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This Day In Music, January 25th

On this day in 1989: Phil Collins was enjoying his first of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Two Hearts.’

‘Two Hearts’ was written and produced by Phil Collins and Lamant Dozier. It reached #1 in the United States and Canada in January 1989.

Released on November 7, 1988, “Two Hearts” charted in 19 countries, and topped the charts of the US, Canada, and Japan. The song topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for five weeks, and also reached #6 on the U.K. singles chart.

Written for, and included on the soundtrack to the film ‘Buster’, “Two Hearts” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture or Television in 1989. 

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1989:

1 2 TWO HEARTS –•– Phil Collins – 10 (1)
2 4 DON’T RUSH ME –•– Taylor Dayne – 12 (2)
3 5 ARMAGEDDON IT –•– Def Leppard – 10 (3)
4 1 MY PREROGATIVE –•– Bobby Brown – 14 (1)
5 12 WHEN I’M WITH YOU –•– Sheriff – 16 (5)
6 3 EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN –•– Poison – 13 (1)
7 7 SMOOTH CRIMINAL –•– Michael Jackson – 11 (7)
8 10 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Karyn White – 15 (8)
9 14 WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY –•– White Lion – 12 (9)
10 9 PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox & Al Green – 12 (9)

11 13 BORN TO BE MY BABY –•– Bon Jovi – 9 (11)
12 8 I REMEMBER HOLDING YOU –•– Boys Club – 14 (8)
13 21 STRAIGHT UP –•– Paula Abdul – 8 (13)
14 17 ALL THIS TIME –•– Tiffany – 12 (14)
15 22 WILD THING –•– Tone Loc – 8 (15)
16 19 HOLDING ON –•– Steve Winwood – 9 (16)
17 23 I WANNA HAVE SOME FUN –•– Samantha Fox – 11 (17)
18 24 THE LOVER IN ME –•– Sheena Easton – 12 (18)
19 20 LITTLE LIAR –•– Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 13 (19)
20 6 IN YOUR ROOM –•– The Bangles – 15 (5)

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