Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere for the last quarter century, it is unlikely you will not be familiar with this tune. If I were to take a guess, ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams would be in the top five 5 songs which have received the most amount of airplay in the western world since its release in 1997. Both his original and his Spanish recorded version I even hear played in Colombia regularly.
Angels by Robbie Williams is one my music project’s most commercially mainstream hits. I hopped onboard the Robbie bandwagon when he broke through as a solo artist. I bought his Live at Knebsworth dvd and played this song to death. Although I am less infatuated with it these these days I still enjoy Angels a heck of a lot.
The following is paraphrased from Wikipedia:
“Angels” was included on Williams’s debut solo album Life thru a Lens (1997), and released as a single in December 1997. “Angels” was written by Williams and Guy Chambers, based on an earlier song written by Ray Heffernan. It is Williams’ bestselling single and was voted the best song of the previous 25 years at the 2005 Brit Awards.
In 2011, Robbie Williams said he wrote “Angels” with collaborator Guy Chambers in 25 minutes about his aunt and uncle. By his account, he and Chambers were sitting outside a cafe watching a water fountain, which inspired them to write the chorus.
I’m afraid I haven’t listened to much of Robbie’s discography after his first few breakout years. Angels and Feel remain my favourite songs of his. Robbie is just one month shy younger than me born on February 13, 1974 which makes him Aquarius. We could have been good friends..I get along very well with Water Bearers.
And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I’m right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won’t break me
When I come to call, she won’t forsake me
I’m loving angels instead