Who would have thought that the band that brought the world "Funky Worm" could do a lush track like this. This song was originally the B-side of "Skin Tight"; the classic hit single was the title of their first hit album for Mercury. This proves they could do up-tempo funk numbers and ballads with equal skill. For "Heaven Must Be Like This," they unabashedly bask in the afterglow. This song has a jazzy, dreamlike arrangement, with the normally loud Sugarfoot quieting his vocal approach, singing in a breathy style. What also makes this song stand out is the confident and effortless manner in which the "heaven must be like this" hook is sung by the group. That nearly makes the song. But of course the subject matter is also important here too. This song suggests sex with someone you actually might care about, often a singular idea, especially coming from these guys. This song represents 1974-1977 Mercury-era Ohio Players when they recorded in Chicago at Paragon Studios and had Barry Mraz as the engineer. "Heaven Must Be Like This" is one of those songs that never left the radio and is a bona fide quiet storm staple. No wonder "Heaven Must Be Like This" successfully mixes sweetness mixed with the strong sense of sensuality.