Phil Collins has been the face of music. The work he has put in the industry has been mesmerizing and he is also knowns as one of the influential artists in the music industry. He is an important figure in the music industry, but what are his favorite songs and the band that has influenced him?
There have been multiple events where Collins has been asked about the artist that has helped him to influence his music career. The Young generation has been inspired by him and even the legendary drummer, Taylor Hawkins stated him as a major source of inspiration for him.
Collins also stated that Taylor Hawkins has played a huge part to influence him and he has also mentioned the popular band of all time, The Beatles. Collins once stated that Ringo Starr is one of the underrated ones.
Collins says “Well, I think he’s vastly underrated, Ringo. The drum fills in ‘A Day In The Life’ was in fact very, very complex things. You could take a great drummer from today and say ‘I Want It like that,’ and they wouldn’t know what to do.”
He knew Ringo was a great artist and respected him but on the other hand, Collins has different thoughts about McCartney. Let’s see what McCartney has to say on this, “He has this thing when he’s talking to you, where he makes you feel [like], ‘I know this must be hard for you because I’m a Beatle. I’m Paul McCartney and it must be very hard for you to actually be holding a conversation with me.’”
No matter the thoughts he has for McCartney, it won’t change the fact that Collins loves the music of The Beatles.
He was once asked to name his eight favorite songs during an interview with the BBC, and he mentioned the names of artists; Aretha Franklin, Paul Brady, and Tim Hardin, and The Beatles were the ones, only band to have separate songs on the list.
“Well, no collection would be complete without one or two Beatles records. I mean, The Beatles were the reason I’m in this business,” Collins declared. He named ‘All My Loving’ and ‘If I Fell’ among his all-time favorites, citing them as his favorite songs by the Beatles. According to him, their music inspired him to focus on his own journey.
Collins adds more, “Really although I’ve been playing the drums since I was five, it was The Beatles that suddenly gave a purpose, and this I think sums up that early-mid 1960s feeling from me when I was in school, really loving it.”
Well, what if we say that it is not the only song that Collins has mentioned on his favorite list? Let’s check it out!
Three best Beatles songs of Phil Collins
Without any delay, let’s take a look at the top three favorite songs of the Beatles that Phill Collins liked.
All My Loving
All My Loving is another favorite song of the Beatles from their second album “With The Beatles” (1963). Back in 1993, he gave his thought on the band during an interview with BBC Radio.
“Well, no collection would be complete without one or two Beatles records. I mean, The Beatles were the reason I’m in this business. Really although I’ve been playing the drums since I was five, it was The Beatles that suddenly gave a purpose. This I think sums up that early-mid 60’s feeling from me when I was in school, really loving it,”
“All My Loving” was one of the famous songs by The Beatles which was written by Paul McCartney and John Lenon. It became so popular that it earned its name as the top 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA.
“If I Fell”
Phil Collins stated that another favorite song of his from the Beatles was from “A Hard Day’s Night” album (1964). Back in 1993 in an interview with BBC Radio, he said “If I Fell” would be another song that he would take on a desert island.
“Talking about my acting career. I was at ‘Hard Day’s Night’ although you never see me. But I got paid for it. This is a song that they sang in ‘Hard Day’s Night’ when we were there doing the screaming at the end of the film. Again, like ‘All My Loving’, it all sums up the wonderful period of my life: the 60’s,”
Now, let’s take a look at the last favorite song of Phil Collins!
“A Hard Day’s Night”
“A Hard Day’s Night” is one of the biggest classical songs from the same name of their album (1964). This also became the first movie of the band which was released in 1964.
In 2016, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Phil Collins listed “A Hard Day’s Night” and even stated that he had a chance to be a part of the audience when the band was filming for their movie, “I got the chance to be in the audience when the Beatles filmed ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. They wanted kids that were screaming. I just sat still, which is probably why I was cut out of the film.”
“Thirty years later I was asked to narrate a documentary about the movie. I got to go through the outtakes. So I found a guy wearing a pin tie that looked just like me, sitting completely still. I remember thinking, ‘For crying out loud. Will you stop screaming? Let’s listen to the music!”