“Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” is a song performed by Phil Collins and released in 1990, from the 1989 album …But Seriously. It became his final US top ten hit as a solo artist, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in October 1990. A live version also appears on the Serious Hits… Live! album. The only time the title of the song is used is the second line of the third verse. The song is often identified by the recurring hook of “How many times can I say ‘I’m sorry’?”.
The song was written by Phil Collins and longtime Genesis/Collins guitarist Daryl Stuermer and was produced by Collins and Hugh Padgham. It was also included on …Hits. The song was originally written for the movie The War of the Roses.
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