Sparks has an incredible history that spans five decades, from inception in the late 1960s LA club scene, through adoption by English fans in the middle 1970s, electronic experimentation in the late 1970s, and finally breaking through in the US of the early 1980s, a cinematic sojourn at the end of that decade with a return to form in the mid 1990s which continues to this day as they continue to push the boundaries of pop music.
In 1979 Sparks released their 8th album Number One In Heaven. This album resulted in the most dramatic change of style the band would attempt in their history. Sparks dropped the band format altogether and teamed up with the Giorgio Moroder whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on new wave, techno and electronic music in general. Number One In Heaven is regarded as a landmark in the development of electronic music and greatly influenced bands which would emerge in the following years.
The Number One Song In Heaven is one of 3 singles released from the album. The track reached #14 in the UK singles charts with the album going to #73 in the UK album charts.