Today we go back, way back for it’s #ThrowbackThursday!
Today we pay tribute to English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and writer, Phil Collins. Best known for his role both as a drummer and vocalist for English rock group Genesis and as a solo artist, Phil has sang the lead vocals on dozens hit albums and singles in the United Kingdom and United States between 1976 and 2010.
On our playlist today, we have one of the most political and powerful songs Phil has ever performed — Another Day in Paradise. Produced by Phil along with Hugh Padgham, Another Day in Paradise was released as the first single of Phil’s number #1 album …But Seriously in 1989. Addressing the problem of homelessness with the song, Another Day in Paradise was a number #1 hit worldwide and was one of the most successful songs of Phil’ solo career.
Another Day in Paradise, won Phil and Hugh a Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 1991 awards ceremony and was also nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Best Music video, Short Form. The single also won an award for Best British Single at the 1990 BRIT Awards and was the final number #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 of the 1980s in the United States making it the first and only number #1 for Phil in the 1990s.
Since it’s released, Another Day in Paradise has been covered by several artists, including Brandy and her brother Ray J.