Phil Collins


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Phil Collins wanted to write something bright and cheery to offset the melancholy tone of some of his other songs. He opted to do a dance number. He remember how much he listened to Prince's "1999" while he was on tour with Genesis. To work with him on the track, Collins contacted synth duo the System. The title "Sussudio" refers to the track's drum rolls, while the song's story line refers to a young man's fantasy about an older woman. Co-produced by Collins and Hugh Padgham, "Sussudio" went gold, going to number one pop, number eight R&B, and number 30 adult contemporary in the summer of 1985. It was the second consecutive number one pop single (the first being "One More Night" from his multi platinum album No Jacket Required). A "Sussudio"-like track, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," can be found on the System's Rhythm and Romance album.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Jacket Required 1985 Atlantic 4:23
12''ers 1987 Atlantic 6:35
No Image 1989 WEA
Rare Rock Mixes 1994
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 6:33
...Hits 1998 Atlantic 4:21
Phil Collins: The Ultimate Tribute 2002 Compendia Music Group / Intersound 3:01
The Platinum Collection 2004 Virgin 4:24
Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten - The 80's  Rock's Greatest Hits 2005
Various Artists
Top Sail Productions 4:24
Superstar of the 80s 2006
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 4:23
The Singles 2016 Atlantic / Rhino 4:23
Remixed Sides 2019 Rhino 6:35
Classic Pop: 12 Inch
Various Artists
Rhino / Warner Music 6:35