"Follow You Follow Me" seemed to take everyone by surprise. This spirited pop love song defied every established Genesis trick. It is as simple as it gets, in terms of structure, tonality, and lyrics. It featured Mike Rutherford on a rhythm guitar pattern he would use more and more often in the future. The song was released in March 1978 as the first single from And Then There Were Three, backed with "Inside and Out" in the U.S. and "Ballad of Big" elsewhere, and became a worldwide hit, reaching number 23 in the U.S. charts. On its strength, the album became the band's best seller to date. "Follow You Follow Me" remained a live feature from 1978 to the end, even remaining on the set list when Phil Collins left. A live version was included on Three Sides Live. Another one with Ray Wilson on vocals can be found on the Not About Us EP. "Follow You Follow Me" represents a new point of departure for Genesis. Following its success, the band will stir away from the childhood/fantasy direction it had taken since Peter Gabriel's departure (with songs like "Squonk," "All in a Mouses Night," and "Scenes From a Nights Dream") to concentrate on simpler love songs ("Misunderstanding," "No Reply at All," "Invisible Touch"). To many fans of the Gabriel era, this song was perceived as a treason and it still generates love/hate feelings.