Hits (Phil Collins album)

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...Hits
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Greatest hits album by Phil Collins
Released 5 October 1998 (UK),[1] 2008
Recorded 1980–1998
Genre
Length 1:14:01
Label Face Value Records
Virgin (UK and Ireland)
Atlantic (US and Canada)
WEA (Rest of the world)
Producer Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham, Babyface, Lamont Dozier, Arif Mardin, Anne Dudley
Phil Collins chronology
Dance into the Light
(1996)Dance into the Light1996
...Hits
(1998)
Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
(1999)Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack1999
Singles from ...Hits
  1. "True Colors"
    Released: 26 October 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Hits (stylized as ...Hits), released in 1998 and again in 2008, following the success of "In the Air Tonight" on the Cadbury ad campaign, is the first greatest hits album by English drummer Phil Collins. The collection included fourteen Top 40 hits, including seven American number 1 songs, spanning from the albums Face Value (1981) through Dance into the Light (1996). One new Collins recording, a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors", also appeared on the collection and was a popular song on adult contemporary stations. Hits was also the first Phil Collins album to include four songs originally recorded for motion pictures (all of them U.S. number 1 hits) as well as his popular duet with Philip Bailey, "Easy Lover" (a UK number 1 hit).

In 1998, the album reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and number 18 in the United States. On 4 August 2008, it became the number 1 album on the New Zealand RIANZ album chart. In July 2012, the album re-entered the U.S. charts, reaching number 6 on the Billboard 200 when the album price was deeply discounted very briefly by Amazon.com.[3][4] It has sold 3,429,000 in the US as of July 2012.[4]

There are other greatest hits compilations of Phil Collins songs. Most recently, a collection of Collins more romantic songs were released on a two-disc compilation titled Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New. A live collection, Serious Hits... Live!, was released in 1990. 1999's Turn It On Again: The Hits, 2005's Platinum Collection and 2014's R-Kive were greatest hits collections by Collins' original group, Genesis. Finally, Collins recorded many of his most popular songs as big band recordings on the album A Hot Night in Paris with The Phil Collins Big Band.

The compilation's cover features stylized versions of the cover art for Collins' first six albums, the collection's primary sources of songs.

Track listing[edit]

...Hits – Standard edition[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Originally released on Length
1. "Another Day in Paradise" Phil Collins ...But Seriously (1989) 5:22
2. "True Colors" Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly previously unreleased 4:34
3. "Easy Lover" (with Philip Bailey) Phil Collins, Philip Bailey, Nathan East Chinese Wall (1984) 5:02
4. "You Can't Hurry Love" Holland-Dozier-Holland Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982) 2:52
5. "Two Hearts" Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier Buster (1988) 3:24
6. "I Wish It Would Rain Down" Phil Collins ...But Seriously (1989) 5:28
7. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Phil Collins Against All Odds (1984) 3:25
8. "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" Phil Collins, Daryl Stuermer ...But Seriously (1989) 4:51
9. "Separate Lives" (with Marilyn Martin) Stephen Bishop White Nights (1985) 4:06
10. "Both Sides of the Story" Phil Collins Both Sides (1993) 6:37
11. "One More Night" Phil Collins No Jacket Required (1985) 4:46
12. "Sussudio" Phil Collins No Jacket Required (1985) 4:21
13. "Dance into the Light" Phil Collins Dance into the Light (1996) 4:22
14. "A Groovy Kind of Love" Toni Wine, Carole Bayer Sager Buster (1988) 3:29
15. "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins Face Value (1981) 5:30
16. "Take Me Home" Phil Collins No Jacket Required (1985) 5:52
Total length: 01:14:01

Track notes[edit]

  • Track 1 features David Crosby on backing vocals.
  • Track 2 features Babyface on backing vocals, keyboard and drum programming, and Sheila E on percussion.
  • Track 3 features Philip Bailey on vocals.
  • Tracks 4, 11-13, 15 feature Daryl Stuermer on guitar.
  • Track 6 features Eric Clapton on guitar.
  • Tracks 8, 13 feature Nathan East on bass.
  • Track 9 features Marilyn Martin on vocals.
  • Track 16 features Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Helen Terry on backing vocals.
  • The original pressing of the album lists "Another Day in Paradise" with an incorrect running time of 6:22 and "One More Night" with a running time of 5:12. This is not the case for the Virgin pressing.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1998-2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 1
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[13] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[14] 25
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 101
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 5
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 2
Spanish Albums (AFYVE)[22] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 1
US Billboard 200[26] 6

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts
UK
[27]
US
[28]
US A.C.
[28]
GER
[29]
NL Top 100
[30]
AUT
[31]
FRA
[32]
1998 "True Colors" 26 112 2 35 73 20 33

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[33] Platinum 60,000^
Australia (ARIA)[34] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[35] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[36] 4× Platinum 200,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[37] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[38] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[39] Gold 32,143[39]
France (SNEP)[40] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[41] 3× Gold 750,000^
Italy (FIMI)[42] Gold 50,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[43] 2× Platinum 400,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[44] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[45] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[46] Platinum 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[47] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[48] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] 6× Platinum 1,800,000^
United States (RIAA)[50] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours by Manic Street Preachers
UK number one album
17 October 1998 – 23 October 1998
Succeeded by
Quench by The Beautiful South