Send Me an Angel (Scorpions song)

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"Send Me an Angel"
Send me an angel.jpg
Single by Scorpions
from the album Crazy World
B-side"Crazy World"
Released17 September 1991
Format
Recorded
GenrePower ballad, hard rock
Length4:32
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Scorpions singles chronology
"Wind of Change"
(1991)
"Send Me an Angel"
(1991)
"Hit Between The Eyes"
(1991)

"Send Me an Angel" is a song by the German rock band Scorpions, recorded for their eleventh studio album, Crazy World (1990). The song was composed by Rudolf Schenker, written by Klaus Meine, and produced by Keith Olsen and the band. It was released as the album's fourth and final single in September 1991. Along with "Wind of Change", the song became the album's signature track, reaching number 44 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart on 25 January 1992, number 8 on the Mainstream Rock Chart[1] on 19 October 1991, and high chart positions in many European countries.

Other versions[edit]

An orchestral version of the song was recorded for the 2000 orchestral album Moment of Glory that features vocals split with Italian singer Zucchero. An acoustic version of the song was also recorded for the 2001 acoustic album Acoustica. A hard rock version was recorded in 2016 by Highly Suspect.

Influence[edit]

In 1994, 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.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Send Me an Angel" — 4:32
  2. "Crazy World" — 5:08
CD maxi
  1. "Send Me an Angel" — 4:32
  2. "Crazy World" — 5:08
  3. "Holiday (live)" — 3:15

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Charts[edit]

Covers and remixes[edit]

  • The song was covered by the German pop organist Klaus Wunderlich on one of his last albums, Keys for Lovers.
  • In 2007, electronica group Sleepthief featuring Canadian singer Kristy Thirsk on vocals for their EP The Chauffeur. The song was featured on an episode of Cold Case ("Who's Your Daddy?").
  • Swedish singer Sofia Kaarlson covered the song in 2010 featuring the pop group Augustfamiljen.
  • Australian sisters Gabrielle and Abigail Stahlschmidt covered the song in 2012.
  • French group Kaktus Project covered the song in 2013.
  • Twin sisters Camille and Kennerly, from the U.S., covered the song as an electric harp duet in 2013.
  • Puerto Rican singer Daddy Yankee used the instrumental in his song "Ora Por Mí" in 2014, with other lyrics.
  • The song was covered by the Italian singer Emma Marrone with Italian lyrics.
  • The song was covered by Russian Darkpsy artist Psykovsky with Tan Tan[17].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Billboard.com (Retrieved 11 April 2008)
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Scorpions – Send Me an Angel" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Scorpions – Send Me an Angel" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.1672&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=qt9g0gpe45jtgrp3isbs05gnp5
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Scorpions – Send Me an Angel" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – Scorpions Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Scorpions" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Scorpions – Send Me an Angel" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Scorpions – Send Me an Angel". Singles Top 100.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Scorpions – Send Me an Angel". Swiss Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 5 April 2008)
  13. ^ http://www.cashboxcountdowns.com/archives/90s_files/19920208.html
  14. ^ http://ki.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~topsi/deu1991/deu_1991t.html
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Single top 100 over 1991" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  17. ^ "Send Me An Angel (featuring Tan Tan), by Psykovsky And Friends". Psykovsky. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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