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83 Songs About Angels, Everyday Angels, and Fallen Angels

Updated on August 11, 2017
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FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Saints and Sinners: Angels In Popular Music

Women are often compared to angels in music and literature.  As symbols, angels can showcase purity of heart and protectiveness.  Alternatively, they can also be used to highlight personal failure and sinfulness.
Women are often compared to angels in music and literature. As symbols, angels can showcase purity of heart and protectiveness. Alternatively, they can also be used to highlight personal failure and sinfulness. | Source

Heavenly Helpers, Wings Optional

Between ISIS and senseless acts of violence, incurable illnesses and all those politicians in Washington, one might think our world is in desperate need of an army of angels. It sounds like we need a gossamer robed, halo toting, wing wearing troop of heavenly helpers who are full of mercy, kindness, and love.

Perhaps we don't have to go that far. Angels already walk among us. They tiptoe in and out of our lives in plain clothes. They provide simple support at crucial moments and blend into the fabric of our everyday lives.

Often unnoticed and undervalued, angels reliably do their jobs and frequently go far beyond. They're the teachers, firefighters, lunch ladies and janitors, EMTs, police officers (yes, they're still the good guys). But they are also our parents, neighbors, co-workers, friends, lovers, siblings, and even strangers.

Angels are common folk like you and me who smooth the sharp edges of a sometimes brutal life. They engage in small heroics that allow others to get through life's difficulties — one smile, one favor, one day at a time.

Have you stopped to hug an angel today? Or to consider how you might be an angel to someone else?

Celebrate the Angels In Your Life

Are there angels in your life?  Are you a source of light and inspiration in the lives of others?
Are there angels in your life? Are you a source of light and inspiration in the lives of others? | Source

Make A Playlist of Angel Songs

Recognize the impact that earthly angels have in your life. Make a playlist of songs about angels, fallen angels and people who desperately need a heavenly helper to rescue them. Here is a long list of pop, rock, and country tunes to get you started.

1. "Angel" by Aerosmith

If a lover has ever worshipped you like this, you'd surely remember it. In this powerful 1988 rock ballad by Aerosmith, lead singer Steven Tyler belts out lyrics about a man who yearns to be with the woman he loves.

Feeling empty and desperate without her, he begs that only her love can save him. With intensity like this, could their love affair ever survive the normalcy of colicky babies, taking out the trash, and overdrawn bank accounts? Only time will tell.

2. "Calling All Angels" by Train

What do you do when you barely recognize the world you live in? What do you do when the safety of the innocents is threatened, when marriages are built on deception, and hope is hard to come by? If you're Train (2003), you beckon the angels to help.

3. "How Do You Talk To An Angel?" by The Heights

He dreams about her, he feels her in the air, she moves his soul. Now if he can only talk to her. That's the dilemma posed in this 1992 song by The Heights.

4. "Send Me An Angel" by Alicia Keys

For this 2010 song, Alicia Keys re-titled her 2007 "Prelude To A Kiss" to benefit Haiti in the aftermath of a massive earthquake there. The song highlights the lonely feelings and heavy heart one feels when facing massive personal burdens alone:

But that's a lonely road to travel
And a heavy load to bear
And it's a long, long way to heaven
But I gotta get there

Can you send an angel?

There Are Angels Looking Over Us

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Angel of mercy on your perch high above, look over us with kindness, compassion, and love.Stone faced angel, statue of grey, stand tall among us and lead us away.Ceramic angels ponder the meaning of the universe.Heavenly helper, the skull you clutch is mine.  Take my soul but leave those bones behind.
Angel of mercy on your perch high above, look over us with kindness, compassion, and love.
Angel of mercy on your perch high above, look over us with kindness, compassion, and love. | Source
Stone faced angel, statue of grey, stand tall among us and lead us away.
Stone faced angel, statue of grey, stand tall among us and lead us away. | Source
Ceramic angels ponder the meaning of the universe.
Ceramic angels ponder the meaning of the universe. | Source
Heavenly helper, the skull you clutch is mine.  Take my soul but leave those bones behind.
Heavenly helper, the skull you clutch is mine. Take my soul but leave those bones behind. | Source

5. "She Talks to Angels" by The Black Crowes

Sometimes the angels are the only force keeping a broken person from completely destroying themselves. In this 1990 song, The Black Crowes describe the lies and isolation of a girl addicted to heroin. Angels call her name, and she answers, hanging on an edge.

Heroin is considered the most addictive drug; almost a quarter of those who ever try the drug become addicted.1

6. Angel In the Centerfold

Imagine the shock of discovering that your high school crush — the blonde, blue-eyed angel who slipped notes to you in homeroom — is now Miss November in a girly magazine. This 1981 song by the J. Giles Band features a man whose schoolboy fantasies come true. But now he's caught between feelings of lust and disgust. (Yep, he buys the magazine.)

Dark, Errant Angel

Not all angels are pure.  Some have flown too close to the fire and had their wings burned.
Not all angels are pure. Some have flown too close to the fire and had their wings burned. | Source

7. "Earth Angel" by The Penguins

The Penguins were one-hit wonders with this 1954 song about a man who is utterly smitten with his lady.

8. "Angel In Your Arms" by Barbara Mandrell

The woman in this 1985 song is surely no angel, and she's letting her husband know that when it comes to cheating, two can play at that age-old game. Barbara Mandrell describes a woman who became tired of the neglect of her wayward spouse and sought some side action herself.

9. "Angel With A Shotgun" by The Cab

In this 2011 song by The Cab, the narrator sees himself as an angel cast out of heaven, ready to fight for love with all that he has. Perhaps this an NRA (National Rifle Association) angel? I dunno if they come in that shade of grey.

I'm an angel with a shotgun,
fighting 'til the war's won.
I don't care if heaven won't take me back.
I'll throw away my faith, babe, just to keep you safe.
Don't you know you're everything I have.
I'm an angel with a shotgun
... and I, want to live, not just survive, tonight.

10. "Angel In Blue Jeans" by Train

The man in Train 's 2014 song dreams about a magical, mysterious woman he'd love until his last breath. Then he woke up, and the strange but familiar woman was lying beside him.

It's A Long Way From Heaven

This everyday angel combs the boulevard during a festival, looking lost.
This everyday angel combs the boulevard during a festival, looking lost. | Source

Corny Pick-up Lines About Angels

  • Are you lost? Because Heaven's a long way from here.
  • Baby, somebody better call God, because He's sure missing an angel!
  • Did it hurt? (Inevitably, she replies: "Did what hurt?") When you fell out of Heaven?
  • Are you an angel, because mmmm, you smell heavenly!
  • Would you touch me so I can tell my friends I've been touched by an angel?
  • Wow. You look like an angel. Welcome to Earth.
  • I didn't know that angels could fly so low!
  • What time do you have to be back in Heaven?
  • I think I can die happy now, because I've just seen a piece of Heaven.
  • For a moment I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. Now I see that I am very much alive. Heaven has been brought to me.
  • I didn't see any stars in the sky tonight. The most heavenly body is standing right next to me.

11. "Angels In Waiting" by Tammy Cochran

We've all probably known children and young adults who have died before they even had the chance to fly. Country singer Tammy Cochran wrote this song in 2001 about her two older brothers who died of cystic fibrosis. It describes her childhood memories playing with them, as they raced destiny. The boys knew they would never grow old, and they were angels in waiting.

12. "Wild Angels" by Martina McBride

Martina McBride (1996) thinks she hears the sound of beating wings as angels watch over us. That's her only explanation for how we make it through this world sometimes.

13. "Seven Spanish Angels" by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson

In this storytelling song by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson (1984), a Mexican outlaw and his girlfriend are being chased by a band of lawmen who seek to return them to Texas. The man vows not to return to be returned alive. He is killed in a shootout while emptying his gun. Knowing the gun was empty, his girlfriend then picks it up (in an early form of "suicide by cop.") The seven Spanish angels that had been praying for the couple then took them home.

14. "Angel Eyes" by the Jeff Healey Band

In this 1989 song by the Jeff Healey Band, a guy believes that his girlfriend outclasses him, and he labels her an angel. All the other guys are checking her out. He can't explain what she sees in him. "What you're doin' with a clown like me?" he asks. Hey, fella, here's a note to self: If something seems too good to be real, it probably is.

Send In Reinforcements: Angels Needed

Some jobs require additional helpers.  That's where angels come in.
Some jobs require additional helpers. That's where angels come in. | Source

15. "Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares (1962) describes a heart-struck teeny bopper who pines away for a boy who doesn't even know she exists. She turns down dates from other boys in the hopes that Johnny Angel will come around.

Quick, someone tell this young girl to start living her life. (The word on the street is that Johnny's into dudes.)

16. "Angels" by Sarah Brightman

The best-selling soprano of all time, Sarah Brightman (2013) graces us with her voice in this hauntingly beautiful song. In it, an angel describes being one with the person she is watching over.

Some angels have heavier burdens than others.
Some angels have heavier burdens than others. | Source

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17. "Halo" by Beyoncé Knowles

One way to know you're infatuated with someone is that you believe they've got a halo on — that they're perfect. That's not love; it's wishful thinking. But it's exactly what Beyoncé Knowles does in this 2008 song.

A lover whom she previously distrusted has earned his wings and his "halo, halo, halo" (although we don't know how). Now she sees him as her saving grace, and she hopes he won't fall from his pedestal. Beyoncé, we thought you were smarter than that!

18. "Angels" by Robbie Williams

In this popular 1997 hit, Robbie Williams salutes the angels who look over us to guide and protect us when the rest of the world is all too willing to turn its back.

19. "My Angel" by Kellie Pickler

Country singer Kellie Pickler (2006) wrote this song in memory of her grandmother who sang sweet melodies to her as a child and loved her without condition.

Even the angels sometimes cry.
Even the angels sometimes cry. | Source

10 Inexpensive Ways To Be An Angel In Your Community

Lend A Hand
Be An Angel
volunteer to walk the dogs and pet the cats at your local animal shelter
really, truly listen
share extra vegetables from your garden with neighbors and co-workers
double your recipe and share it with new parents, a grieving family, a disabled or elderly neighbor, or a friend
purchase school supplies when they're on clearance and donate them to your local school
pick up other people's litter
donate blood
stop pretending not to notice

20. "Angels Cry" by Mariah Carey featuring Ne-Yo

If you've ever had a love relationship and you desperately wanted to make it work, you know what Mariah Carey and Ne-Yo are singing about in this 2009 tune. They gave up on their love too easily, now they are hanging on the edge, unable to forget one another. Angels mourn the loss of their relationship, and heaven is on their side.

21. "Angels Standing By" by Jewel

In this 1995 song on her debut album, Jewel promises someone she loves that she will be an angel to look over them throughout the night, reassuring them through bad dreams and holding their hand.

22. "Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground" by Willie Nelson

In this beautiful song (1981), Willie Nelson describes the unconditional love of finding a broken angel, helping to her repair what ails her, then allowing her to go free. That's what love is really about: lifting others higher. (Who's really the angel in this song?)

I knew someday that you would fly away
For love's the greatest healer to be found
So leave me if you need to, I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.

23. "The A Team (Too Cold For Angels To Fly)" by Ed Sheeran

This 2011 song by Ed Sheeran is deceptively upbeat, as it's about a crack-addicted prostitute who has been slowly killing herself with a life on the streets since she turned 18 years old.

The term "A Team" refers to Class A drugs, including crack, heroin, cocaine, meth, LSD, MDMA ("ecstasy") and psilocybin mushrooms. Sheeran wrote the song after visiting a homeless shelter and hearing the harrowing tales of addiction and life on the streets.

24. "Fallen Angel" by Poison

A small town girl packs her suitcase to chase her dreams of stardom. The mama's angel then discovers that success in Hollywood won't be achieved on talent alone. She must make uncomfortable sacrifices, and either way she loses. Poison released the song in 1988.

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Quotes About Angels

"Music is well said to be the speech of angels." - Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher

"It is by suffering that human beings become angels." - Victor Hugo, French poet and dramatist

"All God's angels come to us disguised." - James Russell Lowell, American poet

"Angels can fly because they carry no burdens." - Eileen Elias Freeman, American author

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone." - George Eliot, English novelist

"While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls." - Author Unknown

"It is not known precisely where angels dwell — whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode." - Voltaire, French philosopher

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." - Luciano de Crescenzo, Italian writer and engineer

"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings." - John Keats, English poet

"The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people." - Eric Honeycutt

"I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking." - Jean Cocteau, French writer

"Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since." - Josh Billings, American humorist

"I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit." - Mae West, American actress

"Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you." - Saint Francis de Sales

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo, Italian artist

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - James Madison, 4th U.S. President

25. "Angel of Harlem" by U2

Some of the most talented people are also the most destructive. In this 1988 song, U2 pays tribute to legendary American jazz singer Billie Holiday. She had the voice of an angel, but she struggled with personal demons, including abusive relationships and drug addiction.

26. Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'

Charley Pride's heart is brimming with happiness in this classic county song (1971), in which he shares his secret of good loving. Kiss your lover in the morning, let her know you're thinking about her throughout the day, and love her like the devil when you return.

27. "No Angel" by Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles is a complicated lady, and in this 2013 song the narrator declares that both she and her lover are imperfect, flawed, unangelic ... in other words human.

28. "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)" by Eurythmics

Have you ever had bliss on tap? This 1985 Eurythmics song describes the ecstasy of a love connection. Annie Lennox feels like angels are playing with her heart.

29. "Angel" by Jack Johnson

Ah, the magic of love! In this 2008 song, Jack Johnson is so in love with an earthly angel that he feels he shares the same soul with her:

She gives me presents
With her presence alone
She gives me everything I could wish for ... .

30. "Angels of the Silences" by Counting Crows

Emotionally spent and used by a lover, the narrator in this Counting Crows song (1996) visits angels in his sleep and summons the courage to finally leave.

31. "Angels" by Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is elated to have found the angel of his dreams in this 2005 song. His lover understands his life, is always in his corner and brings him celestial comfort.

However, Thicke's real life angel wasn't so understanding of his lying, alleged infidelities, and twerking with Mylie Cyrus at the 2013 Video Music Awards (VMAs). In self-defense, Thicke claims he was just the innocent "twerkee." (Good one, Robin!)

Thicke met his wife, Paula Patton, when they were teenagers, and after nine years of marriage she filed for divorce in 2014. No more blurred lines there.

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Angels guard and protect those who need their help the mostWings in a storefront for sale -- guardian angel not included.
Angels guard and protect those who need their help the most
Angels guard and protect those who need their help the most | Source
Wings in a storefront for sale -- guardian angel not included.
Wings in a storefront for sale -- guardian angel not included. | Source
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32. "Ten Thousand Angels" by Mindy McCready

In this 1996 song, Mindy McCready has run into an old flame and needs all the heavenly help she can get. She knows that she's headed for another heartbreak unless the strength of 10,000 angels intervenes.

33. "Angels Fall Sometimes" by Josh Turner

Country singer Josh Turner can't believe his good fortune in this 2005 song. He holds a lover that is so far out of his league that he believes she must be a fallen angel. (That makes his girlfriend either very charitable or a poor judge of character.)

34. "Lips Of An Angel" by Hinder

In an unexpected late-night phone call, two old lovers share a stolen moment. They had been cheating on their significant others and are taking chances by reconnecting. The man in the song describes his ex-lover's lips as those of an angel, and he admits that he still thinks of her. It's obvious that their affair is not over. Hinder released the ballad in 2005.

"Hey, doll face, you look like an angel to me."
"Hey, doll face, you look like an angel to me." | Source

What's In A Name? Locations With Names Associated With Angels

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A markerAngel Canyon, New Mexico -
Angel Canyon, Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico, USA
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B markerBeacon, New York -
Beacon, NY 12508, USA
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C markerBlessing, Texas -
Blessing, TX, USA
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D markerFeather River, California -
Feather River, California, USA
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E markerGuardian, West Virginia -
Guardian, WV, USA
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F markerHalo, West Virginia -
Halo, WV, USA
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G markerHeaven, Montana -
Heaven, Montana, USA
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H markerHeavenly, Texas -
Heavenly, Texas, USA
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I markerSpirit, Wisconsin -
Spirit, WI, USA
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J markerWing, North Dakota -
Wing, ND, USA
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35. "Angels Forever" by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has yet to release this 2013 song that gives a nod to the biker lifestyle. The lyrics "Angels Forever; Forever Angels" suggest that she's specifically referring to the outlaw motorcycle group the Hell's Angels, as that is their motto.

36. "Angel Eyes" by Love and Theft

Love and Theft know that no one is 100 percent angel. In this 2012 song, the narrator loves a girl who has a little bit of devil in her angel eyes. She's a whiskey-loving, choir-singing, flirtatious, preacher's daughter with a rebel heart.

37. "Everyday Angel" by Radney Roster

Country singer Radney Foster pays homage to the everyday angels in our lives in this 2002 song -- people like teachers, firefighters and others who extend a helping hand, expecting nothing in return.

He encourages us to earn our wings and live out love:

Go be an everyday angel, the kind without wings
Walking around in this world, just like you and me
Angel, living out love, kind of people we could use a lot more of
Just an everyday angel, everyday angel.

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

U2 makes a social commentary in this tune about a world where "the blind lead the blond," everything's gone commercial, and even the moral high road seems pathetically low. As appropriate as their song was when it was released in 1997, isn't it even more fitting today?

8 Everyday Items Named After Angels

Item
What It is
angel hair pasta
long, thin noodles resembling spaghetti
angelfish
a graceful, diamond-shaped fish that in spite of its name does not play well with others
angel biscuits
light, flaky biscuits that taste like heaven
angel food cake
a light, airy spoge cake
angel dust
a common name for the hallucinogenic street drug, PCP or Phencyclidine
angel investor
an affluent individual who provides money for a business start-up
angel kisses
pink or tan birthmark, often on back of the neck, and/or the forehead
Angel Soft
a brand of toilet paper produced by Georgia Pacific, which is owned by the billionaire Koch brothers (and no one can accuse them of being angels)

39. "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan (1998) sings about the feelings of isolation and misery, when you've realized your life is a wreck. In a world filled with vultures, thieves and liars, you seek the sweet mercy of an angel's arms to bring comfort and take you away.

McLauchlan wrote the song about another musician who had died of a heroin overdose. Since 2007, the song has been used by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals (ASPCA) in its fundraising and education campaign commercials.

40. "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride

In this powerful and heart-wrenching ballad, Martina McBride (2002) tells the story of an abused child. The girl tries to hide the physical signs of her abuse and wishes she was never born. A teacher wonders about abuse but fails to act. Neighbors ignore her middle-of-the-night cries.

By morning, the abused child becomes a concrete angel — a cemetery statue — and just one more sad child abuse statistic. Almost 1 million children in the United States are abused and neglected each year.

There Are Angels Among Us

Be a blessing to someone who needs it.
Be a blessing to someone who needs it. | Source

Even More Angel Songs

Song
Artist
Year Released
41. Angel Of the Morning
Juice Newton
1981
42. Angel
Shaggy
2001
43. Send Me An Angel
Real Life
1983
44. Send Me An Angel
Scorpions
1991
45. When I Think About Angels
Jamie O'Neal
2001
46. This Angel
Jennifer Nettles
2014
47. Hey Angel
One Direction
2015
48. Angels or Devils
Dishwalla
2002
49. Angel
Jimi Hendrix
1971
50. Angel
Fleetwood Mac
1980
51. Angel
Madonna
1984
52. Angels and Sailors
The Doors
1978
53. Angel
Natasha Bedingfield
2008
54. Anthem of the Angels
Breaking Benjamin
2009
55. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Tevaras
1976
56. Sweet Black Angel
The Rolling Stones
1972
57. Angel
The Weeknd
2015
58. Waiting on An Angel
Ben Harper
1994
59. Highway Angel
Lindsay Lawler
2011
60. Guardian Angel
Lou Reed
2003
61. Walking With the Angels
Doro, featuring Tarja Turunen
2009
62. Heaven Got Another Angel
Gordon True
2010
63. Angel
Aretha Franklin
1973
64. Angel
Depeche Mode
2005
65. Angel Like You
Eli Young Band
2013
66. Angel's Lullaby
Richard Marx
1993
67. Angels and Alcohol
Alan Jackson
2015
68. Bad Angel
Dierks Bentley
2010
69. Broken Angel
Hanson
2004
70. Angels With Dirty Faces
Los Lobos
1992
71. Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)
Billy Joel
1993
72. Soldier's Angels
Stevie Nicks
2011
73. Teen Angel
Mark Dinning
1960
74. Cowboys and Angels
Garth Brooks
1995
75. Angels Among Us
Alabama
1993
76. A Broken Wing
Martina McBride
1997
77. Three Wooden Crosses
Randy Travis
2002
78. H.O.L.Y.
Florida Georgia Line
2016
79. There You Are
Martina McBride
1999
80. Fallen Angel
Three Days Grace
2015
81. How Could an Angel Break My Heart?
Toni Braxton
1997
82. Ten Thousand Angels Cried
LeeAnn Rhimes
1997
83 You'd Make an Angel Wanna Cheat
The Kendalls
1979
Got a suggested song for our Angels playlist? Let us know in the Comments Section below.

Notes

1 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). "DrugFacts: Heroin." Last modified April, 2013. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Grace Carr - I've added this song (You'd Make an Angel Want to Cheat).to both this playlist and the following: http://hubpages.com/genres/Best-Lying-Cheating-and... THANK YOU for the suggestion.

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      Grace Carr 2 months ago

      You'd Make An Angel Want to Weep by The Kendalls

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Susie - That's one of my favorite songs of all time! Thanks for listening along and taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I never thought I would be listening the "Angel" by Aerosmith is morning. Been a long while since I heard the song.

      You have so many great songs about angels listed here, Flourish. It is a wonderful resource of songs that I will return to for inspirations.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Catherine - It's fun researching them too! Thank you for your support and have a terrific week!

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I was hoping you would include "Earth Angel." The song popped into my head as soon as I saw your title. It is so fun to read your playlists and remember the songs of my youth. Voted Up++

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      VioletteRose - Thanks for stopping by. Have a heavenly day!

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      Beautiful songs list :)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Shyron - I'm glad this registered so much for you. I appreciate your reading and voting. Have a wonderful week and stay warm!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      My first thought when I read you title was "Angels flying to close to the ground" and the "Rusty Old Halo"

      I know a man, rich as a king,

      Still he just won't give his neighbor a thing,

      His day will come, I'll make a bet,

      He'll get to Heaven and here's what he'll get;

      A rusty old halo, and a skinny white cloud,

      Some second hand wings, full of patches,

      Rusty old halo, skinny white cloud,

      A robe that's so wooly that it scratches.

      While you're on earth , shine like a star,

      Brighten the corner where ever you are,

      Doin' the best, that you can do,

      That way you're sure that they'll never hand you;

      A rusty old halo, and a skinny white cloud,

      Some second hand wings, full of patches,

      Rusty old halo, skinny white cloud,

      a robe that's so wooly it scratches.

      Voted-up +++

      Blessings and Hugs

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Anna - Thank you for the kind words. I love those two songs too! They really take me back to the good old days.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      You do such a comprehensive and clever job. You tick all the boxes of stellar and yet make it all about your readers.

      I love that Aerosmith song and the Poison one reminds me of my favourite rock club way back in my youth. :)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      russinserra - Thanks for reading and listening! Have a terrific weekend.

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      Russ Inserra 2 years ago from Indianapolis, In

      Fun with so much more info than I expected!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      pstraubie48 - Thank you so much for your kind words, vote, and share. Have a blessed week.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      They are in our lives....walking with us each step of the way...and as you say they 'tiptoe in and out of our lives'...and they are there to help us get back up when we fall. Our lives, my families' that is, is so filled with so many Angels...

      and often I call out to them for a boost of their love and support and comfort and they rally every time.

      Calling All Angels is one of my favorites!!!

      Voted up up and away and shared. and g+..this is simply divine!!

      Know that many Angels are on the way to you ps

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      mdscoggins - Glad you liked these! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Faith Reaper - Thanks so much for reading, sharing so widely and always being such an HP angel yourself.

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      prasetio30 - Thank you for reading and voting. Have a great week.

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Great article. I really enjoyed the list and especially the corny pickup lines. There are angels all among us and it is usually the least likeliest person. I had trouble picking on the poll since there are good and bad in all professions, I think the angels among us are due to their behaviors and that is totally individual. Thanks for the ability to reminisce with some great songs :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Good grief, Charlie Brown or ... Our Angel among us, Flourish ... I am clueless how this fantastic hub of yours on angels and all the great songs about angels got by me!!! I am here now ...

      You have brought back so many memories with all of these songs, wow! They are all so great that I just cannot pick one as the best.

      I love the added insight into angels you provide here too. Yes, let us all strive to be an angel in someone's life right here on this planet.

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      Thank you for being an angel here on HP too many.

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      prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice list and I love it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      suzette - Thanks for reading and listening. Have a heavenly weekend!

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a wonderful hub about angels and I loved all the music videos. Thanks for sharing your angelness with us!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      prasetio30 - Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Nell - Thank you for the addition! I've included it in the table. Rock on, my heavenly Hubber!

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      prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice list I love some of them. I also enjoy the video above. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Loved this! I listened to all the songs, what a great idea, all Angels, and those songs really rock! but I have to say my favorite of all time has to be Send me an Angel by the Scorpions, you will love it if you haven't heard it, wonderful! voted up and shared, nell

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Heidi - Thanks! Great addition! It's throwback Thursday! Have a great rest of your week! You're quite an angel yourself.

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      Heidi Thorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

      You definitely have the playlist hub formula nailed! Another great and fun hub. Okay, here's my addition to the Bonus List: Send Me an Angel by Real Life (from 1983). You'll certainly remember it once you hear it. Thanks for being one of our angel hubbers!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Audrey - Thanks for reading! The word on the street is that you sing like an angel.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Sunshine625 - So many angels! Who knew that we sang so much about them? I agree with you on mothers, grandmothers, nurses, and so many other helpers who don't get enough credit and appreciation for the work that they do. Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. Have a heavenly week.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yep, that's the one Flourish.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This tribute to angel songs is angelic! I never realized there were so many songs about angels...Train is my favorite, along with Kelly Picklers. Oh, heck I like them all! Mothers and grandmothers are angels on earth, followed VERY closely by nurses :)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Loved this list! It was fun! However did you think up so many of them!!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Jodah - Yes, Shaggy had an Angel song where he called his girl "shorty" and said she was "Closer than my peeps you are to me, baby." Kinda funny in a way. Thanks for stopping by. Have a terrific week.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow Flourish what an extensive list of Angel songs. Every time I thought of one you hadn't mentioned I read a little further and there it was. The only ones I can think of that I didn't see is: "Angel In the Morning" by Juice Newton..and I think there is a song by Shaggy called "My Angel" or something similar. Loved this list and there are a lot I need to listen to that are new to me. Voted up.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Garage-Info - How could I leave that out? I guess the most obvious ones fly right over our heads. I'll add it. Thanks for the vote and for pointing that out!

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      Garage-Info 2 years ago from United States

      Hi! You've missed out on the angel hair pasta.. but otherwise, this is a really exhaustively-researched and well-presented hub! I love your compilations but among my favorites there is that Jeff Healey song "Angel Eyes" and the classic tune "Earth Angel." Voted up, etc.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for taking a look. Have a great weekend.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      As always, I appreciate the effort that went into this music hub, Flourish. I love the way that have you interspersed interesting and useful facts about angels between the lists of songs!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Sha - You are too kind. Have yourself a lovely week.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful songs, Flourish. My favorite is Willy Nelson's "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground". You do such a good job of this series. I look forward to more.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      teaches12345 - Isn't that such a catchy tune!?! Thanks for stopping by!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      travmaj - Glad you enjoyed all the angel songs. Have a wonderful week!

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      This is fascinating, loved all the Angel songs and so many memories came floating through - today I'm hooked on angels - I hope it lasts - thank you.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I am now humming Kiss An Angel Good Morning! Your list is good and your writing on this topic was very creative.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks, Bill. I appreciate your stopping by. I'm glad a few of your favorites made the list. Have a great week.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Another great list Flourish. I'm sure it's a lot of work putting these lists together so kudos to you. There are a few of my favorites on your list. Great job as always.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Marcelle - I'm so happy you enjoy this and can use them in a practical and fun way! I try to include enough of them and make the selections eclectic enough that everyone will find something enjoyable.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Bill - Glad you have an angel in your life. Bev's a good one. Have a great week.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Frank - Yep, Frank, I know what you mean. Some of them really bring back memories.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A fun list to read. Two of my favorite songs are on this list, although they only scored #22 and #38. Sigh! :) Thanks for the ideas this morning. I'm playing one of them now.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Angels already walk among us." Thanks for that beautiful reminder, also for promoting how we can be angels in our communities. About the songs, there's so much I have to learn. Great hub!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Jo - Nurses are indeed angels, often undervalued and unrecognized. I hope you get the appreciation you deserve for the comfort and care I am certain you bring to those who need it.

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      Marcelle Bell 2 years ago

      Very nice Hub, Flourish! I love reading your song articles as they inspire me for spin class themes. I had thought of putting together a Devil/Angel theme with so many songs out there for both. Love your pictures too as always. Thumbs up for this one!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      wow some of these songs brought back memories..hmmm.. great list Flourish :)

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great presentation! You have a beautiful selection. Voted up!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Great music, superb writing and a host of angels. Boy-oh-boy, we can certainly use a few more of those heavenly bodies. I recently wrote a poem for my colleagues at work, "Nurses are angels learning to fly." You are so right, there are many angels among us, if we care to look. As always, your work is exemplary!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Dip Mtra - Thank you for stopping by. Have a heavenly week.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Jackie - Thanks so much for reading . There were more songs than I imagined that referenced angels!

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Very nicely written. Congratulations for being an angel to make us aware of the angels among us.

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Very good.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This was so much fun! Earth angel was my first thought; Martina's my second. Loved them all.