Angel of the Morning

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About Angel of the Morning

"Angel of the Morning" is a popular song, written by Chip Taylor, that has been recorded numerous times by various artists including Evie Sands, Merrilee Rush, Juice Newton, Nina Simone, P. P. Arnold, Olivia Newton-John, the Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde, Dusty Springfield, Mary Mason, Melba Montgomery, Vagiant, Billie Davis, Bonnie Tyler, Rita Wilson, the New Seekers, Skeeter Davis, and Crystal Gayle.


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There'll be no strings to bind your hands
Not if my love can't bind your heart
And there's no need to take a stand
For it was I who chose to start
I see no need to take me home
I'm old enough to face the dawn

Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby
Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Then slowly turn away from me

Maybe the sun's light will be dim
And it won't matter anyhow
If morning's echo says we've sinned
It was what I wanted now
And if we're victims of the night
I won't be blinded by the light

Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby
Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Then slowly turn away
I won't beg you to stay with me
Through the tears of the day, of the years
Baby, baby, baby

Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby
Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, darling
Just call me angel of the morning, angel
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, darling

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Juice Newton

Judy Kay "Juice" Newton (born February 18, 1952) is an American pop and country singer, songwriter and guitarist. To date, Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (winning once in 1983), as well as an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist and two Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year awards (won consecutively). She has several Gold and Platinum records to her credit, including Juice, Quiet Lies and her first Greatest Hits album. During the 1980s, Newton charted 14 Top-10 hits across the Billboard Country, AC, and Hot 100 charts, with many of the recordings achieving crossover success and six of the songs hitting the No. 1 position.[citation needed] more »

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Written by: Chip Taylor

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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14 facts about this song

Original Creation
"Angel of the Morning" is not originally by any of these artists but was written and composed by Chip Taylor in 1967.
Different Versions
There have been numerous cover versions of this song over the years by various artists.
Chip Taylor’s Version
As the original composer, Chip Taylor's own rendition of the song was never released as a single. Yet, his lyrics and melody have made it a pop standard.
Original Release
The very first recording of the song was by country singer Evie Sands in 1967. However, it didn't become an outstanding hit.
Merrilee Rush's Achievement
The version that brought fame to the song was Merrilee Rush's in 1968. Despite not being mentioned in the question, it won a Grammy nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1968.
The British Version
The first UK singer to record the song was singer Billie Davis. It was a modest hit in 1967 and has been covered by many other British artists since.
Juice Newton's Version
Juice Newton’s version in 1981 was a US Billboard Hot 100 number 4 hit and also reached the top spot on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. This version has been the most successful to date.
Bonnie Tyler’s Cover
Bonnie Tyler included "Angel of the Morning" on her 2005 album "Wings." Her unique husky voice provided a distinctive take on the song. But it didn’t chart in any major music list.
Nina Simone's Interpretation
Renowned jazz singer Nina Simone included a version of "Angel of The Morning" in her 1967 album "Silk & Soul."
Olivia Newton-John's Cover
Grammy Award-winning singer Olivia Newton-John covered the song later in her career for her 2002 duets album, "2."
Skeeter Davis's Version
Skeeter Davis recorded her version of the song in 1969 for her album "Mary Frances."
Rita Wilson’s Rendition
Rita Wilson covered and included "Angel of the Morning" in her 2016 self-titled album.
Popularity in the Media
The song is popularly used in movies and TV shows. It was notably featured in the opening sequence of the 2016 movie Deadpool.
Different Interpretations
With the numerous versions made, the song has been interpreted in a variety of genres such as pop, country, and soul.

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