First Hit #1: March 31, 2001
Shaggy’s second hit isn’t quite as good as his first, mostly because it’s not quite as creative as the first one. Just using Angel for the Morning for the hook doesn’t help the song stand out, but that’s not the main issue. No, the problem is that it’s just kind of dreary. Shaggy has slowed down his regular rapid-fire delivery, and doesn’t sound happy about it. The bassline from The Joker is deployed, and combined with the listless rendition of Angel of the Morning and Shaggy’s slowed down, slightly miserable delivery hear I’ve finally noticed that the earlier song is also kind of dreary. It Wasn’t Me was fun, but Angel is somewhat dreary, possibly unintentionally so. Lyrically it actually feels like it’s supposed to be a happy love song, but it didn’t turn out that way, and it’s a shame.