Music Monday: Heaven Songs

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! It's no secret that modern music was built on a structure that began in places of worship. So it should also be no surprise that the concept of Heaven found a home in pop, rock, blues, dance, jazz, classical and more. Today Scott's putting together an angelic mix to celebrate the best part of the land beyond… Heaven!

Johnny Mathis - Heavenly

 

Make fun all you want, angry young punks. Johnny Mathis has a smooth voice and a great backing orchestra. I'd say there's a good chance that a whole generation was only born because Mom and Dad put on one of his records nine months before. But try not to focus on that as you listen.

We stand on the edge of Heaven! Come on inside and let us take you further!

Deon Estus - Heaven Help Me

 

Deon Estus is mostly known as the bass player for Wham! He had this respectable hit in the late 1980s, but it didn't really change the world or anything. Even still, remembering this exists might get you a point in bar trivia one night. And isn't that really what life is all about?

Talking Heads - Heaven

 

Heaven is a place where nothing changes, sure, but sometimes isn't that what you want? That last night out with your high school buddies, that first kiss with the person you love, that day you wake up early and see the sunrise at the beach, those are the moments you could happily be trapped inside for eternity.

Kenny Loggins - I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man)

 

As far as I can tell, Kenny Loggins, convicted of having too good a beard, breaks out of jail to meet his girlfriend, who still lives with her parents, and then enlists a huge nerd to convince all the rival gangs in L.A. to attack the police so they can escape together. Pretty sure that's a plan that would never come together without divine intervention.

The Cure - Just Like Heaven

 

Even people who don't enjoy The Cure enjoy this strangely-happy goth-ish hit. It's just so sweet! Proof that Heaven is for everybody. Even those in mesh and lace.

Throw some of your heavenly favorites into the comments and we can all party in the clouds. And let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.