I Wish It Would Rain Down (5:27)

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I Wish It Would Rain Down is a song by Phil Collins, from his 1989 album …But Seriously, and it included the guitar playing of Eric Clapton. It was also a departure from the dance-pop music style of No Jacket Required. The song was a top ten hit in many countries, including Canada where it topped the chart.

Collins had Eric Clapton provide the guitar playing throughout the song. As Collins recalls, “I said ‘Eric, have I never asked you to play? Come on, I’ve got a song right up your street.’” Collins felt that it was as close as he had ever gotten at the time to writing a blues song. Collins also felt that it was a Clapton song.

The song was a significant chart hit in 1989, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and #1 on the RPM Top 100 in Canada. It also reached #7 on the UK Singles Chart.

In Canada, it was the longest-running #1 single of 1990, spending six weeks atop the charts, and ranked as the top single of the year on RPM’s year-end charts.


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