Cowboys and Angels (George Michael song)
|"Cowboys and Angels"|
|Single by George Michael|
|from the album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1|
|B-side||"Something to Save"|
|Released||March 18, 1991|
|George Michael singles chronology|
"Cowboys and Angels" is a song written and performed by George Michael and released on Epic Records in 1991. Among other things, the song is notable for being written in waltz time. It became the first and only single released by Michael in his career that did not make the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. It peaked at number 45 on release in March 1991.
The song's lowly sales figures were not a surprise as it was the fifth single to be released from the Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album. (Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 was released in the UK on September 3, 1990 and in the US on September 11, 1990.) Each single had finished lower than its predecessor and "Cowboys and Angels" continued the spiral, although the other four had all made the threshold of the Top 40.
"Cowboys and Angels" was also Michael's longest single to date, at 7 minutes 14 seconds.
In a 2014 docu-concert based on Michael's performance at the Opera Garnier during his Symphonica tour, Michael revealed the song was about a short lived bisexual three way relationship he was in, whereas the woman had fallen in love with him and he had fallen in love with the man.
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||15|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||45|
- "Lescharts.com – George Michael – Cowboys and Angels" (in French). Les classement single.
- The Irish Charts. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – George Michael search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- Top 75 Releases. Retrieved May 22, 2011.