Angel (Aretha Franklin song)
|Single by Aretha Franklin|
|from the album Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)|
|B-side||"Sister from Texas"|
|Length||3:34 (single version)
4:30 (album version)
|Aretha Franklin singles chronology|
"Angel" is a soul ballad recorded by American singer Aretha Franklin. The song was co-written by Aretha's sister, Carolyn, and Sonny Saunders. Aretha co-produced the song with Quincy Jones and it originally appeared on Aretha's 1973 album "Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)". It was released as a single in June 1973 and went on to top the US R&B Singles chart for two weeks while reaching number twenty on the Pop chart. The single sold over 900,000 copies.
- Lead and background vocals by Aretha Franklin
- Additional background vocals by Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin
- Produced and arranged by Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin
- Kokomo - Kokomo (1975). Lead vocals sung by Paddie McHugh.
- Cassandra Wilson - She Who Weeps (1991)
- Simply Red - Greatest Hits (1996). As a single, it reached UK #4 in 1996, and appeared on the Set It Off soundtrack.
- In 2012, Christine Anu covered the song on her album, Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215.
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August 4, 1973 - August 11, 1973
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