"Angel" - Aerosmith
from the album Permanent Vacation (1987)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #3 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 15
Today's song of the day comes from the blues/glam-ish rock band Aerosmith, who staged a "comeback" on the momentum from their collaboration with the rap group Run DMC (who remade the band's "Walk This Way") with their Permanent Vacation album, which scored their first top-20 pop hit in over a decade with "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)". The second radio single from the record was the ballad "Angel", written by lead singer Steven Tyler along with "song doctor" Desmond Child, and it became their highest-charting song up to that point...
"Angel" climbed into the top-3 on the American pop chart in April of 1988. The song also spent three weeks at #2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock radio chart. Internationally, it reached #14 in Canada and was a minor hit in the UK at #69.
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and here's the band performing the song live in Philadelphia in 1990...
Up tomorrow: an American expatriot casts his first big stone.