Phil Collins is a music legend in his own right. Originally a member of the band Genesis, Collins enjoyed a solo career for many decades and is still considered a powerhouse and one of the finest musicians of our time.
Collins is best known for his love songs, and finding just ten to add to our list was no small feat.
So without further ado, here is my list of the best Phil Collins love songs of all time!
1. Against all odds (look at me now)
Written after a separation from his wife, “Against All Odds” is a love song with a difference. Released in 1981 on the album Nominal valuethe song is one that anyone who has suffered a loss can relate to.
“Against All Odds” takes the top spot on this list, so add it to yours today and give it a listen. Who knows, maybe you’ll become a fan of this iconic singer when you do.
2. My daughter
In the early 2000s, Collins covered the old classic “My Girl.” Originally recorded by The Temptations, Collins released their cover in 2004 on the album Love Songs: A Compilation…Old and New.
Experience Collins at his best as he covers this sweet classic in his own unique way when you add it to your playlist of legendary singer Phil Collins’ best love songs.
3. It Must Be Love
“This Must Be Love” is one of those love songs you have to play to create a romantic atmosphere. Perfect for dinner parties or even a romantic night in front of the fire, Collins wows with this song from his 1981 album Nominal value.
Written during a time of grief, Collins found a way to express love despite her own utterly broken heart. You’ll enjoy “This Must Be Love” thanks to Phil’s amazing vocals and the dark melody of the tune.
4. The way you look tonight
Another cover on our Phil Collins list, “The Way You Look Tonight” was recorded for the 2004 album Love Songs: A Compilation…Old and New.
Listen to this song and see how Collins adds his talents to an old classic, giving it a new twist and perhaps a new lease of life. Move over, Fred Astaire, because Phil Collins is in the house!
5. Don’t let him steal your heart
Watching the one you love grow in the arms of another can be very heartbreaking. Phil Collins seems to know how good that feels, as he sings in his 1982 hit song ‘Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away’.
Recorded for the album hello i have to go, the song has a bit of a dark air to it as Collins sings the heartbreaking lyrics with only a piano to accompany it. Sit back, close your eyes, and try not to cry remembering your lost love as you listen to “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away.”
6. A groovy kind of love
Phil Collins performed and recorded a song for the film’s soundtrack dude. Released in 1988, the song describes the love Collins’ character had for his wife and family in the film and became one of the theme songs.
“A Groovy Kind of Love” is a must-have and will add that familiar, powerful sound to any playlist. Listen to it today and feel the lyrics to the song as you sing along to this Collins classic.
7. You will be in My Heart
1999 saw the release of “You’ll Be in My Heart”, a song Phil Collins recorded for the animated movie Tarzan. Moviegoers will remember how Tarzan and Jane fell in love, making it one of the most iconic love songs of the 90s.
Recreate Tarzan’s magic as you listen to “You’ll Be in My Heart”, but remember you don’t have to bang your fists to your chest like Tarzan did to get the girl – the music will do it all this for you.
8. One More Night
Have you ever had a first date that went so badly that you wished you had one more chance to make a good impression on your date? Phil Collins’ 1985 song “One More Night” puts that feeling into words and is, in a way, utterly heartbreaking when you know you all missed your chance the first time around.
Released on the album No jacket required, it’s a favorite of mine and might just become yours too, when you listen to this classic Collins song. Listen to it today and let Phil Collins soothe your soul with his sweet yet powerful voice.
9. Two Hearts
Long distance relationships not only test your patience, but also your heart. “Two Hearts” is a song about a love so strong that even distance cannot break it. Released in 1988, the song was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Buster and is a love song with a difference.
“Two Hearts” will remind you that true love really can withstand anything, as long as both parties are willing to make it work. Send this to your lover today and remind them how much you love them and want your relationship to work.
Have you ever struggled to express in words how you feel about your partner? Well, now you don’t need them because you can just play Phil Collins’ “Testify” to them.
Released in 2002 on the album Bear witness, the song is the perfect dedication for that special someone and describes how much you love them without you having to think of the words yourself. “Testify” brings us to the end of our best Phil Collins love songs playlist, and is a must-have addition to your own love songs playlist.