Breathe - Hands To Heaven (1987)
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"Hands to Heaven" is a song by English group Breathe, released as their fifth UK single on 20 October 1987, and in January ...
"Hands to Heaven" is a song by English group Breathe, released as their fifth UK single on 20 October 1987, and in January 1988 as the band's second single in the US. The song was written by group members David Glasper and Marcus Lillington. The B-side features an instrumental track "Life and Times".
"Hands to Heaven" was Breathe's breakthrough hit internationally. The ballad peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1988. That same month in the United States, it logged two weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
"Hands to Heaven" became a top 10 hit in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway.
The music video, directed by Eamon McCabe, features the group in a surreal dream sequence, with the lead singer falling asleep in a black London taxicab and waking at the end, being driven away by the driver.