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Temptation
Heaven 17 Lyrics


I've never been closer
I've tried to understand
That certain feeling
Carved by another's hand

But it's too late to hesitate
We can't keep on living like this
Leave no track
Don't look back

(All I desire)
Temptation
(Keep climbing higher and higher)
Temptation
(Adorable creatures)
Temptation
(With unacceptable features)
Temptation
(Trouble is coming)
Temptation
(It's just the high cost of loving)
Temptation
(You can take it or leave it)
Temptation
(But you'd better believe it)

You've got to make me an offer
That cannot be ignored
So let's head for home now
Everything I have is yours
Step by step and day by day
Every second counts I can't break away
Leave no trace
Hide your face

(All I desire)
Temptation
(Keep climbing higher and higher)
Temptation
(You can take it or leave it)
Temptation
(But you'd better believe it)

Step by step and day by day
Every second counts I can't break away
Keep us from temptation
Keep us from temptation
Keep us from temptation
Lead us not into temptation

(All I desire)
Temptation
(Keep climbing higher and higher)
Temptation
(Adorable creatures)
Temptation
(With unacceptable features)
Temptation
(Trouble is coming)
Temptation
(It's just the high cost of loving)
Temptation
(You can take it or leave it)
Temptation
(But you'd better believe it)

You've got to make me an offer
That cannot be ignored
So let's head for home now
Everything I have is yours
Step by step and day by day
Every second counts I can't break away
Leave no trace
Hide your face

(Trying to find it)
Temptation
(You've got to get up behind me)
Temptation
(Put your dime in the hot slot)
Temptation
(But it's a million to one shot)
Temptation
(You think that you're right now)
Temptation
(You're going to fake it tonight now)
Temptation
(Give me a breakdown)
Temptation
(Because it's time for a shakedown)

(Temptation)
It's just temptation

(Temptation)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BILLY JOEL

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sauquoit13456

On this day in 1983 {May 15th} "Temptation" by Heaven 17 peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 100 Singles* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "True" by Spandau Ballet...
"Temptation" reached #3 in Ireland and #11 in Germany...
Between 1981 and 1998 the Sheffield, England band had eighteen records on the U.K. Singles chart, three made the Top 10 with the above "Temptation" being their biggest hit...
Besides "Temptation", their other two Top 10 records were "Come Live With Me" {#5 in 1983} and a re-mix of "Temptation" with Brothers In Rhythm {#4 in 1992}...
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. Singles' Top 10 on May 15th, 1983:
At #3. "Candy Girl" by New Edition
#4. "Dancing Tight" by "Galaxy featuring Phil Fear
#5. "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by The Beat
#6. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League
#7. "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Fun Three
#8. "Pale Shelter" by Tears For Fears
#9. "Words" by F. R. David
#10. "Blind Vision" by Blancmange



All comments from YouTube:

Bob Boberson

Even with Glenn Gregory's unique voice - even he realizes the impact Carol has on this song. She simply crushes the vocal with a sensual seduction underscoring a triumph power. Such a great commanding tune from the boys of Sheffield.

townclubber

WOW! 30 years later it`s still fabulous!! Remember when it came out back in the good old days of REAL pop music.

Diane Kawulok

@Tim Richardson 42 years ago now..

Tim Richardson

Jeepres, is it really that long ago!?

AngelEyes

Still totally fuckin magic. The 80s were over waaaaaay too quickly for my liking. 

ALFAL-PHA BITS

AngelEyes did you get to live through all of it like me?

1Mehring1

One of the only really intelligent English language songs of the entire decade IMHO

David Chávez Echevarría

Linda canción ochentera!! Grandes voces!!

Capri Corn

Wonderful song and graet voices! I LOVE IT!

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1983 {May 15th} "Temptation" by Heaven 17 peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 100 Singles* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "True" by Spandau Ballet...
"Temptation" reached #3 in Ireland and #11 in Germany...
Between 1981 and 1998 the Sheffield, England band had eighteen records on the U.K. Singles chart, three made the Top 10 with the above "Temptation" being their biggest hit...
Besides "Temptation", their other two Top 10 records were "Come Live With Me" {#5 in 1983} and a re-mix of "Temptation" with Brothers In Rhythm {#4 in 1992}...
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. Singles' Top 10 on May 15th, 1983:
At #3. "Candy Girl" by New Edition
#4. "Dancing Tight" by "Galaxy featuring Phil Fear
#5. "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by The Beat
#6. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League
#7. "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Fun Three
#8. "Pale Shelter" by Tears For Fears
#9. "Words" by F. R. David
#10. "Blind Vision" by Blancmange

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