Too Much of Heaven

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"Too Much of Heaven"
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Single by Eiffel 65
from the album Europop
B-side "Remixes"
ReleasedMay 11, 1999
Recorded1999
Genre
Length
  • 5:17(album version)
  • 3:30 (single version)
Label
  • Logic
  • Universal
  • WEA
Songwriter(s)
  • Maurizio Lobina
  • Gianfranco Randone
  • Massimo Gabutti
Producer(s)
  • Massimo Gabutti
  • Luciano Zucchet
Eiffel 65 singles chronology
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
(1998)
"Too Much of Heaven"
(1999)
"Move Your Body"
(1999)

"Too Much of Heaven" is a song written by the Italian dance group Eiffel 65 and the second official single from their first album, Europop . The single was originally released in Italy on 11 May 1999. It was released in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and in several European countries in March 2000. "Too Much of Heaven", peaked at number 20 for 9 weeks on the Eurochart Hot 100. This was the last Eiffel 65 song to peak at number 1 on the Italian singles chart, and a top 10 hit in France and top 25 in Switzerland. The song is about the downsides of being too greedy. It has been described as possibly "the very first example of rapping through Auto-Tune", although without much influence on hip-hop in general. [1]

Contents

Music video

Two official music videos were made for this song. Both videos showed the band performing in a white backdrop studio. The first video, however, had footage from various Eiffel 65 concerts, whereas the second video instead showed the band performing as ninjas wearing luminous make-up performing karate moves.

Official versions

12" Italy
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (DJ Gabry Ponte extended mix) (7:02)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (album version) (5:17)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
CD maxi – Italy
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (original radio edit) (4:10)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (DJ Gabry Ponte club remix) (4:54)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
CD single – France
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (original video edit) (3:29)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (original radio edit) (4:10)
CD single – Germany
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (radio version) (3:30)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (album version) (5:17)
CD maxi – Greece
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (DJ Gabry Ponte radio edit) (4:54)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (DJ Gabry Ponte extended mix) (7:02)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (original radio edit) (4:10)
  4. "Too Much of Heaven" (album mix) (5:17)
  5. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
CD maxi – Europe
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (radio version) (3:30)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (album version) (5:17)
  3. "hyperlink" (deep down) (4:57)
CD maxi Promo – Portugal
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (original) (5:18)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (original video) (3:31)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (original radio) (4:10)
  4. "Too Much of Heaven" (Gabry Ponte mix) (7:05)
  5. "Too Much of Heaven" (Gabry Ponte radio) (4:57)
  6. "Too Much of Heaven" (fantastic R&B slice) (5:34)
12" Canada
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (original extended) (5:17)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (DJ Gabry Ponte extended mix) (7:02)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
  4. "One Goal" (Theme For Euro 2000)
CD maxi – Canada
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (album version) (5:17)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (original radio edit) (4:10)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (original video edit) (3:29)
  4. "Too Much of Heaven" (Gabry Ponte club remix) (7:02)
  5. "Too Much of Heaven" (DJ Gabry Ponte radio edit) (4:54)
  6. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
12" Promo – US
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (radio edit) (3:29)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (Gabry Ponte mix) (7:02)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
  4. "Too Much of Heaven" (album version) (5:17)
  5. "The Edge" (4:20)
CD maxi Promo – US
  1. "Too Much of Heaven" (radio edit) (3:29)
  2. "Too Much of Heaven" (Gabry Ponte mix) (4:54)
  3. "Too Much of Heaven" (futuristic R&B slice) (5:33)
  4. "Too Much of Heaven" (album version) (5:17)

Charts

Chart (2000)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [2] 50
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) [3] 30
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) [4] 14
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD) [5] 60
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[ citation needed ]31
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[ citation needed ]20
France (SNEP) [6] 6
Germany (Official German Charts) [7] 35
Greece (IFPI) [8] 5
Italy (FIMI)1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [9] 49
Romania (Romanian Top 100) [10] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE) [11] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [12] 52
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [13] 22

Too Much of Heaven chart performance

Eurochart Hot 100
Week22 April 200029 April 20006 May 200013 May 200020 May 200027 May 20003 June 200010 June 200018 June 200024 June 2000
Position
20
20
37
24
26
36
33
25
30
33

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