CSPC: Phil Collins Popularity Analysis

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Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Both Sides (1993) – 252,000 equivalent albums

Both Sides of the Story – 490,000
Everyday – 310,000
We Wait and We Wonder – 40,000

Dance into the Light (1996) – 117,000 equivalent albums

Dance into the Light – 290,000
Wear My Hat – 30,000
It’s in Your Eyes – 50,000
The Same Moon – 10,000
No Matter Who – 10,000

Tarzan (1999) – 146,000 equivalent albums

Two Worlds – 5,000
You’ll Be in My Heart – 400,000
Son of Man – 10,000
Strangers Like Me – 70,000

Testify (2002) – 149,000 equivalent albums

Can’t Stop Loving You – 480,000
Wake Up Call – 5,000
The Least You Can Do – 10,000

Brother Bear (2003) – 24,000 equivalent albums

Look Through My Eyes – 30,000
No Way Out – 10,000
On My Way – 40,000

Going Back (2010) – 2,000 equivalent albums

All Singles – 6,000

Orphan – 2,193,000 equivalent albums

Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now) – 3,310,000
Easy Lover – 2,510,000
Separate Lives – 1,180,000
Hero – 190,000
True Colors – 90,000
Home – 30,000

If all 80s albums got their million selling single, none since the 90s contains even one half a million seller. This highlights the clear lack of hits from the singer during the last decades.

Outside of his proper eras, Collins issued a few more singles. The first of them is the smash hit Against All Odds which sold over 3,3 million units. Easy Lover followed one year later with a huge 2,5 million sales, while Separate Lives sold a million too. These hits bring the career tally of the rocker to 30,29 million physical singles.

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Just one question, how do you guys measure ASR?


I think it’s would be a very good idea to do the same work for Peter Gabriel and, first, for Genesis…
We’ read here that Phil Collins and Paul McCartney are the only artists who are above the 100 million sales for their work with their solo career AND for their main band. For Macca, the work has been done, and well done, IMO.
But for Phil Collins, we just have a part of the picture… Hope for Genesis CSCP in the next future… Fingers crossed !


Genesis is top 10 on the requests list. You can vote for them here.


“But for Phil Collins, we just have a part of the picture”

I couldn’t agree more, basically half of his career hasn’t been studied, which is a little strange considering we have Sting/The Police, Black Sabbath/Ozzy, Neil Young/CSNY, Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel…etc.

His total with Genesis would be around 255 million EAS, i.e. more than Madonna. I think he deserves a complete study of his career.