The Phil Collins Song That Paul Stanley Picked As His Favorite
With his songwriting, guitar, and artistic contributions, Paul Stanley became one of the most prominent rock and roll musicians since the formation of his band KISS in 1973. The band members adapted different personalities, and Stanley got the Starchild, which he impersonated for a long time. He was also chosen as the 18th on Hit Parader’s list o Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time, and Gibson’s readers ranked him the 13th on the Top 25 Frontmen.
Shortlist previously featured Stanley in an interview where he talked about his favorite songs of all time by their themes. Apparently, his favorite movie track was one of Phil Collins‘ creations. The Genesis star is also known to be one of the most influential figures in rock and roll. He is a drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor with a lot of aces hidden up in his sleeve. Even though currently he is facing health issues and difficulties performing with Genesis, he made a mark in the music world throughout his 59 years old career.
What Is Paul Stanley’s Favorite Movie Soundtrack?
Phil Collins created the song ‘Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)’ for the 1984 movie by the same title. It is a power ballad and is sung to the persona’s ex-lover to look back at what they left behind. It is dramatic and powerful and fits with the dramatic events of the movie. IMDB summarizes the movie as having dramatic events unfolded when a gangster hires a man to find his missing girlfriend but they end up falling in love.
Hence this is exactly what Stanley loves about the song. The emotions and the vulnerability of the lyrics get to him and make him emotional as well. He praised Collins for being able to pull it off and regards it heroic for a person to reveal themselves this much.
Here is what he said about the song in 2015:
“That’s an interesting one. Let’s go with Phil Collins ‘Against All Odds.’ Why that song? Drama, drama! Y’know? It’s all emotion, and it’s all vulnerability, and in that track, he certainly eviscerates himself.
It’s pretty stunning how he just tears himself open. That kind of desperate vulnerability. To be able to pull that off is terrific. The song ends beautifully, and I love it. There’s always grander songs or more heroic songs but, sometimes the most difficult thing is to reveal the self.”
You can listen to the song below.