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Against All Odds is a power ballad by English drummer, singer-songwriter Phil Collins. 

It was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie with the same name (1984). The single reached the No. 1 position in several countries and earned him multiple nominations and a Grammy Award. 

The arrangement was primarily done on a piano and translates very well to the guitar. 

Besides the usual suspects such as the chords, the ballad strum, and the progression, we take a look at how to play its signature intro and outro, which is easier than one might think.