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Phil Collins wrote the lyrics, which are about a woman who holds power over the singer. He desires her even though he feels there is something bad about her.
Genesis had seventeen Top 40 hits in the US, but this was their only #1. They never had a #1 in England.
The Invisible Touch album marked Genesis' complete transformation from complex, theatrical music (starting when Peter Gabriel was lead singer) to condensed Pop songs. They lost some fans along the way, but gained many more.
This was featured in the movie American Psycho. A homicidal maniac named Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) gives a lecture to the man he is about to kill on how this album is their undisputed masterpiece. He kills him while "Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis & the News drowns out the sound of the murder.
In 1986, Genesis released a collection of their music videos called "Visible Touch."
Genesis' former lead singer, Peter Gabriel, had his first #1 hit, "Sledgehammer
," a few weeks before this went to #1.
When this song topped the Billboard Hot 100, it was the first instance in the history of the chart of a group following an individual band member to the summit. Prior to this song, Phil Collins had already notched the first four of his seven #1 solo singles.
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
This mysterious and wildly eclectic singer/songwriter talks about some of his most memorable songs and collaborations.
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."