|"Tell Me Why"|
|Single by Genesis|
|from the album We Can't Dance|
|Released||8 February 1993|
|Genre||Pop rock, alternative rock|
|Songwriter(s)||Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford|
|Producer(s)||Genesis, Nick Davis, Robert Colby (Live tracks only)|
|Genesis singles chronology|
"Tell Me Why" is a rock song by Genesis. It first appeared as the seventh track on their 1991 album We Can't Dance , and was later issued as a single in Europe (in November 1992) and Britain (in February 1993). It was the last Genesis single featuring Phil Collins on vocals.
A royalty from the single was donated to the Bosnian Save the Children and Red Cross charities. This was in keeping with the lyric of the song, which expressed disdain for hypocrisy about food and shelter ("You say there's nothing you can do / Is there one rule for them and one for you?").
Reflecting the emerging trend for CD singles, "Tell Me Why" was issued as two separate discs in the UK. Both editions came in digipaks with identical artwork, and were backed by a live version of "Dreaming While You Sleep." The first CD featured a 1992 version of "Turn It On Again" as an exclusive track, while the second included a full performance of "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" from the video, Live at Wembley Stadium (this song segued into "Invisible Touch" on the We Can't Dance tour).
In Europe the live B-sides were "Mama", "The Brazilian" (both from the Invisible Touch tour) and the single version of "Invisible Touch."
Unlike its four predecessors, the single was not a commercial success, barely breaching the UK Top 40.
The working title of "Tell Me Why" was originally "Rickenbacker" after the 12-string Rickenbacker guitar used by Mike Rutherford on the song. Rickenbackers are known for their distinct "ringing" sound.
|Australian Singles Chart||110|
|Dutch Singles Chart||37|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||27|
|German Singles Chart||51|
|UK Singles Chart||40|
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