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1988 Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of Love

Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of LoveOriginally written by Toni Wine and Carol Bayer, Groovy Kind of Love was first released back in 1965 by Diane & Annita and was covered later that year by The Mindbenders who took it to number two in the UK charts.

Wine – who was just 17 at the time – and Bayer said they wrote the number in just 20 minutes and it was one of the first songs to feature the new slang word "groovy".

Phil Collins recorded a new version of the song for the soundtrack of the 1988 movie Buster in which he played the lead role of Great Train Robber Buster Edwards.

The song appeared on Buster: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and also on Collins’ Serious Hits... Live! album, as well as several Phil Collins compilation albums.

Phil Collins’ take on the song reached number one on both the US and UK charts, and it remains his only single to top the charts in both countries.

It also topped the charts across Europe and reached number two in Australia.

The song earned Collins a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1989 however he lost to Bobby McFerrin's single Don't Worry, Be Happy.

© Liverpool Echo

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