Angel (Shaggy song)

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"Angel"
Shaggy-angel.jpg
Single by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
from the album Hot Shot
B-side "Remix"
Released March 6, 2001 (2001-03-06)
Format
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre
Length
  • 3:55 (album version)
  • 3:31 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Shaun Pizzonia
Shaggy singles chronology
"It Wasn't Me"
(2000)
"Angel"
(2001)
"Luv Me, Luv Me"
(2001)

"Angel" is a song by Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy featuring Rayvon. It was the follow-up to Shaggy's international number-one hit "It Wasn't Me", released in late 2000. "Angel" proved to be almost as successful, reaching number one in many countries, including Australia, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Content[edit]

The song uses the bass line from "The Joker" by Steve Miller (1973). The chorus melody is from "Angel of the Morning", originally written and composed by Chip Taylor, that has been recorded numerous times and has been a hit single for various artists including Merrilee Rush, Juice Newton, Nina Simone, P. P. Arnold, Olivia Newton-John, The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde, Dusty Springfield, Mary Mason, Melba Montgomery, Vagiant, Billie Davis, Bonnie Tyler, Rita Wilson, and Skeeter Davis.

Commercial reception[edit]

The song debuted at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending December 30, 2000.[1] The song first entered the top 40 at No. 39 on the week ending January 20, 2001.[2] It peaked at No. 1 on the chart on the week ending March 31, 2001 for one week.[3] It was the 17th most successful song of 2001 in the United States.[4] It has sold 1,494,000 digital copies in the US as of April 2016.[5]

The song also reached number one in the United Kingdom, as well as number one in Australia, making the song an international chart topper.[6] 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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Cameron Casey.

Later versions[edit]

  • German singer Max Raabe and Palast Orchester covered the song in a 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 and Burn Remix) by Shaggy featuring Rikrok — 5:37
  4. "Angel" (enhanced video)

Charts and sales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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