Phil Collins week continues with…
In the Air Tonight
“In the Air Tonight” is a song written in 1979 and recorded in 1980 by English singer Phil Collins and popularized by the hit tv series Miami Vice. It first appeared on Collins’ 1981 solo album Face Value.
Released as a single in the United Kingdom in January 1981, the song was an instant hit, quickly climbing to No. 2 on the UK Singles chart. It was also an international hit peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-1981. It was later certified Gold by the RIAA representing 500,000 copies sold.
The track remains one of Collins’ best-known hits. The song’s music video directed by Stuart Orme received heavy play on MTV when the new cable music video channel launched in August 1981.
“Separate Lives” is a 1985 song recorded by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and featured on the soundtrack to the motion picture White Nights. It reached No. 1 in November, 1985 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts as well as in Canada. It reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.