Phil Collins

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

Composed by Phil Collins

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Film director Taylor Hackford wanted Phil Collins to sing the title theme for the Jeff Bridges movie Against All Odds, though, at the time, the soundtrack was being compiled, Collins was on tour with Genesis. Hackford flew into Chicago to catch the drummer doing one of the concert stops. After viewing the finished movie on a VCR in his hotel room, Collins agreed to be on the soundtrack. Written by Collins and produced by arranger Arif Mardin, the million-selling "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" stayed at number one pop for three weeks and number two adult contemporary for six weeks in the spring of 1984. The song earned the singer/songwriter an Oscar nomination. The Against All Odds [Original Soundtrack] went gold, peaking at number 12 pop.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Against All Odds [Original Soundtrack] 1984
Original Soundtrack
Atlantic 3:24
No Image 1989 Atlantic
No Image 1989 WEA
No Image 1990 Atlantic
The Glory of Love: A 1990 Super Popgala, Vol. 2 1990
Various Artists
Polydor
Hits Der 80's, Vol. 2 1994
Various Artists
BMG International 3:23
And I Love You So [Love Themes] 1995
Various Artists
Love Themes 3:19
...Hits 1998 Atlantic 3:25
Millennium Movies 1999
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:27
Kuschelrock, Vol. 3 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:23
Slow Motion Century Edition 2000
Various Artists
BMG International 3:26
Heartbreak of Rock 2000
Various Artists
Virgin 3:24
Love Album [EMI 1] 2000
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:24
Everything 80's 2002
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:26
What the World Needs Now Is...: The Ultimate Love Collection 2002
Various Artists
Warner Music 3:26
Serious Hits... Live! 2003 Import
Back to the Movies: Hits from the Flix 2004
Various Artists
Virgin 3:23
Capitol Gold Legends, Vol. 2 2004
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EMI Music Distribution 3:25
Melodies: The Best of Ballads 2004
Various Artists
WEA
I Luv Mum: For the Best Mum in the World Ever 2005
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Virgin / EMI Music Distribution 3:24
Best of Formel Eins: Die Kulthits, Vol. 3 2005
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Polystar (Japan) / Universal
Break Up Songs 2005
Various Artists
Virgin 3:24
New Woman: Hits from the Chick Flicks 2006
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EMI Music Distribution
Very Best of Back to the Movies 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
Classic Soft Rock: Ride Like the Wind 2006
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:24
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:24
The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection [Time Life] 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:25
Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Pop and Classic R&B [Borders Exclusive] 2007
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 3:25
Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Pop 2008
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 3:25
Alle Hits!: Die 80er 2008
Various Artists
Warner Music 3:24
True Love Songs [EMI] 2009
Various Artists
Virgin 3:23
Now That's What I Call the 80's Hits 2011
Various Artists
Capitol / Emd 3:25
The Singles 2016 Rhino 3:26
Now That's What I Call Power Ballads [2]
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Sony Music 3:26
Now That's What I Call the 80s Hits [Deluxe Edition]
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Now Joint Venture 3:26
Today's Most Requested Love Songs
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