Two Hearts (Phil Collins song)

"Two Hearts" is a song by Phil Collins from the soundtrack to the film Buster (1988) where it features in the end credits, in which Collins played the lead role. The song was written and produced by Collins and Lamont Dozier. It reached number one in the United States and Canada in January 1989.

"Two Hearts"
Single by Phil Collins
from the album Buster: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
B-side"The Robbery"
Released7 November 1988 (UK)[1]
RecordedMay 1988
Genre
Length3:23
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Phil Collins
  • Lamont Dozier
Phil Collins singles chronology
"A Groovy Kind of Love"
(1988)
"Two Hearts"
(1988)
"Another Day in Paradise"
(1989)
Music video
"Phil Collins - Two Hearts (Official Music Video)" on YouTube

Released on 7 November 1988, "Two Hearts" charted in 19 countries, and topped the charts in the US, Canada, and Japan. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks,[2] the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for five weeks, and also reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.

"Two Hearts" won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (tying with "Let the River Run" by Carly Simon from Working Girl) and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1989.[3][4]

Background

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"Two Hearts" was composed by Lamont Dozier of Motown's Holland-Dozier-Holland (who also co-composed the music for the Supremes hit "You Can't Hurry Love", which Collins covered in 1982), with lyrics by Collins, both of whom also produced this song for the crime comedy film Buster (1988). Both singles for the film, "Two Hearts" and "A Groovy Kind of Love", topped the US charts.[5]

The song was used to open the inaugural broadcast of the radio station BBC Hereford and Worcester on 14 February 1989 (Valentine's Day).[6][7]

Awards

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Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
1989 Academy Awards Best Original Song Phil Collins and Lamont Dozier Nominated [8]
Golden Globe Awards Best Original Song Won [9]
Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television Won [4]

Track listings

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7" single[10]

  1. "Two Hearts" – 3:24
  2. "The Robbery" - London Film Orchestra, conducted by Anne Dudley (edit) – 3:18

12" maxi[10]

  1. "Two Hearts" – 3:23
  2. "The Robbery" - London Film Orchestra, conducted by Anne Dudley (full length) – 7:20

Music video

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Two music videos were made, both directed by Jim Yukich and produced by Paul Flattery. The first one was 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. The other featured 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.

Chart performance

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Certifications

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Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Silver 200,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Personnel

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "BPI certifications".
  2. ^ Maury Dean (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 160. ISBN 0-87586-207-1.
  3. ^ Phil Collins. Not Dead Yet. London, England: Century Books. p. 261. ISBN 978-1-780-89513-0.
  4. ^ a b "Phil Collins". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  5. ^ Stephen Holden (18 January 1989). "The Pop Life". New York Times. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Launch Dates: BBC Local Radio". Transdiffusion Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 20 February 2024.
  7. ^ "BBC Hereford & Worcester - 1989-02-14 - Launch (Scoped)", SoundCloud, retrieved 20 February 2024
  8. ^ "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  9. ^ "Winners and Nominees - Phil Collins". Golden Globe Awards. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  10. ^ a b "Phil Collins - Two Hearts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  14. ^ "RPM100 Singles" (PDF). rpmimages.3345.ca. RPM Weekly (archived PDF copy of magazine). 21 January 1989. p. 6. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  15. ^ Danish Singles Chart 1 January 1989
  16. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  17. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  19. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Two Hearts". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  20. ^ a b c d "Song title 950 - Two Hearts". Tsort.info. Archived from the original on 8 June 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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  22. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts". VG-lista. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  23. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  24. ^ "Phil Collins – Two Hearts". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  25. ^ "Phil Collins - Two Hearts". UK Singles Chart. UK Official Charts Company. 26 November 1988. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Phil Collins Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  27. ^ "Phil Collins Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  28. ^ "Top 100 1988 - UK Music Charts". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  29. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  30. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  31. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1989/Top 100 Songs of 1989". Music Outfitters, Inc. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  32. ^ "British single certifications – Phil Collins – Two Hearts". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 1 June 2024.
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