When I Think About Angels

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"When I Think About Angels"
Jamie Oneal - When I Think cover.png
Single by Jamie O'Neal
from the album Shiver
B-side "The Only Thing Wrong"[1]
Released March 19, 2001
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:03
Label Mercury Nashville
Songwriter(s) Jamie O'Neal
Roxie Dean
Sonny Tillis
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Jamie O'Neal singles chronology
"There Is No Arizona"
"When I Think About Angels"
"There Is No Arizona"
"When I Think About Angels"

"When I Think About Angels" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Jamie O'Neal. It was released in March 2001 as the second single from O'Neal's Shiver album. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. It also peaked at #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by O'Neal, Roxie Dean and Sonny Tillis.


The song is a mid-tempo in which the narrator confesses that everything reminds her of her significant other.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Trey Fanjoy and premiered in mid-2001.

Chart performance[edit]

"When I Think About Angels" debuted at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of March 31, 2001. Having peaked at number 1 on the chart dated for August 4, 2001, O'Neal became the first female country singer to send her first two singles to number 1 since Deana Carter did so in 1996–1997.[2]

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 35

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 11
Preceded by
"I'm Already There"
by Lonestar
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 4, 2001
Succeeded by
by Blake Shelton


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 305. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 69. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ "Jamie O'Neal – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jamie O'Neal.
  4. ^ "Jamie O'Neal – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Jamie O'Neal.
  5. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved 2012-08-14.