Other Religions Angels and Miracles Top 10 Popular Songs About Angels Heavenly Angels and People With Angelic Love Share Flipboard Email Print Other Religions An Introduction To Angels All About Miracles Prayer and Meditation Religious Texts Famous Archangels By Whitney Hopler Religion Expert B.A., Comparative Religion, George Mason University Whitney Hopler has written on faith topics since 1994. She is communications director for the Center for Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. our editorial process Whitney Hopler Updated February 12, 2019 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: 01 of 10 “Send Me an Angel” sung by Real Life: Bally Scanlon/Digital Vision/Getty Images This pop tune expresses a seeker’s heart: “Lookin for loveCallin' heaven aboveSend me an angelSend me an angelRight nowRight now.” 02 of 10 “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 lineKeeping love alive in these troubled timesIt’s a miracle in itselfAnd we know all too well what that’s aboutStill we made it throughOnly God knows how/We must’ve had a little helpWild angels.” 03 of 10 “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 angelThe kind without wingsWalking around in this worldJust like you and meAngel, living out loveKind of people we could use us a lot more ofJust an everyday angelEveryday angel." 04 of 10 “Angel” sung by Sarah McLachlan: This ethereal song describes finding comfort and peace after going through hard times: “In the arms of the angelFly away from hereFrom this dark cold hotel roomAnd the endlessness that you fear.” 05 of 10 “Angels” sung by Robbie Williams: This ballad famously describes seeking comfort when romantic “love is dead” by “loving angels instead”: “I sit and waitDoes an angelContemplate my fate?Do they knowThe places where we goWhen we’re gray and old’Cause I’ve been toldThat salvationLets their wings unfold.” 06 of 10 “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 angelFly on through the skyFly on my sweet angelTomorrow I’m gonna be by your side.” 07 of 10 "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?” 08 of 10 “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 seeEvery step I takeThey are watching over me.” 09 of 10 "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 nowI'm surrounded by your embraceBaby I can see your haloYou know you're my saving grace." 10 of 10 “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 angelI can see it in your eyesFull of wonder and surpriseAnd just now I realizeOoh, you’re an angelOoh, you’re an angelYou’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.