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Album cover parody of Testify (Deluxe Edition) (2CD) by Phil Collins
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Phill Collins, Philip Bailey & Phil Collins, Phil Collins Version, Phil Collins / Brandy feat. Ray J, Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey, Phil Bailey/Phil Collins

Jokes:

Why did phil Collins cross the road? To get to the middle.
Submitted by: John Moscrop
As a confirmed atheist, I've always been certain that God doesn't exist. Not any more: BBC News: Phil Collins confirms retirement! (Editor's note: I'd like to state for the record that I like Phil Collins.)
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Chrome Bone. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: Patron Saint of Miami Vice. Submitted by: I Love Sussudio

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Nicholas Grev Austin Collins - Submitted by: Miss MT

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Hook"When Peter Banning (played by the late Robin Williams) calls for an investigation on his missing children, Phil appears as the Chief of London Police. - Chowder
"A Hard Day's Night"Phil Collins was around 14 years old when he starred in this film. He was known locally as a child theater actor and his role in the play "Oliver" was greatly acclaimed. In this Beatles thriller Phil is just a face in a crowd, another guy in the audience watching the Beatles play live in an auditorium. - Beatle Baby
"Frauds"Phil stars in this dark comedy set in Australia as Roland, a fraudulent insurance agent hired by a couple who want to file a false claim. Roland is an absolute pest, he's greedy, always hounding his clients and loves to do acts of mischief just for the hell of it. He loves to pull pranks on others and laugh, IOW he likes to "fuck shit up". - Sussudio is My Girlfriend
"Miami Vice, Buster"Along with having alot of his songs played throughout the series, he played in an episode called "Phil the Shill". Was also in a movie about a bank robber in the star role. - Brad Johnson
"Buster"I was surprised more by his cursing than his acting. - britrock

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Grab Her Hair Catfight""In the Air Tonight"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"A Stupid Kind of Love""A Groovy Kind of Love"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"A Kooky Kind of Love""A Groovy Kind of Love"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"A Goofy Kind of Love""A Groovy Kind of Love"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"A Groupie Kind Of Love""A Groovy Kind Of Love"Regina Haniger

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"You'll Be In My Heart,"I SERIOUSLY doubt I'd fit in there!Chowder
"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away,"Especially if he's a heart surgeon. LOL!Peter
"Dance Into The Light,"...And knock it over and ruin a good lamp!Larcen Tyler
"Something Happened On The Way To Heaven,"So is that what a near-death experience is like?Larcen Tyler
"Two Hearts,"You're usually born with one.Paul Warren

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Memory," Barry Manilow"Do You Remember?," Phil Collins
"The Gambler," Kenny Rogers"Against All Odds," Phil Collins
"Draw Of The Cards," Kim Carnes"Two Hearts," Phil Collins
"Shake Off The Demon," Brewer And Shipley"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away," Phil Collins
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"I Missed Gain" originally "I Missed Again"
Yvette Bristle
"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heat Away" originally "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away"
You might need it in the winter.
Peter
"I Wish I Would Rain Down" originally "I Wish It Would Rain Down"
Regina Olsen
"Don't Lose My Umber" originally "Don't Lose My Number"
...of my wood tables.
MOR
"Don't Let Him Seal Your Heart Away" originally "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away"
Thessaly Danes

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I Misused Again" originally "I Missed Again"
Heather Brockwell
"It Missed Again" originally "I Missed Again"
Heather Brockwell
"Two Hearths" originally "Two Hearts"
Andrea Greenleaf
"In The Pair Tonight" originally "In The Air Tonight"
Rychendroll
"You'll Be In My Hearth" originally "You'll Be In My Heart"
Georgie

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"I'm Not Roving" originally "I'm Not Moving"
Candy Welty
"I'm Tot Moving" originally "I'm Not Moving"
Candy Welty
"I'm Not Mowing" originally "I'm Not Moving"
Candy Welty
"I'm Now Moving" originally "I'm Not Moving"
Candy Welty
"I'm Not Loving" originally "I'm Not Moving"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)""Our Spitball Wads (Shot A Loogie Right Now)"Matthias
"Take Me Home""Catacombs"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Take Me Home""Come Back Home, Jackie"Scotty Dangerously
"In the Air Tonight""Up My Pants, Left Side"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"I Don't Care Anymore""I'm Not Gay Anymore"Hu's On First
"Easy Lover""Queasy Lover"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)""Ten Thousand Mods (Just Look At The Slowdown)"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Sussudio""Marsupials"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"In The Air Tonight""Thins His Hair With Sprite®"Chris Caillouet
"Sussudio""St-St-Studio"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Two HeartsHeart Transplants/Organ DonationDavid
Groovy Kind Of LoveVinyl records (if they ever brought them back)MOR
Two HeartsNew series of 'Doctor Who' beginning in 2005pickle*
You Can't Hurry LoveDelay CondomsRappa
I Wish It Would Rain DownWimbledon coveragepickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
In The Air TonightStalkers HotlineRocky
Jesus, He Knows MeAny Evangelist's Donation Hotlinetckma
Against All OddsGamblers AnonymousEmma
I've Forgotten EverythingAlzheimer's Societypickle*
Strangers Like MeAny Organization For Victims Of PaedophilesRosie
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
In Too Deep
   Phil Collins
Blue Rose Is In Too Deep
Edward
It Hurts To Be In Love
   Gene Pitney
A Groovy Kind Of Love
   Phil Collins
It Hurts To Be In A Groovy Kind Of Love
Edward
Something In The Air
   Thunderclap Newman
In The Air Tonight
   Phil Collins
Something In The Air Tonight
A surprising omission until now.
Kristen
Give Me Just One Night
   98 Degrees
One More Night
   Phil Collins
Give Me Just One More Night
Dongquan
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dr. Phil
Dr. Dre combined with Phil Collins
Submitted By: Chris Bodily TM

Misheard Lyrics:

"In The Air Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's all been a pack of flies.
Original Lyrics:
It's all been a pack of lies.
"In the Air Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can feel it calling in the air tonight.
Original Lyrics:
I can feel it coming in the air tonight.
"One More Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
409
Original Lyrics:
one more night
"In the Air Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can feel it cumming in your hair tonight.
Original Lyrics:
I can feel it coming in the air tonight.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"In the Air Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can hear it coming on Miami Vice
Original Lyrics:
I can hear it coming in the air tonight

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

My father told me this song was from Miami Vice, and yet, this is what I would think he was saying!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Easy Lover"
Better Lyrics:
Preachy liar
He'll can't tell the truth- believe it
A deceiver
That's why no one liked him down in D.C.
His ideas? Don't bother!
He thinks he's smart, but is a cheater
A REP tough talker (not a doer)
Anti-Trump Convention VIP
Original Lyrics:
Easy lover
She'll get a hold on you believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Sussudio"
Better Lyrics:
“Little Havana” is stunned
D.C. with Castro thug?
O' stupido: "NO, NO!!!"
Give Commies a chance, forgive their crimes?
Forget all those that died?
O' stupido: "NO, NO!!!"
Original Lyrics:
Now I know that I'm too young
My love has just begun
Sussudio oh, oh
Ooh give me a chance, give me a sign
I'll show her anytime
Sussudio oh, oh
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Another Day in Paradise"
Better Lyrics:
Oh! So fine.

It's just another year for you and me in '89.


* from an actual radio station parody*
Original Lyrics:
Oh! Think twice.

It's just another day for you and me in paradise.
Submitted by: I Love Sussudio
There are additional parody fragments available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Something Happened on the Way to Heaven"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
How many times can I say I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Why They're Repetitive:
It just begs us to count how many times he says "I'm sorry", of course the refrain is also repetitive, but you note the "I'm sorry"
Submitted by: Tim Kramar
"Take Me Home"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Take, take me home
'Cause I don't remember
Why They're Repetitive:
This is half of the lyrics of the song!
Submitted by: crazydon
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Susudio"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Now I am too young
My Life Has Just Begun
Why They're Insincere:
When this song Was first released, Phil Collins was already losing his hair and becoming middle aged. So unless you count living in Florida in a retirement home as being old enough, and retiring as your life is beginning, I think you are old enough for whatever this song is about.
Submitted by: Hello
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Inside Out"
Opening Lines:
Inside out, ooh you got me inside out
Comments:
Submitted by: Brit Boxx
"It's In Your Eyes"
Opening Lines:
It's In Your Eyes, the love you hide away, you can't disguise.
Comments:
I first thought the song was called "Any Time At All" It's the DJ's fault!
Submitted by: Greg Hulak
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Sussudio"
The Made Up Words:
Sussudio
Comments:
there are now women with that name. A girl by that name is on my miiiind, all the time.
Submitted by: Ohh-ho-hohhh. Oh oh.
"Sussudio"
The Made Up Words:
Sussudio
Comments:
"Just say the word, ohh. Su-su-sudio"-allegedly said by someone from Collins' crew who had trouble pronouncing "studio".
Submitted by: britrock

Song Title Space Change:

"A Not Her Day in Paradise" originally "Another Day In Paradise"
Submitted by: Peter
"Why Can Tit Wait 'Til Morning?" originally "Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning?"
Submitted by: Peter
"I Missed a Gain" originally "I Missed Again"
Submitted by: Sutch
"I Miss Ed Again" originally "I Missed Again"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"I Don't Care Anymore"
The Lyrics:
You listening? I don't care no more
Why:
I think you mean you don't care any more. You got it right in the song title, why mess it up later?
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Clip-On Hills Submitted by: dxman
Chill In Slop Submitted by: Russell Shaddox

Song Title Anagrams:

"One Hint: Airtight" originally "In The Air Tonight"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"I Don't Race Anymore" originally "I Don't Care Anymore"
My legs got tired.
Submitted by: Alexis
"Say 'A Deadpan Inheritor'" originally "Another Day In Paradise"
Submitted by: Bob Dylan Thomas Jefferson Airplane
"Two Haters" originally "Two Hearts"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Two Earths" originally "Two Hearts"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"In the Air Tonight"
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
Submitted by: Evan

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Colours" Length: 8:51
Phil wrote this song about apartheid. It changes pace in the middle. Not a bad song.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"In The Air Tonight" Length: 5:36
Submitted by: britrock

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Call Fill-Ins originally "Phil Collins"
Submitted by: The Orkin Man
Kill Fallings originally "Phil Collins"
Submitted by: Peter

Performers with Handicaps:

"Hearing Problem, Spinal Injury"
he lost some of his hearing due to a virus in the early-mid 00's decade. After the last gig of a 2007 Genesis reunion tour Phil had to get metal pins put in his spinal cord. The injury is due to over 40 years of drumming. Phil made one last album of mostly Motown covers and for the drums he had to have them strapped to his hands because it's difficult for him to hold on to them. It looks like his music days are probably over because he can't really play instruments anymore. A sad pity, because this dude has talent up the yin-yang and I am lucky I got to see him live in a Genesis concert. Ain't nothing left to do but pull out an album where he appears on (and there are a lot of them), listen and enjoy : )
Submitted by: Turn It On, Turn It On Again

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Rat Race"
he starred in the MIAMI VICE episode "Phil the Shill" and he wrote a song for the closing credits of that episode that has the line, "Life is a rat race, rat race, rat race....". It's not available on any Phil album and you won't hear it anywhere else.
Submitted by: Turn It On, Turn It On Again
"Looking Back, Going Forward Again"
UPDATE - Phil has been doing some voice-overs for movies and such and he is currently touring the UK. All he's really doing is sitting down and singing his hits but it's good to see him back in action again.
Submitted by: Turn It On, Turn It On Again
"Sussudio"
This was a BIG hit in 1985, topping the charts in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Later that year, the comical group E-GAD! did a parody of this classic: "Su-su-sushi-oh!".
Submitted by: Sushi Dinner for my Japanese Girlfriend + Me
"Sussudio"
Phil explains that he was making a demo tape and had just programmed his drum machine and was adding vocals to be edited later. The name "Sussudio" came right out of his head. There was no time to edit it with a new name so Sussudio it was. Because this great song topped the charts in the U.S., Canada and beyond there are now some adult women today with that name (honest!).
Submitted by: Philphile

Hidden Messages:

"Tomorrow Never Knows"
Listen to this remake of a Beatles song. When it ends, turn the volume up high. For about 30 seconds, an echo-y version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" plays, but you need the volume and it's on the same track. He was warming up his voice when he sung this, and put it in as a joke.
Submitted by: Ra'akone

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Increasing American Vocabulary"
Phil starred on a MIAMI VICE episode ("Phil the Shill") as a British tax-evading conman and rip-off artist. He was a TV game show host, a televangelist and cocaine dealer. He is credited with introducing the word 'wanker' into the American slang lexicon.
Submitted by: Turn It On, Turn It On Again
"Sussudio"
We all know about Phil's #1 hit "Sussudio". BION, there are now women today who have that name. Google it, look in Classmates, look at FB, whatever. That name is there.
Submitted by: Sussudio Is My GF
"The "In The Air Tonight" urban legend"
After the release of "In The Air Tonight", an urban legend started. It states that Phil was present at the drowning death of someone, but was unable to help. He asks someone closer to help, but the other man refuses and the victim drowns. Phil then writes the song and sends the man tickets to his next show, then sings the song directly to him. The man is overcome with guilt, runs out of the concert, and kills himself. Phil himself says it's not true and doesn't know where it came from.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Genesis, Solo Career"
In addition to a "face in the crowd" in the movie "A Hard Day's Night", he was an extra in the movie "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang", by his own account
Submitted by: Philip Beach

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Against All Odds"
a moovie from 1984
Submitted by: dorcik93

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