How Do You Talk to an Angel

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"How Do You Talk to an Angel"
Single by The Heights
from the album The Heights (Music from the Television Show)
Released September 5, 1992
Recorded January 20, 1992
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:50
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Steve Tyrell (composer), Barry Coffing (composer), Stephanie Tyrell (lyricist)

"How Do You Talk to an Angel", the single version of the theme for the TV series The Heights, with Jamie Walters as lead singer, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 14, 1992, but the series was canceled exactly one week after the song fell from its number one position.[1] Vocalists on the single included Cheryl Pollak, Charlotte Ross of NYPD Blue and Glee fame, as well as Zachary Throne from the Las Vegas rock band, Sin City Sinners.

In 1993, the song was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics". The Emmy went to the song "Sorry I Asked" by Liza Minnelli.


Year-end chart (1992) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 59


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits (5 ed.). Billboard Books. p. 812. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
Preceded by
"End of the Road" by Boyz II Men
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
November 14, 1992- November 21, 1992
Succeeded by
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston