Angela (The Lumineers song)

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"Angela"
Angela by The Lumineers.jpg
Single by The Lumineers
from the album Cleopatra
Released April 1, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre
Length 3:21
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Wesley Schultz
  • Simone Felice
  • Jeremiah Fraites
Producer(s)
  • Simone Felice
The Lumineers singles chronology
"Cleopatra"
(2016)
"Angela"
(2016)
"Cleopatra"
(2016)
"Angela"
(2016)

"Angela" is a song recorded by American folk rock band The Lumineers for their second studio album, Cleopatra, and released as the album's third single on April 1, 2016.

Background

The Lumineers have said that the song "Angela," is about "a small town beauty struggling to escape her past."[1] During an interview, The Lumineers also mentioned how the name "Angela" comes from lead singer Wesley Schultz's ex-girlfriend Angela Henard; noting:

"Although we didn't work out she still holds a place in my heart. This is why she is brought up in multiple songs."

— Wesley Schultz, (the band's lead vocalist).

Through Facebook, The Lumineers premiered a twenty-one second long snippet of a live performance of the song on April 1, 2016.[2]

Live performances

On April 1, 2016, The Lumineers premiered the song "Angela," with a live performance at the iHeartRadio music theater in LA. The performance was aired on Audience Network, at 9pm on April 8, 2016.[3] The Lumineers also performed the song for KEXP at the Columbia City Theater; and on April 16, 2016, they performed the song for The Saturday Sessions, a weekly music slot featured on the daily morning news program, CBS This Morning.[4][5] They also performed the song at the 2016 Americana Music Honors & Awards[6].

Track listing

Digital download[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Angela" 3:21

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 92
France (SNEP)[9] 138
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[10] 15
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 3
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 6
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[13] 7

Year-end charts

Chart (2016) Position
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[14] 15
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[15] 39
Chart (2017) Position
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[16] 13
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[17] 27
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[18] 14
US Rock Airplay Songs (Billboard)[19] 28

References

  1. ^ http://thelumineers.com/about/
  2. ^ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153423356016332&id=124326571331&__tn__=%2As
  3. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7qtFnWKGA
  4. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/saturday-sessions-the-lumineers-perform-cleopatra/
  5. ^ https://www.yahoo.com/news/saturday-sessions-lumineers-perform-angela-122905883.html
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI5tNL2Udak
  7. ^ https://www.7digital.com/artist/the-lumineers/release/angela-5251807
  8. ^ "The Lumineers Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2016.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Lumineers – Angela" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 2016.
  10. ^ "The Lumineers Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 2016.
  11. ^ "The Lumineers Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Lumineers Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "The Lumineers Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  15. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.

External links

  • "Angela"(Audio) on YouTube
  • "Angela" (Live at the iHeartRadio music theater LA) on YouTube
  • "Angela" (Live on The Saturday Sessions on CBS This Morning) on YouTube
  • "Angela" (Live on KEXP) on YouTube
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