Angel (Aretha Franklin song)

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Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)
B-side "Sister from Texas"
Released June 1973
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 3:34 (single version)
4:30 (album version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Carolyn Franklin
Sonny Saunders
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)"
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"

"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.[1] 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

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215. 

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Preceded by
"I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" by Johnnie Taylor
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
August 4, 1973 - August 11, 1973
Succeeded by
"Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye