Showing posts with label Phil Collins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phil Collins. Show all posts

Jul 12, 2019

Easy Lover by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (1985)

Easy Lover by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (1985)
"Easy Lover" is a song performed by Philip Bailey, of Earth, Wind & Fire, and Phil Collins of Genesis and jointly written and composed by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East (BMI adds Stacey Dove Daniels, Danny Ray Nixon and Olivia Pamela Roshell as co-owners of the rights). The song appeared on Bailey's solo album Chinese Wall.




The song was a No. 1 hit in several countries worldwide, including Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 2 February 1985, kept out of the top spot by "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner. In the UK Singles Chart, it reached No. 1, staying there for four weeks. The single was certified gold in the UK. The single sold over a million copies in the U.S. and was certified gold, as the RIAA requirement for a platinum single disc was not lowered to one million units until 1989. In addition, "Easy Lover" has been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 400,000 in the UK and platinum in Canada by Music Canada.

Jun 2, 2019

You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins (1983)

You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins (1983)
"You Can't Hurry Love" is a 1966 song originally recorded by The Supremes on the Motown label.

Written and produced by Motown production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song topped the United States Billboard pop singles chart, made the UK top five, and made the top 10 in the Australian Singles Chart. It was released and peaked in late summer and early autumn in 1966. Sixteen years later, it would become a number-one hit in the UK when Phil Collins re-recorded the song. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks beginning in January 1983 and reached number 10 on the US Singles Chart that same month.