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Phil Collins – Another Day In Paradise

First Hit #1: December 23, 1989 Phil Collins puts on his serious pants for this one, tackling homelessness and putting together what has to be the most sarcastic chorus of 1989. In the process, he makes an issue song that … Continue reading

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Phil Collins – Two Hearts

First Hit #1: January 21, 1989 The second single from Phil Collins’ big vanity project also happens to be the best single from the film. A Groovy Kind of Love, in spite of the title, was a dirge, but Collins … Continue reading

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Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind of Love

First Hit #1: October 22, 1988 Phil Collins might not have been the most obvious pop star, but he did many of the obvious pop star things, including starring in a film. Buster might not be well remembered today – … Continue reading

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Genesis – Invisible Touch

First Hit #1: July 19, 1986 Initially, it seems like maybe everyone had gotten out of the funk that inspired heavy rotation of Holding Back the Years. Invisible Touch starts with some almost celebratory drums, and it sounds big and … Continue reading

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Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin – Separate Lives

First Hit #1: November 30, 1985 Continuing with the theme of 1985, that being romantic dissatisfaction, here’s the breakup duet Separate Lives. This has to be the most bitter big hit I’ve heard in a while, with the line “You … Continue reading

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Phil Collins – Sussudio

First Hit #1: July 6, 1985 Phil Collins doesn’t look much like a pop star. A slightly doughy man with a quickly receding hairline, he looks like the dad of a pop star. But he definitely sounds like a pop … Continue reading

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Phil Collins – One More Night

First Hit #1: March 30, 1985 There’s something a bit desperate and confused about the romance of 1985. It’s like the world collectively forgot how to connect with other people and actually handle a relationship, and then wrote or purchased … Continue reading

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