Against All Odds (soundtrack)

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Against All Odds
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 1984 (US)
Label Virgin (UK & Éire)
Atlantic (Rest of the free world)

Against All Odds: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the 1984 film Against All Odds. The album includes the original score by Larry Carlton, as well as several tracks by artists popular at the time of the film's release. Best known of the tracks is "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", a Phil Collins single which topped the Billboard Hot 100 song chart and became Collins's first American number one song. It gave him a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and another nomination for Song of the Year. The song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song as well as an Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song. Other prior and current members of Genesis, guitarist Mike Rutherford and former lead vocalist Peter Gabriel, also contribute tracks. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1985.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins)
  2. "Violet & Blue" (Stevie Nicks)
  3. "Walk Through the Fire" (Peter Gabriel)
  4. "Balcony" (Big Country)
  5. "Making a Big Mistake" (Mike Rutherford)
  6. "My Male Curiosity" (Kid Creole & The Coconuts)
  7. "The Search" (Main Title Theme) (Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier)
  8. "El Solitario" (Michel Colombier & Larry Carlton)
  9. "Rock and Roll Jaguar" (Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier)
  10. "For Love Alone" (Larry Carlton)
  11. "The Race" (Larry Carlton)
  12. "Murder of a Friend" (Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier)

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 12

Singles

Year Single Artist Chart Position
1984 "Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now)" Phil Collins Billboard Hot 100 1

Reception[edit]