Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel

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"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel - Tavares.jpg
Artwork for 1987 Belgian re-release
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 May 1976
February 1986 (re-release)
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Disco, soul
Length 6:38
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Freddie Perren
Keni St. Lewis
Producer(s) Freddie Perren
Tavares singles chronology
"Free Ride"
(1975)
"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"
(1976)
"Don't Take Away the Music"
(1976)
"Free Ride"
(1975)
"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"
(1976/1986)
"Don't Take Away the Music"
(1976)
Alternative cover art
Artwork for 1976 French vinyl release
Artwork for 1976 French vinyl release

"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 number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976. It peaked at number 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 number 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 number 1 in the Netherlands, and charting in Australia (30), Canada (11), the UK (4), and South Africa (16).[3]

Chart performance[edit]

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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. 
  4. ^ https://tsort.info/music/mzp85e.htm
  5. ^ https://tsort.info/music/mzp85e.htm
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 254. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 567. 
  8. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/70s_files/19760911.html
  9. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 380. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 
  11. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/70s_files/1976YESP.html

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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