Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Marillion and Fish: The Top 50 Songs

Originally posted 4/25/2015. Updated 1/29/2019.

Fish-era Marillion, image from hamelinprog.com

This list was originally posted on 4/25/2015 in honor of Fish’s birthday. He was born Derek Dick on April 25, 1958. From 1981 to 1988, he was the lead singer of British neo-progressive-rock group Marillion. After four albums, he went solo and the band soldiered on with singer Steve Hogarth, with whom they still tour and record today.

This list was updated on 1/29/2019 in honor of Hogarth’s 30th anniversary with the band. Here are the top 50 songs by Marillion (with and without Fish) and by Fish as a solo artist. The list was figured by seeing what songs were featured most often on 20 compilations and 77 (!) live albums as well as a few best-of lists.

Hogarth-era Marillion, image from tivolivredenburg.nl


Marillion and Fish’s Top 50 Songs
1. Kayleigh (1985)
2. Lavender (1985)
3. Garden Party (1983)
4. Incommunicado (1987)
5. Easter (1989) *
6. Warm Wet Circles (1987)
7. Sugar Mice (1987)
8. Heart of Lothian (1985)
9. No One Can (1991) *
10. Assassing (1984)

11. You’re Gone (2004) *
12. Hooks in You (1989) *
13. He Knows You Know (1983)
14. Afraid of Sunlight (1995) *
15. Cover My Eyes (1991) *
16. Beautiful (1995) *
17. Lady Nina (1985)
18. Credo (1991) **
19. Punch and Judy (1984)
20. Big Wedge (1989) **

21. Internal Exile (1991) **
22. Sympathy (1992) *
23. Dry Land (1991) *
24. Alone Again in the Lap of Luxury (1994) *
25. Neverland (2004) *
26. The Uninvited Guest (1989) *
27. Freaks (1985)
28. The Great Escape (1994) *
29. Don’t Hurt Yourself (2004) *
30. A Gentleman’s Excuse Me (1990) **

31. Thank You Whoever You Are (2007) *
32. Market Square Heroes (1982)
33. Fantastic Place (2004) *
34. State of Mind (1989) **
35. Cinderella Search (1984)
36. The Hollow Man (1994) *
37. Just Good Friends (1991) **
38. Lady Let It Lie 1994) **
39. Estonia (1997) *
40. Fugazi (1984)

41. Slainte Mhath (1987)
42. Man of a Thousand Faces (1997) *
43. Script for a Jester’s Tear (1983)
44. Lucky (1991) **
45. That Time of the Night (1987)
46. See It Like a Baby (2007) *
47. Fortunes of War (1994) **
48. Bitter Suite (1985)
49. The Company (1990) **
50. Between You and Me (2001)

* songs by Marillion with Steve Hogarth as the lead singer
** songs by Fish as a solo artist


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