Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven

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"Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven"
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Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Waking Up the Neighbours
B-side "Not Guilty"
ReleasedFebruary 10, 1992
Format CD single
Recorded1990
Studio
Genre Pop rock
Length5:49
Label A&M
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Lange
  • Adams
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"There Will Never Be Another Tonight"
(1991)
"Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven"
(1992)
"All I Want Is You"
(1992)

"Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams, from his sixth studio album, Waking up the Neighbours (1991). Penned by Robert Lange and Bryan Adams, the song became Adams' third chart-topper in his native Canada, reached No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at No. 8 in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Music video

The video is shot in barley fields in the middle of the night with dolphins flying over the band

Track listings

7" single / CD single

  1. "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven"
  2. "Somebody" (live)

12" maxi

  1. "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven"
  2. "Somebody" (live)
  3. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (single version)

12" maxi

  1. "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven"
  2. "Somebody" (live)
  3. "Heat of the Night" (live)

Charts

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