Music Monday: Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton

I’m a sucker for a sappy slow song. Every time Faithfully by Journey (also a song that inspired The Mixtape to My Life), my heart melts and I get a goofy smile on my face. But no song does that to me better than Juice Newton’s version of Angel of the Morning, which is why it is the focus of today’s Music Monday.

About the Song

There have been many versions of this song. But the one that I refer to in the story also happens to be the most remembered and highest charting version by Juice Newton, making it all the way to number four on the Billboard Music Chart. There are a few interpretations of the song, but the one I think it means revolves around a love affair that might not be accepted by society. But they are still willing to be in it, no matter what people may think.

How it Fits Into the Book

There is a line in the song that refers to touching someone’s cheek then walking away. Justin’s crush does just that. And while it might not be exactly like the song, it still feels close enough to where he can hear it playing in his head. It’s a special moment, one that leaves me with such a warm feeling in my heart. I hope you it does the same for you.

Take a look at the video for Angel of the Morning below, then scroll down even farther to the Spotify icon to hear more of the songs that inspired The Mixtape to My Life.

What songs make your heart melt?


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