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
Recorded 2000
Genre Reggae fusion
Length
  • 3:55 (album version)
  • 3:31 (radio edit)
Label MCA
Writer(s)
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", released late 2000.

Content[edit]

The song uses the bass line from "The Joker" by Steve Miller (1973). The chorus melody is borrowed 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).

Commercial reception[edit]

The song debuted at #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 1,494,00 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.

Cover 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]

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 (3 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. ^ "Billboard Magazine: 2000 - The Year In Music". Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Magazine: January 27, 2001 Issue". Retrieved 4 March 2001. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Magazine: March 31, 2001 Issue". Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Longbored Surfer - 2001". Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nielsen SoundScan Charts". Nielsen. April 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 492. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Angel", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Shaggy singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  10. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  11. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 2001" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Poland: Airplay Chart - Lista Krajowa 30/2001" (Retrieved September 4, 2015)
  13. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts at the Wayback Machine (archived December 9, 2002)
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-06-03" UK Singles Chart.
  15. ^ a b c d "The Hot 100 : Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  16. ^ 2001 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  17. ^ 2001 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  18. ^ 2001 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  19. ^ 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  20. ^ 2001 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  21. ^ 2001 Irish Singles Chart Irma.ie (Retrieved December 11, 2008)
  22. ^ 2001 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  23. ^ "2001 UK Singles Chart" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  24. ^ Australian certifications aria.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  25. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  26. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  27. ^ Dutch certifications nvpi.nl (Retrieved December 9, 2008)
  28. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  29. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  30. ^ "UK certifications, database". BPI. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  31. ^ Adam Miller. "20 of the biggest selling singles of the 2000’s you’ve already forgotten". EntertainmentWise. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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