Against All Odds (soundtrack)

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Against All Odds
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Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 1984 (US)
Label

Virgin (UK & Éire)
Atlantic (Rest of the free world)

Singles from Against All Odds
  1. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
    Released: February 1984
  2. "Walk Through the Fire"
    Released: June 1984
  3. "My Male Curiosity"
    Released: July 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

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 a 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]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (performed by Phil Collins) Phil Collins Arif Mardin 3:23
2. "Violet and Blue" (performed by Stevie Nicks) Stevie Nicks Jimmy Iovine 5:03
3. "Walk Through the Fire" (performed by Peter Gabriel) Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 3:59
4. "Balcony" (performed by Big Country) Stuart Adamson Chris Thomas 3:56
5. "Making a Big Mistake" (performed by Mike Rutherford) Mike Rutherford Mike Rutherford 3:45
6. "My Male Curiosity" (performed by Kid Creole & The Coconuts) August Darnell August Darnell 4:39
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
7. "The Search (Main Title Theme)" (performed by Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier) Michel Colombier Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier 3:33
8. "El Solitario" (performed by Michel Colombier & Larry Carlton) Michel Colombier Michel Colombier 2:34
9. "Rock and Roll Jaguar" (performed by Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier) Michel Colombier Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier 2:17
10. "For Love Alone" (performed by Larry Carlton) Larry Carlton Larry Carlton 3:00
11. "The Race" (performed by Larry Carlton) Larry Carlton Larry Carlton 2:36
12. "Murder of a Friend" (performed by Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier) Michel Colombier Michel Colombier 6:11

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heather Phares. "AllMusic Review". Against All Odds [Original Soundtrack]. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 April 2016.