The singer, who formed Wilson Phillips in with Carnie and Wendy Wilson, had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction throughout high school. As the trio cultivated their sound, learning together how to turn beautiful harmonies into thoughtful, original songs, she sought help. At the time, the three bandmates were driving to Encino every day to work with producer Glen Ballard in his garage studio.
Phillips wrote the lyrics based on lessons she learned at AA
Before Wilson Phillips' first No. The singer, who formed the group with Carnie and Wendy Wilson in , struggled with drug and alcohol addiction throughout high school. In the late '80s, the trio of women had been working on their earliest songs together in producer Glen Ballard's garage studio in Encino, California when the Grammy winner behind Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill , wrote them what Carnie called a "real catchy, pop, melodic" track.
The song reached No. 1 and put Wilson Phillips on the map
It was released on February 27, , as the lead single from their debut studio album, Wilson Phillips Chynna Phillips wrote the song's lyrics while battling substance abuse as well as being in a "really bad" relationship. She explained to Kelly Clarkson , "I just said if I don't change my course, I'm going to be in a lot of trouble. Phillips based the lyrics off of the principles taught in AA , specifically the idea that things had to be taken "one day at a time. That's not a very good song. It's really corny,'" Phillips recalls. This was the second and final concurrence of this to date, the first of which was " Stranger on the Shore " by "Mr.
Their eponymous debut album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and consisted of five major US hits, three of which went to number-one on the Billboard Hot The Wilson sisters and Phillips grew up together in Southern California in the s and s. The three shared a love of music and songwriting, and developed their own style of vocal harmonies. In , the trio signed with SBK Records. Wilson Phillips released their debut album, Wilson Phillips , in Their debut single, " Hold On ," hit number one on the U. Billboard Hot chart on June 9, , bumping Madonna 's " Vogue " off the top spot. While not released as a single, it peaked at number seven in the US Adult Contemporary chart due to strong radio airplay.