We Can't Dance

Virgin UK
Release date
1 Oct 2007
Running length
12 tracks
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1 No Son Of Mine (2007 Digital Remaster) 6:38 1,094
2 Jesus He Knows Me (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:15 1,226
3 Driving The Last Spike (2007 Digital Remaster) 10:06 521
4 I Can't Dance (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:00 1,394
5 Never A Time (2007 Digital Remaster) 3:49 437
6 Dreaming While You Sleep (2007 Digital Remaster) 7:15 426
7 Tell Me Why (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:57 476
8 Living Forever (2007 Digital Remaster) 5:40 351
9 Hold On My Heart (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:36 663
10 Way Of The World (2007 Digital Remaster) 5:38 313
11 Since I Lost You (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:08 307
12 Fading Lights (2007 Digital Remaster) 10:24 298

About this album

We Can’t Dance is the fourteenth studio album by Genesis, recorded and released in . It was their last studio album featuring vocalist/drummer Phil Collins, who would leave Genesis amicably in before returning for ’s Turn It On Again: The Tour.

We Can’t Dance was Genesis’ first studio album in five years, following the international success of Invisible Touch in . We Can’t Dance reached #1 in the UK and #4 in the US, selling several million copies (including 4 million in the US alone). The album also spawned several hit singles, including No Son of Mine, Hold On My Heart, I Can’t Dance and Jesus He Knows Me, the latter two supported by humorous videos. Two songs were cut from the album, due to the fact “there wasn’t enough room on the record.” These two songs are On the Shoreline, and Hearts on Fire. Both songs were released as s.

Contrary to popular belief, Since I Lost You is not about a broken relationship. The song was written by Phil Collins for friend Eric Clapton. On 20 March 1991, Clapton’s four-year-old son Conor died after falling from the 53rd-story window of his mother’s friend’s New York City apartment, landing on the roof of an adjacent four-story building.

Most of the songs were created/written out of improvising at Genesis’ Fisher Lane Farm (“The Farm”) studio.

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  • ilhammaulana

    Dude, I'm noob with Genesis. What's your recommended for Progressive Genesis?

    23 Nov 2:17pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    No album with Driving the Last Spike and Fading Lights can be all bad. And even the much poppier stuff is great, like Hold On My Heart.

    27 Feb 8:36pm Reply
  • LastOneStand

    This trash is their most popular album? How unfortunate. :( [3]

    16 Feb 12:55pm Reply
  • Bentwick09

    This trash is their most popular album? How unfortunate. :( [2].......

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    This trash is their most popular album? How unfortunate. :(

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    The advantage of this over Invisible Touch is Nick Davis' better production (finally, more punch to the drums instead of eighties gated reverb!) and Phil getting back behind the kit instead of letting drum machines take over most of the album. Plus, "Jesus He Knows Me" and "I Can't Dance" are funny. And fuckin' hell, do that many people REALLY think "Driving the Last Spike" and "Fading Lights" are *pop*? Yeesh, stop forgetting Genesis always had at *least* one token prog song on their albums.

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    Some nice lyrical work on this album, although disjointedly counterpointed against some overly sugar-coated pop. But hey, I guess that worked for The Smiths so why not.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • roldki

    Even worse than Invisible Touch, and THAT one sucked a lot.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • nikolas-n

    so brilliant that I'll get a tattoo of this cover on my arm..

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Robo_Dobo


    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • mathewcorry1988

    its one of the best ever.

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Interesting album, so sweet! Not the Genesis I know, but still nice,

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • bambadinka

    what a great music... T.Raven was here...

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ianwuk

    My favourite band ever. Ian W.

    9 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Morganakrouly

    Best band ever.

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • lucy1379

    *** Genesis 4ever! ***

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • MondRAgoa

    ....I love this album!!!! heard it in my childhood again and again....grrrrrrrreat!!!!

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Kareph


    7 May 2009 Reply
  • vundeshtrec

    We Can't Dance > Invisible Touch

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    pop rock 70/30

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
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