Strangers Like Me

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"Strangers Like Me"
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Single by Phil Collins
from the album Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
ReleasedOctober 25, 1999 [1]
Label Walt Disney
Songwriter(s) Phil Collins
Phil Collins singles chronology
"You'll Be in My Heart"
"Strangers Like Me"
"Son of Man"

"Strangers Like Me" is a song by the English singer Phil Collins for the soundtrack of Disney's 1999 animated film Tarzan . The song peaked at number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. Collins also recorded the song in Spanish (Lo extraño que soy), Italian (Al di fuori di me), French (Je veux savoir) and German (Fremde wie ich). The song was later covered by the all-female pop rock band Everlife in 2004.


This song has also appeared in the film's Broadway musical.


The song talks about Tarzan's fascination with Jane, Professor Porter, and Clayton, as well as the wider human world he has yet to see. The song has a verse describing Tarzan's feelings for Jane.

Music video

The music video for the Radio Mix version can be found on the Tarzan DVD. It was directed by Dani Jacobs and features Collins performing the song, intercut with clips from Tarzan.

Track listings, formats, and versions

2005 CD

  1. "Strangers Like Me" (Phil Collins' Radio Mix Version)
  2. "Strangers Like Me" (Everlife Version) (From "Disney Mania 3")
  3. "Trashin' The Camp" (By: *NSYNC & Phil Collins)
  4. "Strangers Like Me" (Phil Collins' Radio Mix Version) (Video)
  5. "Strangers Like Me" (Everlife Version) (From "Disney Mania 3") (Video)

2005/1999 DVD Single

1999 Phil Colins' DVD Single

  1. "Strangers Like Me" (Phil Collins' Radio Mix Video)
  2. "Trashin' The Camp!" (Studio Session Music Video With *NSYNC & Phil Collins) (Video)

2005 Everlife DVD Single

  1. "Strangers Like Me" (Live) (From "Disney Mania 3") (Video)
  2. "Trashin' The Camp!" (Studio Session Music Video With *NSYNC & Phil Collins) (Repeat) (Video)
  3. Photo Gallery

2005 Enhanced VCD DualDisc Promo

CD Side
  1. "Strangers Like Me" (Phil Collins Radio Mix)
  2. "Strangers Like Me" (Everlife Version)
  3. "Trashin' The Camp!" (By: *NSYNC & Phil Collins)
DVD Side
  1. "Strangers Like Me" (Phil Collins Radio Mix' Version) (Music Video)
  2. "Strangers Like Me" (Everlife Version) (Live) (Music Video)
  3. "Trashin' The Camp!" (Studio Session Music Video With *NSYNC & Phil Collins)


Chart (2000)Peak
Canada Adult Contemporary ( RPM ) [2] 7
Dutch Singles Chart75
German Singles Chart29
Polish Singles Chart [3] 47
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 10

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