Before becoming a solo singer/songwriter, Phil Collins was the drummer for the progressive rock band Genesis.
It is interesting to most musicians to therefore learn Collins started this song on a drum machine.
He explained in an interview that he was playing around with the machine when inspiration hit: “I had a tempo in mind. I was thinking of one of the Jacksons’ songs actually when I strung a chorus on it. The line ‘one more night’ just fit what I was playing. The rest of the song was written very quickly.”
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