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Genesis - Throwing It All Away (1987)

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"Throwing It All Away" is the seventh track on the 1986 album Invisible Touch by Genesis. It was the second single from the ...

"Throwing It All Away" is the seventh track on the 1986 album Invisible Touch by Genesis. It was the second single from the album in 1986, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 22 in Britain, where it was released as the last single of the album in 1987. In the U.S., it also went to No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in October 1986 and the Album Rock Tracks chart in August 1986. The working title was "Zephyr and Zeppo".

The song is a soft rock ballad structured around a guitar riff by Mike Rutherford, who also wrote the lyrics. The U.S. single included an edited version of the instrumental "Do the Neurotic" as the B-side; the UK edition featured the track "I'd Rather Be You".

Music video

A music video for the song was composed of soundcheck footage and shots of the band travelling while on their Invisible Touch tour of North America, much of which was filmed by Phil Collins on his 1985 Sony Handycam, mostly filmed in Toronto (Exhibition Stadium) and Detroit (Joe Louis Arena). It is featured on their DVD The Video Show.

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