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Phil Collins March Madness Winner

download (1)The results are in, and the winner of this year’s Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament is “In the Air Tonight”.

The finals was between “In the Air Tonight” and “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”.
“In the Air Tonight” received just about 2/3 of the vote, winning 65.2% – 34.8%.

This was a great tournament with a lot of great Phil Collins music. Thank you so much for everybody who took the time to vote! I’m looking forward to next year!

Phil Collins March Madness: Finals

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We have arrived to the Finals for the Phil Collins March Madness Tournament. And we really should not be surprised by the finalists. Although “In the Air Tonight” was not a #1 hit, it is definitely one of the most popular ’80s tunes – thanks to Miami Vice and to the iconic drum riff. And “Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)” is one of the more popular ballads of the decade. So, this should be an interesting ballad. This could be a close one!

If you have not heard our Phil Collins podcast episode yet, feel free to check it out. Also, don’t forget to check out RealWeegieMidget Reviews for the Buster movie review.

Voting for this round will be done right here in the comments if you’d like, on Twitter – @Returntothe80s, and the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook, and will be open until Friday.

Finals

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” vs. “In the Air Tonight

Phil Collins March Madness: Elite Eight

The Sweet Sixteen results are in, and it appears that there may be a couple of upsets. The Buster songs did not fare very well.

If you have not heard our Phil Collins podcast episode yet, feel free to check it out. Also, don’t forget to check out RealWeegieMidget Reviews for the Buster movie review.
Here are the Elite Eight matchups. Voting will be done right here on the site, Twitter – @Returntothe80s,  And the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook, and will be open until Wednesday.

Bracket 1

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” vs. “Take Me Home

Bracket 2

In the Air Tonight” vs. “Easy Lover” (with Philip Bailey)

Bracket 3

You Can’t Hurry Love” vs. “Sussudio

Bracket 4

Separate Lives” (with Marilyn Martin) vs. “I Wish It Would Rain Down

Phil Collins March Madness – Sweet Sixteen

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to the 5th Annual Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament. If you are new to this site, each year one artist is chosen for the March Madness Tournament. We pit their own hit songs against each other. As with last year, voting will be done right here on the site, Twitter – @Returntothe80s,  And the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook.

Previous winners have been:
2018 – “Out of Touch” in the Hall & Oates March Madness
2019 – “Purple Rain” in the Prince March Madness
2020 – “Crazy For You” in the Madonna March Madness
2021 – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” in Whitney Houston March Madness

This year we are going t=with the legendary Phil Collins. This will be his solo hits, and not Genesis songs, as he had enough to make the Sweet Sixteen on his own.

This Tournament is in collaboration with RealWeegieMidget Reviews as Gilll from that site reviews the Phil Collins film, Buster. Collins had a couple of hit songs from that movie. It was not widely seen in the U.S., so you may be interested in reading the review. So go check it out!

First, check out the podcast episode as we review each song in the tournament.

Now, let’s get going with the Sweet Sixteen! Voting will be open for this round until Sunday, April 3. The Elite 8 will be posted on Monday, April 4. In addition to voting on Twitter – @Returntothe80s and the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook, feel free to comment your picks below. 1 vote per battle please. You can click on the song titles to see each music video.

Bracket 1

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” vs. I Don’t Care Anymore

Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” vs. “Take Me Home

Bracket 2

One More Night” vs. “In the Air Tonight

Another Day in Paradise” vs “Easy Lover” (with Philip Bailey)

Bracket 3

A Groovy Kind of Love” vs. “You Can’t Hurry Love

Sussudio” vs. Don’t Lose My Number

Bracket 4

Separate Lives” (with Marilyn Martin) vs. “I Missed Again

Two Hearts” vs. I Wish It Would Rain Down

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Remember That Song – 2/23/22

Can you name the artist and song:

The clouds never expect it when it rains
But the sea changes colors
But the sea does not change


Last Song: “Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins from Chinese Wall (1985)

Great job sweetpurplejune, Craig (@cdennis0130), and Lisa (@gabbyg89)!!!

You’re the one that wants to hold her
Hold her and control her
You’d better forget it
You’ll never get it


If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 1/5/22

Can you name the artist and song:

I don’t mind, when you act your age
It suits me fine, that you treat me like a child


Last Song: “Two Hearts” by Phil Collins from Buster: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989)

And it teaches you to never let go
There’s so much love you’ll never know
She can reach you no matter how far
Wherever you are


If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 2/19/21

Can you name the artist and song:

Girl, I’ve been missing you
And you know, it’s funny
Every time I get to feelin’ this way
I wish I had you near me
I wanna reach out and touch you


Last Song: “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Phil Collins from Hello, I Must Be Going! (1983)

Great job  J-Dub, Larry (@larrypareigis) and David (@daviddwwalker)!!!

How many heartaches must I stand
Before I find the love to let me live again


If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 11/4/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Instinctively, you give to me
The love that I need
I cherish the moments with you


Last Song: “Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins from Buster: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000), Lynne (@LynneAshton2), Miller (@MillerRobson), and Peter (@JamsieBlonde007)!!!

Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to, anytime at all

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 1/17/20

Can you name the artist and song:

Dance all night, play all day
Don’t let nothin’ get in the way
Dance all night keep the beat
Don’t you worry ’bout two left feet


Last Song: “Separate Lives” by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin from the White Nights Soundtrack (1986)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000) and Lori (@ThreezkyMusic)!!!

Well I held on to let you go
And if you lost your love for me, well you never let it show

If you’d like to get this song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below: