Phil Collins has posted a video for his take on the 1963 Martha and the Vandellas classic “Heat Wave”. It’s from Going Back, his forthcoming collection of Motown and other 60s pop and soul covers which finds him backed by a very large band which includes former members of Motown’s iconic house band the Funk Brothers, a couple of longtime Genesis associates, and a herd of back-up singers, who all appear to be having a blast. Collins’s love for Motown is no secret. Collins was still considered mainly an album rock guy best known for his work with Genesis (who hadn’t gone completely pop yet) and for the moody atmospherics of “In the Air Tonight” when his 1982 cover of the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” gave him his first solo top 10 hit. That song played a pivotal role in establishing Collins as the pop superstar he would become by mid-decade with his No Jacket Required album and he’d later return to the Motown sound with his original song “Two Hearts” from the movie Buster, which ending up topping the charts in early 1989.

Phil Collins “Heat Wave” (2010)

Phil Collins “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1982)

Phil Collins “Two Hearts” (1988)