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Possible Misspelled Names:

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


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.
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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
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"Before becoming famous as the lead singer of Genesis, growing up in England Phil Collins was a child performer doing some theatre as well appearing in some movies and TV shows. I just heard recently he played one of the banished children in the village of the fictional country of Vulgaria in the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But the scene(s) he was in were edited out of the final cut of the movie. So maybe that shouldn't count but I still think it's interesting. - Edward
"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

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

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Literally Impossible Song Titles:

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
"How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?," Laura Branigan"I Don't Care Anymore," Phil Collins
"I Love You," Martina McBride"I Don't Care Anymore," Phil Collins
"Magic Carpet Ride," Steppenwolf"In The Air Tonight," Phil Collins
"Should I Stay Or Should I Go?," The Clash"I Don't Care Anymore," 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.
"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.
"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"
"You'll Be In My Hearth" originally "You'll Be In My Heart"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Another Dad In Paradise" originally "Another Day In Paradise"
"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

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"In the Air Tonight""In the Sky Tonight"GPT-4
"Another Day In Paradise""Another Day With Biden Lies"Arch Vile
"Everyday""Oh These Days"Lorna Pitzer
"One More Night""One More Bath"Tony Wiseguy
"Take Me Home""Vote For Joe"Arch Vile
"I Don't Care Anymore""I Won't Wear Any Fur"mouselover
"Sussudio""Suspiria"Chris Bodily TM
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)""Pichu's Theme (Take a Look at Me Now)"mouselover
"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

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
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
I Wish It Would Rain DownCrop InsuranceLiz
Find a Way to my HeartCardiac SurgeryLiz
In The Air TonightStalkers HotlineRocky
Jesus, He Knows MeAny Evangelist's Donation Hotlinetckma
Against All OddsGamblers AnonymousEmma
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
Something Unreal
   The Script
Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
   Phil Collins
Something Unreal Happened on the Way to Heaven
Tell me what?
Oops! I Did It Again
   Britney Spears
I Missed Again
   Phil Collins
Oops! I Missed It Again
Scotty Dangerously
Why Can't This Be Love?
   Van Halen
A Groovy Kind Of Love
   Phil Collins
Why Can't This Be A Groovy Kind Of Love?
Stay Another Day
   East 17
Another Day In Paradise
   Phil Collins
Stay Another Day In Paradise
Jacynthia Maries
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Stephen Collins
Stephen Bishop combined with Phil Collins
A famous actor who starred on 7th Heaven
Submitted By: Cody Finke
Dr. Phil
Dr. Dre combined with Phil Collins
Submitted By: Chris Bodily TM
Phil Collins' Kids
Phil Collins combined with The Collins Kids
Might seem inaccurate, but that's how the names would combine.
Submitted By: Fuller

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Elinor Wonders Why
Original Lyrics:
It makes me wonder why
"Dance Into the Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
We have insurance
Original Lyrics:
We have each other
"Can't Stop Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're such a dickhead
Original Lyrics:
You got your ticket
"You Can't Hurry Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
My cat is in love
Original Lyrics:
You can't hurry love
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Do You Remember?"
Misheard Lyrics:
If we could drive
If we could fly
Original Lyrics:
If we could try

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I thought they would take a test drive or flight.

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.
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:

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

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Two Hearts"
The Song Lyrics:
Together forever 'til the end of time
Song They Mention:
"Together Forever" by Rick Astley, which was a hit shortly before this one
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"One More Night"
The Song Lyrics:
And if you sail away
I will follow you
Song They Mention:
"Sail Away" - The Oak Ridge Boys; "I Will Follow" - U2.
Submitted by: Isac
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Inside Out"
Opening Lines:
Inside out, ooh you got me inside out
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.
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:

The Made Up Words:
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.
The Made Up Words:
"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:

"Doesn't Anybody Stay To Get Her Anymore" originally "Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"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
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:

"Art Decay In Monroe" originally "I Don't Care Anymore"
as in Monroe, Louisiana
Submitted by: Joe
"One Hint: Airtight" originally "In The Air Tonight"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Say 'A Deadpan Inheritor'" originally "Another Day In Paradise"
Submitted by: Bob Dylan Thomas Jefferson Airplane
"I Don't Race Anymore" originally "I Don't Care Anymore"
My legs got tired.
Submitted by: Alexis
"Two Haters" 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

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Nun Wore Might" originally "One More Night"
How can one wear might?
Submitted by: Marge Pegram

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:

"Issues With His Back, Neck, And Legs"
Phil underwent surgery and rehab for his debilitating issues with his back, neck, and legs that forced him into semi-retirement back in 2012. But after months of rehabbing, he's ready to return to performing like he was even if he has to tape his drumsticks to his hands.
Submitted by: Celeste
"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:

"Phil Is On Ark 2"
Phil Collins is one of the greatest entertainers of the past 50 years but before he was in Genesis and did solo and other work, he was in a psychedelic band called Flaming Youth and they released one album in October 1969, 'Ark 2'. 'Ark 2' is a space epic about humanity evacuating a dying planet Earth. Black Sabbath later had a song about that with 'Into the Void' and the glam metal band Europe scored a huge hit about the same with 'The Final Countdown' in 1986. Flaming Youth explored that theme in an entire album which was a bit revolutionary in 1969. A few bad words ('balls', 'bastards') and a couple of mature references (and one indirect ribald chant concerning UFOs) were too taboo for pop radio back then..This is not a pop album anyway, it's a ROCK gem that was at least 10 years ahead of its time in various ways. Musically the album would be considered as psychedelic or even 'proto-prog' and it has elements of classical, church hymn music, jazz rhythms, marching chants and pub sing-a-longs (with riverboat casino-style upright piano), 60s garage rock, and even some Beach Boys style guitar rock and BION a little bit of what would later by labeled by pundits as 'proto-punk'. It's a campy amazing musical mishmash and while there are a few lyrical and music style references to the 60s, the songs themselves stand up to the test of time. There's a lot of good albums by good bands in every decade that gets overlooked, sometimes because they are TOO far ahead. Look at what was dominating the Top 40 in 1969, some of it is gone and better left forgotten. After all, the legendary Jimi Hendrix never had a Top 10 hit. As the 60s turned into the 70s which led to the rise in popularity of turgid Muzak and corporate radio formats and butt-rock, this album got a bit overlooked. Another member of that band, Ronnie Caryl is now a guitarist for Phil's touring band. I saw Phil live in October 2018 and as he intoduced Ronnie he mentioned him being in 'my first band, Flaming Youth'. 'Ark 2' can be heard on YouTube, I recently got a UK CD copy from Amazon. It needs a US reissue in the wake of Phil's recent sold out tour. It's an amazing record that was just a bit ahead of its time beings that none of the songs were '45 single ready' nor did they have the usual Top 40 themes of 'love' or the hippy-trend of 'peace'. Epic albums like this would later become more common by mega-selling bands such as Pink Floyd and RUSH. And Phil had already a few films and on stage earlier in his life, yet 'Ark 2' is the first recorded music album where he appeared.
Submitted by: Sussudio's Boyfriend
"'Dance Into the Light' album"
Nearly all Phil Collins albums (and some on CDs he's done in Genesis and maybe even Brand X) have drum machines. Phil is a multi-rhythm man - he likes to program a rhythm on a drum machine then top that off with HIS OWN playing on electric drums and of course his trademark SLAMMING on the acoustic drums. On this 1996 CD he does his usual drumming style of course but with heavier emphasize on eastern African rhythm techniques (and it gets frenetic, man!), A disclaimer in the liner notes states one clear thing: Phil literally plays ALL the beats HIMSELF here. It says, 'There's no drum machine on this one!'. Drumming scholars ought to listen to this CD and they'll see that Phil is one of the greatest drummers of all time.
Submitted by: Sussudio's Boyfriend
"'No Jacket Required' album"
The liner notes of this classic Diamond-seller lists all the instruments played in the album and by whom. That also includes 'The Odd Keyboard' but the liner notes doesn't say what is. Anyway, at the bottom it tells you what it isn't. It says, 'There is no Fairlight on this record'. So if the album doesn't feature a Fairlight CMI synthesizer then WHAT kind of synthesizers are being used, and where and for what? Your guess.
Submitted by: Sussudio's Boyfriend
"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

There are additional Lighter Side of Serious Bands available.

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):

"Flip-It Book"
Phil is one of the greatest entertainers of the past 50 years - whether in bands like Flaming Youth, Genesis, Band Aid or Brand X; as a session player or as a solo artist. His 'box set' 'Plays Well With Others' is a 4-CD set of songs from the whole spectrum, from 'Guide Me Orion' from the 1969 album 'Ark 2' by Flaming Youth, to hits such as Frida from ABBA, to Band Aid in 1984, to his jazz combo to Prince's Trust benefits and more. The album is set up like a book with pouches for the CDs and text w/ pictures in between of Phil's illustrious career. On the bottom right corner of each right page there is a hand drawn picture of Phil playing his drums and whistling. If you flip this 'book' you can see it happen in motion! Give it a try.
Submitted by: Sussudio's Boyfriend
"Appeal to the Ladies"
I saw Phil Collins in concert last October And the Sold Out show featured people from many generations, all races + colors + ethnicities, and both sexes. I heard some individual women shout 'I love you, Phil!'. Of course, when it came to concert swag there were corremorative 2018 Tour t-shirts but there were some women's shirts that had a heart design on front and the title of one of his hits - 'Easy Lover'. Mhm.
Submitted by: Sussudio's Boyfriend
"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
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

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