It's hard to believe that it has been 27 years since "Sussudio" left people wondering what it meant.
On this day in 1985, Phil Collins went to No.1 on the US singles chart with “Sussudio” which was his third US No.1 hit. The track only made it to No.12 in his native UK. The song is also the first track on Collins' third album, No Jacket Required, which also spawned the hits “One More Night” and “Don’t Lose My Number.”
Everyone always wonders about the title of the song. Just where did “Sussudio” come from? As Collins has explained, he was playing around with a drum machine, trying to improvise a lyric with that he had programmed and “suss-sussudio” came out. At that point he says: "So I kinda knew I had to find something else for that word, then I went back and tried to find another word that scanned as well as 'sussudio,' and I couldn't find one, so I went back to 'sussudio.'"
Here’s another fun fact: the music video was filmed in a pub in London that was owned by Sir Richard Branson, the man behing Virgin. Gotta love how, in this video, the crowd barely seems like they even want to be there but they end up getting into the groove by the end of the song.
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