Phil Collins

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

Song Review by

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 3:23
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
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
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
I Luv Mum: For the Best Mum in the World Ever 2005
Various Artists
Virgin / EMI Music Distribution 3:24
80s Movie Hits 2006
Various Artists
Universal Music TV 0:00
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
EMI 3:25
Now That's What I Call Movies 2013
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:25
The Singles 2016 Atlantic / Rhino 0:00