Angels by donnica59

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Angels

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Robbie Williams

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donnica59LEVEL 100

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Throughout my life I have always felt that someone was "watching my back" especially when I was younger and got in situations where I was in danger.
So this song always makes me feel that we indeed have guardian angels that watch out for us.
Thanks to all the singers and judges.... it was a great "journey"

Williams wrote this with his longtime songwriting collaborator Guy Chambers in less than 25 minutes.
Williams had previously been a member of boy band Take That, but quit the group in 1995.
His solo career had stalled until this song was released on Christmas 1997.
The main songwriter and fronton of Take That was Gary Barlow. His solo career started well, (his song "Love Won't Wait" being co-written with Madonna), but it soon dried up, which is sort of the opposite of what happened to Williams.
Barlow went on to become a professional songwriter and wrote songs for other artists.
Although it only reached #4, "Angels" spent 27 weeks on the UK chart and is by far Williams' biggest-selling song.
He quickly cemented his stardom in Britain, scoring a series of hits, including the #1 duet with Nicole Kidman on "Somethin' Stupid." He has also dueted with Kylie Minogue, Neil Tennant (from The Pet Shop Boys) and Neil Hannon (from The Divine Comedy).
This is regarded as a classic in the UK and is a massive karaoke favorite.
It's one of those songs that is constantly played on pub jukeboxes.

A review of it said that it "taps into the sentimental old git in all of us."

There was a lot of press rivalry with Williams and the Gallagher brothers from Oasis, one of their more printable insults of Williams being "That fat dancer from Take That." Many Britpop fans felt that "Angels" was an attempt to cash in on the then huge Britpop craze by writing a mainstream song in a similar style.

After this song, Williams became a huge star in the UK despite criticism that he is a glorified cabaret singer.
He has tried many times to break the US market, all attempts being unsuccessful. He eventually said that he gave up and "couldn't be arsed."
As "Angels" was unknown in the US, Jessica Simpson covered it in 2004.
In the UK, most reviewers were less than impressed with her take on it.
In a UK based VH1 poll of best #1s, worst #1s and songs that should have got to to #1, this was voted the top song that should have topped the charts.

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GEMINI1931LEVEL 83

Comment by GEMINI1931GOLD +5

LOVE WHAT YOU BEAUTIFULLY EXPRESSED ABOVE (SOTRUE,,,,, I BELIEVE TOO!!!) BEAUTIFULLY AND SINCERELY DELIVERD MF LOVED IT!!! BARB

Michael57LEVEL 86

Comment by Michael57GOLD

I know that feeling that someone's got my back. Super job on this great song!

Songbird35LEVEL 63

Comment by Songbird35GOLD

Lovely song, so true about angels watching over us, I know mine are, and they show me sometimes they are around by leaving me a white feather in the most unlikey places. Enjoyed listening to your sing. x

prezleyLEVEL 84

Comment by prezleyGOLD

hey Donnie, sorry I have been so late getting to your music and singing, I've been battling the flu and all kinds of maladies lately....but glad I am finally getting some energy back to sit in front of the keyboard and SS to hear you sing this! You really nailed it...a true pleasure to hear and enjoy!! Merry Christmas my friend!!!
prez

MatkamLEVEL 105

Comment by MatkamGOLD +1

Be Happy with what you have, BE Excited about what you want :)

Hugsss Donnie

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Very informative comment

I this

RW was very popular in the UK while I was there

Great sing

STARS ************

&

Hugsss

Matty

MillenniaLEVEL 97

Comment by MillenniaPATRON

God bless us all in these times of trials! Stay safe n well folks xoxo <3

Hiya Donnie AWESOME sing here m/f and YUP! Angels watch over us! never far from us! Hit the button! God bless n stay safe
Have a brill Christmas and New year!

sulaimanbadrusLEVEL 71

Comment by sulaimanbadrusGOLD

Great song choice....Sounding great here mf!!
Enjoyed my listen!!
sol~

APH

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TonyfromLutonLEVEL 69

Comment by TonyfromLutonGOLD

Not many artists ever sing in front of 100,000 people ... over that number on a few occasions !
Robbie Williams is a sheer entertainer !
You picked a hard song to sing, and you have certainly done the song justice !
Enjoyed my listen my friend !
Happy Christmas to You !
loved it,
Tony

happyseniorLEVEL 68

Comment by happyseniorGOLD

Excellent! Just the song I need now as you have sung the song that really touches me as it probably touches a lot of people. Beautifully sung .. LOVE it ... Thanks for being on the journey as all of your entries have been a treat! Take care and have a happy holiday season ... I am going to go sing this song .... I liked your sing that much ....

sicireLEVEL 77

Comment by sicireGOLD

Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something. PLATO

rockafrybabyLEVEL 96

Comment by rockafrybabyGOLD

What charts?

MyMusicalDream

Comment by MyMusicalDreamGOLD

Super awesome you are my friend.. appreciated your song and your talent.
All the best for you. .and happy to have shared same team
Willi

dearsomeoneLEVEL 101

Comment by dearsomeoneGOLD

Awesome sing , Don, as always !!! Thanks for your company in this journey .
Sending stars *************************************

Teacup10LEVEL 76

Comment by Teacup10GOLD +1

Wonderful sing here. I agree there are definitely angels that watch over us. I?ve enjoyed being on the team with you. Merry Christmas!

RibbonLEVEL 101

Comment by RibbonGOLD +3

I LOVE MY MUSICAL NOTES! THANK YOU!!!!! r/b0747e179

HI SWEETIE.. I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE ANGELS WATCHING OVER US...ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS REALLY A BEAUTIFUL SONG AND SING.. YOU ARE DOING SUCH A WONDERFUL SING..........LOVEEEEEEEEEE THIS................ ABSOLUTE AND WONDERFUL SING FROM YOU!!
I'M SO HAPPY YOU ARE JOINING US ON THESE AWESOMEEEEEE JOURNEY'S.. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TRAVELING WITH YOU SWEETIE..............TAKE CARE UNTIL NEXT TIME... HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS........HUGS,RIBBON~~~~~~~~~~ LOVEEEEEEEEEEED YOUR SING!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Alie58LEVEL 60

Comment by Alie58GOLD

I looove this song Don.... great job here...

it was awesome to be on this journey with you…
Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2019
tc and cu next journey
huggss and smiless Alie