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Top 10 Popular Songs About Angels

Angel Songs


Angels have fascinated many composers and lyricists, inspiring them to create popular songs about heavenly angels and angelic people alike. Here are 10 of the most well-known songs that set words about angels to music:

1. “Send Me an Angel” sung by Real Life:

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This pop tune expresses a seeker’s heart:  “Lookin for love/Callin' heaven above/Send me an angel/ Send me an angel/Right now/Right now.”

2. “Wild Angels” sung by Martina McBride:

This country hit gives credit to heavenly helpers who watch over people as they deal with challenges: “Between the perfect world and the bottom line/Keeping love alive in these troubled times/It’s a miracle in itself/And we know all too well what that’s about/Still we made it through/Only God knows how/We must’ve had a little help/Wild angels.”

3. “Everyday Angel” sung by Radney Foster:

This song poignantly honors ordinary people who become “everyday angels” by helping others with extraordinary love, and then urges listeners to follow their example: “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 us a lot more of/Just an everyday angel/Everyday angel.”

4. “Angel” sung by Sarah McLachlan:

This ethereal song describes finding comfort and peace after going through hard times: “In the arms of the ange/Fly away from here/From this dark cold hotel room/And the endlessness that you fear.”

5. “Angels” sung by Robbie Williams:

This ballad famously describes seeking comfort when romantic “love is dead” by “loving angels instead”: “I sit and wait/Does an angel/Contemplate my fate?/Do they know/The places where we go/When we’re gray and old/’Cause I’ve been told/That salvation/Lets their wings unfold.”

6. “Angel” sung by Jimi Hendrix:

This psychedelic rock song describes an angel who comes down from heaven on a mission to rescue someone who expects to be leaving Earth and going to heaven himself soon: “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.”

7. "How Do You Talk to an Angel?” sung by Jamie Walters:

This theme song from the TV show “The Heights” asks: “How do you talk to an angel?/It’s like trying to catch a falling star./How do you talk to an angel?/How do you hold her close to where you are?”

8. “Guardian Angel” sung by the Judds:

This country hit compares deceased ancestors to guardian angels: “They’re my guardian angels and I know they can see/Every step I take/They are watching over me.”

9. "Halo" sung by Beyonce:

This catchy song describes a woman's love for a man who’s like an angel on earth to her: “Everywhere I'm looking now/I'm surrounded by your embrace/Baby I can see your halo/You know you're my saving grace."

10. “Angel” sung by Madonna:

This danceable tune makes it fun to consider whether you may have ever seen an angel in disguise as a person: “You must be an angel/I can see it in your eyes/Full of wonder and surprise/And just now I realize/Ooh, you’re an angel/Ooh, you’re an angel/You’re an angel in disguise.”

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