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Here at Beliefnet, everyone loves angels. We even have an entire section of the site devoted to them. I think angels are great and all, but as with anything, sometimes you just want to get away from the stuff that you work with all day long. I’m sure at the end of the day bakers hate cake, painters hate paint, and teachers hate kids (just kidding!). But I’m finding that I can’t get away from the subject of angels, even when I’m not at work.
I recently scrolled through my iPod and realized that I own an abnormally high number of songs with the word “angel” in the title. So, do musicians love angels just as much as Beliefnet readers? Or is it a sign that angels are with me wherever I go? Hmmm …
Anyway, here are my top 10 favorite songs that have “angel” in the title:
10. “Angel,” by Shaggy
So, it doesn’t have the most intelligent lyrics in the world (Girl, you’re my angel, you’re my darling angel/Closer than my peeps you are to me, baby/Shorty, you’re my angel, you’re my darling angel … ), but it does have a fun beat and flow, which makes it a nice party staple.
9. “Earth Angel,” by The Penguins
This oldie-but-a-goodie has been covered by so many artists over the past 50 years for a reason.
8. “Angel,” by Madonna
I remember as a little girl, putting on my cassette tape to sing along to this pretty song by the pop princess—and then promptly being scolded by my mom for singing along to the album’s next track, “Like a Virgin.”
7. “Angel” by Aerosmith
Steven Tyler’s pained vocals and beautiful guitar work by Joe Perry make this song one of my favorites from this legendary rock band.
6.”Angel” by Sarah McLachlan
McLachlan’s ethereal voice on this track uplifts my soul.

5. “How Do You Talk to An Angel,” by The Heights
Was I the only one who thought Jamie Walters’ hotness was enough to keep “The Heights” on the air?
4. “Lips of an Angel,” by Hinder
I choose to ignore the fact that it’s a song about cheating on your significant other–
and instead focus on the lead singer’s wonderfully raspy voice.
3. “Angel,” by Jimi Hendrix
The guitar god’s poetry in this song gives me goose bumps.
2. “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes),” by Steelheart
One of the most awesome metal ballads of all time. Is it wrong to want this as my wedding song?
1. “She Talks to Angels,” by The Black Crowes
Who knew a song about drug addition could be so beautiful.
What are your favorite “angel” songs?

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