Do You Remember?

Album: …But Seriously (1990)
Charted: 57 4
  • This is a single from Phil Collins' fourth solo album, …But Seriously. The song was only a minor hit in Europe, but peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK a live version was released as a single.
  • The song's original title was "Lionel."
  • The song features backing vocals from American singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop, whose biggest solo hit was "On and On." Bishop also wrote the US #1 "Separate Lives," which Collins recorded as a duet with Marilyn Martin.
  • Collins recalled to The Mail on Sunday March 28, 2010: "When I wrote this, people were starting to tire of drum machines, but sometimes they create a hypnotic effect. Real drummers get bored and start getting fancy… and I should know!"
  • Collins told The Mail on Sunday about the song's lyrical content: "It's about how you might meet an old flame in the street and start to reminisce, realising that the reasons for breaking up were maybe not what you remembered. We paint ourselves into corners, and pride doesn't allow us to see things any other way."
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  • Dave from Wheaton, IlIt sounds very much like Phil's take on 'Groovy kind of love'.
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