When I Think About Angels

Album: Shiver (2001)
Charted: 35
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  • Although this song, written by O'Neal with Roxie Dean and Sonny Tillis, is about the obsessive nature of romantic love, it was inspired by two other important loves in the singer's life: her dogs. In our interview with O'Neal, she explained: "Well, it's dedicated to my dogs on my album and I always say they're like furry little angels that come into our lives. And we're so lucky to have them, because they're so loving and they just want to be with you, and they don't care what you do or where you go. There's that easiness that you get with your pets that you somehow don't get with people."
  • With this song, O'Neal became the first female Country singer to have her first two singles (the first being "There Is No Arizona") top the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since Deana Carter's 1996-1997 feat (with "Strawberry Wine" and "We Danced Anyway").
  • When this song went to #1 on the Country chart, it overtook Montgomery Gentry's "She Couldn't Change Me." In response, the duo sent O'Neal an animal trap with a good-natured note saying: "Next time you come sneaking around us, little girl, you'd better be careful."

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