Released: 9th October 1989.
"Another Day in Paradise" (the song was initially entitled "Homeless") is a pop ballad that includes elements of soft rock. The song spent four weeks at #1 in the US, becoming one of the songs that defines not only Collins's career, but 80s pop music as well.
The lyrics concern the problem of homelessness, as raw a truth in the 80s as it is nowadays. Regardless of the shocking lyrical theme, the instrumental of this song only features guitar, drums and piano. With these three instruments, Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham (the producers), were able to achieve perfection.
The song has been included in 'Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time' list and is certainly a timeless classic - some 24 years after its release!
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