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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.

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One of the first songs I learned how to play on guitar

LarryLars


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Monty Python - "Christmas In Heaven" (from "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life")
WARNING - NOT G rated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmZYIyySxPE

SCOTT EDIT: Larry, don't inline images of topless women in our forums, please


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miken927


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If you wanna get to heaven, you gotta raise a little hell!


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two from the 80s

Belinda Carlisle "Heaven is a Place on Earth"


Bryan Adams "Heaven"

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Warrant - Heaven

LarryLars


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It has been said this place is Heaven:


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Bob Dylan must have copyright issues with the original because I can't find it on YouTube anywhere - so here's a concert version with Tom Petty.

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wilsonmt wrote:Warrant - Heaven



Oh man, serious high school dance flashbacks!


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mossygreen


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Cheap Trick, Heaven Tonight

Sure, it's really about quaaludes or something, but what the hell,right?

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Heaven by the P-Furs!

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LarryLars wrote:
SCOTT EDIT: Larry, don't inline images of topless women in our forums, please


Hmm, I can't decide between shouting SPOILSPORT or COWARD.

What if it's tasteful toplessness?

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mossygreen wrote:Hmm, I can't decide between shouting SPOILSPORT or COWARD.



You know how when you're out drinking and you have a friend who's all I CAN DO ANYTHING and you're like "Dude, there's a cop right over there, just chill for a bit" and he's like NO COP CAN STOP ME and then if you don't throw him in the car a mod probates him for posting nudity on the forums?

Or maybe that only happens to me...

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

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This was the first thing that sprang to mind..

Vangelis - Heaven + Hell



also

Lamb - Heaven


Fiction Factory - Feels Like Heaven


The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm miserable now (Possibly due to the censorship of fake comedy breasts)

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Slydon wrote:You know how when you're out drinking and you have a friend who's all I CAN DO ANYTHING and you're like "Dude, there's a cop right over there, just chill for a bit" and he's like NO COP CAN STOP ME and then if you don't throw him in the car a mod probates him for posting nudity on the forums?

Or maybe that only happens to me...



No, definitely happens to a few of us. In my case, I was the cop with the banhammer AND the sane buddy. Good times...

So, Heaven, right?


^ This is how Gorillaz talks about heaven.


^ This is how Bruno Mars feels about heaven


^ This is how Meatloaf feels about heaven

I'll have a few more, later. I came VERY close to getting into Christmas carols, but I'll let someone else take that on.

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I hate to do another 80's flashback, but here's Donna Summer, Heaven Knows


A country selection, Andy Grigg, If Heaven


And you gotta be kidding me, I am the first one to post Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven


P.S. A tip of the hat to CatCK for Knockin on Heaven's Door, lichme for Tears in Heaven, and miken927 for If you wanna get to Heaven. Many good offerings here!

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This is the first song that popped into my head when I saw the topic, but it's probably only marginally connected to it:




It may be a bit late for dinner, but here's another serving of Meatloaf:

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Deliver me, sweet SLAYER - South Of Heaven [Lyrics] - YouTube

Illegible typeface not withstanding.

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Slydon wrote:You know how when you're out drinking and you have a friend who's all I CAN DO ANYTHING and you're like "Dude, there's a cop right over there, just chill for a bit" and he's like NO COP CAN STOP ME and then if you don't throw him in the car a mod probates him for posting nudity on the forums?

Or maybe that only happens to me...



Sorry about that, chief. Apologies to all.
On the bright side, it stirred much needed conversation in this place.


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Oh! Traffic, Heaven Is In Your Mind

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Clean Living - In Heaven There Is No Beer

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Can’t believe no one mentioned The Righteous Brothers “Rock & Roll Heaven”. “If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand. If there’s a rock & roll heaven, you know they got a hell of a band”!

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I'm in love with "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys. Listen at your own risk -- you won't be able to get it out of your head, I guarantee it. Total earworm! :-)

I bet the Woot staffers in Texas are already familiar with these guys. :-)


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Stone Roses


Emile Sande


U96


Live


Fatboy Slim (NSFW)


M People


James


Sparks feat. Giorgio Moroder