1985: Angel By Madonna

Composed by Stephen Bray and Madonna for her second studio album, Like A Virgin. According to Madonna, the song was inspired by a girl who is saved by an angel, and she falls in love with him. The singer initially planned to release a music video for the song but changed her mind. There were already five Madonna music videos playing on the music channels and were being broadcast continuously, therefore the record label (Warner Bros) and Madonna felt that adding another video to the already saturated channels might not be in her favour. A promotional video containing scenes from other Madonna videos was made by Warner Bros and aired in the United Kingdom. Madonna has performed the song live only once, on The Virgin Tour in 1985. Said Madonna of the song “I think it’s important to call angels to you to protect you. That is part of the ritualistic moment, the calling of angels.” Genre: Dance-Pop.

As well as being a talented music artist, Madonna is also a philanthropist through her Ray of Light charity. Find out more here: http://www.rayoflight.org.

Chart History (1985)Peak Position
Australia (released with Into The Groove) 1
Belgium20
Canada5
Germany31
Iceland11
Ireland3
Netherlands46
New Zealand2
Spain2
Switzerland17
United Kingdom5
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart5
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart5
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart1
USA Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Songs Chart71