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Top 10 Popular Songs About Angels

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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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