BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #710: ‘ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE’- PHIL COLLINS- DECEMBER 23, 1989

Phil Collins – Another Day In Paradise (1989, Vinyl) - Discogs

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.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #710: ‘ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE’- PHIL COLLINS- DECEMBER 23, 1989

  1. 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.

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