Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - On Anthology Album (1976)

Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - On Anthology Album (1976)
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"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" is a disco song written by Freddie Perren and Keni St. Lewis. It was recorded by the American band Tavares in 1976. It was released as a single from the album Sky High! and was split into two parts: the first part was 3 minutes and 28 seconds in length, while the second part was 3 minutes and 10 seconds.

"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976. It peaked at #3 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" spent two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It became the group's only Gold record.

The song would also afford the group an international chart hit, reaching #1 in the Netherlands, and charting in Australia (#30), Canada (#11), the UK (#4), and South Africa (#16).


  1. This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (b. 10 December 1948), Antone 'Chubby', Feliciano `Butch', Arthur `Pooch' and Perry Lee `Tiny' Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family's surname in 1969. Although they lacked a distinctive lead voice or a characteristic sound, Tavares' undemanding blend of light soul and pop resulted in several commercial successes. The brothers' early me of R&B hits culminated in 1975 with 'It Only Takes A Minute', a soul chart-topper and a US pop Top 10 entry. The following year the group scored their sole million-seller in 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel' before enjoying further success with one of their strongest songs, `Don't Take Away The Music'. Both of these singles reached number 4 in the UK where Tavares enjoyed an enduring popularity. `Whodunit' (1977) was another major release, while 'More Than A Woman' (1978), a song from that year's box-office smash, Saturday Night Fever, gave the group their last significant hit. Tavares continued to reach the R&B lists until 1984, but their safe, almost old-fashioned style gradually fell from favour.