Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'

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"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'"
Single by Charley Pride
from the album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs
B-side "No One Could Ever Take from You"
Released October 23, 1971
Genre Country
Length 2:02
Label RCA
Writer(s) Ben Peters
Producer(s) Jack Clement
Charley Pride singles chronology
"I'm Just Me"
"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'"
"Let Me Live"

"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" is a song written by Ben Peters, and recorded by American country music artist Charley Pride. It was released in October 1971 as the first single from the album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs. The song has since become one of his signature tunes and was his eighth song to reach number one on the country charts.[1] "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin" was also Charley Pride's first single to reach the pop charts, peaking at number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and also went into the Top Ten of the Adult Contemporary charts. It also reached #19 on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100. The song spent four months on the pop chart, longer than any of his other hits. Billboard ranked it as the No. 74 song for 1972.[3]


A man and a woman are in love everyone wonders why he is so happy. He says that he gets to "kiss an angel good mornin'", referring to his lover, and to "love her like a devil," referring to himself.[4]

Cover versions[edit]

George Jones did a cover the song on his 1972 album George Jones (We Can Make It).

Alan Jackson did a cover the song on his 1999 album Under the Influence.

Conway Twitty recorded his version in 1972 on his album I Can't See Me Without You.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971–1972) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 31
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 21
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 7
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 19


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 276. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 506. 
  3. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972
  4. ^ Randall, Alice; Carter Little; Courtney Little (2006). My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music. Thomas Nelson, Inc. p. 92. ISBN 1-59555-860-8. 
  5. ^ "Charley Pride – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Charley Pride.
  6. ^ "Charley Pride – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Charley Pride.
  7. ^ "Charley Pride – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Charley Pride.
Preceded by
"Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)"
by Merle Haggard & the Strangers
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

December 4, 1971 – January 1, 1972
Succeeded by
"Would You Take Another Chance on Me"
by Jerry Lee Lewis
Preceded by
"Lead Me On"
by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 18 – December 25, 1971
Succeeded by
"Mile After Mile"
by Orval Prophet