Angel (Shaggy song)

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"Angel"
Single by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
from the album Hot Shot
B-side Remix
Released March 6, 2001
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 2000
Genre Reggae fusion
Length 3:55 (Album Version)
3:31 (Radio Edit)
Label MCA
Writer(s) Shaggy, Ahmet Ertegün, Eddie Curtis, Chip Taylor, Steve Miller
Producer(s) Shaun Pizzonia
Certification Gold (BPI)
Shaggy singles chronology
"It Wasn't Me"
(2000)
"Angel"
(2001)
"Luv Me, Luv Me" (re-release)
(2001)

"Angel" is a song by Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy featuring Rayvon. It was the follow-up to Shaggy's U.S. number-one hit "It Wasn't Me". "Angel" reached number one in the U.S. for the week of 31 March 2001 becoming his final top forty song in the US to date. The song also reached number one in the United Kingdom, as well as number one in Australia, making the song an international chart topper.[1] The success following the release, saw Shaggy clock up his second American and fourth British number one single. It was also a European success, at one point simultaneously topping the charts in the German-speaking territories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It remains as his last successful single internationally.

Content[edit]

The song uses the bass line from "The Joker" by Steve Miller (1973), and also borrows from "Angel of the Morning," which was written by Chip Taylor and originally recorded by singer Evie Sands but is perhaps best known as sung by country-pop artist Juice Newton (1981).

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Cameron Casey.

Cover versions[edit]

  • German singer/band leader Max Raabe and Palast Orchester covered the song in a cabaret/big band style, for his 2001 album, Super Hits 2.
  • In 2001, the parody song "You Ripped Off Angel (of the Morning)" was released by Adam Posegate and received airplay on the Dr. Demento Show.
  • R&B artist Bei Maejor did a version of this song sampling the chorus and the beat. It appeared on his mixtape Upsideown2.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Angel" (radio edit) — (3:31)
  2. "Angel" (seabreeze mix) — (3:46)
  3. "Angel" (video) — (3:55)
CD maxi
  1. "Angel (radio edit) — 3:31
  2. "Angel (seabreeze mix) — 3:46
  3. "It Wasn't Me" (crash & burn remix) by Shaggy featuring Rikrok — 5:37
  4. "Angel" (enhanced video)

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"Butterfly" by Crazy Town
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 31, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"All for You" by Janet Jackson
Preceded by
"Do You Really Like It?"
by DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies
UK number one single
June 3, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lady Marmalade"
by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim and Pink
Preceded by
"Daddy DJ" by Daddy DJ
Swedish number-one single
June 7, 2001 - June 28, 2001 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Daddy DJ" by Daddy DJ
Preceded by
"Lady Marmalade"
by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim and Pink
ARIA (Australia) number one single
June 10, 2001 - July 29, 2001 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Follow Me" by Uncle Cracker
Preceded by
"Whole Again" by Atomic Kitten
Austrian number-one single
June 17, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker
Preceded by
"Whole Again" by Atomic Kitten
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
June 23, 2001 - August 4, 2001 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Elevation" by U2
Preceded by
"Played-a-Live (The Bongo Song)" by Safri Duo
Swiss number-one single
June 24, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lady Marmalade"
by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim and Pink
Preceded by
"Sing Na Na Na" by Spin-Up
Norwegian (VG-lista) number-one single (first run)
25/2001 - 26/2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Daddy DJ" by Daddy DJ
Preceded by
"It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell
Belgian (Flanders) number-one single
June 30, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Tele-Romeo / Blub, ik ben een vis!" by K3
Preceded by
"Daddy DJ" by Daddy DJ
Norwegian (VG-lista) number-one single (second run)
29/2001 - 30/2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lady Marmalade"
by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim and Pink
Preceded by
"Lady Marmalade"
by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Lil' Kim and Pink
German number one single
July 13, 2001 - August 3, 2001 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Follow Me" by Uncle Cracker

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 492. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Angel", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  3. ^ "Hits of the World: Eurochart Hot 100 (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/30/01". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 113 (26): 45. June 30, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "Shaggy singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  6. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 2001" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts at the Wayback Machine (archived December 9, 2002)
  8. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  9. ^ a b c d "The Hot 100 : Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  10. ^ 2001 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  11. ^ 2001 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  12. ^ 2001 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  13. ^ 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  14. ^ 2001 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  15. ^ 2001 Irish Singles Chart Irma.ie (Retrieved December 11, 2008)
  16. ^ 2001 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  17. ^ 2001 in British music Wikipedia.org (Retrieved January 15, 2011)
  18. ^ Australian certifications aria.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  19. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  20. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  21. ^ Dutch certifications nvpi.nl (Retrieved December 9, 2008)
  22. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  23. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  24. ^ "UK certifications, database". Bpi. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 

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