Hang in Long Enough

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"Hang in Long Enough"
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Single by Phil Collins
from the album ...But Seriously
B-side
  • "Separate Lives" (Live)
  • "Around the World in 80 Presets"
  • "That's How I Feel"
Released24 September 1990 (UK) [1]
7 November 1990 (US)
Genre Funk rock
Length4:44
Label Atlantic, Virgin, WEA
Songwriter(s) Phil Collins
Producer(s) Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Do You Remember?"
(1990)
"Hang in Long Enough"
(1990)
"Who Said I Would"
(1991)

"Hang in Long Enough" is a single performed by Phil Collins and released in 1990 from the album ...But Seriously . It was the sixth and last single from the album. The song was a moderate hit, reaching the #23 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #34 on the UK Singles Chart.

Contents

Formats and track listings

CD Maxi

  1. Hang in Long Enough – 4:48
  2. Around the World in 80 Presets – 5:46
  3. Hang in Long Enough (Pettibone 12" Mix) – 7:57

CD Maxi Limited Edition

  1. Hang in Long Enough – 4:47
  2. That's How I Feel – 5:07
  3. Hang in Long Enough (Pettibone Dub Mix) – 6:09

12" single

Side A
  1. Hang in Long Enough (Club Mix) – 7:57
Side B
  1. Hang in Long Enough (Pop Club Mix) – 7:07
  2. Hang in Long Enough (Dub 1) – 5:03

Music video

The video, another one by Collins's frequent collaborators (director) Jim Yukich and (producer) Paul Flattery, sets Phil's modern band on an ill fated Titanic-like liner. It used stock footage from the movie A Night to Remember about the ship's sinking to link it with the song's storyline.

However, the ship is mentioned as the S. S. Udio (a humorous reference to the song "Sussudio") by the host at the start. Then, the Phenix Horns start playing the initial melody and Collins appears on stage to perform the whole song while the audience becomes shocked by the set design and the musicians' costumes. Throughout the video Collins and the musicians (and the stage they are on) are shown in bright, vivid colour film, while everything else is in black and white - even in the same frame.

Throughout the song, Phil Collins appears to indicate his band to lower their volume. At the second verse of "Hang in Long Enough" the S. S. Udio starts sinking as the band's loud music rattles bolts free and water starts to come into the ship. As the song closes, the band and the audience try to escape to the boats while Collins stays on the stage to end the song with a guitar solo. The ship sinks into the ocean, but Collins and his band escape on a lifeboat - which also has the dog from the "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" video. Phil laments "I told you, you was playing too loud", then the band sinks his head into the water as they watch the S. S. Udio vanishing.

Charts

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