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Sky Fits Heaven

“Sky Fits Heaven”

Promotional single by Madonna from the album Ray of Light

October 2, 1998 (1998-10-02)



1997; Larrabee North Studio
(North Hollywood, California)



Warner Bros.


Patrick Leonard


William Orbit
Patrick Leonard

Ray of Light track listing

“Nothing Really Matters”
“Sky Fits Heaven”

“Sky Fits Heaven” is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her seventh studio album, Ray of Light (1998). It was written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard; the song also contained additional production from William Orbit, and lyrical interpretations from British poet Max Blagg’s 1992 poem, What Fits?. Uncredited in the album’s official liner notes, Blagg’s role in the song was the subject of several publications questioning Madonna’s inspiration behind the track. A remix created by Sasha and Victor Calderone, and was released as a promotional single by Maverick and Warner Bros. on October 2, 1998.
When released, various music critics appreciated Orbit’s extensive production on “Sky Fits Heaven”. On a list of Madonna’s best non-singles compiled by Idolator, the track was ranked at number nine and acclaimed by critic Sal Cinquemani who enjoyed its “heavenly hook”.[1] The Sasha and Victor Calderone remix reached number 41 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart in November 1998, despite not being released as a commercial single. “Sky Fits Heaven” was performed on Madonna’s Drowned World Tour in 2001, accompanied by flying acrobats during a Japanese-inspired sequence.


1 Background and controversy
2 Composition and lyrics
3 Remixes and chart performance
4 Critical reception
5 Live performances
6 Track listing and formats
7 Credits and personnel
8 Charts
9 Release history
10 Notes
11 References
12 External links

Background and controversy[edit]
In 1992, poet Max Blagg’s work What Fits? was used in commercials for Gap Inc., showcasing a new line of jeans worn by American actress Mädchen Amick. The poem was also used in the advertisements for Gap on NBC.[2] Upon viewing them, Madonna contacted Blagg for obtaining permission to use the poem in her new musical material. While composing her 1998 album Ray of Light, Madonna and Blagg reached a deal which would allow the singer to include excerpts of What Fits? within her song “Sky Fits Heaven”; in exchang