In the Air Tonight (1/17/81) #19 US, #2 UK, #2 AR. Sales: ½ million
I Missed Again (3/7/81) #19 US, #14 UK, #8 AR
Behind the Lines (4/4/81) #58 AR
If Leaving Me Is Easy (5/30/81) #17 UK
“The beginning of Phil Collins’ massively successful solo career coincided with the discord in his first marriage, turning Face Value into a compelling churn of emotions, from the utter disgust of In the Air Tonight (where Collins dryly comments, ‘If you told me you were drowning / I would not lend a hand’) to the delight he feels in exploring a new relationship (This Must Be Love). Collins’ thundering drums and punchy horn arrangements – a close approximation of Earth, Wind & Fire's sound, actually – clicked with the public, turning I Missed Again and ‘In the Air Tonight’ into Top 20 singles and launching Collins’ career as one of the biggest and most unlikely stars of the ‘80s” (Durchholz).