Phil Collins ‎– Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

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This is the original version of this song.

The track "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" was used in the 1984 Columbia Pictures film of the same name.

Has been covered by:
- The Shadows, in 1986
- Michael Ball, in 1999
- Montell Jordan, in 1999
- Mariah Carey, in 2000 (and then later that year with boyband Westlife)
- Deja Vu and Tasmin, in 2001 (for the video game, Dancemania X8)
- Steve Brookstein (X Factor 2004 Winner), in 2004
- Beat Crusaders, in 2005
- Karen Parry, in 2006
- Kira, in 2006
- Wheesung and Lena Park, in 2006
- John Tesh, in 2007
- Barry Manilow, in 2008.
- The Postal Service, in 2008
- An Italian cover by The Three Graces, in 2008 under the song title "Impossible".

Used as a sample in:
- Cuban Link's "Take a Look at Me Now"

Tracklist

Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) 3:32
Mike Rutherford Making A Big Mistake 3:45

Versions (36)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VS 674 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Pap) Virgin VS 674 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SWA-125 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) = El Poder y La Pasion (Mirame Ahora)(7", Single) Atlantic SWA-125 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
786 949-0 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(12", Maxi) Atlantic 786 949-0 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
PR 584 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(12", Promo) Atlantic PR 584 US 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(12", Single) Atlantic 7-89700 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
78 9700-7 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7") Atlantic 78 9700-7 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
ATS 1047 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7") Atlantic ATS 1047 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Promo) Atlantic 7-89700 US 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Promo, Spe) Atlantic 7-89700 US 1984 Sell This Version
P -1855 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic P -1855 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
VS 674 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Virgin VS 674 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 7-89700 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
78 9700 7 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 78 9700 7 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
789 700-7, 78 9700-7 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 789 700-7, 78 9700-7 France 1984 Sell This Version
756 78-9700-7 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 756 78-9700-7 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
CS 10.178 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic CS 10.178 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
789 700-7 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 789 700-7 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
789 700-7 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 789 700-7 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 7-89700 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ATR-0278, 7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic ATR-0278, 7-89700 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
78 97007 Phil Collins / Larry Carlton And Michel Colombier Phil Collins / Larry Carlton And Michel Colombier - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 78 97007 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic 7-89700 Panama 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, ARC) Atlantic 7-89700 US 1984 Sell This Version
VS 674, VS674 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Pap) Virgin, Virgin VS 674, VS674 UK 1984 Sell This Version
45-73047 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Pap) Atlantic 45-73047 Ecuador 1984 Sell This Version
VS 674 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Pap) Virgin VS 674 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
VSY 674 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Pic) Virgin VSY 674 UK 1984 Sell This Version
P -1855 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic P -1855 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
78-97007 Phil Collins, Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier Phil Collins, Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 78-97007 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
7-89700 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Spe) Atlantic 7-89700 US 1984 Sell This Version
78 97007, 78-97007 Phil Collins / Larry Carlton And Michel Colombier Phil Collins / Larry Carlton And Michel Colombier - Against All Odds / The Search(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 78 97007, 78-97007 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
VS 674 Phil Collins Against All Odds(7") Virgin VS 674 UK 1984 Sell This Version
F-ALT 0089700.6 Phil Collins Contra Todos En Ventaja = Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single) Atlantic F-ALT 0089700.6 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
F-ALT 0089700.6 Phil Collins Contra Todos En Ventaja = Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic F-ALT 0089700.6 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
AMDY-5133 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(CD, Mini, Single, Promo, RE) Atlantic AMDY-5133 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AMDY-5133 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)(CD, Mini, Single, RE) Atlantic AMDY-5133 Japan 1997 Sell This Version

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70sProgFan

70sProgFan

June 25, 2019
referencing Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), 7", Single, Pap, VS 674

You've got to love the brooding B-side by Mike Rutherford!
Lucifer_Sam

Lucifer_Sam

June 24, 2017
referencing Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), 7", Single, 789 700-7

The a-side is a solid ballad but has a most annoying b-side.
Malaboski

Malaboski

February 16, 2016
referencing Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), 12", Single, 7-89700
This version of the phil collins single against all odds "is not" a 12" single because it was never released as 12" single in australia.
kraff

kraff

April 19, 2014
referencing Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), 7", Single, 789 700-7

one of the most important love songs (main themes) of the 80's. no more words just "against all adds"...