Billboard #1 Hits: #710: ‘Another Day In Paradise’- Phil Collins. December 23, 1989. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Another Day In Paradise’- Phil Collins
- Record Company- Atlantic
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Phil Collins
- Time: 4:47
- B-side: ‘Heat On The Street’
- Album-… But Seriously
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
The final #1 hit of 1989- and the last of the decade- and it also carried over into 1990- so it was the first #1 of 1990 and of the 1990’s. A song about homelessness- Phil Collins took some what I would consider unfair heat over this song- what would he know about homelessness the ones who were critical would say- well what would John Lennon know about being a working class hero or Mick Jagger know about being a street fighting man? etc etc. Does a person have to live the experience to write a song about it? to write a book about it? No.
True about not having to literally live in someone else’s place. Music can focus an audience on issues in a far more meaningful way than some boring politician/teacher/preacher- eg, George’ s concert for Bangladesh, various Aids etc.
very beautiful song