This was the first single for both Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice. Underwood was the Season 4 winner of American Idol, and Bice was the runner-up. Underwood's version was released on June 14, 2005, where it went to #1 in the US and Canada. Bice's version was released a week later, and went to #2 in the US. The B-side of Underwood's version was a cover of the Martina McBride song "Independence Day," while Bice had the Ides Of March song "Vehicle" as the flip side.
This was written by the Swedish songwriters Andreas Carlsson, Pelle Nylén and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Desmond Child. The song is about wanting to be with someone all the time and never let them go.
Suggestion credit: Samantha - Mohegan Lake, NY
Underwood and Bice each performed this song on American Idol and were judged on their performances. This was common practice on the show: the previous year Fantasia and Diana DeGarmo each did "I Believe," and when Fantasia won, it was released as her first single, which debuted at #1.
When Underwood hit the top with "Inside Your Heaven," she became the fourth Idol contestant to hit #1 with a debut single. Kelly Clarkson started it all with "A Moment Like This," and the following year, it was runner-up Clay Aiken who reached the top spot with "This Is The Night." Taylor Hicks made it five in a row with "Do I Make You Proud?" in 2006.
"I remember when Carrie Underwood performed my song on American Idol and it went to #1, I was watching it in Sweden – where I was living at the time. I was streaming it on a computer live while eating beans out of can. That was all I could afford for dinner. I wouldn't want my kids to go through that."