Two Hearts (Phil Collins song)

This article is about the Phil Collins song. For other songs with similar titles, see Two Hearts.
"Two Hearts"
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
Writer(s) Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier
Producer(s) Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier
Phil Collins singles chronology
"A Groovy Kind of Love"
"Two Hearts"
"Another Day in Paradise"

"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 U.S 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.

Two music videos were made, both directed by Jim Yukich: 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 the other featuring him in a wrestling match against the Ultimate Warrior, which was featured on the Jim Yukich-directed 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 U.S. Hot 100 for two weeks,[2] the U.S. 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.

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1988–1989) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 13
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Dutch Singles Chart 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 13
German Singles Chart 3
Italy (FIMI)[5] 22
Spain (AFYVE)[6] 17
UK[7] 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1988) Position
UK[8] 89
Chart (1989) Position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 65
Canada (RPM) [10] 14
US[11] 20


See also


  1. Stephen Holden (1989-01-18). "The Pop Life". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  2. Maury Dean (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 160. ISBN 0-87586-207-1.
  3. " > Phil Collins". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  4. Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  5. "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  6. Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  7. "Official Charts > Phil Collins". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
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  9. Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  11. "Top 100 Hits of 1989/Top 100 Songs of 1989". Music Outfitters, Inc. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
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

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