Send Me an Angel (Real Life song)

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"Send Me an Angel"
Real Life-Send Me an Angel.jpg
Single by Real Life
from the album Heartland
B-side"Like a Gun"
Released
  • May 1983 (AUS)[1]
  • November 1983 (USA)[2]
  • 1989 (re-release)
Format
Genre
Length3:53
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • David Sterry
  • Richard Zatorski
Producer(s)Ross Cockle
Real Life singles chronology
"Send Me an Angel"
(1983)
"Openhearted"
(1983)
"Send Me an Angel
(1983)
"Openhearted"
(1983)

"Send Me an Angel" is a 1983 song by Australian band Real Life. The song was released in May 1983 as the band's debut single from their debut studio album Heartland. The song peaked in theta 10 in Australia and is the band's best-known song. This version peaked in early 1984 in the US at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5] The song was No. 1 in Germany and New Zeeland and Top 10 in other countries.

The song's biggest chart success, in the US, came in 1989, when an updated version entitled "Send Me an Angel '89" surpassed the original version from 1983. "Send Me An Angel '89" reached a peak of No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1989 in the US.[5]

The song appears on the Non-Stop-Pop in-game radio station in the PC/Xbox One/PS4 versions of the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V.[6]

Track listing[edit]

7" single (WRS-001)
  1. Send Me an Angel – 3:53
  2. Like a Gun – 3:16
12" single
  1. Send Me an Angel (Extended Dance Mix) – 5:40
  2. Send Me an Angel – 3:53
  3. Like a Gun – 3:14
12" Maxi-Single
  1. Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix) – 5:43
  2. Send Me An Angel – 3:53
  3. Burning Blue – 4:43

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"Send Me an Angel" has been covered by various artists including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Real Life – Send Me An Angel / Like A Gun – MCA / Curb – USA – MCA-52287". 45cat. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Real Life". Chaos Control. 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  4. ^ Matheson, Whitney (24 April 2014). "My favorite '80s New Wave song is ..." USA Today. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2010). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (9th ed.). Billboard Books. ISBN 978-0-8230-8554-5.
  6. ^ Hooton, Christopher (18 November 2014). "GTA 5 PS4/Xbox One gets new songs from Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown and more". The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
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  9. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 6277." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Real Life – Send Me An Angel". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
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  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
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  15. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending FEBRUARY 25, 1984". Cash Box. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012.
  16. ^ "End of Year Charts 1983". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Jahrescharts – 1984". Offiziellecharts.de (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1984". Hitparade.ch (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Chartifacts: Week Ending September 23 1990 Issue No. 37". Imgur (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  20. ^ "charts.org.nz – Real Life – Send Me An Angel '89". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  21. ^ "CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending JULY 22, 1989". Cash Box. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012.
  22. ^ "Netzwerk – Send Me an Angel". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  23. ^ "Pobi – Send Me an Angel". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  24. ^ "Atrocity – Werk 80 Festival Edition". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  25. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Zeromancer – Eurotrash". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  26. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Thrice – If We Could Only See Us Now". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  27. ^ "Deadstar Assembly – Deadstar Assembly". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  28. ^ "The Quakes – Psyops". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  29. ^ "Dirty on Purpose – Like Bees". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  30. ^ "NES Me An Angel from Retrocovered by Inverse Phase". Inverse Phase. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  31. ^ Childers, Chad (18 November 2016). "Highly Suspect, 'The Boy Who Died Wolf' – Album Review". Loudwire. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  32. ^ "The Struggle by XO Stereo (Another Century Records)". HighWire Daze. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2017.