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Show Me Heaven

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"Show Me Heaven"
ShowMeHeaven.jpg
Single by Maria McKee
from the album Days of Thunder Soundtrack
B-side "Car Building" by Hans Zimmer
Released June 1990 (1990)
Format 7-inch, CD, cassette
Length 3:46
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Maria McKee, Eric Rackin, Jay Rifkin
Producer(s) Peter Asher
Maria McKee singles chronology
"I've Forgotten What It Was in You (That Put the Need in Me)"
(1989)
"Show Me Heaven"
(1990)
"Breathe"
(1990)

"I've Forgotten What It Was in You (That Put the Need in Me)"
(1989)
"Show Me Heaven"
(1990)
"Breathe"
(1990)

"Show Me Heaven" is a song written by Maria McKee, Eric Rackin and Jay Rifkin, and recorded by McKee and produced by Peter Asher for the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise film Days of Thunder, released in June 1990. It has since been covered by numerous other artists.

Critical reception

Dave Sholin from the Gavin Report wrote about the song: "There aren't many singers on the planet who can outdo Maria's remarkable vocal range. It was her voice that first endeared me to her band Lone Justice. Now as a soloist, she puts all that special ability to the test on the heart-stopping love theme from the Tom Cruise film, "Days Of Thunder." A couple of listens won me over."[1]

Chart performance

"Show Me Heaven" spent four weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and is McKee's only UK number-one as a performer (although the song "A Good Heart"—written by her—was a UK number-one for Feargal Sharkey in November 1985). "Show Me Heaven" had even greater success in Norway, topping the singles chart for 10 weeks. The track was also a number-one success in the Netherlands.[3]

"Show Me Heaven" failed to enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but did reach number 28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[4]

Charts

Chart (1990/91) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[5] 3
Austrian Singles Chart[6] 15
Denmark (IFPI)[7] 9
Dutch Nationale Top 100[8] 1
Dutch Top 40[9] 1
Irish Singles Chart[10] 2
New Zealand Singles Chart[11] 12
Norwegian Singles Chart[12] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[13] 2
Swiss Singles Chart[14] 4
UK Singles Chart[2] 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 28

Tina Arena version

"Show Me Heaven"
Tina Arena Show Me Heaven single cover.jpg
Single by Tina Arena
from the album Don't Ask
B-side "Message"
"Greatest Gift"
"Chains"
Released November 20, 1995 (1995-11-20)
Format CD
Length 3:32 (single version)
4:20 (album version)
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Maria McKee, Eric Rackin, Jay Rifkin
Producer(s) Peter Asher
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Wasn't It Good"
(1995)
"Show Me Heaven"
(1995)
"Burn"
(1997)

"Wasn't It Good"
(1995)
"Show Me Heaven"
(1995)
"Burn"
(1997)

Australian singer Tina Arena released her version of the song as the fifth single from her 1994 album Don't Ask.

Chart performance

Chart (1995/96) Peak
position
European Hot 100 Singles[15] 87
German Singles Chart[16] 78
New Zealand Singles Chart[17] 33
Scottish Singles Chart 29
UK Singles Chart[18] 29
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[19] 3

Other cover versions

References

  1. ^ Sholin, Dave (August 24, 1990). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 1821. p. 48. Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven". Chart Stats. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Maria McKee". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Maria McKee > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven". australian-charts.com. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Maria McKee - "Show Me Heaven"" (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - week 46, 1990" (in Dutch). Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  10. ^ "search results for "Show Me Heaven"". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven". charts.org.nz. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven" (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Tina Arena - Show Me Heaven". Eurochart. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Chartverfolgung - Arena,Tina - Show Me Heaven". Musicline.de. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Tina Arena - Show Me Heaven". charts.org.nz. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Tina Arena - Show Me Heaven". Chart Stats. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Tina Arena "Show Me Heaven" -  Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  20. ^ "Chimera - Show Me Heaven". Chart Stats. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPlUF84S5aM&feature=related
  22. ^ "Saint Featuring Suzanna Dee - Show Me Heaven". Chart Stats. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
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