500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Cure, 'Just Like Heaven'

488. The Cure, 'Just Like Heaven'

Writers: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams
Producers: David Allen, Smith
Released: May '87, Elektra
19 weeks; No. 40

"I've never been a big fan of irony," Smith said, which might be why this reverie of love, cut at a vineyard in the South of France, is his favorite Cure song. The band's girlfriends influenced the music. "The girls would sit on the sofa in the back of the control room and give the songs marks out of 10," he said. "So there was a really big female input."

Appears on: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Elektra)

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