DJ Sammy

Let’s turn back the clock to the year 2001 with DJ Sammy and Yanou’s smash hit, “Heaven”!


I have to admit that the early 2000s was a pretty amazing era. I mean who didn’t love playing Snake on their Nokia phone, sporting a Baby Phat puffy jacket, or slathering themselves in Sweet Pea scent from Bath and Body works?  In the area of electronic music, it was also an amazing time for Eurodance, and a song that sticks out from that time is one I still listen to, DJ Sammy & Yanou‘s “Heaven”!

Believe it or not, this iconic song did not originate from the electronic music scene. The original “Heaven” was written by Bryan Adams and first released in 1984. A hit in its own right, “Heaven” took on a whole new form when DJ Sammy teamed up Yanou for an electronic re-imagining and added the beautiful vocals from Do who gave the lyrics a reinvigorating feel.

At the risk of feeling very old, I fully admit that this was my jam back in middle school. At the time this song was absolutely everywhere and gained mainstream appeal as it could be heard on multiple radio stations. I took it one step further and bought the CD single that came with the multiple remixes, my favorite being Yanou’s Candlelight mix. There was something about the lyrics, vocals, and production that made me feel absolutely uplifted and made me want to dance but more often than not, I found it relaxing and contemplative.

It’s been years since the track first was released yet it still lives on to this day with many artists remixing or incorporating it into their sets. Dash Berlin created his own mix of the release and later DJ Isaac even went on to remix the track to give it a hardstyle version. Even more recently Alex Prospect featured a small sample of Do’s version of the lyrics in his track, “You’re All That I Need“. Those are just a few that have stuck out to me, but multiple remixes of this song can be found in almost every genre of dance music!

As a true lover of this track, I appreciate that it continues to live on and stay current. However, the original Eurodance version will go down as one of my favorite songs of all time!

Check out DJ Sammy & Yanou Feat. Do – Heaven on YouTube:


DJ Sammy & Yanou Feat. Do – Heaven – Lyrics

Oh, thinkin’ about all our younger years
There was only you and me
We were young and wild and free
Now nothing can take you away from me
We’ve been down that road before
But that’s over now
You keep me comin’ back for more
Baby, you’re all that I want
When you’re lyin’ here in my arms
I’m findin’ it hard to believe
We’re in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven
(We’re in heaven)
Now nothing could change what you mean to me uh
There’s lots that I could say
But just hold me now
‘Cause our love will light the way
Baby you’re all that I want
When you’re lyin’ here in my arms
I’m findin’ it hard to believe
We’re in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven
Heaven
Now our dreams are coming true
Through the good times and the bad
I’ll be standing there by you
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn’t too hard to see
We’re in heaven
We’re in heaven
DJ Sammy & Yanou Heaven

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Abisola has been listening to electronic music since middle school. Though she enjoys a variety of sub-genres she currently mainly listens to trance and hardcore. Abisola has attended multiple events in the Southern California region and is beginning to expand to out-of-area and international festivals. She is a full-time school psychologist and also enjoys eating, traveling and video games.

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