Top 65 Pop and Rock Songs About Angels

by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
by William-Adolphe Bouguereau | Source

Angels are always in style. They have been a part of stories, ancient texts, songs, and word-of-mouth tales 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/alternative genres. See if you can find your favorites on this list.

The Top 65 Pop, Rock and Alternative Songs About Angels

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. Clicking the title of the song will take you to the video.

  1. "Angel" by Sarah Mclachlan
  2. "Calling All Angels" by Train
  3. "She Talks to Angels" by Black Crowes
  4. "If God Will Send His Angels" by U2
  5. "Calling All Angels" by Jane Siberry (Pay it Forward)
  6. "Angel" by Jack Johnson
  7. "Angels or Devils" by Dishwalla
  8. "Angel of Harlem" by U2
  9. "Angel" by Jimi Hendrix
  10. "Angel" by Fleetwood Mac
  11. "Angel" by Madonna
  12. "Angels and Sailors" by The Doors
  13. "Angels" by Within Temptation
  14. "Angel from Montgomery" by Susan Tedeschi
  15. "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder
  16. "Angel" by Grimes (Bonus Track)
  17. "On the Backs of Angels" by Dream Theater
  18. "You're My Angel" by Aerosmith
  19. "Send Me an Angel" by Scorpions
  20. "Angel" by Natasha Bedingfield
  21. "Send Me an Angel" by Real Life
  22. "Angel" by Eurythmics
  23. "Wild Angels" by Martina Mcbride
  24. "Even Angels Fall" by Vanessa Carlton
  25. "Angels of the Silences" by Counting Crows
  26. "Angel" by Sarah Brightman
  27. "Angel" by Belly
  28. "Angel" by The Coors
  29. "Earth Angel" by The Penguins
  30. "Angel" by The Faces (Rod Stewart)
  31. "Angel Sigh" by Spiritualized
  32. "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights
  33. "Angel in the Centerfold" by J. Giles Band
  34. "Of Angels and Angles" by The Decemberists
  35. "Your Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  36. "Angels" by Wax Poetic feat. Norah Jones
  37. "Angel" by Broken Door
  38. "Angels" by Augustana
  39. "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together" by Morrissey
  40. "Angel on My Shoulder" by Kaskade
  41. "Angel" by Massive Attack (vampire version)
  42. "Angel of the Morning" by Merrilee Rush
  43. "Angel" by Leona Lewis
  44. "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton
  45. "Fly to the Angels" by Slaughter
  46. "Angels" by Robbie Williams
  47. "Angels in Heaven" by Tom Waits
  48. "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day
  49. "Teen Angel" by Mark Dining
  50. "Anthem of the Angels" by Breaking Benjamin
  51. "When the Angels Sing" by Social Distortion
  52. "Angel" by Simply Red
  53. "Angel Eyes" by Jeff Healey Band
  54. "Like an Angel" by Yngwie Malmsteen
  55. "Angel" by Westlife (cover of Sarah McLachlan)
  56. "Angels Cry" by Mariah Carey and Ne-Yo
  57. "Angel of Light" by Petra
  58. "Angel of Mine" by Amanda Somerville
  59. "Angel" by Elvis
  60. "Angel" by Era (beautiful ethereal)
  61. "Angel Please" by Ra Ra Riot
  62. "Tears of an Angel" by RyanDan
  63. "Angel Echoes" by Four Tet
  64. "Angel in My Heart" by Jump5
  65. "Angel Heart" by Lovebugs

Sarah Mclachlan's Angel video

Angel Music Poll

Which is your favorite song with angel in the title?

  • Angel -Sarah Mclachlan
  • Calling all Angels by Train
  • She Talks To Angels by Black Crowes
  • If God Will Send His Angels-U2
  • Calling All Angels-Jane Siberry (Pay it Forward)
  • Angels or Devils-Dishwalla
  • Angel of Harlem - U2
  • Angel-Jimi Hendrix
  • Angel-Madonna
  • Angels and Sailors by The Doors
  • Other (write in comments)
See results without voting

Comments 39 comments

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rpalulis 5 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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billyaustindillon 5 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!

hschultz 4 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.

Pierce 4 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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yellowstar2000 4 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

thanks for all your awesome comments!

Greg 4 years ago

"On the backs of angels" by Dream Theater

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yellowstar2000 4 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

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

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yellowstar2000 4 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

awesome! thanks!!!

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yellowstar2000 4 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

love that one!!! thanks!!

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yellowstar2000 4 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

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

/k 3 years ago

Angel with a shotgun is the best

Sam 3 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)

Jessika 3 years ago

Angel With A Shotgun by The Cab

Amanda 3 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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Oswalda Purcell 3 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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yellowstar2000 2 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

thanks for the suggestions!! :)

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yellowstar2000 2 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

thanks! :)

Emily 2 years ago

Jack Johnson Angel! I love that song!

mary 2 years ago

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

kaitlynn 2 years ago

lips of an angel hinder

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comet roams 2 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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yellowstar2000 2 years ago from WestCoast Florida Author

thanks for these!! :)

Erik Smit 2 years ago

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

AW 2 years ago

Johnny Angel

Alan 19 months ago

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

GF 19 months ago

I had two that were not on the list.

Angel - Judas Priest and

Angel - Aftermath Excursion

Another 19 months ago

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

Erik 19 months 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

PookaWitch 17 months ago

Angel by Aerosmith.. my fave.

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

Angie 15 months ago

Like an Angel Passing Through my Room - ABBA

Diane 14 months 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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yellowstar2000 14 months ago from WestCoast Florida Author

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

:) video on youtube:

UF 11 months ago

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

8 months ago

Angel with a shotgun is my favorite

Lily 8 months ago

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

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Shona Harris 6 months 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.

Destielaf 2 months ago

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

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yellowstar2000 2 months ago from WestCoast Florida Author

Thanks for all your great comments!!!

David W. Douglas 5 weeks 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! ❤️

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