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"Taking It All Too Hard" is the sixth track from the 1983 album Genesis by Genesis. It is known for Tony Banks' work on his Yamaha CP-70 electric piano.

"Taking It All Too Hard"
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Single by Genesis
from the album Genesis
B-side"Silver Rainbow"
ReleasedJune 1984 (1984-06)
GenrePop rock
Songwriter(s)Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford
Producer(s)Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Genesis singles chronology
"Illegal Alien"
"Taking It All Too Hard"
"Invisible Touch"

The single was only released in the US in the summer of 1984; it peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart[1] and received significant airplay, but stalled at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100. It included the eighth track from the album, "Silver Rainbow," as the B-side.

No music video was made for this single, and the song has never been performed live by the band.[2] This was the last single for the band until the band's only No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Invisible Touch", in 1986.



  1. ^ "Taking It All Too Hard" Billboard chart history, Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  2. ^ The Pet Shop

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