Wild Angels (Martina McBride song)

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"Wild Angels"
McBride - Wild Angels single.jpg
Single by Martina McBride
from the album Wild Angels
B-side "Two More Bottles of Wine"[1]
Released November 20, 1995
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:44
Label RCA Nashville
Songwriter(s) Matraca Berg
Gary Harrison
Harry Stinson
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Ed Seay
Martina McBride
Martina McBride singles chronology
"Safe in the Arms of Love"
"Wild Angels"
"Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town"
"Safe in the Arms of Love"
"Wild Angels"
"Phones Are Ringin' All Over Town"

"Wild Angels" is a song written by Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison and Harry Stinson, and performed by American country music artist Martina McBride. It was released in November 1995 as the second single and title track from McBride's album of the same name. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, giving McBride her first Number One hit on that chart.[1]


The song is about a female who looks at her relationship and concludes that there must be "wild angels" watching over her and her lover to keep them together.

McBride's daughter, Delaney, who was a baby at the time, can be heard laughing in the song's intro. According to her Greatest Hits album, McBride had a difficult time recording Delaney. She also praised the production of Paul Worley and Ed Seay, notably Lonnie Wilson's drum fills and Joe Chemay's bass guitar. Worley described the dual electric guitar tracks, with Dan Dugmore on the right channel and Dann Huff on the left, as "amazing".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Thom Oliphant and premiered in late 1995.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995–1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 70
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 31
Preceded by
"Bigger Than the Beatles"
by Joe Diffie
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

March 2, 1996
Succeeded by
"I'll Try"
by Alan Jackson


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 262. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Greatest Hits (CD booklet). Martina McBride. RCA Records. 2001. 67012. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2910." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 11, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Martina McBride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.