Top 10 Popular Songs About Angels

Heavenly Angels and People With Angelic Love

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:

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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."

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“Angel” sung by Sarah McLachlan:

This ethereal song describes finding comfort and peace after going through hard times:

“In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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"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?”

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“Guardian Angels” sung by the Judds:

This country hit, written by Naomi Judd and two partners, 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.”

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"Halo" sung by Beyonce:

This catchy Grammy Award-winning 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."

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“Angel” sung by Madonna:

This energetic tune makes it fun to consider whether you may have ever seen an angel in disguise as a person. Madonna said she was inspired to write it by her Catholic upbringing and the important ritual of calling on angels for protection.

“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.”

Celebrating Angelic Love

Whether the songs are about real angels (from heaven) or human beings who act like angels, the songs celebrate the one most important quality that God wants angels and people to have: love. It's that great love that inspires songs about angels.

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