Am I in the minority and love the song Groovy Kind of Love??

  • So this song was a big song for my wife and I when we were dating and became really our song. I was super bummed to hear that Phil admitted in an interview that I heard that he really did not like doing the song at all :( LOL. So was just curious if this is just another Phil Collins love song and not big deal or if people here liked it. Sorry if I'm being laughed at by half the members on the board LOL I totally get it LOL but enjoy the song hence my avatar lol

  • I have always loved it. Always. I know he didn't write it but compared with Against All Odds & Separate Lives (both of which I saw him play) it is a model of restraint.

  • I like it as well. In fact, I think Phil's singing is quite wonderful in it.


    It is a cover version, though - I think that is an under-known detail about the song. Phil either heard Patti LaBelle's version or (more likely) The Mindbenders' version. In any case, it's a good version.


    More about the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Groovy_Kind_of_Love

    Stepping out the back way, hoping nobody sees...

  • I like it as well. In fact, I think Phil's singing is quite wonderful in it.


    It is a cover version, though - I think that is an under-known detail about the song. Phil either heard Patti LaBelle's version or (more likely) The Mindbenders' version. In any case, it's a good version.


    More about the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Groovy_Kind_of_Love

    I liked Phil's first 3 albums and SOME tracks thereafter. I wasn't enamored with his cover songs, the aforementioned included.

  • I wasn't enamored with his cover songs.

    It's a shame that he never recorded Keep On Running, Always, Helpless Heart, People Get Ready and It's Alright with a band as I thought he did a great job with them. Other than that, The Way You Look Tonight, Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me and Somewhere showed that an understanding of jazz was not beyond him. Decent covers all.