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Madonna – Angel (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 19th, 2014


A. Front

“Angel” is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin. It was released on April 10, 1985 by Sire Records as the third single from the album.

After its release, “Angel” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 48 on the issue dated April 27, 1985, while her previous single “Crazy for You” was at number-two on the chart. After ten weeks, “Angel” reached a peak position of five on the chart. The song tied Madonna with Olivia Newton-John, as the female artist with the most consecutive top-five hits on the Hot 100 at that time. “Angel” debuted on the Adult Contemporary chart for the issue dated May 11, 1985, and reached a peak of five. The song debuted at number 40 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart on June 1, 1985, and reached the top after three weeks. It also charted on a number of Billboard charts, such as reaching the top of the Hot Dance Singles Sales and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at position 71.

Angel 3:42

Angel (Dance Mix Edit) 4:57
Remix – James Farber, Nile Rodgers

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #5
1985 Angel U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1


Label: Sire ‎– 7-29008, Sire ‎– 9 29008-7
Format: Vinyl, 7″
Country: US
Released: Apr 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Power Pop, Synth-pop

Producer – Nile Rodgers
Written-By – Madonna, Steve Bray*

From the album “LIKE A VIRGIN”

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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25 Responses to “Madonna – Angel (US 7″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Paul!! You are quite the “Angel” yourself!! I’m so happy you posted the 7-inch version of this song because I loved the dance mix edit on the flip-side. Oh how I love vintage Madonna. I love basically every incarnation of the lady, but her vintage 80’s era output was some of her best. I hope she takes a cue from Taylor Swift with Swift’s “1989”‘s approach and kind of bring that decade’s fun and creative approach. Even get Shep Pettibone or Jellybean to come back and work that vintage magic on a remix.

    Again, wonderful choice Paul. You have a terrific weekend!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. I love vintage Madonna too! I wish she would stop with the trashyness and go back to her roots maybe enlist Nile Rodgers to work on new material like he is currently with Duran Duran. That would be cool.

    Have a great weekend 🙂


  2. Leo Says:

    Why it says that i need authorization to download ???

    “Authorization Required”


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Please read the FAQ Leo.


    Leo Reply:

    Thank u very much Paul, i love your blog 🙂

    Merry Xmas XXX


  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this heavenly single.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  4. NKelly Says:

    Yes more Madonna at last. Oh joy. Downloaded the ‘new’ album 2 days ago (don’t worry as a fan i purchase everything and know for a fact that the finished product will be signifiently different anyhow). Sounds pretty good too! Really like ‘Joan of arc’, ‘Make the devil pray’ and ‘Messiah’ but it’s early days sure i’ll be into many more before too long


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wish the internet didn’t provide leaked albums. It was so much more fun when you had to wait to hear a new record. I kind of stopped following Madonna after the “Erotica” album. Love Madonna but she needs to stop with the trashy stuff she has already done it and it’s not shocking anymore.


  5. Ally Says:

    The Dance Mix Edit of Angel is merely a fade of the Extended Dance Mix, FYI.


    #1Fan Reply:

    Ally it’s still an official mix. I applaud Paul for taking the time to rip and share this with us. Paul I just want you to know I for one am very grateful to have this.


  6. Ally Says:

    Of course it is official. Just letting interested fans and collectors know that this “edit” is a fade on all releases.


  7. Jermajesty Says:

    What a lovely song. I like how it’s pretty overlooked compared to her other hits of the time, so it’s always a treat when I do hear it.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think it’s probably one of my all-time favorite Madonna singles. It was a big hit but you’re right Jermajesty it’s often overlooked 🙂


  8. Paullo Lima Says:

    Oh my God!
    This is one of my favorite songs of Madonna!
    Thank you for this post, a great weekend for you Paul !!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Paullo 🙂


  9. Yog Says:

    I agree Paul ,after Erotica the flashes of melody in Madonna’s albums has been few with far in between. Erotica was the last ,more than 50% good songs , Madonna album.

    Bedtime Stories had a couple of songs , Music was over hyped on the basis of just one title song just like CoaDF, Ray of Light was so unlike Madonna and the last couple of albums have been disasters all the way.

    The supposed new album is also one more disaster in the waiting 🙁

    I love 80’s and very early 90’s Madonna any day.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yog you are right. I did like “Ray Of Light” because it was a departure. Don’t get me wrong I adore Madonna I just think her later albums fell short. Wish she would go back to her early roots it would be nice 🙂


  10. eduardo Says:

    ¡¡¡Excellent ¡¡¡…. and recording work, congratulations, a classic in 12 inches

    Thanks DJPaulT


  11. musicdivaSF Says:

    Thank you DJ PaulT. I consider this a rarity in my books. 🙂


  12. Doug Says:

    Thanks– this was always one of my very favorite Madonna songs, yet it has sadly not been included on her greatest hits collections and later world tours.


  13. woz Says:

    Great post – I love it when you bring out the old Madonna vinyl! Thank you 🙂


  14. OPODER Says:

    I remember that my brother had this compact (7″ single). I really like this version, with “Madonna! Madonna! Madonna!” chorus 😀

    Thank you!


  15. Cren Says:

    Absolutely love this blog. Should you ever revisit the MADONNA posts, I have 2 suggestions/requests: the U.S. 12″ of True Blue (which has an instrumental remix and an exclusive 7″ remix/edit, both of which are unavailable anywhere else so far as I can discern), and the UK 12″ of Everybody, which had exclusive mixes done for the UK (again, unavailable elsewhere, or so I think). Thanks, and keep up the AMAZING work!


  16. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    Glorious! I’ve deffo not heard that B-Side remix before. Cheers!


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