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Charted: March 9, 1985


Rating: 3.938 (average of 8 ratings)


Genre: pop rock


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Sussudio
  2. Only You Know and I Know
  3. Long Long Way to Go
  4. I Don’t Wanna Know
  5. One More Night
  6. Don’t Lose My Number
  7. Who Said I Would
  8. Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore
  9. Inside Out
  10. Take Me Home
  11. We Said Hello Goodbye


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 12 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 1.93 million
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 23 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 6
peak on U.K. album chart 1 5


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Sussudio (1/26/85) #1 US, #12 UK, #10 AR, #30 AC, #8 RB. Gold single.
  • One More Night (2/9/85) #1 US, #4 UK, #4 AR, #1 AC, #80 RB. Gold single.
  • Inside Out (3/30/85) #9 AR
  • Don’t Lose My Number (4/6/85) #2a US, #33 AR, #25 AC
  • I Don’t Wanna Know (4/13/85) #42 AR
  • Take Me Home (7/27/85) #3a US, #19 UK, #12 AR, #2 AC
  • We Said Hello Goodbye (4/2/88) #34 AC
  • Who Said I Would? (2/2/91) #73 US


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. One of the Top 100 All-Time World’s Best-Selling Albums Album of the Year Grammy winner. Click to go to awards page. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/NARM’s Definitive Albums


No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Review:
No Jacket Required found Phil Collins fully embracing horn-driven pop music, drum machines, and sentimental ballads over his previous darker and more dramatic solo material. The record established him as a major commercial force, and as one of the most recognizable voices of the 1980s” (Orens).

“Although the major hits here, Sussudio, One More Night…and Don’t Lose My Number quickly came to sound dated, the album contains several standout tracks. Long Long Way to Go, which features a cameo by Sting, is one of Collins’ most effective ballads, while the pulsating Take Me Home utilizes the drama of ‘In the Air Tonight’ on a more wistful track. Only You Know and I Know and Inside Out, meanwhile, show an effective aggressive side to the singer” (Orens).

“It’s not a completely satisfying recording, but it is the best example of one of the most dominating and influential styles of the 1980s” (Orens).


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Last updated March 26, 2008.