Against All Odds – Steve Brookstein

Steve Brookstein took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for one week in 2005.

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Against all odds by Steve Brookstein replaced Do they know it’s Christmas? by Band Aid 20 at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 2005, having entered the top 40 the previous week at number 2. It spent one week at number 1 and then made way for Jailhouse rock by Elvis Presley.

After falling from the top spot, the song stayed in the top 10 for another two weeks, both of them in the top 5. A further four weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

Against all odds was released on the Syco Music record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Steve Brookstein. It was included on the gold-selling album Heart and soul, which spent one week at the top of the UK albums chart.

The original version of the song was written and recorded by Phil Collins in 1984 when it peaked at number 2 in the UK and was a US number 1. It then became a UK number 1 in 2000 when Mariah Carey recorded a version with Westlife.

More music from Steve Brookstein


More number ones from 2005


UK singles chart for the week ending 8 January 2005

  1. Against all oddsSteve Brookstein

  2. Do they know it’s Christmas?Band Aid 20

  3. I believe in youKylie

  4. Father and sonRonan Keating featuring Yusuf Islam

  5. You can do itIce Cube featuring Mack 10 & Ms Toi

  6. Boulevard of broken dreamsGreen Day

  7. Out of touchUniting Nations

  8. If there’s any justiceLemar

  9. Tilt ya head backNelly & Christina Aguilera

  10. UnwrittenNatasha Bedingfield

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