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Released: Nov. 17, 1989


Rating: 3.756 (average of 9 ratings)


Genre: pop/rock


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Hang in Long Enough
  2. That’s Just the Way It Is
  3. Do You Remember?
  4. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  5. Colours
  6. I Wish It Would Rain Down
  7. Another Day in Paradise
  8. Heat on the Street
  9. All of My Life
  10. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  11. Father to Son
  12. Find a Way to My Heart


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 4 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 2.74 million
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 22 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 1
peak on U.K. album chart 1 15


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Another Day in Paradise (11/4/89) #1 US, #2 UK, #1 AC, #7 AR. Sales: ½ million
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down (1/6/90) #3 US, #7 UK, #3 AC, #5 AR
  • Do You Remember? (4/28/90) #4 US, #1 AC, #49 AR. Airplay: 1 million
  • Something Happened on the Way to Heaven (4/28/90) #1a US, #15 UK, #2 AC, #34 AR
  • That’s Just the Way It Is (7/28/90) #26 UK
  • Hang in Long Enough (10/6/90) #23 US, #34 UK, #38 AC


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. American Music Awards – Album of the Year, pop/rock. Click to go to awards page. One of the Top 100 All-Time World’s Best-Selling Albums The World’s Best Selling Album of the Year. Click to go to awards page.


…But Seriously
Phil Collins
Review:
“Collins closed out the ‘80s with the chart-topping ...But Seriously, which spawned four mega-hit singles and also mirrored its title in a turn toward more pensive, socially conscious fare, such as Another Day in Paradise and That’s Just the Way It Is. The set also contains Collins’ finest batch of lost-love songs (Do You Remember, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven, I Wish It Would Rain Down) since his first two albums, meaning, likely as not, that art was served at the expense of yet another relationship. Collins is aided on the album by some of his famous friends, including Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Stephen Bishop, and David Crosby” (Durchholz).


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Last updated November 19, 2008.