Saturday, July 22, 2017

Songoftheday 7/22/17 - The signs are getting clearer clearer than you need, the writing's on the wall for you to see...

"Hang In Long Enough" - Phil Collins
from the album ...But Seriously (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #23 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 7

Today's song of the day comes from Phil Collins, whose ...But Seriously album had already scored four top-5 pop hits with "Do You Remember?", "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven", "I Wish It Would Rain Down", and the #1 epic "Another Day In Paradise". The fifth American single from the record would be the album's opening track, "Hang In Long Enough". Written by Collins who co-produced it with Hugh Padgham, the peppy white-boy funk rock selection featured the horn section of Earth, Wind and Fire, like many of his uptempo singles. The music video featured Phil and the boys on a boat...


While "Hang On Long Enough" didn't have the level of success of the other songs from the album, it still became his respectable fifth top-40 pop hit in America from the album in January of 1991. The track also climbed to #38 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart, while the 12" remixes, including one by Shep Pettibone, helped it up to #29 on their Dance Club Play list. Internationally, the single was a big hit in Canada, peaking at #9, while it was a top-40 hit in Ireland (#27) and the UK (#34).

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Here's Phil touring behind the Seriously album in 1990...


...and again in concert in Paris in 1997...


Here's the club mix done by Shep Pettibone...


...and on his "Farewell" tour in 2004...


Up tomorrow: Prince protege is rising proactively.

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