“Send Me an Angel” is a song by the Australian synth-pop band Real Life. It was released in May 1983 as a single from their debut album “Heartland.” The song became one of the band’s most recognizable hits and is considered a classic of the 1980s new wave and synth-pop genre. “Send Me an Angel” features a blend of electronic synthesizers, drum machines, and emotive vocals, which are characteristic of the synth-pop sound of the era. The song’s production is marked by its atmospheric and ethereal quality, creating a sense of longing and introspection.
“Send Me an Angel” gain widespread international recognition topping the singles charts in Germany and New Zealand. The 1989 re-release included remixes that brought the song back into the spotlight. In the US, “Send Me an Angel ’89” surpassed the original version from 1983. “Send Me An Angel ’89” reached a peak of No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1989 in the US.. The song’s appearance in popular films, TV shows, and commercials further contributed to its enduring popularity.
Throughout the years, “Send Me an Angel” has remained a beloved song and is often associated with the nostalgic sound of the 1980s. It’s a prime example of the synth-pop genre’s ability to blend electronic elements with emotional and relatable themes, creating a lasting impact on pop culture.