Just Another Day in Paradise (Phil Vassar song)

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"Just Another Day in Paradise"
Single by Phil Vassar
from the album Phil Vassar
B-side "Rose Bouquet"
Released June 5, 2000
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:54
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Craig Wiseman
Phil Vassar
Producer(s) Phil Vassar
Byron Gallimore
Phil Vassar singles chronology
"Carlene"
(1999)
"Just Another Day in Paradise"
(2000)
"Rose Bouquet"
(2001)

"Just Another Day in Paradise" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Phil Vassar that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming Vassar's first Number One as an artist.[1] It was released in June 2000 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. It also peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it a minor crossover hit and is Vassar's highest peaking song on the chart. The song was written by Vassar and Craig Wiseman.

Content[edit]

The song paints a vivid portrait of a couple raising a family and dealing with all the mundane domestic distractions, from sour milk and a broken washing machine to a stack of bills.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it "a celebration of the joys and challenges of the American family." She goes on to say that Vassar has a "strong, warm voice, and he does so much more than simply sing a song. He injects it with personality and emotion - and he truly brings it to life." [2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Gerry Wenner and premiered in mid 2000.

Chart positions[edit]

"Just Another Day in Paradise" debuted at number 65 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 10, 2000.

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 35

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 43
Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 59

Parodies[edit]

This song was parodied by country parodist Cledus T. Judd on his album Cledus Envy under the title "Just Another Day in Parodies". Vassar makes a spoken cameo at the end of Judd's parody.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Edward (2000-12-06). "Phil Vassar Celebrates Two at the Top". Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ Billboard, June 3, 2000
  3. ^ "Phil Vassar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Phil Vassar.
  4. ^ "Phil Vassar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Phil Vassar.
  5. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
Preceded by
"Best of Intentions"
by Travis Tritt
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

November 25, 2000
Succeeded by
"We Danced"
by Brad Paisley