Another Day in Paradise (5:22)

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Another Day in Paradise is a song by Phil Collins, released as the first single from his number-one album, …But Seriously (1989). Written to bring attention to the problem of homelessness, the song was a substantial departure from the dance-pop music of his previous album, No Jacket Required (1985). The song was a number-one hit around the world, and his most successful song. It eventually won Collins and producer Hugh Padgham the 1991 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The song also won Best British Single at the 1990 Brit Awards.

Collins’s version was listed at #86 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.

The song was another huge hit for Collins. On December 23, 1989, it became Collins’s seventh (and to date, final) number-one single in the United States. The song was also the final number-one song of the 1980s in the U.S., and remained at number-one for four weeks, which sometimes classifies the song as a hit from the 1990s as well. It also saw out the 1980s and saw in the 1990s at the top of the German singles chart. The song had already reached number two in the UK in November of that year. The single version is slightly different from the album version in that it uses a shorter intro. David Crosby also appears on the backing vocals. The track is also recorded using a tuning that is approximately two-thirds of a quarter tone sharp of the standard A440.

Listeners to BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show, hosted by Simon Mayo, voted for the Phil Collins original as the Best Single at the 1990 BRIT Awards.


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  • hexe63

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    11 Apr 9:18am Reply
  • gotgore101

    The piano rocks, this song makes me cry.

    3 Apr 12:42am Reply
  • Charlie-Ethan

    ♥ ♫ ♥ I Have A Vision Wanna See? ♥ ♫ ♥

    31 Mar 8:32am Reply
  • falgore101

    Thanks phil collins for this song. I found myself homeless for 3 months from jan. - april in Minnesota, years after you sang this song. When you create a memorable song like this. It tends to remind people that even in paradise people struggle to stay afloat, loosing their grasp on their hold of the societal dream of prosperity. This song reminds us that we need to help each other in times of hardship. For most of us wind up there at some point in their lives.

    18 Mar 2:47am Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    One of the bests song of all time...

    9 Mar 9:12pm Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    well, here in germany it was both a no.1 hit in 1989 and 1990. Even one of the best-selling singles of all time (I'd like to read a list of it, statistics are usually quite fascinating)

    26 Feb 2:20pm Reply
  • ajik2013

    I love this song since I was 16 yrs old

    24 Feb 12:34am Reply
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  • anushrf

    Very touching number..

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hallandoatesfan

    Actually, this was a #1 hit in 1990...but who cares...IT'S A CLASSIC!!!

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • FanOf25

    The instruments at the beginning are simply genius. They really drive home the emotion of the track.

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Think twice..

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

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    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • LiMaBo

    der ist gut, stickyfinga

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • davideangelini

    Maybe the best song of Phil Collins..the sound, the lyric, the atmosphere...

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Crabroast22

    Oh think twice, because it's another day for you in paradiseeeee ♥

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • StickyFinga

    Mich auch, Bernd. Trotzdem bin ich zur Schule gegangen und habe gelernt, Wörter richtig zu schreiben.

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tabletopdrummer

    God help us all! And say a prayer for the ones on the street!

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • PapaBernd

    dieser Song hat mich in jungen Jahren bekleidet !

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
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