Send Me An Angel

Album: Heartland (1983)
Charted: 29

Songfacts®:

  • Real Life is an Australian New Wave band fronted by David Sterry, and also including Alan Johnson and Danny Simcic. This song was their first single and their breakout hit, helped by its video, which featured a medieval theme. Real Life's next single, "Catch Me I'm Falling" hit #40 in the US, and they had a minor hit with their third single, "Face To Face."
  • The group released a new version in 1989 as "Send Me An Angel '89." This time, it hit #26 in the US.
  • This song has been covered by numerous Dance artists over the years, notably Paul Oakenfold and Zeromancer. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for all above

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1984 {July 14th} the Australian* band Real Life performed "Send Me An Angel" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Five months earlier on February 5th, 1984 the song peaked at #29 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and it spent nineteen weeks on the Top 100...
    In their native Australia it reached #6 on the Kent Music Singles chart, and it peaked at #1 in West Germany and New Zealand...
    As noted above, five years later on July 16th, 1989 an updated version peaked at #26 on the Top 100...
    The group had one other Top 100 record, "Catch Me I'm Falling", it entered the Top 100 the week after "Send Me An Angel" fell off the chart, and on April 29th, 1984 it peaked at #40 {for 1 week}...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, a other Australian band, INXS, had a 'Send' record on the Top 100 in 1984, "I Send A Message", it peaked at #77 {for 2 weeks} on August 5th, 1984...
  • Cj from MtlBest remix iMO of this track was done by Netzwerk in 1992, used to play in the clubs all the time.
  • Richard from Crestview, FlThe '89 remake was also on the soundtrack for the movie Rad, a BMX racing/stunt biking movie released in '86 starring Lori Laughlin and Bill Allen.
  • Rick from Mason City, IaGreat Great song that didn't get a lot of play in the US the first time it was released, but caught more attention when it was re-released in 89.
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