The Greatest Songs From Phil Collins’ Career

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Phil Collins, the legendary musician, and former Genesis drummer turned charismatic frontman, has left an indelible mark on the world of pop-rock. With a string of memorable hits, Collins solidified his status as one of the most influential artists of the ’80s. As we approach the 40th anniversary of his solo career, it’s time to revisit some of the greatest songs that continue to captivate audiences to this day.

“In the Air Tonight” (1981)

This iconic song catapulted Phil Collins into legendary status. A standout track from his solo debut album, “In the Air Tonight” mesmerizes listeners with its haunting atmosphere and enigmatic lyrics. The drum break alone is enough to send shivers down your spine, making it a timeless classic.

“You Can’t Hurry Love” (1982)

Demonstrating his knack for delivering what audiences crave, Collins struck gold with his cover of The Supremes’ classic hit. The infectious energy of “You Can’t Hurry Love” showcases Collins’ ability to infuse his own style while paying homage to beloved songs, capturing the essence of love as a game worth winning.

Genesis, “That’s All” (1983)

Collins’ solo work was undeniably influenced by his time with Genesis, and “That’s All” exemplifies the band’s sonic evolution. This deceptively simple track from their self-titled album became their first Top 10 hit in the U.S., exhibiting Collins’ unique sound and paving the way for their continued success.

“Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)” (1984)

A testament to Collins’ talent for conveying heartache through his music, “Against All Odds” stands as one of his most poignant compositions. The song resonated deeply with listeners, topping the charts and earning an Academy Award nomination, solidifying its place as a classic ballad of love and loss.

“One More Night” (1985)

From his chart-topping album No Jacket Required, “One More Night” showcased Collins’ mastery of crafting irresistible pop tracks. Its infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics struck a chord with audiences, establishing Collins as a ubiquitous presence in the music scene and ensuring his songs would endure for years to come.

Genesis, “Invisible Touch” (1986)

As Phil Collins’ popularity soared, so did the anticipation surrounding his next musical endeavor. With the release of Genesis’ album Invisible Touch, the band reached new heights of success. The album’s title track competed for chart supremacy, solidifying Collins’ status as a musical force to be reckoned with.

“Another Day in Paradise” (1989)

Closing out the ’80s with introspection, “Another Day in Paradise” tackles the pressing issue of homelessness. This thought-provoking track from the album …But Seriously topped the charts, serving as a powerful reminder of Collins’ ability to connect with listeners on both emotional and social levels.