Send Me an Angel (Scorpions song)

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"Send Me an Angel"
Single by Scorpions
from the album Crazy World
B-side "Crazy World"
Released September 17, 1991
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single
Recorded 1990
Genre Rock
Length 4:32
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Rudolf Schenker
Klaus Meine
Producer(s) Keith Olsen
Scorpions singles chronology
"Wind of Change"
(1991)
"Send Me an Angel"
(1991)
"Hit Between The Eyes"
(1991)

"Send Me an Angel" is a power ballad by German hard rock band Scorpions, released on their 1990 album Crazy World. Along with "Wind of Change", it became the album's signature track, reaching number 44 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart, number 8 on the Mainstream Rock Chart[1] and high chart positions in many European countries.

An orchestral version of the song was recorded for the 2000s orchestral album Moment of Glory that features vocals split with Italian famous singer Zucchero. An acoustic version of the song was also recorded for the 2001's acoustic album Acoustica.

In 1994, the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released the Cross Purposes studio album which contains the same burning angel in the design of the cover that the "Send Me an Angel" single has. Neither band has commented on the matter.

The song was covered by the German pop organist Klaus Wunderlich on one of his last albums, Keys for Lovers, and by electronica group Sleepthief featuring Canadian singer Kristy Thirsk on vocals. The song was featured on an episode of Cold Case ("Who's Your Daddy?").

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Send Me an Angel" — 4:34
  2. "Crazy World" — 5:08
CD maxi
  1. "Send Me an Angel" — 4:34
  2. "Crazy World" — 5:08
  3. "Holiday (live)" — 3:15

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 8
Belgian VRT Top 30 2
Canadian RPM Top 100[3] 19
Dutch Top 40[4] 4
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 8
German Singles Chart[5] 5
Polish Singles Chart 3
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 4
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 14
UK Singles Chart[6] 27
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 44
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 8
U.S. Cashbox Top 100[8] 30
End of year chart (1991) Position
German Media Control Chart[9] 26
Belgian VRT Top 30[10] 29
Dutch Top 40[4] 34

Covers and remixes[edit]

  • The Swedish singer Sofia Kaarlson covered the song in 2010 featuring the pop group Augustfamiljen.
  • The Australian sisters Gabrielle and Abigail Stahlschmidt covered the song in 2012.
  • The French group Kaktus Project covered the song in 2013.
  • The Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee used the instrumental in his song "Ora Por Mí" in 2014, with other lyrics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Billboard.com (Retrieved April 11, 2008)
  2. ^ a b c d "Send Me an Angel", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  3. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.1672&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=qt9g0gpe45jtgrp3isbs05gnp5
  4. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1991" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  7. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  8. ^ http://www.cashboxcountdowns.com/archives/90s_files/19920208.html
  9. ^ http://ki.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~topsi/deu1991/deu_1991t.html
  10. ^ http://www.luckysdb.be/Jaren/1991.html

External links[edit]