7-89560 Sussudio
Produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham
Released on January 1985
UK CHART POSITION #12 . . . US CHART POSITION #1 (charted May 11, 1985 for 17 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (8/14/90)
Find it at GEMM
7-89560 wo. picture sleeve
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I always imagined that “Sussudio” was the sort of filler word you use when writing a song and expect to replace later. Wags like to point out that the song doesn’t make any sense, when in fact it does; it’s a love song about a girl named “Sussudio.” You can argue that “Sussudio” is a terrible name for a girl, but so was “Velouria,” and nobody picks on The Pixies. A 12-inch featured an extended version which is lame by comparison (you can pick on that song all you want). In the US, the flip side was the nonalbum track “I Like The Way.” Apparently, Sussudio had a twin sister, since the two sound a lot alike. File under Phitti Colliti. As usual, Songfacts sheds more light on the A side.

TRACK LISTING

    UK/FRA/GER 7-inch single
  1. SUSSUDIO
  2. THE MAN WITH THE HORN

    US/CAN 7-inch single
  3. SUSSUDIO    (Phil Collins)    4:23
  4. I LIKE THE WAY    (Phil Collins/Daryl Steurmer)    4:25

    12-inch single
  5. SUSSUDIO (EXTENDED MIX)
  6. THE MAN WITH THE HORN
  7. SUSSUDIO

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK January 1985 Virgin 7" VS736 picture sleeve
UK January 1985 Virgin 12/12PIC VS/VSY736-12 avail. as picture disc
US April 1985 Atlantic 7" 7-89560  
US 1985 Atlantic 12 89560  
FRA/GER 1985 WEA 7" 259 181-7 picture sleeve
AUS'L/GER 1985 WEA 12 2591680  
CAN 1985 Atlantic 7" 78 95607 picture sleeve
CAN 1985 Atlantic 12 78 68950  

 

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