"Just Like Heaven" is a song by the British alternative rock band The
Cure. The group wrote most of the song during recording sessions in
southern France in 1987. The lyrics were written by the band's frontman
Robert Smith (pictured), who drew inspiration from a past trip to the
sea shore with his future wife. Before Smith had completed the lyrics,
an instrumental version of the song was used as the theme for the
French television show Les Enfants du Rock. "Just Like Heaven" was the
third single released from the band's 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss
Me, while Smith's memories of the trip formed the basis for the song's
accompanying music video. The song became The Cure's first American hit
and in 1988 reached number 40 on the Billboard charts. It has been
highly praised by critics and covered by artists such as Dinosaur Jr.
and Katie Melua. Smith has said he considers "Just Like Heaven" to be
one of the band's strongest songs. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
War of the League of Cambrai: A Venetian army under Bartolomeo
d'Alviano was decisively defeated by the Spanish army commanded by
Ramón de Cardona and Fernando d'Avalos.
The Ottoman Empire was decisively defeated by a Western Christian
coalition for the first time near the Gulf of Corinth in the Battle of
Lepanto, the last major galley battle in history.
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York opened, with an initial
enrollment of 412 students the next day.
Five French airline companies merged to form Air France.
Californians voted to recall Governor Gray Davis from office and
elected Arnold Schwarzenegger from a list of 135 candidates.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
2. To put or bury (for example, the remains of a person) within a wall
Wikiquote quote of the day:
We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only
as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.
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