Hang In Long Enough

Album: ...But Seriously (1989)
Charted: 34 23

Songfacts®:

  • The album "...But Seriously" has a lot of serious, socially conscious songs. This one, however, is one of its lighter releases, a fun and energetic single. It seems to be saying that although a person is having tough times, they can get what they hope for if they hang in there and don't give up. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • The music video, directed by Jim Yukich, was inspired by the 1912 Titanic disaster as Collins and his band perform on the similarly ill-fated S.S. Udio (in reference to the hit "Sussudio"). The clip uses footage from the 1958 film A Night to Remember that recounts the final night on the Titanic.
  • Collins handled drums and keyboards on this track, and the horns were handled by Earth, Wind & Fire's horn section, The Phenix Horns. Here are the other credits:

    Guitars: Daryl Stuermer, Dominic Miller
    Bass: Nathan East
    Backing Vocals: Alex Brown, Lynn Fiddmont, Marva King
  • The bass player in the video with the outrageous beard is Leland Sklar, who didn't play on this track but did work on some other songs from the album.

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