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.