“You Can’t Hurry Love” is a song originally recorded by the American female vocal group The Supremes in 1966. It was released on July 25 of 1966 as the second single from their studio album The Supremes A’ Go-Go (1966).
Phil Collins, the English musician, singer, and songwriter, released his cover of “You Can’t Hurry Love” in November 1982 as a single from his second solo studio album, “Hello, I Must Be Going!” It was released with “I Cannot Believe It’s True” on the B-side (“Do You Know, Do You Care?” in North America). The song became a major hit for Collins, reaching the top of the charts in several countries, including #1 the United Kingdom and Canada. Collins’ version of “You Can’t Hurry Love” stayed true to the Motown sound of the original but added his own unique touch. The song features Collins’ signature drum sound, which became one of his trademarks. He played the drums himself, using a gated reverb effect that gave the drums a distinctive, powerful sound. Collins’ cover of “You Can’t Hurry Love” showcases his soulful vocals and energetic performance. The song’s lyrics convey a message of patience and the idea that love cannot be rushed. It emphasizes the importance of waiting for the right person and not settling for less.
Overall, Phil Collins’ cover of “You Can’t Hurry Love” became one of his most successful and recognizable songs. It showcased his talent as a singer and musician while paying homage to the Motown sound that influenced him. The song remains a favorite among Collins’ fans and continues to be enjoyed by audiences around the world.