Songs About Heaven
by Rob Harvilla | June 15, 2012
It's a place on earth. It's a place where nothing ever happens. It isn't too far away. It's inside you. It's hard to believe we're there. Closer to it every day. We can go there tonight. Just follow the stairway. Just knock. It's on all our minds -- particularly songwriters, whether you're reaching for a cheese-pop hit or a righteous metal classic, whether you're lusting or mourning. Here, everyone from Bryan Adams to Belinda Carlisle to Cheap Trick to Japandroids (look out for that one) to Sparks to Guns N' Roses takes a shot at celestial glory. Don't forget to say hello.