BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #547: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS [TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW’]- PHIL COLLINS -APRIL 21, 1984

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Billboard #1 Hits: #547: ‘ Against All Odds [Take A Look At Me Now]- Phil Collins. April 21, 1984. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Against All Odds [Take A Look At Me Now]- Phil Collins
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Phil Collins
  • Time: 3:23
  • B-side: ‘The Search’
  • Album-Against All Odds Soundtrack
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

From the soundtrack of the movie Against All Odds- it seems like in the 1980s not only were duets popular but also singles from movie soundtracks. This was the second #1 in a row from a movie- the previous being “Footloose” from the King of 80’s Soundtracks’- and of Yacht Rock- Kenny Loggins. Another interesting fact- there were 16 #1 hits in 1984- and all of them were #1 for more than one week -except for one ‘Missing You’ by John Waite only lasted a week at the top. This was the first of seven solo #1 hits by Phil Collins in the 1984-89 time frame. Impressive.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #547: ‘AGAINST ALL ODDS [TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW’]- PHIL COLLINS -APRIL 21, 1984

  1. Another song I loved as a young child and continue to enjoy as a guilty pleasure. I think my favorite story about this song is that Phil Collins had already written this song and that he was asked to write a song with the movie title in it, so he just went and modified the lyrics to include “against the odds” (which isn’t the title of the movie but close enough).

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