Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel

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"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"
Single by Tavares
from the album Sky High!
A-side Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1)
B-side Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 2)
Released 1976
February 1986 (re-release)
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Disco, soul
Length 6:38
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Freddie Perren
Keni St. Lewis
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
Certification Gold
Tavares singles chronology
"Free Ride"
(1975)
"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"
(1976/1986)
"Don't Take Away the Music"
(1976)

"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" is a disco song written by Freddie Perren and Keni St. Lewis. It was recorded by the American band Tavares in 1976. It was released as a single from the album Sky High! and was split into two parts: the first part was 3 minutes and 28 seconds in length, while the second part was 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel was re-released in February 1986.

"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976. It peaked at #3 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[1] "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel", with the track "Don't Take Away the Music", spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2] It became the group's only Gold record.

The song would also afford the group an international chart hit, reaching #1 in the Netherlands, and charting in Australia (#30), Canada (#11), the UK (#4), and South Africa (#16).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 567. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 254. 
  3. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (T)". rock.co.za. 

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Preceded by
"Trouble-Maker" by Roberta Kelly
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(with "Don't Take Away the Music")

July 24–31, 1976
Succeeded by
"The Best Disco in Town" by The Ritchie Family