| April 22, 2003|
CD maxi single|
2003, Department Studios
"No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" is a song recorded by all-female German pop band No Angels. The song was written by Pete Kirtley and Tim Hawes from Jiant along with Liz Winstanley and produced by Perky Park and Nik Hafemann for the band's third studio album Pure (2003). The mid-tempo pop track incorporates minor pop rock and soft rock elements. Lyrically, it deals with picture-perfect illusions in a relationship.
The song was released as the album's lead single along with a cover version of Shocking Blue's "Venus" on April 22, 2003 in German-speaking Europe. It marked the group's first release without fifth band member Jessica Wahls following her break from the band due to maternity. Contemporary music citics gave the song a generally positive reception. Commercially, "No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" was an instant success: It debuted at number-one on the German Singles Chart, the group's fourth single to do so. It also peaked at number ten in Austria and reached number seven on a composite European Hot 100 Singles chart.
The group premiered the song at the Bravo on March 8, 2003.
No Angel (It's All in Your Mind) Wikipedia
"No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" was written by Pete Kirtley, Tim Hawes and Liz Winstanley, and produced by Perky Park and Nik Hafemann for the band's third studio album Pure.
"No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" peaked and debuted at number one in Germany. It was their fourth number one single in Germany. Despite this, it fell six places in its second week to number seven. It lasted one more week in the top ten at number eight, before falling eleven places to number nineteen in its fourth week. It managed to last nine weeks in the top 75 meaning it spent the least time in the German singles chart alongside Someday out of any No Angels song from the years of 2001-2003.
In Austria the song reached number ten, making it their sixth and final top ten single. It lasted four weeks in the top twenty, and spent eleven weeks on the Austrian singles chart. In Switzerland, the song had a peak position of number forty-six. As of September 2010, "No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" is their third lowest charting single of all time in Switzerland after Disappear and All Cried Out. It spent seven weeks on the Swiss singles chart.
Meanwhile, on the European Hot 100 Singles, the song peaked and debuted at number seven.
The video was directed by German music video director Marcus Sternberg and takes place in a warehouse-type building. Throughout the video, the No Angels are being filmed by topless men, with the exception of Nadja who is filming a topless man. Each of the No Angels have their own scene in the music video: Sandy's is in a narrow hall with lights at either side of her, Vannesa in a tin foil covered room with a dangling light bulb, Lucy's against a grey brick wall, and Nadja's on a chair with one of the men dancing behind her.
During the instrumental of the video, the No Angels are seen throwing silver, inflatable cushions - during live performances of the song, four men would walk onto the stage and do a choreographed dance with them. Towards the end of the video, the No Angels are lined up in black clothes with microphones in front of them, and finish off with a basic dance routine.CD maxi single
- "No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" (Radio Version) – 3:12
- "No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" (Video Mix) – 3:23
- "No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)" (Rock Version) – 3:14
- "Venus" (Main Version) – 2:53
- "Venus" (House Version) – 3:00
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Pure.