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"Heaven Knows"
Single by Taylor Hicks
from the album Taylor Hicks
Released May 28, 2007
Recorded October-November 2006, EMBLEM/Castle Oaks, Calabasas, California
Genre Blue-eyed soul
Length 3:38 (album version),3:24(Radio Edit)
Label Arista Records
Writer(s) Cory Rooney,
Makeba Riddick,
Kara DioGuardi,
Matt Serletic,
Ray Charles,
Pete Moore,
Smokey Robinson,
Bobby Rogers,
Marvin Tarplin
Producer Matt Serletic
Taylor Hicks singles chronology
"Just to Feel That Way"
"Heaven Knows"
"What's Right Is Right"

"Heaven Knows" is the second single by Taylor Hicks from his self titled debut. It was announced as the second single by Clive Davis on the American Idol (season 6) finale, where Hicks subsequently performed the song. Arista is hoping the song will revive sales of Hicks' album, after the underperformance of Hicks' first single "Just To Feel That Way". It hit the radio adds on May 28, 2007. By July 2008, it had sold about 11,000 copies. As of October 2007 the single had fared only slightly better than his first single, and had not increased sales of the album as was hoped.

The song samples Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" and Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar".

Watch Taylor perform"Heaven Knows" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Chart performance

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 19[1]


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