Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday and some EASY LOVER!
Phil Collins & Philip Bailey—Easy Lover
Easy Lover” is a hit song performed by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins, and written by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East. The song appeared on Bailey’s solo album Chinese Wall. Collins has performed the song in his live concerts and it appears on his 1990 album Serious Hits… Live!, as well as his 1998 compilation album, …Hits.
The song was a hit in several countries worldwide. In the US it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 kept out of the top spot for two weeks by I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner, and in the UK it reached #1, staying there for four weeks. The single sold over a million copies in the United States and has only been certified Gold—not Platinum—since the RIAA requirement for a Platinum single wasn’t lowered to 1,000,000 units until 1989. In addition Easy Lover has been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 400,000 in the UK and platinum in Canada by Music Canada.
“Easy Lover” won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals in 1986.
The lighthearted video for the song was filmed in London, England and is essentially a music video about the making of a music video.