Phil Friday: Do You Remember Phil Collins’ Air Tonight?


I’ve mentioned watching cartoons before and a clip from Family Guy always comes to mind when In the Air Tonight comes on. You know the one! Check it out HERE if you forget the poltergeist episode of Family Guy.

In the Air Tonight and Do You Remember are two of Phil’s most well known hits so it seemed appropriate to list them together for you.

“In the Air Tonight” first appeared on Phil Collins’ 1981 solo album Face Value. Released as a single in the U.K. in January 1981, the song was an instant hit, quickly climbing to No. 2 on the U.K. Singles chart.

It was also an international hit peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-1981 and number 1 in the Netherlands. The track remains one of Collins’ best-known hits.

The song’s music video directed by Stuart Orme received heavy play on MTV when the new cable music video channel launched in August 1981.

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Side One

In the Air Tonight

Side Two

The Roof is Leaking

DoYouRememberPhilCollins

Side One

Do You Remember

Side Two

I Wish It Would Rain Down

“Do You Remember?” was released in 1990 from Phil Collins’ album …But Seriously. The song had minor success in European countries, but went to number one in both Canadian and the U.S Adult Contemporary chart; it also peaked at number two on the U.S. Hot 100 Airplay and number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart that same year.

The song was written by Collins and produced by Collins and Hugh Padgham. Singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop is a backing vocalist on the track. The song’s lyrics are from the perspective of a man whose relationship is failing, due to his lover’s neglect.

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