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"Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” – The Limeliters


Seriously good song that you’ve probably never heard.

Several curious things about it:

The Limeliters–the ones who recorded “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”–are an old established folk music group, yet this ain’t no folk song. It’s basically a rock song and these guys did one hell of a job with it.

The song was released as part of a 1993 album called [i]Joy Across the Land[/i], but it was never released as a single as far as I can tell. That’s hard to understand. I think someone screwed up here because I can’t believe it wouldn’t have done well if it had been released as a single.

It appears that no performers have ever covered “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”, but in 2016, it was sampled in a song by the rapper Ice Cube, which was used in a trailer for the video game [i]Mafia III[/i]. I’ve listened to his song and the best thing I can say about it is that it seems to have led to a number of gamers discovering the unaltered Limeliters’ recording. As one of them said:

“Was actually looking for the version with Ice Cube but this is even better.”
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checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
We live in "heaven", bad leaders make it hell, then we die.
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@121363,Rutterman] Will I change some rules when I become God
Rutterman · 41-45, M
[@105699,JohnnyO] Yes to the first question.

A SpaceHey groupie.
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@121363,Rutterman] nice
JohnnyO · 36-40, M
[@121363,Rutterman] Will LaParisienne become my SW Groupie

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