25 Songs About Heaven You’ll Love To Hear in 2022

From an early age, many songs about heaven appeared. Heaven can be a great love relationship, a dream of another place, or a welcoming home for parents. Heaven might have ghettos; heaven can be a place on earth too. 

Let’s not waste time and look at the most incredible songs about heaven. 

1. Streets of Heaven – Sherrié Austin

We begin with an emotional slow country song. You might think that Austin will depict you how heaven would like. Unfortunately, this song is about a little daughter about to die. 

She prays to God and says, “Streets of heaven are crowded, and there is no place for her”. Music is soft and in the typical manner of a Christian love song. 

2. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

Here is the first of those most iconic songs included in our playlist. Tears in heaven is a late hit from Eric Clapton. The song’s calming melody and simple setting might make it seem effortless. 

Yet, choices of instruments and vocals change all the settings. This is the story of a man who wonders if he will see his lover in heaven. Or is he even belong there?

3. Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle

Heaven is a Place on Earth gives out its theme as you see the title. All you get is a great catchy melody that you won’t forget soon when you listen. 

One of the most famous pop tunes of the 80s, Heaven on Earth is also a perfect dance song. Lyrics cherish love and remind us heaven is the earth as we love. 

4. Heaven Can Wait – Meat Loaf

A ballad feels like someone wrote it from the death bed. I like how dark is the theme but how chill is the melody. 

Piano chords go with strings throughout the song. There is a sense of fear included in the lyrics. Heaven Can Wait because there must be still so much to live and see. 

5. I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto – 2Pac

Tupac Shakur never misses the target. I love that he created many hip-hop songs that combined art with a strong political stance. 

This is one of the great tunes he mentions heaven and the rights of the black people. First, he explains all the difficult times he coped with racism and poverty. Then he hopelessly asks the question, which is the song’s title. 

6. I Can Only Imagine – MercyMe

This is probably one of the most successful Christian rock songs. Without lyrics, you might assume it is a rock tune with a good beat. When the lyrics arrive, the emotional level of the music gets much higher. 

The song is a dedication to Jesus. How would it feel to take a walk with him in heaven? Listen to that gospel song to learn how! 

7. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel – Tavares

70s European style pop married with the soul, and here we got this perfect song as a fruit of their love. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel is such a heartwarming tune.

It is moving and very positive. Heaven must be missing an angel is a great way to say “You came to me from heaven” to your lover! 

8. Heaven – 3 Doors Down

Heaven is a song in the form of a confession. You can listen to that Christian rock tune if you feel wrong about your doings. 

Like many other faith-filled songs, heaven also is about a speech to God. Music is intense and rising as guitar riffs go bolder. 

9. Wear Your Love Like Heaven – Donovan

A masterpiece of Donovan, Wear Your Love Like Heaven is a psychedelic pop classic. It is a love song, though, and I love the title. 

The music is catchy, and the chorus part highlights the creative title of the song. To wear your love like heaven, you got to be natural and keep it positive.

10. Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Locked Out of Heaven will be one of these gorgeous songs we listen to after years. After around ten years since its release, it is still popular. That goes to show how powerful is this iconic pop song. 

Bruno here is trapped in a love relationship where he gets “too much” of everything. When you feel like you are locked out of heaven, that means you are in a toxic relationship. 

11. In My Heaven – Blake Shelton

In My Heaven is one of the most famous country songs and pictures heaven from the eyes of Blake Shelton, like Imagine by John Lennon, except angels yodel here as it is country-style heaven. An excellent choice for country music lovers!

12. Heaven – Depeche Mode

Only a few Depeche Mode songs are as celestial as heaven. If you title the track heaven, you have to present something different. The iconic band never fails, though. 

Heaven is somewhat a haunting song. Yet, it is also beautiful with its melodic lines and slow-paced rhythm. Lyrics may be about life after death as it depicts the feeling of being in heaven.

13. Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin

One of the most beautiful poems is here for you in the middle of our list! Stairway to heaven is one of these songs Led Zeppelin wrote under the influence of The Lord of the Rings. 

Yes, its book was highly popular around the time. Incredible guitars and beautiful vocal lines guarantee a short trip to heaven.

14. Heaven- Beyoncé

With Heaven, Beyoncé shows her talents also on gospel singing. This slow pop tune is throned with a beautiful piano melody. 

Song’sSong’s inspiration is the mother of Beyoncé. I like how this track rises and calms down. Piano chords and the atmosphere feels like you are taking a deep breath.

15. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven – Kenny Chesney

Cutest of all country songs I’veI’ve listened to! Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven gives humour, fun, and reggae beats. Music is unique, and lyrics too! It is a fun track talking about ordinary people like himself. 

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but it is never the right time. Well, is it the sins that make things fun?  

16. Heaven For Everyone – Queen

Heaven For Everyone is a legendary song. Because of the title, you may feel like it is a cliché announcement. But it is not! 

The music is excellent as always. Lyrics tell us that heaven on earth (was) is possible. I like this soft melancholy of a dreamer! 

17. Heaven Beside You – Alice in Chains

Here is the expected grunge tune on our list! This song is like a 101 course on 90s rock music and has everything you need. 

The lyrics are also great. Heaven here is mentioned with the hell. “Heaven beside you, hell within” depicts a lover giving strange vibes. 

18. Heaven – Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is also a legendary figure in his league. I like the slow retro beats following up the vocals. 

This song makes you feel nostalgic in a way. Heaven here is the arms of the lover. Throughout the song, love is celebrated with all beautiful words. 

19. Letter to Heaven – Dolly Parton

This little folk tune is the most heartwarming track on our list. Letter to heaven is a little story of a girl and an old postman. 

The girl writes a letter to God and the older man delivers it for her. What is more heartwarming than the story is the excellent vocals of Dolly Parton. It is only a sweet guitar walk and her magic voice! 

20. Can I Take My Gun to Heaven – Cracker

One of the most exciting songs on our list is this track! “Can I Take My Gun to Heaven” is a lesser-known tune by Cracker. 

It is very well played, and the guitar solo is in the middle rocks! I also like the theme. The lyrics are about a man who only talks about his love for his gun. 

This is likely a satire on individual armament. 

21. Heaven Can Wait – Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg is the definition of cool in many ways! “Heaven Can Wait” is also about an incredible woman like herself. 

Music is on a basic blues walking. Yet, it is very well coloured with acoustic instruments. You can only stay between when heaven can wait, and hell is too far away. For some of us, this is the place to be. 

22. Wrong Side of Heaven – Five Finger Death Punch

This is a nice take on the idea of heaven. When you check the song with its video clip, everything gets more precise. Wrong Side of Heaven is the heaviest rock tune on the list. 

Music acts calm except for chorus parts, where there are nice brutal vocal sections. Like Gainsbourg, we see a soldier questioning himself. Where will he go? Heaven or hell? 

23. Knockin’Knockin’ on Heaven’sHeaven’s Door- Bob Dylan

I am pleased that some of the most magnificent history songs are about heaven! Well, this one, as you might know, is for a movie. 

Music is incredible; nothing is catchier than its melody. The lyrics are about the sheriff in the movie. He shoots his schoolmate and questions himself.

24. Heaven is Closed- Wille Nelson

Heaven Is Closed is a troubadour song. “Heaven is closed, and hell is overcrowded,” Wille Nelson says. 

The lyrics are deep, and the song is actually about life itself. What is best for him is to stay where he is. Although we only wish for heaven, many of us belong to both. 

25. Just Like Heaven – The Cure

The last song on our list is real magic. The word dream here is around more than heaven. Well, music is dreamy, and yes, we dream about heaven. So this song is an accurate depiction of heaven for me.

The lyrics are a bit sad. You can catch between the lines that he is in love. Yet, he is a platonic lover. Fortunately, nobody can take the dreams of heaven from us. 

Conclusion

Here we are at the end of our list of songs about heaven. Heaven is used to describe our mood. Or it is a moment that we shared with our lover. 

Heaven is like a concept going in all directions. That must be why we also saw many songs comparing heaven and hell. 

For some, it is best not to have a direction to go. For others, heaven is the place to be, so everyone must participate. I hope you like the list! See you at the next one!

John Godfrey

John Godfrey is a music fanatic, as well as the owner of Songpier.com which provides music guides. In high school, he learned how to play the drums which inspired him to learn about rock music. He began to write articles for various music magazines and during this period he realized he had a passion for writing music descriptions. He has a Master's degree in music education from the University of Redlands.

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