"Hell in Paradise" is a song by Yoko Ono from the 1985 album Starpeace. The lyrics are about mankind's perceived idea of hell, despite living in the paradisethat Ono considers to be planet Earth. After "Walking on Thin Ice", it was her biggest hit of the 1980s, charting at #16 on the US dance chart. Ono went on hiatus after Starpeace; this would be her last proper single until 2001's remix of "Open Your Box".

In 2004, the track was revived as part of the ONO remix project, and reached #4 on the same chart twenty years on.


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Music video[edit]Edit

The video was directed by Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński. The music video won the award "Most Innovative Video" at Billboard Music Video Awards in 1986.[1]

Track listing[edit]Edit

US 7" single
  1. "Hell in Paradise"
  2. "Hell in Paradise (Instrumental)"
US 12" single[2]
A1. "Hell in Paradise" (Club Version) – 6:52
B1. "Hell in Paradise" (Dub Version) – 8:52
B2. "Hell in Paradise" (Single Version) - 3:34


Chart (1985) Peak


US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[3] 12
US Hot Dance Singles Sales (Billboard)[3] 16
Chart (2004) Peak


US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[4] 4
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