Hits (Phil Collins album)

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...Hits
Greatest hits album by Phil Collins
Released 6 October 1998, 2008
Recorded 1979–1998
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 1:14:01
Label Face Value Records
Virgin (UK and Ireland)
Atlantic (US and Canada)
WEA (Rest of the world)
Producer various
Phil Collins chronology
Dance into the Light
(1996)
...Hits
(1998)
A Hot Night in Paris
(1999)
Singles from ...Hits
  1. "True Colors"
    Released: 26 October 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Hits (titled ...Hits), released in 1998 and again in 2008, following the success of In the Air Tonight on the Cadbury ad campaign, is the only greatest hits collection of Phil Collins studio recordings. The collection included fourteen Top 40 hits, including seven American number 1 songs, spanning from the albums Face Value (1981) through Dance into the Light (1996). One new Collins recording, a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors", also appeared on the collection and was a popular song on adult contemporary stations. ...Hits was also the first Phil Collins album to include four songs originally recorded for motion pictures (all of them US number 1 hits) as well as his popular duet with Philip Bailey, "Easy Lover" (a UK number 1 hit).

In 1998, the album reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and number 18 in the United States. On 4 August 2008, it became the number 1 album on the New Zealand RIANZ album chart. In July 2012, the album re-entered the US charts, reaching number 6 on the Billboard 200 when the album price was deeply discounted very briefly by Amazon.com.[2] It has sold 3,429,000 in the US as of July 2012.[3]

There are other greatest hits compilations of Phil Collins songs. Most recently, a collection of Collins more romantic songs were released on a two-disc compilation titled Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New. A live collection, Serious Hits... Live!, was released in 1990. 1999's Turn It On Again: The Hits and 2005's Platinum Collection were greatest hits collections by Collins' original group, Genesis. Finally, Collins recorded many of his most popular songs as big band recordings on the album A Hot Night in Paris with The Phil Collins Big Band.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Another Day in Paradise" (from ...But Seriously) Phil Collins 5:22
2. "True Colors" (Previously unreleased) Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly 4:34
3. "Easy Lover" (from the Philip Bailey LP Chinese Wall) Phil Collins, Philip Bailey, Nathan East 5:02
4. "You Can't Hurry Love" (from Hello, I Must Be Going!) Holland-Dozier-Holland 2:52
5. "Two Hearts" (from Buster) Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier 3:24
6. "I Wish It Would Rain Down" (from ...But Seriously) Phil Collins 5:28
7. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (from Against All Odds) Phil Collins 3:25
8. "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" (from ...But Seriously) Phil Collins, Daryl Stuermer 4:51
9. "Separate Lives" (from White Nights) Stephen Bishop 4:06
10. "Both Sides of the Story" (from Both Sides) Phil Collins 6:37
11. "One More Night" (from No Jacket Required) Phil Collins 4:46
12. "Sussudio" (from No Jacket Required) Phil Collins 4:21
13. "Dance into the Light" (from Dance into the Light) Phil Collins 4:22
14. "A Groovy Kind of Love" (from Buster) Toni Wine, Carole Bayer Sager 3:29
15. "In the Air Tonight" (from Face Value) Phil Collins 5:30
16. "Take Me Home" (from No Jacket Required) Phil Collins 5:52

Track notes[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Charts
UK
[4]
US
[5]
CAN
[6][5]
AUS
[7][8]
NZ
[9]
GER
[10]
NL
[11]
AUT
[12]
BEL (VL)
[13]
BEL (WA)
[14]
FIN
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
1998 1 6 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts
UK
[4]
US
[19]
US A.C.
[19]
GER
[20]
NL Top 100
[11]
AUT
[12]
FRA
[21]
1998 "True Colors" 26 112 2 35 73 20 33

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Australia 4× Platinum 280,000[22]
Austria Platinum 20,000[23]
Belgium 4× Platinum[24]
Canada 4× Platinum 400,000[25]
Europe 5× Platinum 5,000,000[26]
Germany 3× Gold 750,000[27]
UK 6× Platinum 1,800,000[28]
US 3× Platinum[29] 3,429,000[3]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "...Hits review". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Adele Claims 74th Week In Billboard 200 Top Ten As Nas Takes Number One Spot". Capital FM. Retrieved 25 July 2102
  3. ^ a b Paul Grein (2012). "Week Ending July 22, 2012. Albums: What’s He Doing Here?". Yahoo Music. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "UK Charts > Phil Collins". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Phil Collins > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "RPM Magazine Archives > Top Albums > Phil Collins". RPM. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Australian Charts > Phil Collins". australian-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian chart book 1970-1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 978-0-646-11917-5. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "charts.org.nz – Discography Phil Collins". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Collins, Phil / Longplay". musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Dutch Charts > Phil Collins". dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Austrian Charts > Phil Collins". austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop Vlaanderen > Phil Collins". ultratop.be Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Ultratop Wallonie > Phil Collins". ultratop.be Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  15. ^ "Finnish Charts > Phil Collins". finnishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "Norwegian Charts > Phil Collins". norwegiancharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  17. ^ "Swedish Charts > Phil Collins". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  18. ^ "Swiss Charts > Phil Collins". swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  19. ^ a b "Phil Collins > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Chartvefolgung / Collins, Phil / Single". musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  21. ^ "Les Charts > Phil Collins". lescharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  22. ^ Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA)
  23. ^ IFPI Austria – Verband der Österreichischen Musikwirtschaft
  24. ^ "GOUD EN PLATINA 2014" (in Dutch). Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  25. ^ Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum – January 2004
  26. ^ IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2010
  27. ^ Bundesverband Musikindustrie: Gold-/Platin-Datenbank
  28. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx
  29. ^ RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America

External links[edit]

Preceded by
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours by Manic Street Preachers
UK number one album
17 October 1998 – 23 October 1998
Succeeded by
Quench by The Beautiful South