Both Sides of the Story

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"Both Sides of the Story"
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One of artwork variants, also used for the parent album
Single by Phil Collins
from the album Both Sides
B-side
  • "Always"
  • "Rad Dudeski"
Released
  • 18 October 1993 (UK)
  • 4 November 1993 (US)
Recorded1993
Genre
Length
  • 6:43 (album version)
  • 5:31 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s) Phil Collins
Producer(s) Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Hero"
(1993)
"Both Sides of the Story"
(1993)
"Everyday"
(1994)

"Both Sides of the Story" is a song performed by Phil Collins and was released in 1993 as the lead single from his fifth album Both Sides , released the same year. The song reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart but only reached number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It charted the highest in Canada, peaking at number two on the RPM Top Singles chart. Although not a major commercial success, it won acclaim from some critics.[ citation needed ]

Contents

Its B-side varied, as copies of the single included either "Always" or "Rad Dudeski".

Music video

The video, mainly shot in New York, follows the lyrics of the song. The first section cuts between Collins singing and images of a gutter and homeless people. The second section shows Collins inside a house, sitting on the stairs. He watches a married couple arguing, while their children watch. After the chorus, a military unit is shown patrolling a town while children spray-paint the walls. The final section portrays the story of a confrontation with a ghetto kid threatening another man with a gun. (This scene was inspired by the 1991 Lawrence Kasdan film Grand Canyon .) [3] The video ends with shots of New York and the people, cutting like the first section, again with Collins singing the closing lyrics.

Personnel

Charts

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