Angel in Disguise (Earl Thomas Conley song)

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"Angel in Disguise"
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Single by Earl Thomas Conley
from the album Don't Make It Easy for Me
B-side "Crowd Around the Corner"
Released April 30, 1984
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Earl Thomas Conley
Randy Scruggs
Producer(s) Earl Thomas Conley
Nelson Larkin
Earl Thomas Conley singles chronology
"Don't Make It Easy for Me"
"Angel in Disguise"
"Chance of Lovin' You"
"Don't Make It Easy for Me"
"Angel in Disguise"
"Chance of Lovin' You"

"Angel in Disguise" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Earl Thomas Conley. It was released in April 1984 as the fourth and final single from the album Don't Make It Easy for Me. The song was Earl Thomas Conley's sixth number one country single. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1] The song was written by Conley and Randy Scruggs

As the fourth single to reach Number One from Conley's album Don't Make It Easy for Me, "Angel in Disguise" made Conley the first artist in any genre to chart four Number One hits from the same album.[2]


A video was produced for the song, depicting a middle-aged man (Conley) fantasizing about being in a relationship with a beautiful woman; at the end of the video, he is visited by several of the women, including one who has shaved the sides of her head. The video was aired on The Nashville Network, CMT and Great American Country.

A video was also filmed for the single's B-side "Crowd Around the Corner." The video depicts an elderly man sneaking out of a retirement home to enjoy one last glimpse of life before dying.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 88. 
  2. ^ Roland, Tom. "Earl Thomas Conley biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Earl Thomas Conley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Earl Thomas Conley.

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Preceded by
"Just Another Woman in Love"
by Anne Murray
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 28, 1984
Succeeded by
"Mama He's Crazy"
by The Judds
Preceded by
"I Don't Want to Be a Memory"
by Exile
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 11, 1984