Angel (Aerosmith song)

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Single by Aerosmith
from the album Permanent Vacation
B-side "Girl Keeps Coming Apart"
Released 1988
  • Vinyl
  • cassette
  • CD
Recorded 1987
Length 5:08
Label Geffen
Producer(s) Bruce Fairbairn
Aerosmith singles chronology
"Hangman Jury"
"Rag Doll"

"Hangman Jury"
"Rag Doll"
Music video
"Angel" on YouTube

"Angel" is a power ballad by American rock band Aerosmith. It was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and professional songwriting collaborator Desmond Child.

It was released in 1988 as the third single from the band's successful 1987 album Permanent Vacation. It quickly climbed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] which at the time was their highest charting single ever. The song currently ranks second behind the 1998 smash "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", which was Aerosmith's first single (and as of 2018, only single) to top the Hot 100.[1]

Song structure[edit]

The song is in E major.[2]


Charts (1988) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3

Year-End Chart[edit]

End of year chart (1988) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 34


  1. ^ a b "Billboard singles". All Media Guide / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  2. ^ Stephenson, Ken (2002). What to Listen for in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis, p.92. ISBN 978-0-300-09239-4.
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1988". Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-09.

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