Theme Times – Bumper Weekend – Tears For Fears and Phil Collins


Phil Collins

Personal Choice



Dedicated to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove

Philip David Charles Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and later became singer of the rock band Genesis, and is also a solo artist. Between 1982 and 1989, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Two Hearts” and “Another Day in Paradise”.


Phil Collins Top 7 Hits

In The Air Tonight – 1981

Another Day In Paradise – 1989

One More Night – 1985

Sussudio – 1985

Take Me Home – 1985

A Groovy Kind Of Love – 1988

Mama – 1983



Tears For fears [TFF]



Dedicated to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove

Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesiser bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success. They were part of the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US.


Tears For Fears Top 7 Hits

Everybody Wants to Rule The World  – 1985

Head Over Heels – 1985

Shout – 1985

Mad World – 1983

Sowing the Seeds of Love – 1989

Mother’s Talk – 1985

Woman in Chains – 1989

So there we go folks –  Tears For Fears and Phil Collins – Top 7– what were your favourites?

TOTW Bumper Weekend

5 thoughts on “Theme Times – Bumper Weekend – Tears For Fears and Phil Collins

  1. 80’s music was awesome! I wish I could say the same about the fashion but unfortunately I can’t. Love both Phil Collins and Tears For Fears. All of the songs above bring great memories too.

    1. The 80’s fashion was a great fashion, l worked in the trade in the 80’s and there was an awful amount of real classy styles for then – the 70’s were appalling, the 90’s were drab, but the 80’s superb 🙂

      1. You might be right. The 90’s were drab indeed. Perhaps, I was too young in the 80’s to appreciated the fashion then. What I wore was awful though, not to mention the hair style!

  2. Well now that makes more sense, if you are a generation younger than me and you were in the 80’s in your early to mid teens then yes l can understand the fashion being awful, the hair you are quite right was unusual to say the least, the music was truly exciting because we were coming away from punk of the 70’s and veering into a huge new wave of exhuberance – the emergence of house for me for starters was a huge thing.

    Fashion for the early to late twenties was great, we had so many exciting names coming out, so many fresh and unique ideas 🙂

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