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Billboard #1 Hits: #572: ‘Sussudio’- Phil Collins. July 6, 1985. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Sussudio’- Phil Collins
  • Record Company-Atlantic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Phil Collins
  • Time: 4:23
  • B-side: I Like The Way
  • Album- No Jacket Required
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #12 in UK Singles Chart.

Phil Collins second #1 in 1985- he would have one more- a duet with Marilyn Martin-‘Separate Lives.” Am somewhat surprised to see this was a #1 hit. Some critics said that ‘Sussudio’ had a similar sound to Prince’s ‘1999’- Collins did not deny that there was a similarity between the songs. This song seems to play in the silly persona that Collins was creating for himself as a solo artist. He seemed to be more successful in the US than other countries- his singles were charted in other countries but nowhere never as high as in the U.S.

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