I Missed Again

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"I Missed Again"
Single by Phil Collins
from the album Face Value
B-side "I'm Not Moving"
Released 7 March 1981
Format 7" / 12"
Recorded January 1980-January 1981
Genre Rock, R&B
Length 3:47
Label Virgin Records (UK)
Atlantic Records (international)
Producer(s) Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"In the Air Tonight"
(1981)
"I Missed Again"
(1981)
"If Leaving Me Is Easy"
(1981)

"I Missed Again" is a song from Phil Collins's debut solo album, Face Value. This song is the seventh song on the CD and the first song on the second side on the record.

The song, like many from the Face Value album, is about Collins's anger and frustration about his first wife leaving him. The original demo was entitled, "I Miss You, Babe" and the lyrics were made much sadder. He re-wrote the lyric, gave the song a different tempo, and re-titled it "I Missed Again" in an effort to make it funny as opposed to sad, as Collins stated on Classic Albums "Making of Face Value". The demo is available on the single "If Leaving Me Is Easy".

The first single off Face Value in the United States, it peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1981. It reached #14 in the UK.

The video for the song features Collins on a white background singing and miming the various instruments.

The song features a tenor sax solo by one of Britain's most famous jazz musicians, Ronnie Scott.

The song was featured in a late 1980s promotional commercial, which featured bloopers, by the National Basketball Association.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Position
German Singles Chart 23
UK Singles Chart 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 19
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 8

Credits[edit]

  1. "I Missed Again"
  2. "I'm Not Moving"
    • Phil Collins: Vocals, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Prophet, Vocoder
    • John Giblin: Bass
  • Gavin Cochrane: Photography

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