Top 10 Best Phil Collins Songs

The Top Ten
1 In the Air Tonight

I feel like it is the song of a man who has seen his wife with another man and is preparing to murder him. He doesn't know what will happen, but he can feel it coming in the air tonight. That is my interpretation. The beauty of this vague song is it's up to the listener. But what I do know is this is the best produced song ever. Boom bom boom do bom bom bom.

This song is about the time he was a child and went swimming with his friend at night. His friend started drowning, and there was a guy at the shore watching him drown. Phil wanted him to help, but the man stood there and did nothing. His friend drowned and died. Phil saw the man some years later and dedicated this song to him.

This song kick-started one of the greatest solo artists of the '80s. It's an incredible song, full of emotion, building from start to finish. I love Another Day In Paradise, but this song deserves No. 1. Such an underrated artist.

2 Another Day in Paradise

It's about homelessness... And it's so beautiful. I love this song. This song makes me think of dancing in circles under the hot sunny weather in Greece. That was paradise.

Listening to the song just sends me to paradise. The song is filled with hope and it feels like heaven, just like another day in Paradise.

When I was little, my brother used to play this on his cassette player. It's become a part of my childhood tune.

3 Against All Odds

Phil is something that you can't stop listening to, and Against All Odds is just a perfect song of feelings and emotions! When you get left by a woman who you knew very well and who knew you very well too, this song is a very good choice for that moment. Thank you, Phil, for everything. You have made my life better and happier!

This song came out just as my first love broke up with me after 3 years. The song, the wishing for one more chance, and the devastating unexpected breakup are all tied together in my mind.

Phil's soul roots come to the fore in this amazing song used for the theme song of the same titled movie. No other continental singer can sing soul and interpret it like him.

4 You'll Be in My Heart

My absolute favorite! The fact that it's in a Disney movie doesn't make it less than. In fact, it's great because my kids actually ask me to play it too, as with the rest of the soundtrack that Phil sings.

This is one of the most beautiful and powerful songs I've ever listened to! It's really unfortunate that some people think it's not as good as other songs just because it's from a Disney movie.

It's from one of my favourite films of all time and makes me feel warm and safe every time I hear it. It has such a beautiful sound to it. It should be number one!

5 Easy Lover

It was one of the very first songs that got me hooked on Phil. I don't usually listen to Pop music, but this got me to explore more Pop music!

I just get a good feeling when I listen to that song. It's the best song on the record. It has got power.

Heard this for the first time at work today and I was like, wow! This is a great song! I'm 16 as well! Top quality.

6 One More Night

Beautiful song. Sax solo kills me every time.

The sax at the end is a big throwback and a big hit!

Such a smooth love jazz.

7 Take Me Home

This was on Miami Vice when Crockett and Tubbs were flying back to Miami after leaving New York. The title of this episode was "Homeward Bound." I should know because I have seen every episode. The best one of them was called "Payback."

Deserves a better place. Coupled with the deep lyrics is the distinct music that makes this track so unique.

This song has stood the test of time better than some of his others. Still love this song and the lyrics.

8 Sussudio

I can't get this song out of my mind when I'm going out at night with my friends. This song is simply incredible.

Best of Phil Collins.

Top 3. Never wears out.

9 You Can't Hurry Love

One of those songs that just makes you smile every time you listen to it. Easily Phil Collins' best song. That being said, I prefer the progressive rock material that Collins recorded while being a part of Genesis. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight would be his best song as Genesis' drummer, and Dance on a Volcano would be his best song as Genesis' drummer/singer.

Just a great song, and Collins does a nice job with it. A terrific Holland-Dozier-Holland song done originally by the incomparable Supremes.

This is a timeless song that really reflects positivity, hope, and self-empowerment. The vocals are superb and the strong drum beats show the best of Collins.

10 True Colors

Phil Collins sings this song incredibly. The song is sung with passion and meaning, and his voice is incredible.

One of the most underrated singer/songwriters I have ever known, far better than any American trash.

The Contenders
11 I Don't Care Anymore

Used to sing this and Fascination by Human League as a kid. Other kids would beg me to keep singing them.

Perfect song with a great tune. Why it's number 8, I won't understand. I agree with 2 though, or even number 1.

I absolutely love this song! The drums are AMAZING, Phil's singing is incredible, and the song is so passionate!

12 I Wish It Would Rain Down

I feel like if there's any Phil Collins song that's guaranteed to make anyone break down in tears, it's this one. This is probably the best song on "But Seriously," in my opinion. Seeing his declining health nowadays is just heartbreaking, and this song is just a reminder of the pain that everyone's going through.

Back in November 2006, when it played on the radio in my local bar in western Massachusetts, listening to Phil's vocals on the song, especially near the end, I decided to split up with my friends and hide in the bathroom stalls for a long time. That's how powerful the song is. For all the bad things going on nowadays, we all wish it would rain down.

Phil Collins has genuinely changed my life. His singing, his drumming, his composing, and his warm nature as both a celebrity and an everyday man, I could go on all day. I've been a fan all my life, but it wasn't until I went through some hard times at university that I realized how truly incredible he is. His music pulled me through. Last year, I was lucky enough to see him in concert, and it remains one of the best moments of my life. All my thanks and respect go out to this legend.

13 Don't Lose My Number

I just love this song! Can't understand why it is so down in the rating.

It's ridiculous how low this song is rated. It should be at least top 10 in my opinion.

14 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

The way the trumpets, vocals, and drums come together in this song is simply awesome. The chorus is just so uplifting in this song. It's amazing!

Just an amazing song! You can't be quiet listening to it.

Very cute song and catchy lyrics.

15 Strangers Like Me

His catchiest song.

16 I Missed Again

I want you to watch the music video and tell me that isn't the best thing you've seen all day.

17 A Groovy Kind of Love

When I am feeling blue, all I have to do is take a look at you, and I am not so blue.

This song gives me the chills.

18 Son of Man

It's from Tarzan! The fast-paced tempo and the lyrics are undeniably catchy and uplifting.

This song never fails to motivate and make me happy! Must be higher up.

This song deserves to be in the top five at least!

19 Two Hearts

Love, love, love this song! It makes me happy every time I hear it.

20 Do You Remember

In my opinion, it's one of the best songs sung by the legendary Phil Collins. I'd give it a higher rating. Every time I listen to this song, I'm taken into a trance. Beautiful!

The music video brings me to tears. I also experienced falling in love and having to move away to another town. But yet, I remember now that it's over.

One of my all-time favorite songs. It still brings me to tears to this very day!

21 Separate Lives

Perfect love song.

22 Two Worlds

Simple lyrics, but Phil transforms my living room into someplace else whenever I listen to this. Filled with hope!

Aside from the fact that this is from Tarzan, this song is just fantastic!

23 Long Long Way to Go

I think this and "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson should play in the ever-absorbent minds of ALL beings. Thanks and love.

24 On My Way

So spiritual, it really inspires me to go on my way. The moment it's played in Brother Bear is part of my childhood.

Such a fun song!

25 Both Sides of the Story

Exceptionally underrated song, so powerful.

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