Angels Among Us
|"Angels Among Us"|
|Single by Alabama|
|from the album Cheap Seats|
|B-side||"Santa Claus (I Still Believe in You)"|
|Label||RCA Nashville #62643|
|Alabama singles chronology|
"Angels Among Us" is a song written by Don Goodman and Becky Hobbs, and recorded by the American country music band Alabama. The song was released in December 1993 as a Christmas single from the band's 1993 album Cheap Seats. It charted twice on the Hot Country Songs charts. The song features backing vocals from the Sanctuary Choir and Young Musicians Choir of the First Baptist Church of Fort Payne, Alabama. Hobbs also recorded the song on her album The Boots I Came to Town In.
Alabama lead singer Randy Owen has said that the band received "hundreds of letters from all over the world saying that the song was a blessing." Owen performed the song at the funeral of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. in 2001, with whom he shared a personal friendship. A live recording of the song is included on Angels Among Us: Hymms and Gospel Favorites, released in 2014.
Tom Roland of New Country magazine wrote that "even when the members of the band get schmaltzy with the kiddie chorus[…]they stop short of going overboard."
On December 24, 2012, singer and actress Demi Lovato released a cover of "Angels Among Us" to support the victims of the Newtown shootings.
"Angels Among Us" debuted on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending December 25, 1993. The song spent six weeks on the charts and peaked at number 51 in January 1994. On the chart dated for the week ending December 31, 1994, it re-entered and went on to peak at number 28 in January 1995.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks||51|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks||28|
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||22|
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