Easy Lover

"Easy Lover"
Easy Lover by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins US 12-inch dance remix front cover.jpg
Front cover of North American 12-inch vinyl single
Single by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins
from the album Chinese Wall
B-side"Woman"
Released
  • 20 November 1984 (US)
  • 25 February 1985 (UK)
Format
Recorded1984
GenrePop rock
Length5:02
LabelColumbia/CBS
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Phil Collins
Philip Bailey singles chronology
"Photogenic Memory"
(1984)
"Easy Lover"
(1984)
"Walking on the Chinese Wall"
(1984)
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
(1984)
"Easy Lover"
(1984)
"One More Night"
(1984)
Alternative cover
Front cover of UK 7-inch vinyl single
Front cover of UK 7-inch vinyl single

"Easy Lover" is a song performed by Philip Bailey, of Earth, Wind & Fire, and Phil Collins of Genesis and jointly composed 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 both his 1990 album Serious Hits... Live! and his 1998 compilation album, ...Hits.

The song was a No. 1 hit in several countries worldwide, including Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In the U.S., it reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 2 February 1985, kept out of the top spot by "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner. In the UK Singles Chart, it reached No. 1, staying there for four weeks.[1] The single was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.[2] "Easy Lover" has also been certified Gold in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry[3] and Platinum in Canada by Music Canada.[4]

"Easy Lover" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy Award nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals in 1986.[5][6]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 447. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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  5. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Overall Performance". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group or Duo". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 29 March 2014.

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