“Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle – 1987

This week Brandon Iron drops by the studio to contemplate the ethereal wonder that is “Heaven is a Place on Earth”, the 1987 number one hit by former Go-Go, Belinda Carlisle. The punky aesthetic of the Go-Gos was long gone by the time Carlisle’s second solo record was released. Adopting the full Hollywood glam/pop star look, she achieved her only number one hit despite a heavy cocaine addiction that helped destroy the Go-Gos and nearly ruined her career. What seminal LA punk band did Carlisle once play drums in? What song contains the best key change of all time? Is this song about finding true love or is it really about a tasty convenience store snack? All these questions and more will be answered on this episode of Single File.

“Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle – 1987

This week Brandon Iron drops by the studio to contemplate the ethereal wonder that is “Heaven is a Place on Earth”, the 1987 number one hit by former Go-Go, Belinda Carlisle. The punky aesthetic of the Go-Gos was long gone by the time Carlisle’s second solo record was released.

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