|Single by Wendy Matthews|
|from the album Émigré|
|Released||3 September 1990|
|Wendy Matthews singles chronology|
"Token Angels" was the lead single released by Australian recording artist Wendy Matthews' debut solo studio album, Émigré . The single was released on 3 September 1990.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 1991, the song won Breakthrough Artist - Single award.
Matthews subsequently included the song on her 1999 greatest hits album, Stepping Stones , and her 2007 compilation album, The Essential Wendy Matthews.
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