Music Video of the Day: Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins (1989, directed by Jim Yukich)

Another Day In Paradise is one of two songs that Phil Collins has recorded about the homeless.  (The other was Man On The Corner.)  When this song first came out, Collins was accused of being a wealthy and condescending rock star who was more interested in singing about a problem than actually doing anything to solve it.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, Collins responded to the criticism with, “When I drive down the street, I see the same things everyone else sees. It’s a misconception that if you have a lot of money you’re somehow out of touch with reality.”

The video, which juxtaposes Phil singing with images of the homeless, was directed by Jim Yukich, who did the majority of Phil Collins’s and Genesis’s videos in the 80s and the 90s.  The scenes of Collins singing were filmed in New York City and were completed in under an hour.

I am fairly certain that I’ve heard a version of this song in which George H.W. Bush is heard giving a speech about the homeless.  I cannot find any official online confirmation that it exists but I know it’s out there somewhere.


One response to “Music Video of the Day: Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins (1989, directed by Jim Yukich)

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