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He was quite the unlikely pop superstar. From joining Genesis as a drummer to becoming one of the world's most popular singers, Phil Collins is a true pop and rock legend. We've selected a handful of our absolute favourite solo Phil tunes from his hugely successful career - is yours in there? Another number one for Phil in the States, this ballad came about when Phil was playing around with his drum machine, and he started saying the chorus of the song. He later recalled that the writing of the song, which has no particular hook, was completed "very quickly". Simple, but effective.
Phil Collins recently told the press that he's writing new songs and contemplating a return to the road , possibly with Genesis. He was the hardest-working man of the s, but with the exception of the Genesis reunion tour of , he's largely been retired for the past decade. Click through to see the results. Phil Collins is the first to admit that he wasn't a very good husband and father in the s. Genesis released an album almost every year and they toured heavily behind every one of them. During the few breaks, Phil Collins toured with the jazz fusion band Brand X. It couldn't have been a huge shock when his wife left him, but the pain was nearly unbearable; she took both kids and even the dogs. Genesis were in a rare period of downtime, so Phil went into his basement and poured all his heartache into a series of demos he cut with a drum machine.
Hits stylized as Hits , released in and again in , following the success of " In the Air Tonight " on the Cadbury advertisement campaign , is the first greatest hits album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins. The collection included fourteen top 40 hits, including seven American number one songs, spanning from the albums Face Value through Dance into the Light One new Collins recording, a cover of Cyndi Lauper 's " True Colors ", also appeared on the collection and was a popular song on adult contemporary stations.