Australian singles chart:
In the Air Tonight entered the Kent Music Report on 23 March 1981 and peaked at #3. It was #26 on the Top 100 of 1981.
The song is on Face Value which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 16 March 1981 and peaked at #2.
Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham
Record label of Australian release:
Collins wrote In the Air Tonight about the anger he felt after divorcing his first wife, Andrea Bertorelli, in 1980 – he was so devastated that he left Genesis for a short time.
The Face Value album, Collins’ first as a solo artist, outsold every previous Genesis album, prompting the group to change musical direction, with less prog and more pop. Later in 1981, they released the album Abacab with a hit title track that got them on radio and MTV. For the rest of the decade, both the band and Collins were consistent hitmakers.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/phil-collins/in-the-air-tonight
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