Love Is In The Air: Undercover Angel
February 11, 2020
Month-long celebration of Love featuring Love Songs from the 70’s.
You are more than welcome to join in the fun, all you need to do is include a link to your post in the comments so that everyone can visit. The more the merrier :) Your songs do not need to be from the 70’s, but they do need to be Love Songs.
Alright! Let’s get this party started! Fill up those waterbeds, break out the black lights and disco balls and let’s have some fun!
The song for today -
Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
Wikipedia tells us about this song:
"Undercover Angel" was a hit single for singer/songwriter Alan O'Day. Certified gold, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (one of 1977's ten biggest hits) and #9 on the Australian Singles Chart.
In 1977, Warner Bros. Music decided to form a special label, Pacific Records, for their composers who also performed. O'Day was the first artist signed, and his first release was "Undercover Angel." The original vinyl pressing was released with the B-side "Just You".
The song, which O'Day described as a "nocturnal novelette", was released without fanfare in February 1977. Within a few months, it had reached #1 in the US, even without an album to support it. O'Day said of the experience, "It's wonderful when you find out what feels right, and then it also feels right to other people. That's a songwriter's dream." O'Day had also composed "Angie Baby", a #1 hit for Helen Reddy. The success of these two songs means O'Day is among the few singer/songwriters who wrote a chart-topper for themselves and one for another artist.
The song begins with a man commiserating his loneliness, when a woman suddenly appears in his bed, and encourages him to make love to her. The rest of the song describes his feelings about her, then he discovers she must leave him, and he is saddened. She tells him to "go find the right one, love her and then, when you look into her eyes you'll see me again."
He then explains that was his story, as apparently he has been singing this song to a woman whom he is trying to seduce, and how he wants to look in her eyes to see if she is the reincarnation of the angel he found.
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