Top 50 Pop and Rock Songs About Angels (or With Angel in the Title)

Updated on June 14, 2019
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If you're looking for great songs about angels, this comprehensive list has everything you need!
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Angels are always in style. They have been a part of stories, ancient texts, and songs, for thousands of years. (Did you know there are over 289 verses in the Bible with the word angel in them?)

Music often seems to be the way angels connect with us, and most musical artists have sung or written about them at some point. I've searched high and low and put together my favorite angel songs in the pop, rock, and alternative genres. See if you can find your favorites on this list.

There are always new songs coming out about angels—here is the latest version of my list. I've included links to every Youtube video, so you can listen to each song.

1. "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan

Album: Surfacing

Release Year: 1997

Song Facts:

  • Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
  • "Angel is about the heroin overdose death of Jonathan Melvoin (1961-1996), the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player.

In the arms of the angel

Fly away from here

From this dark, cold hotel room

And the endlessness that you fear

— "Angel" by Sarah Mclachlan

2. "Calling All Angels" by Train

Album: My Private Nation

Release Year: 2003

Song Facts:

  • The song was the first to be released from My Private Nation in 2003.
  • It peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • It spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart that same year.

I need a sign to let me know you're here

All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere

I need to know that things are gonna look up

'Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup

— "Calling All Angels" by Train

3. "She Talks to Angels" by Black Crowes

Album: Shake Your Money Maker

Release Year: 1990

Song Facts:

  • It is the eighth track on their first album, Shake Your Money Maker and was the fourth single released from the album.
  • The song reached #30 on the U.S. Hot 100, #1 on the U.S. Album Rock Tracks chart and #70 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

She paints her eyes as black as night now.

Pulls those shades down tight.

Yeah, she gives me a smile when the pain comes.

The pain gonna make everything alright

— "She Talks to Angels" by Black Crowes

4. "If God Will Send His Angels" by U2

Album: Pop and City of Angels (soundtrack)

Release Year: 1997

Song Facts:

  • "If God Will Send His Angels" is the fifth single from U2's 1997 album, Pop.
  • It was released on December 8, 1997.
  • It was also featured on the City of Angels soundtrack.

Nobody else here baby

No-one else here to blame

No-one to point the finger

It's just you and me and the rain

— "If God Will Send His Angels" by U2

5. "Calling All Angels" by Jane Siberry (Pay It Forward Version)

Album: When I Was a Boy

Release Year: 1993

Song Facts:

  • "Calling All Angels" is a song by the Canadian singer/songwriter Jane Siberry.
  • It was originally a single, but then appeared on the album When I Was a Boy.
  • It was also used in the movie Pay It Forward.

Calling all angels, calling all angels

Walk me through this one, don't leave me alone

Calling all angels, calling all angels

We're tryin', we're hopin' but we're not sure how

— "Calling All Angels" by Jane Siberry (Pay It Forward)

6. "Angel" by Jack Johnson

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2008

Song Facts:

  • Jack Johnson explained to the Sun newspaper on January 25, 2008 that he originally wrote and recorded "Angel" as a Christmas present for his wife Kim.

I've got an angel

She doesn't wear any wings

She wears a heart that can melt my own

Wears a smile that can make me wanna sing

— "Angel" by Jack Johnson

7. "Angels or Devils" by Dishwalla

Album: Opaline

Release Year: 2002

Song Facts:

  • In an interview, lead singer JR Richards explained the meaning of this song saying, "I was at a point where I was really trying to be conscious about doing the right thing. I think that all of us at multiple times in our lives will have a bit of that battle between right and wrong, and you can deal with your own demons. So, the song is really about that battle inside and overcoming. Focusing on love, positive things, and winning that battle."

The angels they burn inside for us

And are we ever

Are we ever gonna learn to fly

The devils they burn inside of us

— "Angels or Devils" by Dishwalla

8. "Angel of Harlem" by U2

Album: Rattle and Hum

Release Year: 1988

Song Facts:

  • It is the tenth track on their 1988 studio album Rattle and Hum and was released as its second single in December 1988.
  • It peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart, #8 on the Dutch Top 40, #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
  • It was written as a homage to Billie Holiday.

It was a cold and wet December day

When we touched the ground at JFK

Snow was melting on the ground

On BLS I heard the sound

— "Angel of Harlem" by U2

9. "Angel" by Jimi Hendrix

Album: Night Bird Flying (B-side)

Release Year: 1971

Song Facts:

  • "Angel" is a song by American psychedelic rock musician Jimi Hendrix.
  • It was featured on his 1971 posthumous studio album The Cry of Love.
  • Written and self-produced by Hendrix, the song was recorded for the guitarist's unreleased fourth studio album just months before he died in September 1970.
  • It was later released as the lead single from his first posthumous studio album in the United Kingdom.

Angel came down from heaven yesterday

She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me

And she told me a story yesterday

About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea

And then she spread her wings high over me

She said she's gonna come back tomorrow

— "Angel" by Jimi Hendrix

10. "Angel" by Fleetwood Mac

Album: Tusk

Release Year: 1979

Song Facts:

  • It was originally released on the album Tusk, an epic double album that is generally regarded as a '70s classic and one of Fleetwood Mac's best albums.

So I close my eyes softly,

'Til I become that part of the wind

That we all long for sometime, yeah.

And to those that I love, like a ghost through a fog

— "Angel" by Fleetwood Mac

11. "Angel" by Madonna

Album: Like a Virgin

Release Year: 1984

Song Facts:

  • "Angel" is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984).
  • "Angel" was released as a 12" single with "Into the Groove" in some countries and charted likewise.
  • A music video was planned but was canceled, and a promotional clip comprising segments of her previous videos was released in the United Kingdom.

You must be an angel

I can see it in your eyes

Full of wonder and surprise

And just now I realize

— "Angel" by Madonna

12. "Angels and Sailors" by The Doors

Album: An American Prayer

Release Year: 1978

Song Facts:

  • The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore.
  • The band got its name at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception.

Angels and sailors,

Rich girls, backyard fences, tents,

Dreams watching each other narrowly,

Soft luxuriant cars

— "Angels and Sailors" by The Doors

13. "Angels" by Within Temptation

Album: The Silent Force

Release Year: 2004

Song Facts:

  • "Angels" is a song by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation from their third studio album, The Silent Force.
  • It was released as the third single from the album on June 13, 2005, also accompanying a music video.
  • The video earned the band a Golden God Award in the following year.

You took my heart,

Deceived me right from the start.

You showed me dreams,

I wish they would turn into real

— "Angels" by Within Temptation

14. "Angel from Montgomery" by Susan Tedeschi

Album: Just Won't Burn

Release Year: 2004

Song Facts:

  • Susan Tedeschi is an American blues and soul musician, who has received multiple Grammy Award nominations, and is well known for her singing voice, guitar playing, stage presence, and marriage to blues guitarist Derek Trucks.

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery

Make me a poster of an old rodeo

Just give me one thing, Lord, I can hold on to

To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

— "Angel from Montgomery" by Susan Tedeschi

15. "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder

Album: Extreme Behavior

Release Year: 2005

Song Facts:

  • "Lips of an Angel" is a 2006 song by American rock band Hinder produced and co-written by Brian Howes and Joseph Lombardo.
  • It was released as the second single from their album Extreme Behavior.
  • It was their breakthrough hit, charting within the top ten on several US Billboard genre charts, reaching number three on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, and peaking at number one in Australia and New Zealand.
  • It has sold 3.6 million copies in the US as of January 2015, making it one of the most downloaded rock songs.

Well, my girl's in the next room

Sometimes I wish she was you

I guess we never really moved on

It's really good to hear your voice saying my name

— "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder

16. "Angel" by Grimes (Bonus Track)

Album: Visions

Release Year: 2012

Song Facts:

  • Angel is a bonus track from Grimes' third solo studio album Visions.
  • The song is speculated to be about one of Boucher's friends, who supposedly passed away.

Hey, little girl

Why don't you fall?

Why don't you fall?

Why don't you fall?

Right out of the sky?

— "Angel" by Grimes (Bonus Track)

17. "On the Backs of Angels" by Dream Theater

Album: A Dramatic Turn of Events

Release Year: 2012

Song Facts:

  • "On the Backs of Angels" is a song by American progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater.
  • It was featured on their 11th studio album A Dramatic Turn of Events. The song was written by the band's guitarist and producer John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess.

Standing on the backs of angels

Destined to create

Mounting the attack

While heroes carry your weight

— "On the Backs of Angels" by Dream Theater

18. "You're My Angel" by Aerosmith

Album: Permanent Vacation

Release Year: 1987

Song Facts:

  • This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band 4 and Rock Band VR.

Baby, you're my angel

Come and save me tonight

You're my angel

Come and make it alright

— "You're My Angel" by Aerosmith

19. "Send Me an Angel" by Scorpions

Album: Crazy World

Release Year: 1990

Song Facts:

  • "Send Me an Angel" is a song by the German rock band Scorpions.
  • It was recorded for their eleventh studio album, Crazy World.
  • The song was composed by Rudolf Schenker, written by Klaus Meine, and produced by Keith Olsen.
  • It was released as the album's fourth and final single in September 1991.
  • "Send Me an Angel" became the album's signature track, reaching #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1992 and #8 on the Mainstream Rock Chart in 1991.

Here I am (Here I am)

Will you send me an angel

Here I am (Here I am)

In the land of the morning star

— "Send Me an Angel" by Scorpions

20. "Angel" by Natasha Bedingfield

Album: Pocketful of Sunshine

Release Year: 2008

Song Facts:

  • "Angel" is a song by English singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield for her second North American album Pocketful of Sunshine.
  • It was released as the album's third single in North America on August 11, 2008.
  • The song was produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (hence the "Darkchild forever" line at the beginning of the song). Rodney also sings the chorus.

If I could be your angel

Your angel, Your angel

Protect you from the pain

I'll keep you safe from danger

— "Angel" by Natasha Bedingfield

21. "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life

Album: Heartland

Release Year: 1983

Song Facts:

  • "Send Me an Angel" is a 1983 song by Australian band Real Life.
  • The song was released in 1983 as the band's debut single from their debut studio album Heartland.
  • The song peaked in the top 10 in Australia and is the band's best-known song. This version peaked in early 1984 in the U.S. at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • The song was #1 in Germany and New Zealand and Top 10 in other countries.

It gets in your eyes

It's making you cry

Don't know what to do

Don't know what to do

— "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life

22. "Angel" by Eurythmics

Album: We Too Are One

Release Year: 1989

Song Facts:

  • "Angel" is a song recorded by the British duo Eurythmics. It was written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart and Jimmy Iovine.
  • The song appears on Eurythmics' We Too Are One album.
  • It was released as the album's fourth U.K. single in May 1990 (it would be the duo's final single for almost a decade).
  • It was also released as the second single from the album in the U.S.

Angel

My angel

Fly over me

Angel

— "Angel" by Eurythmics

23. "Wild Angels" by Martina McBride

Album: Wild Angels

Release Year: 1995

Song Facts:

  • "Wild Angels" is a song written by Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison, and Harry Stinson.
  • It was recorded by American country music artist Martina McBride.
  • It was released in November os 1995 as the second single and title track from her album of the same name.
  • The song reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, giving McBride her first #1 single on that chart.

Between the perfect world and the bottom line

Keeping love alive in these troubled times

It's a miracle in itself

And we know too well what that's about

Still we made it through, only God knows how

We must've had a little help

(Must've been)

— "Wild Angels" by Martina Mcbride

24. "Even Angels Fall" by Vanessa Carlton

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2002

Song Facts:

  • Vanessa Lee Carlton is an American singer-songwriter.
  • Upon completing her education at the School of American Ballet, Carlton chose to pursue singing instead.
  • She often performed in New York City bars and clubs while attending university.
  • A few months after recording a demo with producer Peter Zizzo, she signed with A&M Records.

You found hope, you found faith

Found how fast she could take it away

Found true love, lost your heart

Now you don't know who you are

She made it easy, made it free

— "Even Angels Fall" by Vanessa Carlton

25. "Angels of the Silences" by Counting Crows

Album: Recovering the Satellites

Release Year: 1996

Song Facts:

  • "Angels of the Silences" is a song by American alternative rock band Counting Crows.
  • It is the lead single and second track from their second album, Recovering the Satellites.
  • The song peaked at number three on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the highest-placing single from the album.

Waiting for you

All my sins...

I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you

All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

— "Angels of the Silences" by Counting Crows

26. "Angel" by Sarah Brightman

Album: Dreamchaser

Release Year: 2013

Song Facts:

  • Angel is a song written by Jerry Burns and Sally Herbert sung by English singer-songwriter Sarah Brightman from her eleventh studio album, Dreamchaser.
  • It was first released as the album's lead single in Europe and Mexico as a digital download on October 15, 2012.
  • The song was originally sung by Sally Herbert in 2001 and was included in the soundtrack to the film Crush.

I am your shadow

I am your rain

I am your longing

A little of your pain

I am red

I am blue

I am your angel

I am in you

— "Angel" by Sarah Brightman

27. "Angel" by Belly

Album: Star

Release Year: 1993

Song Facts:

  • Belly is an alternative rock band formed in Rhode Island in 1991 by former Throwing Muses and Breeders member Tanya Donelly.
  • The original lineup consisted of Donelly on vocals and guitar, Fred Abong on bass, and brothers Tom and Chris Gorman on guitar and drums respectively.
  • Although they formed in Rhode Island, the band has long been associated with the Boston music scene.

Give it to me, please

I said to god.

It's only fair.

Instead, he sent three angels

— "Angel" by Belly

28. "Angel" by The Coors

Album: Borrowed Heaven

Release Year: 2004

Song Facts:

  • "Angel" is a song by Celtic folk rock band The Corrs.
  • It's the second single from their fourth studio album Borrowed Heaven.
  • It was released on September 13, 2004 in the U.K.
  • In the U. K., it peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles Chart.
  • The song is a tribute to the band members' mother, Jean, who died in 1999.

Forever

Angel

I hope they love you like we do

Foreve

— "Angel" by The Coors

29. "Earth Angel" by The Penguins

Album: Earth Angel/Hey Señorita

Release Year: 1954

Song Facts:

  • "Earth Angel" (occasionally referred to as "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)") is a song by American doo-wop group the Penguins.
  • Produced by Dootsie Williams, it was released as their debut single in October 1954 on Dootone Records.
  • The Penguins had formed the year prior and recorded the song as a demo in a garage in South Los Angeles.
  • Its authorship was the subject of a bitter legal dispute with Williams in the years following its release.

Earth angel, earth angel

Will you be mine?

My darling dear

Love you all the time

— "Earth Angel" by The Penguins

30. "Angel" by The Faces (Rod Stewart)

Album: Never a Dull Moment

Release Year: 1972

Song Facts:

  • Faces were an English rock band formed in 1969 by members of Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left that group to form the now famous band Humble Pie.
  • The remaining Small Faces were joined by Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (lead vocals), both from the Jeff Beck Group, and the new line-up was renamed Faces.

And I said, Fly on my sweet angel

Fly on through the sky

Fly on my sweet angel

Tomorrow I'm gonna be by your side

— "Angel" by The Faces (Rod Stewart)

31. "Angel Sigh" by Spiritualized

Album: Lazer Guided Melodies

Release Year: 1992

Song Facts:

  • "Angel Sigh" was written by Jason Pierce.
  • This nearly forgotten '90s gem made it on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 1992.

Girl it's like an angels sigh

When I see you walkin' by

Girl why'know the reason why

Girl why'know the reason why

— "Angel Sigh" by Spiritualized

32. "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights

Album: The Heights

Release Year: 1992

Song Facts:

  • "How Do You Talk to an Angel" is a song written by Steve Tyrell, Barry Coffing, and Stephanie Tyrell.
  • It was the theme for the TV series The Heights.
  • The single was released with Jamie Walters as lead singer, and it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 14, 1992, but the series was canceled exactly one week after the song fell from its number one position.
  • Vocalists on the single included Shawn David Thompson, Cheryl Pollak, Charlotte Ross, as well as Zachary Throne from the Las Vegas rock band Sin City Sinners.

How do you talk to an angel?

How do you hold her close to where you are?

How do you talk to an angel?

It's like tryin' to catch a falling star

— "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights

33. "Angel in the Centerfold" by J. Giles Band

Album: Freeze Frame

Release Year: 1981

Song Facts:

  • Wolf, the primary lyricist, is a high school dropout, who honed his skills in jive-talking on the Bronx (N.Y.) streets.
  • As a disc jockey on Boston's WBCN-FM, Wolf was known as Woofuh Goofuh.
  • The band is from Boston, which was one of the hardest places to be a Rock band in the '60s.
  • The city rarely authorized Rock concerts, and in 1967, MGM Records tried marketing some Boston bands as "The Bosstown Sound," which was a response to the psychedelic sound coming out of San Francisco.

Angel is the centerfold

My blood runs cold

My memory has just been sold

My Angel in the centerfold

— "Angel in the Centerfold" by J. Giles Band

34. "Of Angels and Angles" by The Decemberists

Album: Picaresque

Release Year: 2005

Song Facts:

  • The Decemberists are an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon.
  • The band consists of Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, and John Moen.
  • Their debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001.

As on we go drowning

Down we go away

And darling, we go a-drowning

Down we go away

— "Of Angels and Angles" by The Decemberists

35. "Your Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Album: Don't You Fake It

Release Year: 2006

Song Facts:

  • "Your Guardian Angel" is a song by the band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
  • There are two different versions—a mostly acoustic version found on their first major-label album, Don't You Fake It, and a completely acoustic version (title "The Acoustic Song") on their demo album.
  • "Your Guardian Angel" was released for radio airplay on August 7, 2007

I will never let you fall

I'll stand up with you forever

I'll be there for you through it all

Even if saving you sends me to heaven

— "Your Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

36. "Angels" by Wax Poetic feat. Norah Jones

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2010

Song Facts:

  • Wax Poetic is a New York-based trip hop band.
  • Founded by Turkish musician Ilhan Erşahin, the band came together in 1997.
  • The group originated at the now defunct club Save the Robots, and consisted of a group of musicians jamming together.

Angels falling through my hair

I want to meet them tomorrow

Angels falling through my hair

I want to meet them tomorrow

— "Angels" by Wax Poetic feat. Norah Jones

37. "Angel" by Broken Door

Album: Time for Changes

Release Year: 2012

Song Facts:

  • Broken Door is a Swedish musical pop/rock duo made up of Pier Schmid and Tobias Östlund.
  • They are signed to Metronome/Warner Music.
  • The duo met in late 2006 for a possible cooperation.
  • Pier Schmid had a number of hits earlier and lots of experience in jazz.

Cause you are my angel you saved me from danger.

With you I'm no stranger I won't suffer any more

Cause you are my angel you saved me from danger.

With you I'm no stranger I won't suffer any more

— "Angel" by Broken Door

38. "Angels" by Augustana

Album: Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays

Release Year: 2003

Song Facts:

  • Augustana is an American rock band from San Diego, California.
  • They've released five albums and an EP while being signed to Epic Records and Razor & Tie.
  • They are best known for their song "Boston" and the album All the Stars and Boulevards, both of which entered the Billboard charts.

Oooh Woahoh

Would I fight with an angel

Would I leave here with you

Or would I take it all back if

— "Angels" by Augustana

39. "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together" by Morrissey

Album: Viva Hate

Release Year: 1988

Song Facts:

  • "Angel, Angel Down We Go Together" is the fifth track from singer Morrissey’s first solo album titled Viva Hate, which came out in 1988.
  • The lyrics of the song see the narrator (Morrissey) pleading with someone he loves not to take their life.
  • He pleads with the person (whom he refers to as “Angel”) to keep holding on to life despite being used and abused by people around them.

Angel, angel

Don't take your life tonight

I know they take

And that they take in turn

— "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together" by Morrissey

40. "Angel on My Shoulder" by Kaskade

Album: Strobelite Seduction

Release Year: 2008

Song Facts:

  • Ryan Gary Raddon, better known by his stage name Kaskade, is an American DJ, record producer and remixer.
  • DJ Times voted Kaskade "America's Best DJ" in 2011 and 2013."
  • DJ Mag named Kaskade fifty-first on its 2009 list of Top 100 DJs.

But you held my hand

You took me right back down to hell

I have an angel on my shoulder

But a devil in my head

— "Angel on My Shoulder" by Kaskade

41. "Angel" by Massive Attack (vampire version)

Album: Mezzanine

Release Year: 1998

Song Facts:

  • "Angel" is a song by English trip hop group Massive Attack. It features lead vocals and songwriting from Horace Andy.
  • It was released as the third single from their third studio album, Mezzanine, on July 13, 1998.
  • "Angel" peaked at #30 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

You are my angel

Come from way above to bring me love

Her eyes, she's on the dark side

Neutralize every man in sight

— "Angel" by Massive Attack

42. "Angel of the Morning" by Merrilee Rush

Album: Angel of the Morning

Release Year: 1968

Song Facts:

  • "Angel of the Morning" is a popular song written by Chip Taylor.
  • It has been recorded numerous times by various artists including Evie Sands, Merrilee Rush, Juice Newton, Nina Simone, and so on...

There'll be no strings to bind your hands

Not if my love can't bind your heart

And there's no need to take a stand

For it was I who chose to start

— "Angel of the Morning" by Merrilee Rush

43. "Angel" by Leona Lewis

Album: Spirit

Release Year: 2007

Song Facts:

  • Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, actress, model, and activist.
  • She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington in London.
  • She attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

This world, this world

Could leave us any day

But my love for you it will never go away

And I don't wanna go to sleep

— "Angel" by Leona Lewis

44. "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton

Album: Juice

Release Year: 1981

Song Facts:

  • Judy Kay "Juice" Newton is an American pop and country singer, songwriter, and musician.
  • Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories.

There'll be no strings to bind your hands

Not if my love can't bind your heart

And there's no need to take a stand

For it was I who chose to start

— "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton

45. "Fly to the Angels" by Slaughter

Album: Stick It to Ya

Release Year: 1990

Song Facts:

  • Slaughter is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • They are lead by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum.

And I drive

Down this lonely, lonely road

Ooh, I got this feelin'

Girl, I gotta let you go

— "Fly to the Angels" by Slaughter

46. "Angels" by Robbie Williams

Album: Life Thru a Lens

Release Year: 1997

Song Facts:

  • "Angels" is a song originally recorded by Robbie Williams.
  • It was written by Williams and Guy Chambers, and was based on the original song written by Ray Heffernan.
  • The song was released as a single in December 1997.
  • It is Williams' bestselling single and was voted the best song of the past 25 years at the 2005 Brit Awards.

And through it all she offers me protection

A lot of love and affection

Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall

— "Angels" by Robbie Williams

47. "Angels in Heaven" by Tom Waits

Album: N/A

Release Year: 2006

Song Facts:

  • Thomas Waits is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and actor.
  • Waits' music is characterized by his deep, gravelly singing voice.
  • His lyrics often focus on the underside of U.S. society.

Woah I, know I've been changed

And I know I've been changed

I know I've been changed

Angels in heaven done sign my name

— "Angels in Heaven" by Tom Waits

48. "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day

Album: Appetizers

Release Year: 1977

Song Facts:

  • "Undercover Angel" was a hit single for singer/songwriter Alan O'Day.
  • It was certified gold and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Australian Singles Chart.

Undercover angel

Midnight fantasy

I never had a dream that made sweet love to me

Undercover angel

— "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day

49. "Teen Angel" by Mark Dining

Album: 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti

Release Year: 1973

Song Facts:

  • "Teen Angel" is a teenage tragedy song written by Jean Dinning (1924–2011) and her husband, Red Surrey, and performed by both Jean's brother, Mark Dinning, and Alex Murray in 1959. "Teen Angel" was released in October of 1959.
  • The song was not an instant success. Many radio stations in the U.S. banned the song for being too sad.
  • Despite the reluctance of radio stations, the song continued to climb the charts.
  • Billboard ranked it as the #5 song of 1960.

Teen angel, can you hear me?

Teen angel, can you see me?

Are you somewhere up above?

And I am still your own true love?

— "Teen Angel" by Mark Dining

50. "Anthem of the Angels" by Breaking Benjamin

Album: Dear Agony

Release Year: 2009

Song Facts:

  • Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,
  • They were formed in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel.
  • The first lineup of the band also included guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark Klepaski.

There is nothing left of you,

I can see it in your eyes

Sing the anthem of the angels

And say the last goodbye

— "Anthem of the Angels" by Breaking Benjamin

Angel Songs That Didn't Make the List

Song
Artist
"When the Angels Sing"
Social Distortion
"Angel"
Simply Red
"Angel Eyes"
Jeff Healey Band
"Like an Angel"
Yngwie Malmsteen
"Angel"
Westlife (cover of Sarah McLachlan)
"Angels Cry"
Mariah Carey and Ne-Yo
"Angel of Light"
Petra
"Angel of Mine"
Amanda Somerville
"Angel"
Elvis
"Angel"
Era (beautiful ethereal)
"Angel Please"
Ra Ra Riot
"Tears of an Angel"
RyanDan
"Angel Echoes"
Four Tet
"Angel in My Heart"
Jump5
"Angel Heart"
Lovebugs

Angel Music Poll

Which is your favorite song with angel in the title?

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        Candice Collins 

        2 months ago from WestCoast Florida

        thanks so much everyone for all your awesome comments :)

        @David W. Douglas I'd love to hear your songs! send me links! Anything with angels has my vote totally! :)

        @GenBond : fursure, #33

        :D

        @Jay, yes! #10 :D

        @Bella @Jessica @/k @Destielaf Angel with a shotgun !! lots of votes for this one :)

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        Jay 

        3 months ago

        Angel, Fleetwood Mac, 1979

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        Bella 

        15 months ago

        Angel with a shotgun

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        Jim K 

        19 months ago

        Chop suey! By systems of a down

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        Midnightrider 

        20 months ago

        r' ya kiddin' me??? Where's the most beautiful song ever written under the "Angel" title, which is ANGEL by Jon Secada???

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        Gen Bond 

        21 months ago

        C'mon, gotta be Centerfold. not really about angels, but it says the word so why not?

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        jeanleecortes@yahoo.com 

        2 years ago

        wow nice!

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        Laura 

        2 years ago

        ANGELS BY JOHN FARNHAM

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        Candice 

        3 years ago

        thanks so much for your comment! sending you light and healing love

        I love that you are writing music and poetry...post them so we can all enjoy!

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        David W. Douglas 

        3 years ago

        I just wrote three songs involving Angels three consecutive nights and one poem?

        Song fav Angels are hard to hold , but Easy to love! , fav poem . When Angels meet!

        I'm currently battling cancer $250, oo.oo of drugs a year, and these beautiful words are coming to me in the middle of the night, love them! ❤️

      • yellowstar2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Candice Collins 

        3 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        Thanks for all your great comments!!!

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        Destielaf 

        3 years ago

        I love the song "Angels fall" by Breaking Benjamin and also "Angel with a shotgun" by The Cab

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        Shona Harris 

        3 years ago

        "Angel Standing By" by Jewel is another good one.

        She wrote it during a time when she was homeless and felt vulnerable and at the same time protected.

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        Lily 

        3 years ago

        I feel like "Angels" by Within Temptation is my favorite. :)

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        3 years ago

        Angel with a shotgun is my favorite

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        UF 

        4 years ago

        Where's 'ANGEL'by Elvis and Cliff Richard?

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        Candice Collins 

        4 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        @Diane...thanks for the comment! I looked it up; Honey (I miss you) - by Bobby Goldsboro ...beautiful song...

        :) video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_mNaF3MJl8

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        Diane 

        4 years ago

        The song was "Honey, I miss you" and at the end of the song he says ... One day when I was working late and she was Home alone the Angels came. now all I dream is Honey and I wake up nights and call her name.

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        Angie 

        4 years ago

        Like an Angel Passing Through my Room - ABBA

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        PookaWitch 

        4 years ago

        Angel by Aerosmith.. my fave.

        There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart) by eurythmics as a close second.

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        Erik 

        4 years ago

        The Angel Song - Great White

        Fallen Angel - Poison

        Angel Eyes - Jeff Healy Band

        Fly To The Angels - Slaughter

        Angel - Aerosmith

        Send Me An Angel - Scorpions

        those would be my favorites. By the by, the J Geils Band one is just called Centerfold

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        Another 

        4 years ago

        Misguided Angel by the Cowboy Junkies , Fallen Angel by Robbie Robertson , Angels by David Byrne

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        GF 

        4 years ago

        I had two that were not on the list.

        Angel - Judas Priest and

        Angel - Aftermath Excursion

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        Alan 

        4 years ago

        I like ANGEL songs that deal in sentiments and since I really like ballads, "Send Me An Angel" by Scorpions is the winner.

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        AW 

        5 years ago

        Johnny Angel

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        Erik Smit 

        5 years ago

        An angel - Kelly Family. Surprised to see it's missing.

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        Candice Collins 

        5 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        thanks for these!! :)

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        comet roams 

        5 years ago

        1, an angel - declan galbraith

        2, Angels - Declan Galbraith ( Robbie Williams)

        3, How Could An Angel Break My Heart-declan galbraith

        4, Guardian Angel - Declan Galbraith

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        kaitlynn 

        5 years ago

        lips of an angel hinder

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        mary 

        5 years ago

        there's another good angel song.. it's "Angel" by Fra Lippo Lippi

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        Emily 

        5 years ago

        Jack Johnson Angel! I love that song!

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        Candice Collins 

        6 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        thanks! :)

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        Candice Collins 

        6 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        thanks for the suggestions!! :)

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        Oswalda Purcell 

        6 years ago from Los Angeles

        Thank you! I thought to myself if this list is any good it will have Kaskade's Angel on my Shoulder! Either way, great work to compile such a list :)

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        Amanda 

        6 years ago

        Sad that "Engel" (German for Angel) by Rammstein didn't make the list. Actually, there's also "My Guardian Angel" by Tyler James Williams and "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" by Tavares.

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        Jessika 

        6 years ago

        Angel With A Shotgun by The Cab

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        Sam 

        6 years ago

        My favorite is either Lips Of An Angel by Hinder or Concrete Angel by Martina McBride (even though I didn't see that one)

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        /k 

        6 years ago

        Angel with a shotgun is the best

      • yellowstar2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Candice Collins 

        7 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        you are so welcome! and thanks for your comment!! I love angels...

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        Candice Collins 

        7 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        love that one!!! thanks!!

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        Candice Collins 

        7 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        awesome! thanks!!!

      • yellowstar2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Candice Collins 

        7 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        love that one!! I'll have to add it ! thanks!

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        Greg 

        7 years ago

        "On the backs of angels" by Dream Theater

      • yellowstar2000 profile imageAUTHOR

        Candice Collins 

        7 years ago from WestCoast Florida

        thanks for all your awesome comments!

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        Pierce 

        7 years ago

        Satellite by P.O.D. is a wonderful song about a loved one who has passed away and is now a guardian angel.

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        hschultz 

        7 years ago

        thank you for posting this! Really appreciate it as I've been searching the internet for songs about angels recently and this provided me with some good song choices.

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        billyaustindillon 

        8 years ago

        What a great hub - with the you tube links and all! Great choices love the Tom Waits and Decemberists and U2 and of course Jimi - lots of new ones for me - thanks - rated awesome!

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        rpalulis 

        8 years ago from NY

        Wow! I can see you put some work into this one, excellent list of angel songs. I can't decide which one is my favorite yet.

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