CSPC: Phil Collins Popularity Analysis

Part 2 – Compilations

The track list of Hits is similar to the one of Serious Hits… Live! with the addition of some news unpopular songs. Logically, distribution patterns are similar. In spite of the huge sales of the live set, Hits went on to sell well over 13 million units to date on its own.

On its side, Love Songs left out his most popular smashes, focusing on former moderate hits and recent songs. This concludes on Tarzan leading the way among its sales providers. The compilation sold over 3 million copies, an impressive number considering all the hits it misses.

The Singles is a recent career-spanning best of. It cannibalizes pretty much the entire discography of Collins and has sold 600,000 units to date.

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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.