First Hit #1: February 13, 1999
Angel of Mine is just another love song really. Monica – and Eternal before her – loves a man, and here is a big list of reasons why she cares so deeply for this individual, as well as a few statements of devotion towards the individual. It’s a bit busy overall – it’s trying to combine a few different tricks of balladry and comes across as a bit messy as a result, almost as if she’s singing two different (but similar) songs playing at once. It’s arguably nothing special, but it’s also not anything bad, and it fits really nicely into a radio playlist – if anything, it needs to be on FM radio while you drive home after a busy weekend. It doesn’t seem like it should hit the top of the charts, but I can understand why it did.