Pop Up Video: In the Air Tonight (1985)

Take Me Home single by Phil Collins
Take Me Home
Single: Phil Collins
Album: No Jacket Required
Released:
July 15, 1985 (UK)
January 8, 1986 (US)
Genre: Soft rock, electronic
Rock, new wave, worldbeat
Songwriter: Phil Collins

"Take Me Home" by Phil Collins  is about a patient in a mental institution. Collin's inspiration came from  the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Popular among his fans, it's his song choice for the majority of encores at his concerts.  Sting, ex-Genesis band mate Peter Gabriel, and former Culture Club backing singer Helen Terry supplied backup vocals. The song is the final track on Collins' album, No Jacket Required

Miami Vice

Miami Vice

"Take Me Home" was released in the UK in 1985. The US version was issued in March 1986, after Phil Collins appeared in the TV series Miami Vice. The track was used in the opening episode of the second season, "The Prodigal Son," on September 27, 1985. Collins' "In the Air Tonight" appeared in the series premiere a year earlier. "Take Me Home" was included on the Miami Vice II soundtrack album.



Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
"How could I disappoint these guys? 
They were nice lads."
Phil Collins in Rolling Stone 

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Eazy-E
 Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Eazy-E

"In 2003, the hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony based their song "Home" on this single. Collins appeared in the video. That version of the song reached number 19 in the UK. Collins appeared in the music video to sing the chorus. He told Rolling Stone: "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony called me up and said, 'We've done a version of your song 'Take Me Home' and we'd like you to be in the video.' I said, 'No, I'm not in America.' They said, 'They can come wherever you are.' I said, 'Don't make me say, 'No, f--k off.'' But then I heard the song, and I quite liked it, and they agreed to come to Geneva. How could I disappoint these guys? They were nice lads."


Phil Collins
In the Air Tonight
(Pop Up Video)

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