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
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 2000s 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's acoustic album Acoustica.

Influence[edit]

In 1994, the 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]

Chart (1991-92) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 8
Belgian VRT Top 30 2
Canadian RPM Top 100[3] 19
Dutch Top 40[4] 4
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 8
German Singles Chart[5] 5
Polish Singles Chart 3
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 4
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 14
UK Singles Chart[6] 27
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 44
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 8
U.S. Cashbox Top 100[8] 30
End of year chart (1991) Position
German Media Control Chart[9] 26
Belgian VRT Top 30[10] 29
Dutch Top 40[4] 34

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Billboard.com (Retrieved April 11, 2008)
  2. ^ a b c d "Send Me an Angel", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  3. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.1672&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=qt9g0gpe45jtgrp3isbs05gnp5
  4. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1991" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  5. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  7. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  8. ^ http://www.cashboxcountdowns.com/archives/90s_files/19920208.html
  9. ^ http://ki.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~topsi/deu1991/deu_1991t.html
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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