 02, 2018:

Nell - Thanks for the kind comment. Have a heavenly weekend!

Nell Rose from England on June 01, 2018:

Hiya, you are so clever to come up with these songs! I love them! another great hub.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 01, 2018:

An interesting collection as ever. I guess because so little is known about heaven, it gives greater scope to creativity and everyone has a different take on it. There has to be more to life than this world and I follow the Biblical view.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 31, 2018:

Bill - Especially knowing the backstory of that song, it's heartbreaking.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 31, 2018:

Linda - I'm wondering what kind of cheese is in your vision of heaven. Mozzarella? Cheddar? Bleu? Something more exotic?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 31, 2018:

Peggy - Thank you for describing your view of heaven. Lovely!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 31, 2018:

There are obviously so many good songs about heaven. I think that most people like the idea of ending up there someday. I do think that we get glimpses of it in this life. For you it is your cats in bed with you with birds chirping outside. For me it is spending time with a loved one or good friend in a natural spot of beauty. That could be looking at flowers, butterflies and birds in our backyard or gazing at the wonders of a national park. Everyone would describe it differently I am sure.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on May 31, 2018:

Flourish, I do believe in Heaven, and believe that death is not the end of our living. In addition to loved ones (parents, siblings, best friends), I know that my kitties will be there, beautiful gardens will be pest-free, and I'll be able to eat all of the cheese that I want without fear of gaining weight or clogging my arteries.

As always, you have done a wonderful job of putting together a beautiful article.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 31, 2018:

Clapton's haunting song was immediate for me. It brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 31, 2018:

Linda - Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a heavenly week.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 30, 2018:

This is an interesting playlist that is also thought provoking. Heaven is an intriguing topic! As always, thanks for sharing the music and the descriptions.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Mary - Several loved ones have passed away in recent years, and while I really don't know what has happened to their spirits, if anything, I like to imagine what they might be doing now. Often, I picture their essence doing their favorite things, with no pain or sadness, reunited with all that is good. It helps ease the sense of loss for me.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Heidi - Thanks for those heavenly recommendations! I've added them as #69 & #70. Hope your week is simply inspired.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Larry - I bet for some, Oklahoma is heaven! I went there to do a workplace investigation once but didn't get to travel much. The weather was very threatening.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Oscar - Thanks for commenting. Aren't you impressed that Willie Nelson is still singing at 85?

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on May 30, 2018:

could comment on every one of these. good hub! we aint gonna have the blues any more in heaven

.. there is room in heaven if you really want to go there, willy!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Doris - That's a great story. You have to really like a song to hang on for 23 minutes (or be too lazy to change the channel). You're so full of good stories. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Ann - Thank you for the kind comment. I love digging up as many decent songs as I can find on a given topic.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Frank - Thanks for the song suggestion. I've added the Norah Jones cover version on both this playlist and the playlist of songs with Blue in the title: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Popular-Songs-with-...

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 30, 2018:

Frank - Thanks for stopping by and for sharing that quote. You have a terrific week, my friend.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 30, 2018:

Flourish, this is wonderful. Heaven is such an important part of my upbringing that these songs express so much of what I feel about it. Maybe, I may no longer believe in some of what I have learned but I still like to be in heaven.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 30, 2018:

Flourish, the meticulous research and time you put into your music articles are very impressive, and this one is no exception. Really great. There are a lot of songs about Heaven in this one that I recognize, but my all-time favorite is "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepplin. I notice that this video is one of the shorter versions at around 8 minutes (the shortest is about 4 min.). The original was over 20 minutes long, about 23 or 24 I think. The overnight DJ at one of our local radio stations told us that whenever he got hungry in the middle of the night, he would put the long version on the air and cook himself a steak on a hotplate (few or no microwaves back then). Then I guess he was in "Hog Heaven".

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 30, 2018:

Being the hair band fan I am, Warrant's "Heaven" is a fave. And, I'd add:

* Donna Summer, "Heaven Knows"

* Wham! "The Edge of Heaven"

Another divine playlist!

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on May 30, 2018:

"Never Been to Spain" sang by Three Dog Night and many others.

Lyric: "Well, I've never been to Heaven, but I've been to Oklahoma." Just always sticks in my head because of that line:-)

Always have fun reading your lists.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 30, 2018:

Hey... hey... just wait one minute!!! Where is My Blue Heaven... Frank Sinatra!!!! oh I'm going to wait for you outside Heaven's gate... take your lunch money too!!

Ann Carr from SW England on May 30, 2018:

This is a great list of songs, though there are many I don't know. As always, you have done some amazing research and provided such entertainment for us all!

Ann

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 30, 2018:

I like the idioms, here.. and Eric Clapton's tears in heaven is my favorite heaven song.. wasn't it Will Smith who said everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die.. LOL I thank you for kicking my morning off right.. flourish anyways... bless you..