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When the Angels Sing

“When the Angels Sing” is a pop song recorded by German pop group No Angels. It was co-written by Peter Ries and Chiere Thomas-Schmidtmer and produced by Ries for the band’s debut studio album, Elle’ments (2001).

The song was picked as the album’s fourth and final single on a double A-side with a cover version of Donovan’s “Atlantis,” the theme song for Walt Disney’s animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). Released on November 19, 2001 (see 2001 in music) in German-speaking Europe, the single peaked at number five on the Austrian and German Singles Chart, also reaching number 16 in Switzerland.

Reason (No Angels song)

“Reason” is a pop song written by Thorsten Brötzmann and Alexander Geringas for the No Angels’ debut studio album Elle’ments (2001). Originally entitled “That’s the Reason”, a Brötzmann and Geringas produced and partially re-written version of the song was released as the band’s farewell single on 24 November 2003 (see 2003 in music) before their disbandment in December 2003. While “Reason” peaked at number 9 in Germany, number 12 in Austria and number 28 in Switzerland, the song failed to enter the top 40 of the European charts.

There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)

“There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” is a 1985 song written and performed by the British musical duo Eurythmics. Released as the second single from their fifth album Be Yourself Tonight, the song features a harmonica solo by the American musician Stevie Wonder. The song became a worldwide success; most notably in Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom, where it became the duo’s only chart-topping single to date.[1]

Ever since the record has been covered by several musical artists, including Brittany Murphy, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Leningrad Cowboys, Luciano Pavarotti, Kylie Minogue, Jessica G. Pilnäs and, most noticeably, German pop group No Angels who scored their second number-one hit in Austria and Germany with their interpretation for the reissue of their album Elle’ments in August 2001.[2][3]

Still in Love with You (No Angels song)

“Still in Love with You” is a song performed by German group No Angels. Penned and composed by Figge Boström and Johan Lindman of Swedish songwriting collective La Carr, it was co-produced by Pontus Söderqvist and Nick Nice for the band’s second studio album Now… Us! (2002). A mid-paced latin pop ballad, it showcases a more mature side from the band, with its instrumentation consisting essentially of flamenco guitars and bongo drums. Lyrically, the track finds the female protagonist thinking deeply over her relationship with her love interest from whom she parted; however, she still pines for him and feels self-conscious for doing so.

A slightly remixed version of the song was released as the album’s second single through Cheyenne Records on August 12, 2002 in most of German-speaking Europe, with a September 2 release in Switzerland. Contemporary critics were generally positive with “Still in Love with You” who declared it brisk and dreamy. In 2003, the track was awarded the NRJ Music Award in the Best German Song category. The single proved to be commercially successful upon its release, charting at number two in Germany, continuing the band’s string of top ten hits. “Still in Love with You” also reached number four in Austria and number ten on the Swiss Singles Chart while it also entered the top forty of the airplay charts in Hungary.

An accompanying music video for “Still in Love with You” was directed by Marcus Sternberg and filmed near Almería in the south-eastern corner of Spain in early July 2002. It features each member of the band in different locations at the Mediterranean Sea as their perform the lines individually. The song was promoted through numerous live appearances, including performances on TV Total, VIVA Interaktiv and The Dome, and was performed on all of the No Angels’s subsequent concert tours.

Something About Us

“Something About Us” is a song by all-female German pop band No Angels. It was chiefly written by band member Vanessa Petruo along with frequent collaborator Thorsten Brötzmann and Alexander Geringas for the group’s second studio album Now… Us! (2002), and created as a response to what the band felt was intense and sometimes unfair and inaccurate media criticism at the time, predominantly resulting from the clichés and prejudices generally associated with their manufactured band image.[1] Produced by Brötzmann and co-producer Jeo, the uptempo track incorporates elements of both the contemporary R&B and dance-pop genre as well as Latin-pop and church music during the ironical bridge.

Released as the album’s leading single on May 6, 2002 in German-speaking Europe, the record achieved major success by becoming the group’s third non-consecutive number-one hit in Austria and Germany within a period of fifteen months. In addition, it reached number three on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart and number eleven in Switzerland, eventually going platinum. The record was generally well received by contemporary critics, who acclaimed the band for the production and inclusion of self-written material, and was nominated for both a 2002 Top of the Pops Awards and the 2003 ECHO Award for Best National Single — Rock/Pop.

The music video for the song was directed by Marcus Sternberg, and won the 2003 ECHO Award in the category Videoclip National. Inspired by the media-critical subtext of the lyrics, the clip features the quintet as printers of the fictional tabloid newspaper called Daily Express, each of them facing rumored page-one catchlines such as alleged bisexuality, incest, and physical aggression. “Something About Us” was performed on several television and award show ceremonies, such as Die Harald Schmidt Show, The Dome and the 11th ECHO Awards.

Someday (No Angels song)

“Someday” is a song performed by all-female German group No Angels. Written and composed by Swedish musicians Thomas Jansson and Niklas Hillbom, it was produced by frequent collaborator Thorsten Brötzmann for the band’s third studio album Pure (2003). A latin-flavored pop song, the midtempo ballad’s instrumentation includes flamenco guitars, castanets and synthesizers. Lyrically, “Someday” speaks of a woman realizing that her relationship has come to an end, though she is hopeful that she and her love interest will be able to resume their romance in another time and place.

The song received a mixed reception from music critics and was released as a single on July 13, 2003, the second song to precede the release of Pure. A moderate success, it reached number 16 in Austria and number 26 in Switzerland, while it charted at number five on the German Singles Chart where it became the No Angels’s seventh non-consecutive top five single. Katja Kuhl directed a music video for “Someday” near the Le Luc Formula One racing track in Var in southeastern France which features a love story between band member Vanessa Petruo and a male racing driver. The band premiered “Someday” during an acoustic concert in Munich club P1.

Rivers of Joy (song)

“Rivers of Joy” is a dance-pop song recorded by German pop group No Angels. It was written by Swedish composers Hans Andersson and Niklas Pettersson and produced by songwriter Peter Ries for the band’s debut studio album, Elle’ments, released in March 2001. An anthemic song about self-empowerment, the track combines elements of gospel music and eurodance with prominent usage of a piano sample.

The composition was released as the album’s second single in German-speaking Europe on April 30, 2001 (see 2001 in music) upon the major success of debut single “Daylight in Your Eyes.” The song reached the top ten in Germany and Switzerland. This however, made “Rivers of Joy” the lowest-charting single of the Elle’ments era, as both singles of the reissue charted significantly higher.

An accompanying music video for “Rivers of Joy” was directed by Robert Bröllochs and filmed in Groß-Gerau, Germany in early April 2001.[1] It featured the group as marble statues, awakening to life in a museum of art.[1]

Reason (No Angels song)

“Reason” is a pop song written by Thorsten Brötzmann and Alexander Geringas for the No Angels’ debut studio album Elle’ments (2001). Originally entitled “That’s the Reason”, a Brötzmann and Geringas produced and partially re-written version of the song was released as the band’s farewell single on 24 November 2003 (see 2003 in music) before their disbandment in December 2003. While “Reason” peaked at number 9 in Germany, number 12 in Austria and number 28 in Switzerland, the song failed to enter the top 40 of the European charts.

One Life (No Angels song)

“One Life” is a song by all-female German pop band No Angels. It was written by American musicians Nasri Atweh, Hakim Bell, Adam Messinger, Akene “The Champ” Dunkley, and group members Nadja Benaissa, Lucy Diakovska, Sandy Mölling, and Jessica Wahls for their fifth regular studio album Welcome to the Dance (2009). Produced by Bell and Dunkley, featuring additional production by The Messengers, consisting of Atweh and Messinger, the anthemic, self-manifesto song was created as a request to celebrate life, featuring autobiographical elements lyrically.[1]

Musically, “One Life” introduced a change in sound for the quartet, as the track took the band’s work further into the contemporary dance-pop and electropop genre predominantly associated with the introduction of the Welcome to the Dance album.[1] Well received by critics, who commended on the group’s musical development, it was premiered live at a concert in St. Pölten, Austria on July 3, 2009 and eventually released as the album’s leading single on CD maxi single and as a digital download on August 21, 2009 in German-speaking Europe.[2]

“One Life” debuted at number fifteen on the German Singles Chart, making it the band’s fifteenth top twenty entry there, and number twenty-nine on the Ö3 Austria Top 40. While it completely failed to chart in Switzerland, the song became the band’s first leading single to miss the German top five on the national chart.[3] The only single release from Welcome to the Dance, it was the last single to feature founding member Benaissa who left the group in September 2010 following her suspended sentence.

No Angel (It’s All in Your Mind)

“No Angel (It’s All in Your Mind)” is a song recorded by all-female German pop band No Angels. The song was written by Pete Kirtley and Tim Hawes from Jiant along with Liz Winstanley and produced by Perky Park and Nik Hafemann for the band’s third studio album Pure (2003). The mid-tempo pop track incorporates minor pop rock and soft rock elements. Lyrically, it deals with picture-perfect illusions in a relationship.

The song was released as the album’s lead single along with a cover version of Shocking Blue’s “Venus” on April 22, 2003 in German-speaking Europe. It marked the group’s first release without fifth band member Jessica Wahls following her break from the band due to maternity. Contemporary music citics gave the song a generally positive reception. Commercially, “No Angel (It’s All in Your Mind)” was an instant success: It debuted at number-one on the German Singles Chart, the group’s fourth single to do so. It also peaked at number ten in Austria and reached number seven on a composite European Hot 100 Singles chart.

The group premiered the song at the Bravo on March 8, 2003.

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