Two Hearts (Phil Collins song)

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"Two Hearts"
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Single by Phil Collins
from the album Buster: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side "The Robbery"
Released 14 November 1988 (UK)
Format 7", CD, Cassette
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
Length 3:23
Label Atlantic, Virgin, WEA
Songwriter(s) Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier
Producer(s) Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier
Phil Collins singles chronology
"A Groovy Kind of Love"
(1988)
"Two Hearts"
(1988)
"Another Day in Paradise"
(1989)
"A Groovy Kind of Love"
(1988)
"Two Hearts"
(1988)
"Another Day in Paradise"
(1989)

"Two Hearts" is a song by Phil Collins. The song reached No. 1 in the United States and Canada in February 1989.

It was composed by Lamont Dozier (of Motown's Holland-Dozier-Holland), with lyrics by Collins, both of whom also produced this song for the 1988 crime comedy film Buster. Both promo-singles of the film, "Two Hearts" and "A Groovy Kind Of Love", topped the US charts.[1]

It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song alongside the Carly Simon song "Let the River Run" from Working Girl (with the latter having beaten the former for the Academy Award for Best Original Song) and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1989.[2]

Two music videos were made, both directed by Jim Yukich and produced by Paul Flattery: the first one similar to Collins' 1982 video "You Can't Hurry Love" featuring Collins as all four members in a band (named "The Four Pound Notes") and a cameo appearance by British DJ Tony Blackburn, and the other featuring him in a wrestling match against the Ultimate Warrior, which was featured on the Jim Yukich-directed, Paul Flattery-produced Seriously.. Phil Collins CBS TV special (aired 8 September 1990). The special can be found on the 2004 First Final Farewell Tour DVD.

The song topped the US Hot 100 for two weeks,[3] the US adult contemporary chart for five weeks, and also reached No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart. It opened the radio station BBC Hereford and Worcester, appropriate in that the station was based in two different places.

The B-side features Anne Dudley and the London Film Orchestra performing "The Robbery", also on the Buster soundtrack.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Holden (1989-01-18). "The Pop Life". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ Phil Collins. Not Dead Yet. London, England: Century Books. p. 261. ISBN 978-1-780-89513-0. 
  3. ^ Maury Dean (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 160. ISBN 0-87586-207-1. 
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  7. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
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  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Phil Collins – Two Hearts". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Two Hearts". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Phil Collins – Two Hearts". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Phil Collins – Two Hearts". VG-lista. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  15. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Phil Collins – Two Hearts". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Phil Collins: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Phil Collins – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Phil Collins. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Phil Collins – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Phil Collins. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Top 100 1988 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  21. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  22. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  23. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1989/Top 100 Songs of 1989". Music Outfitters, Inc. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 

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Preceded by
"My Prerogative" by Bobby Brown
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
15 January 1989 – 28 January 1989
Succeeded by
"When I'm with You" by Sheriff