Phil Collins

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2006 (The 2007 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Face Value (1981)
No Jacket Required (1985)

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In The Air Tonight (1981)
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (1984)
Sussudio (1985)
Take Me Home (1985)

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Will Phil Collins be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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If you lived in the 80's...this guy was everywhere! He had pop and adult contemporary hits, as well as, session drumming and songwriting skills. Grammies gallore! Everyone remembers Live Aid, reforming Genesis, and his zany videos. Once the Rock Hall gets their 70's groups in...he will be a shoe-in.

Posted by Chenders on Wednesday, 02.21.07 @ 15:23pm


Genesis - Yes. Phil Collins - No.

Posted by Thomas on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 07:12am


he deserves it more than some of the acts

Posted by chris carrington on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 13:08pm


Su-su-sudio-o-o-o-o

In The Air Tonight = a great start.

Seperate Lives = pooped in the bed.

Sorry. Have to warm his cockles with Genesis.

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 18:21pm


A great singer,songwriter and drummer who's had huge success as a solo artist besides being a hit maker with Genesis should have been inducted this year! He's been a solo artist since the 80s and still is today besides being back with Genesis. He's another artist who deserves more respect than he gets credited for!

Posted by Richard Franks on Monday, 05.7.07 @ 20:01pm


Hey, if Percy Sledge and Richie Valens can get inducted for one song, can't Collins get inducted just for "In The Air Tonight"?

In all seriousness, Phil doesn't belong (as a solo artist). But as the posters above me said, people forget how popular he used to be.

Posted by A-Killa on Tuesday, 07.24.07 @ 09:36am


Should he - definately. Will he - NO. Not with SO MANY others that who should be in there. Its more political than the elections.

Posted by Phil on Wednesday, 08.1.07 @ 16:31pm


"if Percy Sledge and Richie Valens can get inducted for one song, can't Collins get inducted just for "In The Air Tonight"?"

No.

"But as the posters above me said, people forget how popular he used to be."

Indeed. But people also forget how popular smoking used to be.

Posted by liam on Thursday, 11.22.07 @ 15:41pm


I hope he tells them to go spit until Genesis is voted in.

Posted by steve k on Sunday, 11.25.07 @ 21:54pm


He was a good drummer.

Posted by denyo on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 04:47am


TO LAX,

SHUT THE HELL UP! YOU EITHER DON'T KNOW HOW THE ROCK HALL WORKS, OR YOU ARE JUST BEING AN ASSHOLE!

Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins will each be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the Performers Category, like every other performer from the 60s, 70s. They are not early influence, they are not sidemen, the are not non-performers, and they are not getting a lifetime achievement or special award from the Rock Hall. The other members of Genesis are not going to be nominated or inducted into the Rock Hall for their solo works because it's not neccesary. They didn't do much, and their solo work is not remembered by the masses.

Once again, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins will each be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the performers category. That's it! No one else! No other category!

SHUT THE HELL UP!

Posted by RAKER on Monday, 10.27.08 @ 06:43am


From Digital Dream Door

Phil Collins

Because he is so intrinsically linked with Genesis it seems unlikely that he'd make it into the Hall of Fame as a solo artist before they made it as a group, but his work on his own makes a strong case for a separate induction at some point. He had 14 Top Ten hits and perhaps his most well-respected song, "In The Air Tonight", only made the Top Twenty, so his catalog isn't lacking. Genesis is the better bet if only one of them gets in but Collins might garner enough support on his own to make it as well.

Qualifications: 6 - Strong Case To Be Made

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 06:00am


i was and still am a huge phil collins fan. however, if part of the criteria is influence, i don't really see how he was all that influential on his own. he was more popular than his own group, but i don't think that his solo work did much to influence rock and roll, be it progressive or otherwise. i definitely don't think that he should be inducted before genesis. if he were, it would confirm what we all know and that is that the r&r hof is nothing but a popularity contest.

Posted by Lesly on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 14:25pm


I don't even care... all I know is his daughter is BANGIN!!!

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 15:10pm


I don't even care... all I know is his daughter is BANGIN!!!

Posted by Chris on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 15:10pm

Which one? The older one or the younger one? Either way, we can agree to disagree

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 15:57pm


"I've no idea what the future of rock 'n' roll is, I have no idea. Nor am I really interested." - Phil Collins

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 19:52pm


if it would not have been for collins genesis would not gotten as popular as they have he went far gabriel left. collins was liked more than gabriel and got genesis more poplar. i believe can get hiself and band inducted cause there all very talanted group of people.

Posted by a booth on Wednesday, 03.31.10 @ 02:14am


Which has nothing to do with his solo career. Listen: Group and solo career are seperate things. Ozzy's criteria for induction has nothing to do with Sabbath (though I believe there's certainly room to argue for his induction), Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley and The Eagles, Deep Purple and Whitesnake (David Coverdale), Zeppelin and Jimmy Page solo (whatever that is), Zeppelin and Robert Plant solo, Soundgarden and Audioslave; the first and the second are not mutually exclusive, and they have nothing to do with each other as far as induction is concerned. And Peter Gabriel solo>Phil Collins solo. Anyway, I believe most of what Genesis is remembered for as far as being legendary was accomplished in the Gabriel years, when they were a hugely respected art-rock band who changed the rules with Gabriel's weird stage antics.

Short answer: No. Nothing groundbreaking (though I do like some of it), no lasting influence, and there were plenty of other people doing soft rock/pop-rock. He may get in due to his popularity, but I won't be supporting it, and if it doesn't happen it will be on a very weak ballot. I thought he would've at least been considered by now, but I was forgetting that critics don't have much love for his solo career.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 05.2.10 @ 16:55pm


Lesly,

Phil Collins is extremely influential in music today. He is sited by many chillwave artists as a major influence in their creations. Check out this article in SF Weekly. It has several songs (some of them remakes) that are clearly derived from Collins' solo career as well as from Genesis.

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2010/03/phil_collins_indie_hipsters_no.php

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 11.21.10 @ 20:01pm


Phil Collins will eventually make it in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is not a question of if it is just a question of when.

Posted by Tom on Friday, 02.18.11 @ 20:46pm


GENESIS

Follow You Follow Me * Misunderstanding * Turn It On Again * Abacab * No Reply At All * Man On The Corner * Paperlate * Mama * That's All * Taking It All Too Hard * Illegal Alien * Land Of Confusion * Tonight, Tonight, Tonight * Invisible Touch * In Too Deep * Throwing It All Away * No Son Of Mine * I Can't Dance * Jesus He Knows Me * Hold On My Heart * Never A Time

PHIL COLLINS

I Missed Again * In The Air Tonight * I Don't Care Anymore * You Can't Hurry Love * Againt All Odds * Don't Lose My Number * One More Night * Sussudio * Separate Lives * Easy Lover * Take Me Home * A Groovy Kind Of Love * Two Hearts * Another Day In Paradise * I Wish It Would Rain Down * Do You Remember * Both Sides Of The Story * Everyday * Dance Into The Light * It's In Your Eyes * You'll Be In My Heart * Can't Stop Loving You

PETER GABRIEL

Solsbury Hill * Games Without Frontiers * Shock The Monkey * In Your Eyes * Big Time * Sledgehammer * Don't Give Up * Digging In The Dirt * Steam

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.29.12 @ 20:18pm


Phil Collins with out a doubt should be in the rock and roll hall of fame. He made genesis who they are today and has had great solo career. He is one of the best live singer out there.lets look at some of the people who are in and don't have as many hits as Phil Collin has.if Phil does not get in this place is a big joke.his solo career has been his most successful good luck Phil

Posted by James on Friday, 03.1.13 @ 21:48pm


He should get in before Peter Gaberial

Posted by jake on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 15:20pm


He should get in before Peter Gaberial

Posted by jake on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 15:20pm

lolno

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 15:35pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/readers-poll-the-10-best-phil-collins-songs-20131211#ixzz2nDVP2xVR

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Phil Collins Songs
Your picks include 'In the Air Tonight,' 'Against All Odds' and 'Easy Lover'

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 19:44pm


I have been actively campaigning for his induction throughout 2014 as I believe Phil Collins defined the gated reverb style of drums, as well as inspired many of today's popular musical artists like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and countless drummers and songwriters.
In The Air Tonight and its famous drum fill, as well as the entire No Jacket Required album will forever live on in musical history.

Posted by Lisa on Thursday, 09.4.14 @ 01:34am


Phil Collins is one of the most talented and successful artists in the history of Rock and Roll. He has long deserved to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The founder of Atlantic Records and founding member of RRHOF, Ahmet Ertegun, considered Phil Collins to be one of the "most impressive artists he'd ever known."

Phil Collins "is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band.

During his most successful period as a solo artist between 1981 and 1990, Collins had three UK number-one singles and seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, as well as a US number one with Genesis in 1986.

When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totaled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist.

In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists".
Collins has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times, three American Music Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Disney Legend Award in 2002 for his solo work. Phil Collins was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, 1994; named MusiCares performer of the year, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1997; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1999; Annie Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement for music in an animated feature production

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. Collins was listed at number 22 in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time", number 10 in a countdown by Gigwise and number 9 by MusicRadar. Two of his songs were ranked in "100 Songs of the Century" by ASCAP in February of this year.

Posted by Ev on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 00:28am


Do you really think the Rock Hall will pull something like that? Nominating Phil Collins a year after nominating Peter Gabriel, who got enough votes and was inducted?

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 06:42am


I like Phil's solo music, but I just don't see it as Hall worthy.

He's in with Genesis so that's probably enough.

Posted by Marissa on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 10:01am


I'd say his chances are even money. Massive name presence, but holy cow, the cheese of his Adult Contemporary schmaltz.... capped off of course by "You'll Be In My Heart." Really could go either way.

Btw, "In The Air Tonight".... one of the most BORING things I've ever heard. It can't even hold my attention until this allegedly fantastic drum break.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 11:57am


Phil has been over looked for a long time. We his fans want to see him inducted as a Solo Artist for his own work. Not only that but for the work he has contributed too others as well.

Posted by Yvonne Roberts on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 12:27pm


GENESIS

Follow You Follow Me * Misunderstanding * Turn It On Again * Abacab * No Reply At All * Man On The Corner * Paperlate * Mama * That's All * Taking It All Too Hard * Illegal Alien * Land Of Confusion * Tonight, Tonight, Tonight * Invisible Touch * In Too Deep * Throwing It All Away * No Son Of Mine * I Can't Dance * Jesus He Knows Me * Hold On My Heart * Never A Time

PHIL COLLINS

I Missed Again * In The Air Tonight * I Don't Care Anymore * You Can't Hurry Love * Againt All Odds * Don't Lose My Number * One More Night * Sussudio * Separate Lives * Easy Lover * Take Me Home * A Groovy Kind Of Love * Two Hearts * Another Day In Paradise * I Wish It Would Rain Down * Do You Remember * Both Sides Of The Story * Everyday * Dance Into The Light * It's In Your Eyes * You'll Be In My Heart * Can't Stop Loving You * True Colors

PETER GABRIEL

Solsbury Hill * Games Without Frontiers * Shock The Monkey * In Your Eyes * Big Time * Sledgehammer * Don't Give Up * Digging In The Dirt * Steam

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 13:11pm


Phil Collins (not including Genesis) Grammy Award Wins and Nominations

Grammy Awards Wins

1985 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (1984)
1986 Album of the Year No Jacket Required (1985)
1986 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance No Jacket Required (1985)
1986 Producer of the Year, Non-Classical No Jacket Required (1985)
1989 Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, TV or Other Visual Media Two Hearts from Buster (1988)
1991 Record of the Year Another Day in Paradise (1989)
2000 Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture Tarzan Soundtrack (1999)


Grammy Awards Nominations

1984 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance I Don't Care Anymore (1982)
1985 Song of the Year Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (1984)
1985 Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture- Against All Odds Soundtrack
1985 Best Short Form Music Video Phil Collins (video) (1984)
1986 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Easy Lover (1984)
1986 Best Short Form Music Video Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984) (Band Aid)
1986 Best Short Form Music Video No Jacket Required (video) (1985)
1989 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance A Groovy Kind of Love (1988)

1991 Album of the Year …But Seriously (1989)
1991 Song of the Year Another Day in Paradise (1989)
1991 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Another Day in Paradise (1989)
1991 Best Pop Instrumental Performance Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1989)
1991 Producer of the Year, Non-Classical …But Seriously (1989) Together with Hugh Padgham
1991 Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical …But Seriously (1989) For Hugh Padgham
1991 Best Long Form Music Video The Singles Collection (1990)
1991 Best Short Form Music Video Another Day in Paradise (1989)
1997 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Do Nothing till You Hear from Me
2000 Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, TVor Other Visual Media You'll Be in My Heart (1999)

Posted by PJ on Sunday, 09.7.14 @ 03:24am


Phil Collins

American Music Awards Wins

1991 Favorite Album (Pop) …But Seriously (1989) Favorite Male Artist (Pop)…But Seriously (1989)
2000 Favorite Artist (Adult/Contemporary) Tarzan Soundtrack (1999)


American Music AwardsNominations

1986 Favorite Album (Pop/Rock) No Jacket Required (1985)
1986 Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock) No Jacket Required (1985)
1986 Favorite Video (Pop/Rock) Easy Lover (1985) together with Philip Bailey


Academy Awards Wins

2000 Best Original Song You'll Be in My Heart Tarzan (1999)
1986 Favorite Male Video Artist (Pop/Rock) No Jacket Required (video) (1985)


Academy Awards Nominations

1985 Best Original Song Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) Against All Odds (1984)
1986 Best Original Song Separate Lives White Nights (1985) For Stephen Bishop
1989 Best Original Song Two Hearts Buster (1988) together with Lamont Dozier
1986 Favorite Male Video Artist (Soul/Rhythm And Blues) Easy Lover (1984)


Golden Globe Awards Wins

1989 Best Original Song Two Hearts* Buster (1988)
2000 Best Original Song You'll Be in My Heart Tarzan (1999)


Golden Globe Awards Nominations
1985 Best Original Song Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) Against All Odds (1984)


Disney Legend

In 2002, Phil Collins was the recipient of a Disney Legend Award, an award given to those who made an outstanding contributon to The Walt Disney Company. He currently holds the record for shortest time between his first contribution (1996, when he first started to write the music for Tarzan) and being named a Disney Legend (2002).

Posted by PJ on Sunday, 09.7.14 @ 03:55am


Phil Collins song catalogue has had numerous covers
http://www.whosampled.com/Phil-Collins/covered/

Artists such as Jason Bonham, Ozzy Osborne, Robert a Plant lists Phil as a personal favorite. A tribute album named "Urban Renewal" was dedicated to him featuring artists such as Brandy and Lil' Kim performing his works. DMX sampled his work, Lorde tweeted "My love for Phil Collins is a Beautiful Thing"

Phil was highly sought out as a session performer and producer. He produced two solo Robert Plant albums, Frida of Abba, Philip Bailey's Chinese Wall, Atom Ant, Brian Eno, David Crosby, Martin Pagr, and his greate mate Eric Clapton, and more. He produced the international hit "No One Is To Blame".

Posted by PJ on Monday, 09.8.14 @ 00:54am


http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-phil-collins-the-roots-energize-in-the-air-tonight-w446832

Watch Phil Collins, the Roots Energize 'In the Air Tonight' on 'Fallon'
Former Genesis singer debunks song's widely dismissed "drowning" theory in interview with Jimmy Fallon

QUESTLOVE WILL NOMINATE PHIL COLLINS SOLO FOR THE ROCK HALL

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.26.16 @ 20:01pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-oscars-performance-of-phil-collins-against-all-odds-w447064

Flashback: Oscars Organizers Refuse to Let Phil Collins Perform Song

Watch Broadway choreographer Ann Reinking butcher "Against All Odds" while Phil Collins sits in the audience and stews with anger

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 22:33pm


Like Lionel Richie, Phil Collins was ubiquitous in the 1980's and a hit making machine. I think his vocal abilities and drum work are exemplary. There was a good discussion by the FRL regulars years ago on how an artist should be judged in his or her totality work and solo. Some examples were Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Sting etc. The prevailing wisdom that the two are married in people's minds but a person like Collins should be judged for his solo work separately. That would mean 2 inductions for that artist if their solo work was RRHOF quality. I sincerely feel Phil Collins could be the next 2x inductee. He had the commercial CD sales, awards, and several hit songs. Will try to fit him on my 20 or 22 nomination ballot. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.20.17 @ 17:16pm


GENESIS

Follow You Follow Me * Misunderstanding * Turn It On Again * Abacab * No Reply At All * Man On The Corner * Paperlate * Mama * That's All * Taking It All Too Hard * Illegal Alien * Land Of Confusion * Tonight, Tonight, Tonight * Invisible Touch * In Too Deep * Throwing It All Away * No Son Of Mine * I Can't Dance * Jesus He Knows Me * Hold On My Heart * Never A Time

PHIL COLLINS

I Missed Again * In The Air Tonight * I Don't Care Anymore * You Can't Hurry Love * Againt All Odds * Don't Lose My Number * One More Night * Sussudio * Separate Lives * Easy Lover * Take Me Home * A Groovy Kind Of Love * Two Hearts * Another Day In Paradise * I Wish It Would Rain Down * Do You Remember * Both Sides Of The Story * Everyday * Dance Into The Light * It's In Your Eyes * You'll Be In My Heart * Can't Stop Loving You * True Colors

PETER GABRIEL

Solsbury Hill * Games Without Frontiers * Shock The Monkey * In Your Eyes * Big Time * Sledgehammer * Don't Give Up * Digging In The Dirt * Steam

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.10.17 @ 08:52am


Between Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, Don Henley, and Sting, Phil Collins is the one who deserves a second induction the most, and he will most likely be the one who gets a second induction first between this group. It should happen soon before he passes. I think he has the most support from Questlove as well!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.10.17 @ 08:55am


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