Earth Angel (1954)
Written by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin and Gaynel Hodge
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" is an American Doo Wop song, originally released by The Penguins in 1954 on the Dootone label (Dootone 348), as the B-side to "Hey Seņorita". "Earth Angel" quickly outstripped its A-side in popularity, and reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart for three weeks in early 1955, and #8 on the pop chart.
The version of "Earth Angel" recorded by The Penguins ranked No. 152 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.