Both Sides of the Story
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|"Both Sides of the Story"|
|Single by Phil Collins|
|from the album Both Sides|
|Released||18 October 1993 (UK)
4 November 1993 (US)
|Format||7", CD, cassette|
|Length||6:43 (Album Version)
5:31 (Radio Edit)
|Label||Atlantic, Virgin, WEA|
|Phil Collins singles chronology|
Its B-side varied, as copies of the single included either "Always" or "Rad Dudeski".
The video, mainly shot in New York, follows the lyrics of the song. The first section cuts between Collins singing and images of a gutter and homeless people. The second section shows Collins inside a house, sitting on the stairs. He watches a married couple arguing, while their children watch. After the chorus, a military unit is shown patrolling a town while children spray-paint the walls. The final section portrays the story of a confrontation with a ghetto kid threatening another man with a gun. (This scene was inspired by the 1991 Lawrence Kasdan film Grand Canyon.) The video ends with shots of New York and the people, cutting like the first section, again with Collins singing the closing lyrics.
Due to the length of the video, it didn't receive much airplay on MTV.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||22|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||7|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||2|
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||20|
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||12|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||8|
|United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||25|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||10|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||24|
|Zimbabwe Singles (ZIMA)||7|
- Phil Collins – lead & backing vocals, drums, keyboards, guitars, bass, drum machine
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- "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Phil Collins – Both Sides Of The Story". Singles Top 60.
- * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
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