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“Just Like Heaven” is a song by the British alternative rock band The Cure. The group largely wrote the song during recording sessions in Southern France in 1987. The lyrics were written by the band’s frontman Robert Smith, who drew inspiration from a past trip to the sea shore with his future wife. Before Smith had completed the lyrics an instrumental version of the song was used as the theme for the French television show Les Enfants du Rock.

“Just Like Heaven” was the third single released from the band’s 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, while Smith’s memories of the trip formed the basis for the song’s accompanying music video. The song became The Cure’s first American hit and in 1988 reached number 40 on the Billboard charts. It has been highly praised by critics and covered by artists such as Dinosaur Jr and Katie Melua. Smith has said he considers “Just Like Heaven” to be one of the band’s strongest songs.


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In order to develop material for Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Robert Smith forced himself to write music for 15 days of each month. During this regimen, he developed the chords and melody which form the basis of “Just Like Heaven”. Structurally, Smith found what he had written was similar to The Only Ones’s 1979 hit “Another Girl, Another Planet”. When he brought an instrumental demo of the song to the album recording sessions in Southern France, Cure drummer Boris Williams increased the tempo and added an opening drum fill which inspired Smith to introduce each instrument singularly and in sequence.

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The one that makes me scream" she said
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  • primaxene

    love it so much

    Yesterday 10:33am Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    What the fuck is not responsible for any more than the quorn house of commons FlickrBlog and uuuia probably not responsible to do with the shit uuuia probably be able and willing and uuuia entitled the most well i am not working with eugh radio j on a sqeeze uuuias mothers who the most important for us and i will send a good example is the best thing about this shit was like to be in the first half

    9 Jul 9:35pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Ciaz took me to her dead friend's and I did what I nearly did erlier

    23 Jun 9:25pm Reply
  • Disvisonpunk86

    beautiful song <3

    21 Jun 9:53pm Reply
  • jorjun

    soaring

    28 May 1:58pm Reply
  • tassyaviegas

    minha música

    23 May 4:38pm Reply
  • Dx13arker

    Simple and true. This song sums up everything about relationships

    19 Apr 12:47pm Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    http://www.last.fm/music/Squarepusher/_/Stor+Eiglass great cover version

    17 Apr 9:02pm Reply
  • richie_devil

    great song

    28 Mar 9:46pm Reply
  • jeunesseperdue

    long time ago but a pure pleasure i am in love with you

    22 Mar 10:24am Reply
  • TuneBlendR

    Robert looks and sounds GR8 in this Live video, that's scarcely 4 years old... Still has THAT magic!

    20 Mar 4:42am Reply
  • Freestyler2011

    long time ago

    26 Feb 8:30pm Reply
  • Ateiluj1

    This song is beautiful.

    17 Feb 11:33pm Reply
  • podvodnik678

    show me show me show me!

    6 Feb 9:37pm Reply
  • veruschkan

    Just like disney is to childhood's innocence, this song is to adolescent love: pure joy!<3

    2 Feb 2:52pm Reply
  • OGTL

    too short init

    25 Jan 2:27am Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    When ciaz took me on the chase on the bus to do it again to poor misery when I am going home from the best album is a song which makes it in my ear plugs I have to go on the kindle was a summer eat them for dinner if I can be horrid to babies but I will have a bath because this is a good father to either of the babies in the summer hit this year I hate the kindle fire in

    14 Jan 9:42pm Reply
  • serpentshade

    Never fails to move me in the way it captures in sound and tone both the ecstasy of being in love with that one particular guy and the bittersweet memory of that no-longer-love.

    4 Jan 6:21am Reply
  • jayjech

    Nameless northern MN firefighter karaoke 2010

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • nickohneimage

    <3

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
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