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"Don't Call Me Angel" (previously known as "Angel") is a song by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey featured on the soundtrack of the 2019 film Charlie's Angels. The song and its music video were released on September 13, 2019.

Background[]

Rumors about the song began to spread in June 2019, after Cyrus liked an Instagram post about a collaboration with Grande and Del Rey.[1] On June 22, the official GIPHY account for the Charlie's Angels reboot tagged the three singers in a now-deleted post, fueling those rumors.[2]

The song was first officially teased on each artist's social media on June 26, 2019, as well as on the film's pages.[3][4][5][dead link][6] The following day, the first trailer of the film was released, which included a snippet of the song.[7] On June 28, Cyrus posted the trailer on Instagram and added "#Angel" to the caption, hinting at the song's title.[8] Grande confirmed the title as "Angel" on July 23.[9]

In an interview with 1043MYfm on August 28, 2019, Del Rey talked about how the collaboration came to be: "The song's really cute. It's really cool. When I first heard it obviously I wasn't on it. It was just Ariana's parts. And they wanted me to write something so I...kinda cut [Grande's] verse into a halftime bridge and just sang some stuff over [Grande's] choruses as well and then Miley jumped on. So it's just really very spicy. A spicy little track." Del Rey also confirmed that the three shot a music video for the song and that it would be coming out in "two weeks".[10]

On March 2, 2021, the instrumental of the song leaked. A vocal stem from Del Rey would leak on September 9. On March 7, 2023, the stem multitracks and a reference demo of the song titled "Angel" leaked in lossless quality.

Music video[]

Music video Information
Ariana_Grande,_Miley_Cyrus,_Lana_Del_Rey_-_Don’t_Call_Me_Angel_(Charlie’s_Angels) Released September 13, 2019
Length 3:52
Director Hannah Lux Davis
Producer Brandon Bonfiglio
Filmed July 14 & 15, 2019
Location Unknown
Vevo views 233+ million views

On-set photoshoot by Grove Pashley[]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Single version — 3:10
    • Instrumental version — 3:25
  • Reference demo — 3:09
Stems list
  • 80s synth_01 — 3:09
  • 808 Crash_01 — 3:09
  • 808_01 — 3:09
  • Angel GRP BNC_01 — 3:09
  • Ari Adlibs_03 — 3:09
  • Ari Dub BNC_01 — 3:09
  • Ari Lead_06 — 3:09
  • Arp Bass_01 — 3:09
  • Atmos Organ_01 — 3:09
  • Atmos Riff_01 — 3:09
  • Bass_01 — 3:09
  • Birds_01 — 3:09
  • BV Group BNC_01 — 3:09
  • Choir Chord_01 — 3:09
  • Clap Atmos_01 — 3:09
  • District FX_01 — 3:09
  • DJ Breakdown_01 — 3:09
  • FX Bridge_01 — 3:09
  • Hats_01 — 3:09
  • Kick_01 — 3:09
  • Lana BVs BNC_01 — 3:09
  • Lana Dub L- Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Dub R- Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 1 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 2 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 3 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 4 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 5 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 6 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 7 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 8 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Lana Lead 9 Main_02 — 3:09
  • Laser_01 — 3:09
  • Miley Dubs GRP BNC_01 — 3:09
  • Miley Lead_04 — 3:09
  • Open Hat_01 — 3:09
  • Pad_01 — 3:09
  • Plucks_01 — 3:09
  • Ride Loops_01 — 3:09
  • Riff Chords_01 — 3:09
  • Snare_01 — 3:09
  • Stab_01 — 3:09
  • Talking_02 — 3:09
  • Weird Downlifter_01 — 3:09
  • Weird Notes_01 — 3:09

Lyrics[]

[Ariana Grande & Miley Cyrus]:
Boy, don't call me angel, you ain't got me right
Don't call me angel, you can't pay my price
Ain't from no Heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me angel (Uh)

[Miley Cyrus]:
Don't call me angel when I'm a mess
Don't call me angel when I get undressed
You know I, I don't like that, boy (Uh)
I make my money and I write the checks
So say my name with a little respect
All my girls successful and you're just our guest
Do I really need to say it?
Do I need to say it again, yeah?
You better stop the sweet talk and keep your pretty mouth shut

[Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, & Lana Del Rey]:
Boy, don't call me angel, you ain't got me right
Don't call me angel, you can't pay my price
Ain't from no Heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me angel

[Ariana Grande]:
See you here with somebody
You sizing up my body (Oh, yeah)
Don't you know that I bite when the sun set? Yuh
So don't you try come around me
Might work with her but not me (Oh, yeah)
Don't you know that I bite when the sun set?
Keep my name out your mouth
I know what you're about
So keep my name out your mouth (Oh, yeah)
 
[Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, & Lana Del Rey]:
Boy, don't call me angel, you ain't got me right
Don't call me angel, you can't pay my price
Ain't from no Heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me angel

[Lana Del Rey]:
I appreciate the way you watch me, I can't lie
I drop it down, I pick it up
I back it off the county line
I fell from Heaven, now I'm living like a devil
You can't get me off your mind
I appreciate the way you want me I can't lie
I drop it low I back it up
I know you wanna think you're mine
Baby, I totally get it
You can't get, so you can't get me off your mind
(We in it together, but don't call me angel)

[Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, & Lana Del Rey]:
Boy, don't call me angel, you ain't got me right
Don't call me angel, you can't pay my price
Ain't from no Heaven
Yeah, you heard me right (Yeah, you heard me)
Even though you know we fly (Though you know we)
Don't call me angel

(Angel)
(Don't call me angel)
But don't call me angel

Commercial releases[]

Physical releases[]

Don't Call Me Angel limited edition cassette - Single
Don't call me angel cover Label: Republic Records
Format: Cassette
Released: 2019
Barcode: 602508329005
Photography: N/A
Design: Unknown
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10
Side B
# Name Time
2. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10
Don't Call Me Angel limited edition CD - Single
Don't call me angel cover Label: Republic Records
Format: CD
Released: 2019
Barcode: 602508328985
Photography: N/A
Design: Unknown
# Name Time
1. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10
Don't Call Me Angel limited edition 7" vinyl - Single
Don't call me angel cover Label: Republic Records
Format: 7" vinyl in cardboard sleeve
Released: 2019
Barcode: 602508329012
Photography: N/A
Design: Unknown
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10
Side B
# Name Time
2. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10
Don't Call Me Angel limited edition 12" vinyl - Single
Don't call me angel cover Label: Republic Records
Format: 12" picture disc vinyl in plastic sleeve
Released: 2019
Barcode: 602508329081
Photography: N/A
Design: Unknown
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10
Side B
# Name Time
2. "Don't Call Me Angel"   3:10

Credits[]

Personnel[a]

  • Max Martin — songwriting, production, bass, drums, keyboards
  • Ilya — songwriting, production, bass, drums, keyboards
  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, vocals
  • Miley Cyrus — songwriting, vocals
  • Ariana Grande — songwriting, vocals
  • Cory Bice — engineering
  • Jeremy Lertola — engineering
  • Sam Holland — engineering
  • Serban Ghenea — mixing
  • John Hanes — mix engineering
  • Randy Merrill — mastering

References[]

  1. Pop Crave (June 18, 2019). ".@MileyCyrus liked an Instagram post regarding a rumored collaboration with @ArianaGrande & @LanaDelRey. Would you be here for this collaboration?". Twitter. https://twitter.com/popcrave/status/1141125882544893952. Retrieved February 4, 2024.
  2. Mier, Tomás (June 27, 2019). People. Archived from the original on June 28, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20190628141322/https://people.com/movies/charlies-angels-ariana-grande-miley-cyrus-lana-del-rey-single/.
  3. Grande, Ariana (June 26, 2019). "trailer tomorrow 👼🏼". Instagram. Archived from the original on October 7, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20191007002225/https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLjNlvlHiC/.
  4. Cyrus, Miley (June 26, 2019). "WE ARE COMING! @charliesangels 👼 @arianagrande @lanadelrey". Instagram. Archived from the original on October 7, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20191007002221/https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLjNwJA6va/.
  5. Del Rey, Lana (June 26, 2019). "Trailer tomorrow! @charliesangels @arianagrande @mileycyrus ❤️". Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzMJpk4B-54/.
  6. Charlie's Angels (June 26, 2019). "Trailer tomorrow. #CharliesAngels 🔜🎥😇". Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLkd29Hj6G/. Retrieved February 4, 2024.
  7. Strauss, Matthew (June 27, 2019). "First Charlie's Angels Trailer Previews Lana, Ariana, and Miley's New Song: Watch". Pitchfork. https://pitchfork.com/news/first-charlies-angels-trailer-previews-lana-ariana-and-miley-new-song-watch/. Retrieved February 4, 2024.
  8. Cyrus, Miley (June 28, 2019). "Can't wait for everyone to hear what me and my angels @arianagrande & @lanadelrey created for @charliesangels !!!! 👼 #Angel". Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzQYTQGng4J/. Retrieved February 4, 2024.
  9. Grande, Ariana (July 23, 2019). "it's called angel 👼🏼". Twitter. Archived from the original on September 8, 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20190908024609/https://twitter.com/arianagrande/status/1153775754653523968.
  10. 104.3 MYfm (August 28, 2019). "Lana Del Rey Talks Working w/ Ariana Grande & Miley Cyrus, James Franco, & More!". YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIY1hDWz_-c. Retrieved February 4, 2024.

Notes[]

  1. Adapted from the single's liner notes.
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