Real Life are a Melbourne-based Australian new wave/synthpop band that had hits with their debut single, “Send Me an Angel” and with “Catch Me I’m Falling”, both of which were featured on the band’s debut album Heartland.
“Send Me an Angel” originally peaked in early 1984 in the US at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s biggest chart success, however, was in 1989, where an updated version entitled “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.
Both versions are very similar; the 1989 version is missing the louder “claps” in the chorus and the drums sound much less electronic, more like an acoustic kit, as opposed to the typical 1980s electronic drums sound heard on the original.
Send Me an Angel ’89
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