On the Side of Angels

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"On the Side of Angels"
Single by LeAnn Rimes
from the album You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs
Released October 11, 1997
Format CD, Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:49
Label Curb
Writer(s) Gary Burr, Gerry House
Producer(s) Wilbur C. Rimes
LeAnn Rimes singles chronology
"You Light Up My Life"
"On the Side of Angels"
"Looking Through Your Eyes"

"On the Side of Angels" is a song written by Gary Burr and Gerry House, and recorded by American country music artist LeAnn Rimes. It was released in October 1997 as the third and final single from her album You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs. It was also later featured on her Greatest Hits (2003) album.

"Holiday in Your Heart" Promotion[edit]

" On the Side of Angels" was featured in the 1997 TV movie "Holiday in Your Heart", which starred Rimes herself. Being in the movie caused the song to gain unexpected success and acknowledgement, which caused some to consider the song as an "unofficial/promotional single". The live performance of the song from the movie has been misinterpreted on YouTube, often circulating around with the label "music video".

Musical style[edit]

"On the Side of Angels" is a Christian love song. It is a slow ballad with very strong vocals and a powerful meaning.


Chart (1997-1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 65


  1. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3449." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 9, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "LeAnn Rimes – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for LeAnn Rimes. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  3. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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