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 Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham, Babyface, Lamont Dozier, Arif Mardin, Anne Dudley
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 (sold as ...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" (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]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[22] Platinum 60,000x
Australia (ARIA)[23] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[24] Platinum 50,000x
Belgium (BEA)[25] 4× Platinum 200,000*
Brazil (ABPD)[26] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[27] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[28] Gold 32,143[28]
France (SNEP)[29] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[30] 3× Gold 750,000^
Italy (FIMI)[31] Gold 50,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[32] 2× Platinum 400,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[33] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[35] Platinum 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[36] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[37] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] 6× Platinum 1,800,000^
United States (RIAA)[39] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Phil Collins – Hits" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 18 September 2012.  Enter Phil Collins in the field Interpret. Enter Hits in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
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  28. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
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  31. ^ "Italian album certifications – Phil Collins – Hits" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 18 September 2012.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Phil Collins in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
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  34. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  35. ^ "Trofeer" (in Norwegian). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry – Norway. 2011. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Phil Collins – Hits" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 18 September 2012.  Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
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  38. ^ "British album certifications – Phil Collins – Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 September 2012.  Enter Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  39. ^ "American album certifications – Phil Collins – Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 18 September 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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