Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

original film song written, composed, and performed by Phil Collins; from the 1984 film "Against All Odds"

"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" is a song written and recorded by British singer-songwriter Phil Collins. It was first released on March 26, 1984. The song appears on the soundtrack for the movie of the same name.[1] The song reached number one in Norway and on the US Billboard Hot 100. It reached the top five in the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, and New Zealand.[2][3]

"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
Song by Phil Collins
from the album Against All Odds
ReleasedMarch 26, 1984
GenrePower pop
Songwriter(s)Phil Collins
Producer(s)Arif Mardin
Phil Collins singles chronology
"Easy Lover"
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
"You Don't Know like I Know"


The song has become popular and covered by many artists, including American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, who included a cover on her 1999 album, Rainbow. She later released a new version of the song in 2000 featuring Irish boy band Westlife. This version reached number one in the UK.


  1. "Phil Collins". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. Steffen Hung. " - Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  3. "against-all-odds-(take-a-look-at-me-now) | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2017-10-25.