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Top 10 Songs About Heaven

posted by Paul O'Donnell

queenpic.jpgHeaven, along with heart, may be the most overused word in the pop lexicon. What I’m after here is not the tunes that insist that kisses are heaven or that heaven only knows what’s going to happen to our love. To qualify, a song had to present a view of what awaits us all. And, of course, it had to rock.
10. Heaven for Everyone by Queen — Queen’s late frontman, the lascivious rocker Freddie Mercury is most famous, perhaps, for “We Will Rock You. He may the last person you’d expect to hear preaching the kingdom of God, not in the sky, but on Earth: “Love, love, love, this could be heaven for everyone,” he sings. But Mercury was no hippie, and his Kumbayah moment has bite: “What people do to other souls–destroy their goals, their basic pride and dignity is stripped and torn and shown no pity, when this should be heaven for everyone.”


9. In Heaven by The Pixies — In a punker’s cynical vision of the Great Beyond, the Pixies point up the inherent contradiction in rewarding a selfless life with selfish pleasure. But that, they imply, is what humans really want. “In heaven,” go the lyrics in their entirety, “you’ve got your good thing and I’ve got mine.”
8. Christmas Day in Heaven by Monty Python — Where the Pixies indict our selfishness, Monty Python puts the wind up the culture’s cheapened aspirations for the ultimate bliss. Not only is heaven a place where “there’s great films on TV: ‘The Sound of Music’ twice an hour and ‘Jaws’ One, Two, and Three”; “there’s gifts for all the family. There’s toiletries and trains. There’s Sony Walkman Headphone sets and the latest video games.”
7. Heaven by Talking Heads — David Byrne’s paradise has its treats: it’s a party that never ends, and the band in heaven, “plays my favorite song. Plays it all night long.” But for Byrne, the real point is that in heaven “nothing ever happens.” Heaven, the opposite of Earth’s “one d–n thing after another,” is the absence of change.
6. Airline to Heaven by Wilco — In his Dylanesque mode, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy spoofs the idea that faith is a formula (You can get away to heaven on this aeroplane, just bow your head and pray”) or that that redemption can be bought from your local preacher—or else. (“Have your ticket in your hand before it’s too late.”)
5. How Far is Heaven by Los Lonely Boys — The Latin-influenced band fittingly struggles with a very Catholic approach to the pursuit of heaven, stressing works over faith. The singer frets guiltily over his past and promises to reform, but wants to know just how good one has to be to attain paradise. “I know I have to change my ways of living,” he says, “I just want to know how far.”
4. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton — Written when his grief for his deceased 5-year-old son was still fresh, Clapton refuses to be comforted by easy sentiment about being re-united with our loved ones in heaven. Instead he questions whether we will be transformed unrecognizably by the experience of death. “Would you know my name,” he asks his son, “if I saw you in heaven?”
3. Will You Meet Me in Heaven? by Johnny Cash — This old chestnut, rendered in a haunting version by not only Johnny but several of his Carter relatives, answers Clapton definitively. “We can’t be sure of how it’s going to be when we walk into the light across the bar. But I’ll know you and you’ll know me, out there beyond the stars.”
2. Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 — The band ended years of speculation about the spiritual underpinnings of this song–and where precisely the streets have no name—when they performed it at the Super Bowl in 2002 as the names 9/11 scrolled behind them. Before launching into the first verse, Bono could even be heard mumbling a line from Psalm 51 (“O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise”). The combination of the power chords and the mystical lyrics portray heaven as a place of passion and fire.
1.Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin — As I pointed out in a post last year, Robert Plant’s lyrics have little to do with religion. But as I also pointed out in that post, it’s practically a federal law that all best-song countdowns have to end with this tune. So how could I resist?



  • Anonymous

    What? No Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”? Shame on you, Paul. OK, just kidding. So glad to see Tears in Heaven on this list. What a song.

  • lpj

    Don’t forget about the Ojays stairway to heaven, also Stevie Wonder’s heaven is only a Zillion miles away!

  • Sabrina

    I wish you would’ve resisted! “Stairway to Heaven” has got to be one of the most overplayed, and overrated songs ever! That along with “Free Bird.” Now if you’d like to check out two obscure “Heaven” songs, may I present to you the polka classic “In Heaven There Is No Beer” and a very steamy song off a 1998 CD called Sahara Snow by Rick Springfield/Bob Marlette/Tim Pierce. Try them out, you might like it :)

  • ELIZABETH

    HOW ABOUT “SAY HELLO TO HEAVEN” BY “TEMPLE OF THE DOG” WHICH FEATURES ONE OF THE BEST MALE VOCALIST EVER…”CHRIS CORNELL.” CHRIS WROTE THAT SONG FOR HIS FRIEND AND ROOMMATE “ADRIAN WOOD” WHO DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE.
    MAYBE I FIND THIS SONG SO CLOSE TO MY HEART BECAUSE I HAVE LOST SO MANY PEOPLE THE SAME WAY.

  • Torie Stories

    Drugs are evil. :(

  • ELIZABETH

    “DRUGS ARE EVIL”… NO KIDDING…DID YOU MISS MY POINT?
    MY EX-HUSBAND aka SON’S FATHER DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE… IF ANYONE KNOWS THE “EVIL” OF DRUGS I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT MORE THAN I CARE TO SHARE. THE POINT OF THE SONG STATES HOW SAD IT IS TO LOSE A LIFE AND SOMEONE YOU LOVE TO SOMETHING SO “MEANINGLESS” AND UNFORTUNATELY “DRUGS” ARE A MAJOR PROBLEM IN OUR WORLD TODAY. OPEN YOUR MIND AND GIVE IT A LISTEN… YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED…ESPECIALLY WHEN I LOOK AT SOME OF THE SONGS ON THIS LIST.

  • D

    Now the song “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle is stuck in my head!

  • phyllis ellsworth

    Don’t forget Morrissey and his ongoing lament on Misery in “Heaven knows I’m miserable now.” It use to be one of my Favorite Depressed Right Now tunes. Thank God, Literally, I have learned to deal with my emotions!

  • Amy Lawer

    How Could you have missed Bryan Adams’ song, “Heaven”. Although it relates to his very human feelings for how he feels about a soul mate, it is a very positive notion of heaven. “When I’m lying here in your arms….I’m in Heaven” This is one of the better songs about heaven that I’ve ever heard….and I agree that although Stairway to Heaven isn’t at all spiritual, it must be listed in the top ten. At least we KNOW that isn’t what heaven will be like when we get there.

  • George

    You’ll get thousands of letters like this one, but haven’t you forgotten one towering classic: Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”. The yearning for heaven is so strong you can taste it.

  • June

    The first song that came to my mind wasn’t even on your list! “I Can Only Imagine” is the most incredible song about what Heaven might be like. I would make it number 1!

  • Melody Jelinek

    Why didn’t you mention “In the arms of an Angel” I know it doesn’t have Heaven in the title but the song is about someone going to Heaven in the arms of an angel?

  • kendon

    cool list hope it inspire s someone who cares

  • Shelley

    How about the Chris Rice tune “Deep Enough to Dream”? it doesn’it include the word “heaven” but there is no doubt what he is talking about!
    ‘Cause peace is pouring over my soul
    See the lambs and the lions playin’
    I join in and I drink the music
    Holiness is the air I’m breathin’
    My faithful heroes break the bread
    And answer all of my questions
    Not to mention what the streets are made of
    My heart’s held hostage by this love
    And these brilliant colors I have never seen
    I join a billion people for a wedding feast
    And I reach out and touch the face of the One who made me
    And oh, the love I feel, and oh the peace
    Do I ever have to wake up

  • Herb Garfield

    I came across an older gospel song, “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?”
    “What Are they doing in heaven today,
    When sin and its’ sorrow are all done away.
    Peace abounds like a river they say.
    Only what are they doing there now?”
    This chorus implies that we will have something to do up in heaven. I had first heard this from a Catholic Priest who said we will still have assignments on earth, like on the TV series “Touched by an Angel” perhaps.
    This would also make allowance for the “intercession of the saints,” another Catholic notion, though I am not sure how biblical it is.
    Herb Garfield

  • Martin Borren

    My favorite song about heaven is Gloryland by Ralph Stanley.

  • Rebecca Gray

    What has happened to hymns written long ago. The ones with a scriptural
    message? For Example: Amazing Grace, Come thou Font of Every Blessing,
    (The River of Life, flowing from the throne of God, Rev. 22:1),
    Face to Face with Christ My Savior, (now we see but a poor reflection, then we shall see face to face, 1st Corinthians 13:12)Heaven Came Down,
    Suddenly a light from heaven flashed around huim, Acts 9:3) I could go on and on. When you sing these songs you get a scriptural message of how heaven will be. Why are we ignoring these (old) songs?

  • Brenda

    I love the song by Sandi Patty entitled: “We Shall Behold Him”….
    It talks about when Jesus appears in all of HIS glory to claim HIS own to take us to Heaven to be with those who have gone on before….
    With the sound of a “SHOUT!”
    And Jesus appearing in all of HIS glory…..
    I’m sorry I am not real sure of all the words; because, I’m not very good at memorization….
    However, all that matters is we will be reunited with our loved ones and Jesus, for eternity!….
    And, just for peace of mind for Eric Clapton the Bible says: “We will be known in Heaven as we were known here on this earth…”
    May HIS Peace, Love, Light, and Blessings
    always be yours….
    Love and Prayers,
    B

  • Helen Marie Walker

    i love to hear songs about heaven.the songs give me hpoe and a reason to stay alive despite all the discouraging things that go on in this world daily.I LIKE THE SONG TITLED WHAT ARE THEY DOING IN HEAVEN TODAY.There is another songS titled WALK AROUND HEAVEN ALL DAY,WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN,I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO TELL JESUS WHEN I GET HOME AND LAST BUT NOT LESS AT ALL:THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY SOMEDAY.

  • jim bell

    Since I was around ten, my favorite song, was the old Spiritual-
    “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, especially the verse- “If you get there,
    before I do… Just tell my friends, I’m a commin’ there too, Commin’
    for to carry me home” which I sang at Pop’s funeral… another
    was “Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross” by Fanny Crosby … “In the cross,
    In the cross, Be my Glory- ever/ ‘Til my raptured soul shall find-
    Rest, beyond the River.” which I sang at my Baby Sister Vicki’s
    funeral. That gives me a real reason to hope. And, especially John
    Newton’s… “When we’ve been there 10 thousand years, bright shining
    as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praisee, Then when we’ve
    first begun” Maranatha. au revoir,
    jaime

  • Debbie

    Tears In Heaven, by EC…the ultimate best.

  • BecBec

    From another B…..I also love “We Shall Behold Him”. I want that song sung at my funeral.
    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
    and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
    to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    We Shall Behold Him
    Lyrics by Dottie Rambo
    The sky shall unfold, preparing His entrance;
    The stars shall applaud Him with thunders of praise.
    The sweet light in His eyes shall enhance those awaiting,
    And we shall behold Him then face to face.
    Chorus
    And we shall behold Him, we shall behold Him
    Face to face in all of His glory;
    And we shall behold Him, Yes, we shall behold Him
    Face to face, our Savior and Lord.
    The angels shall sound the shout of His coming,
    The sleeping shall rise from their slumbering place.
    And those who remain shall be changed in a moment,
    And we shall behold Him then face to face.
    Chorus
    And we shall behold Him, we shall behold Him
    Face to face in all of His glory;
    And we shall behold Him, Yes, we shall behold Him
    Face to face, our Savior and Lord.
    We shall behold Him, our Savior and Lord.

  • Pam

    The one song that always stops me in my tracks is “I Can Only Imagine,” by MercyMe. My heart swells each and every time I hear it – and I’ve heard it a bazillion times! I’ll check out the ones mentioned – thanks for this topic.

  • Valerie DiCuffa

    There are many songs that put my heart and soul in heaven. Examples are Heaven holds the ones I love, Wish you were here by Mark Harris,
    Celine Dion, Live for the one I love, One sweet day from boyz II men
    My heart will go on Celine Dion. so many that make my mind wonder into the thoughts of how wonderful Heaven will be when we get reunited with our master and our loved ones that have gone before us.

  • Bobbi

    It’s funny being a funeral staff manager how people pick their songs or it’s all left on someone else because people dont want to think of funerals.I’ve played Johnny Cash to Elvis,Dolly Partton ect..It scares them to talk about it, or I’ll be cursed if we talk about it orI make my arrangements.But the one thing people dont realize it puts a great burden on a family member or friend on picking just not songs out but second guessing what it was that you wanted.I urge all of you to talk about it to no what your loved one’s want, for your sake and theirs, there are great tools I offer to help people, I help people all over the united states,because I dont want them or their families taken advantage of.There are things to no before.There are so many options today.

  • Suzie

    I think of I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me and Tears In Heaven my Eric Clapton. Those are two really great songs about Heaven for me.

  • quankanne

    You totally missed the boat on the LLB lyrics, it’s a call, a plea to God to help the person in the song to keep his eye on the Kingdom of Heaven, and not be so wrapped up in earthly business. He knows he must change his way of life, yet he wants assurance that his praying and “right” way of life will hold him til he makes it to heaven.
    interesting story about this song: In an interview, Henry Garza describes how he written out his prayer, and when he showed it to his brothers (who are his fellow band mates), they started changing around the order of the words because they saw a song in it! And he just wanted to share this small prayer with them because it was dear to him …

  • Sheila

    ” LIFE IS A DREAM ” by Anointed

  • terri trippe

    my mother past away 8 months ago, me and my family choose the songs i can only imagine, and go rest high on that mountain by vince gill, and amazine grace, we were all pleased with those songs. now my father is in really really bad shape, and its really hard for us to even think about a funeral, must less songs to play.. can you help me please. thank you and god bless

  • Heaven’s Girl

    when my mother in law died i had a few songs and there were
    go rest high on the mountain …by vince gill
    and the other one was by vince gill and dolly partton … i will always love you … we were all happy with the songs … i have heard different songs at funerals …like i can only imagine ..by mercy me ..and other ones as will ….god bless you all ..

  • slowhandfan

    While “Tears In Heaven” was a wonderful choice to make the top 10 heavenly song list, many casual Eric Clapton fans are unaware of the number of other deeply spiritual/religous songs that he has either written/co-written or recorded. My personal favorite is: “Presence Of The Lord.” The lyrics are as follows:
    PRESENCE OF THE LORD
    By Eric Clapton fm. the CD “Blind Faith”
    I have finally found a way to live just like I never could before.
    I know that I don’t have much to give, but I can open any door.
    Everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score.
    I have finally found a way to live in the color of the Lord.
    I have finally found a place to live just like I never could before.
    And I know I don’t have much to give, but soon I’ll open any door.
    Everybody knows the secret, everybody knows the score.
    I have finally found a place to live in the presence of the Lord.
    I have finally found a way to live just like I never could before.
    And I know I don’t have much to give, but I can open any door.
    Everybody knows the secret, I said everybody knows the score.
    I have finally found a way to live in the colour of the Lord.
    In the colour of the Lord.
    I wish the reader could her the music to these wonderful lyrics…it is absolutely beautiful and powerful. Could turn a sinner into a saint.
    Sone other Clapton recordings which he wrote include:
    Holy Mother – co-written with Stephen Bishop
    Give Me Strength – a prayerful song
    Heaven Is One Step Away
    Hold Me Lord
    Keep On Growing – co-written with Bobby Whitlock
    I want readers to know that this special man, who has known much suffering in his life, is deeply spiritual and begins & ends his days on his hands and knees in prayer.

  • Jill

    I know in my lifetime that the songs that tell you the most about heaven are the ones that fill your heart with hope. Those songs are praise for our Lord and Savior. When you can praise God in all things your heart sings and you are heaven bound. You will not be able to praise God until you know his truth in your life. Pray for that and heaven will be shown to you with a joy and a peace beyond anything here on earth.
    I like to listen to Casting Crowns and Mercy Me. And one other song that should have been mentioned in your “Songs about Heaven” list…Chris Daltry’s “I’m Coming Home”.

  • Debbie

    I have found a comforting song in: Wish You Were Here by Mark Harris

  • SuperGranny

    “Thank You” by Ray Boltz is my favorite song about Heaven and one I want played at my own memorial service one day along with “Amazing Grace” and several others.

  • Laura

    I think that songs written about Heaven are completely wonderful. I have a few favorites but my favorite now is Walking Her Home. I am not sure of the artist but is on the Wow 2008 cd. Heaven is one of the better subjects to put into music considering what’s heard nowadays
    Laura

  • Donna F. Shaw

    my favorite heaven song right now is “Heaven in the Room” by Brent Jones & T.P. Mobb i ran across this song when my 8 month old nephew had to go into the hospital again (due to sickle cell) and i fell in love with this song and so i gave him a copy and played it for him in his room and he started rocking and smiling in his bed/crib and so he listens to it at home so much and i told his mother to take it to the hospital every time he has to go in and even his 4yr. old sister will hear the song and start singing and says that’s JeRon’s song.

  • Dolph Z

    Heaven is not even scratched with the “songs” you list, you are not even close. Todays taste in music which eminates from the raucus percusion of electronic devices are closer to the “other” places such as would be conter-heaven. For heaven is so many more things than would be epitomized with a “favored” song. And what it is goes beyond what my total inability is to describe, nor if I could, would I, as it is also more than a mortal such as I has even the audacity to describe. Pity those that try.

  • TIM MILLER

    HOW ABOUT KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR. GUNS AND ROSES OR THE BEATLES, IT DOESN’T MATTER. THEY’RE BOTH GREAT TUNES. THEY KICK A$$ OVER SOME OF YOUR SELECTIONS.

  • Chuck

    I didn’t know the Beatles recorded that song,Tim,as the Beatles broke up in ’70,and Bob Dylan didn’t write the song until the early ’70s.I assume the so called Beatles version that you refer to is Bob’s version,not to mention the murder of it by GnR.

  • Donna

    What about the song from the Prince of Egypt Soundtrack I love this song:
    Look at your life through Heaven’s Eyes.

  • Tom

    There’s also John Prine’s “Please Don’t Bury Me” which is a combination of kick a** and great burial lyrics. Or John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ is wonderful. I have a bunch of good ‘Christian’ tunes I could also name which rock much better and are lyrically better than those on the above list. But it’s a still a good discussion. Thanks for the article.

  • mike

    As far as I know, the Beatles never did Knocking on Heavens Door, but Warren Zevon did a terrificly moving version on his last album. I love Tears in Heaven by Clapton. Theres never been a time Ive listened to it where I didnt choke up.

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE THE SONG IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS.IN FACT WE HAD THAT PLAYED AT MY DAUGHTERS FUNERAL IN JAN.

  • Allison

    Don’t know if this about Heaven but I LOVE “AMAZING GRACE” because when I heard it at my Grandmother’s Funeral the part about “I was blind but now I can see” struck a cord with me because in my mind the Only thing that people might see wrong with my grandma was that see spent her Whole adult life blind. But I guess in my mind she rose above her disability. She raised two wonderful children (who were impish to say the least), she was well read and could talk about a vast knowledge of subjects. She was a gourmet cook. Probably, most importantly, for me she was a great role model as someone who grew up and is still dealing with a disability. She showed me that it is possible to do whatever you put your mind to.

  • Linda Canetti

    The most beautiful song about Heaven was from Michael English and I think it was called “That’s What Heaven Will Be Like.”

  • Christopher

    What about “Knockin’ on Heavens Door” by Bob Dylan? Is Heaven a place or a destination?
    Christopher

  • Bonnie

    I love the song why me lord, thats my fav., plus a eagle when she flys by Dolly Parton.

  • Christine

    I like ‘Open up Your Heart’ by Yolanda Adams. It is a recent pop song.
    I really enjoy the pop songs that people may think it is about a
    relationship between people..it is about relationship except you are
    talking to God**
    Christine-Sue

  • Vicky

    NOPE. The best song about heaven is the song called
    “I Can Only Imagine” It is the best song. It is about when you are standing directly in front of God asking yourself how would you act. Like would you even be able to speak. It is really a great song.It is so great that I have told my family that when I want this played at my services. thanks

  • Csue7782@aol.com

    I like ‘Open up Your Heart’ by Yolanda Adams*
    You could think some of the pop songs are about relationships and they
    are..between you and the one up above. I did not understand this until
    i got older !

  • Denise

    I have to agree with “I Can Only Imagine”, also “Midnight Cry” by Gold City, and “Believe” by Brooks and Dunn. There are soooo many of them. “How Far Is Heaven” is a good one too.

  • Ruth Williams

    My favorite song is not listed and I have tried so many times to search for the music with the words of the song on the net with no luck. It is a very old song called, “The Healer”. It was written by Lois Irwin in 1926.The words start out like: “On the cross crucified,great sorrow He died”. It is a very beautiful song.If by any chance you do find it on the net, please let me know. Thank you in advance.
    The music you have listed above is also very beautiful. Thank you for sending me your web sight. I read it always and it is always very interesting and heart felt.

  • Trixie1226

    I have to agree on “I Can Only Imagine” and “Midnight Cry”. They both mean a great deal to me. The young people at my dad’s church did a human video on “I Can Only Imagine” at his funeral and my dad had sung “Midnight Cry” in church before. I also like “Homesick” and “Wish You Were Here.” They both make me think of my dad. “Homesick” is what I would tell him if I could talk to him and “Wish You Were Here” is something I imagine he would tell me in response. “Don’t cry for me. Cause I’m finally free…to run with the angels, on streets made of gold, to listen to stories of saints new and old. To worship our Maker, that’s where I’ll be…when you finally find me.” Ok I’m done. I feel the tears coming.

  • Bobbi

    Terri Trippe if the E-mail was addressed to me for help I would be glad to, About your mom passing and your dad ill,You had questions on funerals so soon? please e-mail me and I will be glad to help, in the subject put (funeral help), and anyone else who needs information.
    my e-mail address- brt_7@yahoo.com

  • Beverly

    The best by far is I Can Only Imagine…sung by anybody. It talks about the greatest part of heaven………surrounded by his glory!!!!!

  • Sarah

    I don’t know how you can list this as the Top ten Songs about heaven, when not one of these people know the first thing about heaven… their other lyrics and so called music indictes this wholly. If you want the Top ten songs about heaven go to the old Hymn books and there you will find the TRUTH>

  • Newgranny

    As for rock songs about heaven, how about “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum? I’ve loved that song since came out about 40 years ago, and my 20-year-old daughter does, too.

  • Anne

    I like “Holes in the Floor of Heaven”. It’s a country song by Steve Wariner. Everytime I hear I think of my grandparents.

  • Debbie

    How about “With You Were Here?” This song has brought me much comfort after my 27 year old son’s death from cancer.

  • lah

    These are a few that make me feel Heaven…exactly where my brother Kenney is right now..
    Believe…Brookes and Dunn
    Who You’d Be Today…Kenny Chesney
    Sister…The Nixons
    My Heart Will Go On….Celine Dion
    lah

  • Debra

    Los Lonely Boys continue to make music with a heavenly side to it. Their new cd FORGIVEN will be out July 1. Check it out!
    http://www.reverbnation.com/c./a4/365313/10175/Artist/37614/Fan/link?posted_by=MissionsAgent_9554

  • Sharon

    Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel a disco song in the 80’s.

  • Donna Chatman

    HI, How about “Angels in Waiting” by Tammy Cochran (about her 2 brothers). Also how about the oldie “Angel Baby”.

  • Vickie Webb

    WHAT ABOUT THE SONG BY ALABAMA…I BELIEVE THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG US ” THAT IS A VERY TOUCHING SONG. I SANG IT A T A FUNERAL A FEW YEARS BACK.
    THANK YOU
    MS. WEBB

  • DeBo

    Angel by angela winbush, Gotta find me an angel by Aretha

  • Katie

    Hillbilly Heaven Tex Ritter
    Rock n Roll Heaven

  • Wanda

    HEAVEN HELP ME by Wynonna Judd should be a contender.

  • Wanda

    KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN and THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS?

  • susie stewart

    SENT FROM HEAVEN BY KEISHA COLE.REMINDS ME OF MY BEST FRIEND RANDY WHO I TRULY BELIEVE WAS SENT TO ME FROM HEAVEN.HE HAS BEEN A BLESSING IN MY LIFE!!!!

  • Rebekah Johnson

    “Sent From Heaven” by Keisha Cole
    “Climbing The Stairway To Heaven”

  • Anthony

    Two Angel songs you missed…ANGEL BABY-OLDIE-ARTIST UNKNOWN AND HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL-TAVARES….

  • sue wiegand

    My favorite as a child was Look Homeward Angel

  • Sarah

    ” Heaven Down Here ” by Tuck and Patti

  • Lucinda

    Holes in the floors of Heaven…..not sure of the artist…this song reminds me of my mom when I hear it.
    Crossing the streets of heaven…..not sure of the artist…but this song makes me cry every time I hear it.

  • Diane Wayne

    Eventhough many of the songs mentioned here I thoroughly enjoy,
    I love the song I wrote called:
    ‘A MESSAGE FROM OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN'(C)Diane Wayne (ASCAP)
    May all be blessed with Heaven’s bliss.

  • Chris

    One I like is “Dancin’ With The Angels” by Monk and Naegel. I have it on the DVD I made of my 22 year old son Brett’s life…after he died in 2005. Listen to the words…they are beautiful.

  • Amy S.

    As far as “Angel” songs go, let’s not forget “Angels Among Us” by Kenny Rogers. It is about an actual angelic expereince.

  • Sara

    Angels Among Us – Alabama

  • Coreen Shipp

    My favorite heaven song is “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley. I hope someone will sing it at my funeral! I just love it! I love the tune, concept & melody! Coreen

  • Ken

    One song that you missed was “Rock and Roll Heaven”, because you know they’ve got a h*** of a band, while describing musicians who have past from this world.

  • Stephanie

    There is an awesome song by: Bee Bee & Cee Cee Winans titled: Heaven is Where I Wanna Be. I love it, it moves my soul, and relieves me from any negativity. Stephanie

  • Carol Ann

    Okay, most of these songs aren’t ABOUT Heaven or angels. They’re just songs with the words “heaven” or “angels” in them. My favorite song about heaven is “I Can Only Imagine”.

  • TV’s Frank

    It Wasn’t God That Made Honky Tonk Angels by (I think) Kitty Wells
    Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes by Elvis Costello
    but a song that’s really about faith, redemption and all that that’s super good — “People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield
    songs that are on Heaven’s jukebox oughta include (because they’re so damn good) “Pancho and Lefty” by Townes Van Zandt, “Further On Up The Road” performed by Eric Clapton and The Band, and “Like A Rolling Stone” ‘cuz if they ain’t on heaven’s jukebox I guess I’ll go looking for ‘em elsewhere.

  • Jessica

    MY favorite Angel song is
    ‘In The Arms oF tHE aNGEL
    BY Sarah McGlaughlan. This is really sweet and comforting.

  • Marlene

    HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL by Tavares on Capitol Records label was missed and it qualifies for both “Heaven” and “Angel” as both words are in the title and it is a love song – don’t know how you guys missed this one – but you definitely did miss it!!

  • Debbie

    Amen.. Carol Ann..
    Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still?
    Will I stand in your prescence or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing Hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine
    This song gives me chills and hope at the same time

  • Diana

    Glad you included my all time favourite Heaven song “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton. This music is sheer beauty borne out of grief

  • Linda

    I have desperatly trying to out the title to song I heard on hte radio. Everytime I hear I always miss the title. Some of the lyrics were “if you only knew” and “to be absent from the body is ,be present with the Lord”. We are getting ready to lose my Mom to Alzhemiers and so want that played at her funeral. It’s a song about not ot worry about the loved who has gone home because there is no more suffering. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

  • AnneMarie

    Linda….
    I am wondering if you are thinking of Sarah Groves’ song: “What Do I Know”.
    If you type “Sarah Groves lyrics” into your search browser, and then type in the name of the song, you will find the lyrics.
    May God bless you and your family as you journey together.

  • Anonymous

    too busy worrying about monty python I suppose

  • Jennifer

    tears in heaven is one of the best of the best… this song was born from grief definetly… this song he sings in memory of his son who fell ot of a window of there hotel… sing eric sing!!!! rip!

  • Angela Carter

    How Far is Heaven Rocks! That’s what it’s all about, sinners crying out to a helping hand from heaven. How good does one have to be to obtain heaven? Doesn’t work that way, you’ll never be good enough…on your own that is, that’s why you need Christ.

  • stella

    maybe it would be a great idea to put “Heaven” by Bryan Adams
    it is a sweet song!

  • http://MySongsAboutHeaven.com John David Balla

    There’s a new one out called, “In Heaven (there ain’t no).” You should at least consider adding it to your list to keep things current. Good list though!

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    I can’t imagine how “I Can Only Imagine” didn’t make the cut.

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