Phil Collins: My Life in 15 Songs

The singer on the critics who hate him, the rappers who love him and why he's also a little sick of "Sussudio"

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"Sussudio" (1985)

Why do you have to bring me down by asking about this one? It's from one of my least-favorite records, No Jacket Required. I wanted to work with different people at the time, people that could do things I wasn't capable of doing. So I got ahold of Dave Frank [from the New York synth-pop duo the System], and I said, "Do you fancy having a go at this?" And he programmed the whole song. There's a killer horn section.

At the time, I wasn't being me. I've grown up a bit now and much prefer to play songs that are me. I only play a bit part in that one.

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