Congratulations Phil Collins!

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On January 30, 1951, a boy named Philip David Charles Collins, known by his stage name, was born in Hounslow (Middlesex, England). Phil collins, one of the most successful singers and songwriters in the world.

Collins is considered one of the three pop artists, along with Paul MCCARTNEY and Michael Jackson, who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide both in their solo career and as part of a band. counting his work with Genesistheir contributions with other artistsand his successful solo careerCollins scored more than forty chart-topping hits. Billboard Hot 100 during the 1980s. It was included in the Rock hall of fameas a member of Genesisin 2010.

After having starred in some outstanding moments during the seventies, eighties and nineties, Phil Collins remains one of the fundamental and distinguished names of the popular music of our time.

For all this and because also today blows out 73 candleswe want to congratulate you and we do so by reviewing your long and important musical career through five of his great songs.

Invisible Touch (1986)

It is the opening song of the album of the same name, belonging to the British group Genesis. Also It was the first of five singles from this album.. It’s a catchy pop song that sounds very similar to Phil Collins’ material from his solo career (after leaving Genesis in the ’90s, Collins continued to perform it at his concerts).

Another Day in Paradise (1989)

Once Peter Gabriel left, Collins took the reins of Genesis. With the group already settled, the British even dared to simultaneously develop a career as a soloistwhich in the eighties was simply spectacular in terms of sales success it means.

Another Day in Paradise was launched as the first single from their debut album… But Seriously. Collins sings the song from a third-person perspective, as he watches a man cross the street to ignore a homeless woman, and implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homeless people and became the seventh (and to date, last) single that reached first place on the charts in the United States.

In the Air Tonight (1981)

It is the debut single from the British singer-songwriter’s debut solo album, Face Value, released in 1981. It is a mix of pop rock and was commercially successful. The lyrics of this song refer to the traumatic separation between the musician and his first wife in 1979.

You Can’t Hurry Love (1982)

After a first album as a soloist full of quite sad songs due to the divorce with his wife, on his second album, Hello, I Must Be Going!even following the line on some issues, surprised us with happy songs how are you doing. This is a 1966 song originally recorded by The Supremes.

You’ll Be in My Heart (1999)

Initially, Phil wrote the lullaby for his daughter, but ended up submitting it for the animated film disney, Tarzan. The song was so successful that it was nineteen consecutive weeks at the top of the list Adult Contemporary. In addition, the artist won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and the Oscar for Best Original Song.


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