"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (also simply titled "Against All Odds") is a song by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins, recorded for the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. It is a power ballad in which its protagonist implores an ex-lover to "take a look at me now", knowing that reconciliation is "against all odds" while considering it worth trying. The single, while it reached number two in the United Kingdom, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, the first for Collins.
The song has been covered by several singers, some versions of which have been successful in both the US and UK markets. One of the most notable versions was the pairing of Mariah Carey and boyband Westlife, whose single peaked at number one in the United Kingdom in September 2000.
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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