Sunday, March 19, 2017

Songoftheday 3/19/17 - We never talked about it but I hear the blame was mine, I'd call you up to say I'm sorry but I wouldn't want to waste your time...

"Do You Remember?" - Phil Collins
from the album ...But Seriously (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #4 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 13

Today's song of the day comes from Phil Collins, whose fourth solo album apart from Genesis ...But Seriously had scored him a #1 pop hit single with "Another Day In Paradise" as well as a top-5 follow-up in the ballad "I Wish It Would Rain Down". The third single pulled from the record in America was yet another downtempo track, "Do You Remember?". Written by Collins who produced it with Hugh Padgham, the lyrics portray a guy whose been jilted by the love of his life, while the music video was another cinematic nostalgia concocted for MTV "special presentation" status...


In the U.S., "Do You Remember" became the third top-5 hit from ...But Seriously in June of 1990. The single spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, while it slipped on to their Mainstream Rock list for a week at #49. Internationally, the song went to #1 in Canada for a week, while in Europe, where it wasn't released as a single until a concert version from his ...Seriously Live album, it reached the top-40 in the Netherlands (#20), France (#22), and Ireland (#25), and was a minor hit in the UK (#57) and Germany (#46).

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Here's the live version that made the European singles charts in 1991...


While "Do You Remember?" was enjoying its chart run in the Western Hemisphere, Europe saw the release of the more introspective "That's Just The Way It Is" with David Crosby on background vocals. It went to #26 in the UK and #5 in Ireland...



Up tomorrow: Over and over for this Latin freestyle artist.

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