Angel - Aerosmith or Eurythmics?

Who sings Angel – and which version of the song – is best – now senior citizen Steven Tyler/Aerosmith, Annie Lennox/Eurythmics, or one of the other 2 versions and artists here? Some song titles have such universal themes that more than one creative genius and musical genre, is needed to fully express them. 

Angel (1987) written by Steven Tyler and Desmond Child, recorded and performed by perennial baby boomer favourites, Aerosmith. Below is the 1988 official music video for Aerosmith’s song Angel:

Baby boomers will also remember Angel (1990), written and performed by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart of the Eurythmics in 1990. Below is the official music video of Angel by the Eurythmics:

Who can forget reggae musician Shaggy’s unique song Angel (2001)? Below, Shaggy, performing Angel live in 2008 in Belgium:

Angel (2008) by Hawaii-based soft rock musician, actor and director Jack Johnson is newer and may be less well known, but is equally beautiful. Below, Jack Johnson performing Angel, included on his Sleep Through the Static (2008) album:

 angel, senior citizen, baby boomer, steven tyler, aerosmith, desmond child, zoomer, generation xWhich version of Angel is the best, will likely depend on whether you’re a senior citizen, baby boomer, zoomer, generation x or other, and what genre of music you prefer. What’s your pick?

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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