Take Me Home (5:53)

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Take Me Home is the 10th track on Phil Collins’ third solo album, No Jacket Required. The song was released as a single in the UK in July 1985 and in the US in March 1986. It did reasonably well in the UK, peaking there at #19. It wasn’t as successful as other singles from the album, like “Sussudio” or “One More Night” in the United States, but managed to peak at #7 there. The “Extended Mix” of “Take Me Home”, released on the 12” single was one of the six songs to be included on Collins’ 12”ers album.

“Take Me Home” is considered one of Collins’ more well known songs, and has been in all of his tours since the No Jacket Required Tour. The song has remained popular among fans and is very popular at his live shows. Common misconceptions regarding the song’s topic are that it is about a man returning home, or that it is about the psychological manipulations of the totalitarian government from George Orwell’s novel 1984. In reality, however, Collins has stated that the song lyrics refer to a patient in a mental institution, and that it is very much based on the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. While recording “Long Long Way to Go”, Collins asked Sting to provide backing vocals for this song as well. The song also features Collins’ old Genesis band mate, Peter Gabriel, and Helen Terry on backing vocals.

The music video features Collins singing in various places around the world, including London, New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Sydney, Paris, St.


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  • tigerwolf1

    Conjures up memories of Miami Vice :)

    12 Jan 10:55pm Reply
  • crazykaz02

    all his stuff is brill

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • omambiyick

    Love his music.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • wb7777

    In this video...I love the limo with the hot-tub built into the back of it at the end.

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Zittyyy

    Klasse :-)

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Fredi14

    so schön ;)

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • tabletopdrummer

    Great African Groove ! Mytunamyholla apple jacks apple jacks 123, 123 ! SAY IT THREE TIMES FAST TO THE GROOVE YALL !!!!

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • flickothewrist

    For me this is Phil's finest "solo" adventure, stirring, passionate and the Genesis overtones added to the mix makes this a remarkable song, magnificent

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • Miss_Calvero

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  • crazykaz02

    im back home now great to be back

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • nkafke

    no, I... I don't mind...

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • britagent1

    Arguably my favourite song from No Jacket required, and also played this song last during the both sides Tour, as I was hoping for it to happen, sometimes wishes come true....:)

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • silvertree

    Saw Phil on the Sussudio tour. He played this song at the end of the concert. People just kept on singing and we couldn't leave !!!

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
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    1 Feb 2012 Reply
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  • crazykaz02

    Thats where i am going back home to be with my mum wills is coming with me

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    fave track from this great album,very 80s though.

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • theresaduhon

    love it

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • pjb808

    Miami Vice....... :-)

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • RonaldEmmis

    I remember the video for this song - Phil Collins took video images all over the world during his, I believe, 1985 world tour. You see New York, California, Japan, London, Russia, and Australia. And in the end he drives home and his wife asks, "Where have you been?" And Collins says, "Oh, just to the pub, dear," and he smiles. Now THAT is a classic video. Not like the crap that comes out today.

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
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