Separate Lives

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"Separate Lives"
Single by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
from the album White Nights soundtrack
B-side"I Don't Wanna Know"
Released1985
Format7"
Recorded1985
GenreSoft rock
Length4:06
LabelAtlantic, Virgin Records, WEA
Writer(s)Stephen Bishop
Producer(s)Arif Mardin, Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Don't Lose My Number"
(1985)
"Separate Lives"
(1985)
" In the Air Tonight (Remix)"
(1988)
 
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"Separate Lives"
Single by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
from the album White Nights soundtrack
B-side"I Don't Wanna Know"
Released1985
Format7"
Recorded1985
GenreSoft rock
Length4:06
LabelAtlantic, Virgin Records, WEA
Writer(s)Stephen Bishop
Producer(s)Arif Mardin, Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Don't Lose My Number"
(1985)
"Separate Lives"
(1985)
" In the Air Tonight (Remix)"
(1988)

"Separate Lives" is a 1985 song recorded by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture White Nights. It reached No. 1 in November, 1985 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts as well as in Canada.[1] It reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Songwriter Stephen Bishop received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song in 1986. It lost to Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me" from the same film.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Martin and Collins singing and playing the piano, intercut with scenes from the movie.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985)Peak
position
Canadian RPM 1001
French Singles Chart44
Italy (FIMI)[3]26
New Zealand Singles Chart29
Norwegian Singles Chart7
German Singles Chart50
UK Singles Chart4
U.S. Billboard Hot 1001
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks1

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Namibian singer Nianell and South African singer Dozi included a version on their duet covers album "It Takes Two" in 2009. [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1985-11-29). "'Separate Lives' No. 1 as Expected". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ Dean, Maury (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 160. ISBN 0-87586-207-1. 
  3. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: C". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.kalahari.com/Music/It-Takes-Two_p_34516058?gclid=CKeQ-t3v67sCFYUewwodXAsAGw Retrieved 7 January 2014

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