[Phil to the World] -- Just this week, a church in Mexico debuted their new statue of baby Jesus. It's nearly 22 feet tall, weighs 2,000 pounds, and is the spitting image (no, not that Spitting Image) of 1980s-era hitmaker and former Genesis frontman, Phil Collins. Seems like a good time to break out "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven," the third single off Collins' fourth solo studio album, ...But Seriously (1989). This tune hit the charts just before my 22nd birthday, and it featured a music video with an extended intro of ... a dog dreaming of being an old silent movie hero. But seriously (see what I did there?), this tune was a hit, peaking at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #1 on US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, and #2 on US Adult Contemporary (Billboard). It was also all over the top 100, and sometimes the top 40, of music charts around the world. This Flashback is for you, Baby Phil Jesus!
Flashback: "They say you can't take it with you when you go | And I believe it."
That's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.
I'll see you in seven!