Phil Collins Most Popular Songs
On The Acoustic

Phil Collins Most Popular Songs On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my Phil Collins most popular songs page where you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in .pdf format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.


Phil Collins Most Popular Songs


1. Another Day In Paradise

This song became his last #1 of the 80's and his first #1 of the 90s. This song was a huge hit worldwide which was written by Phil Collins.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up down up using an arpeggio style
  • Picking = Yes riff throughout the song 
  • Chords = Em, D, Am, C, G
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2. Easy Lover

This song was co-written by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey of Earth Wind And Fire and was released in 1984-85. The song reached #1 in several countries including the UK.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up
  • Picking = a riff within the rhythm and some isolated lead
  • Chords = - Fmaj7, Em, C, D, Am7, Bm, Em7, Am
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3. Groovy Kind Of Love

This was another cover Phil Collins did from this original version first recorded back in 1965. Bayer Sager and Munzio Clementi wrote the song in NYC in 20 minutes. Phil Collins released his version in 1988 which also appeared in the film "Buster". His cover reached #1 in several countries and a top 10 in many others.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down down up down up and repeat will work for this one
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = F, Fsus2(maj7), Gm, Am, A#, Csus, G, D/Gb, Em7/C, Dsus, Am/D, D7
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4. In The Air Tonight

Phil Collins went solo in 1981 from the group Genesis and his first single was In The Air Tonight. This has become his signature song. It went to #2 in the UK and was a #1 in several European countries. In the US it peaked at #19.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = you can use muted downstrokes as I'm doing here
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Dm, C, Bb, C, Dm, F
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5. You Can't Hurry Love

This of course was an old song from 1966 first recorded by The Supremes and became a #1 pop song for the group. In 1982, Phil Collins took the song to #1 in the UK with his version. Phil Collins has said that they were trying to re-make the song with that 60's sound and not to just do a cover of the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm =  down down down up down up fast shuffle pattern
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, C, Bm, Em, Am, D, Dsus, D7
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