CSPC: Phil Collins Popularity Analysis

Phil Collins


The list of most successful songs is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each of them. It includes the song’s own physical singles sales with a 0,3 weighting, its download and streaming sales, and with appropriate weighting too, plus its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 1981 – Phil CollinsIn the Air Tonight [Face Value]25,090,000
2. 1989 – Phil CollinsAnother Day in Paradise […But Seriously]19,230,000
3. 1982 – Phil CollinsYou Can’t Hurry Love [Hello, I Must Be Going!]14,310,000
4. 1985 – Phil CollinsSussudio [No Jacket Required]10,760,000
5. 1984 – Phil CollinsOne More Night [No Jacket Required]9,190,000
6. 1984 – Phil CollinsAgainst All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now) [Against All Odds Soundtrack]5,340,000
7. 1985 – Phil CollinsTake Me Home [No Jacket Required]4,940,000
8. 1999 – Phil CollinsYou’ll Be in My Heart [Tarzan]3,870,000
9. 1985 – Phil CollinsDon’t Lose My Number [No Jacket Required]3,810,000
10. 1985 – Phil Collins & Philip BaileyEasy Lover [Chinese Wall]3,560,000
11. 1989 – Phil CollinsI Wish It Would Rain Down […But Seriously]3,190,000
12. 2002 – Phil CollinsCan’t Stop Loving You [Testify]2,710,000
13. 1989 – Phil CollinsSomething Happened on the Way to Heaven […But Seriously]2,480,000
14. 1989 – Phil CollinsDo You Remember? […But Seriously]2,390,000
15. 1988 – Phil CollinsA Groovy Kind of Love [Buster]2,380,000
16. 1993 – Phil CollinsEveryday [Both Sides]2,290,000
17. 1993 – Phil CollinsBoth Sides of the Story [Both Sides]2,220,000
18. 1996 – Phil CollinsDance into the Light [Dance into the Light]1,840,000
19. 1988 – Phil CollinsTwo Hearts [Buster]1,810,000
20. 1993 – Phil CollinsCan’t Turn Back the Years [Both Sides]1,540,000

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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.