Tag: Hits

Hits (titled …Hits), released in 1998 and again in 2008, following the success of In The Air Tonight, is the first and last greatest hits collection of Phil Collins studio recordings. The collection included fourteen Top 40 hits, including seven American number 1 songs, spanning from the albums Face Value (1981) through Dance into the Light (1996). One new Collins recording, a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”, also appeared on the collection and was a popular song on adult contemporary stations. …Hits was also the first Phil Collins album to include four songs originally recorded for motion pictures (all of them US number 1 hits) as well as his popular duet with Philip Bailey, “Easy Lover” (a UK number 1 hit).
In 1998, the album reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and number 18 in the United States. On 4 August 2008, it became the number 1 album on the New Zealand RIANZ album chart. In July 2012, the album re-entered the US charts, reaching number 6 on the Billboard 200….