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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Geddy Lee was born: July 29, 1953 / The Top 59 Rush Songs

l to r: Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, and Geddy Lee of Rush

Lead singer Geddy Lee, of Canadian rock trio Rush, was born on July 29, 1953. In celebration of his 59th birthday, the DMDB has compiled a list of the top 59 Rush songs by aggregating 9 best-of lists along with sales figures, chart data, appearances on overall best-of lists, awards, and appearances on 14 different Rush compilations. Here are the results:


The Top 59 Rush Songs

Tom Sawyer

1. Tom Sawyer (1981)
2. The Spirit of Radio (1980)
3. Closer to the Heart (1977)
4. Working Man (1974)
5. Subdivisions (1982)

The Spirit of Radio

6. Free Will (1980)
7. Limelight (1981)
8. 2112 * (1976)
9. New World Man (1983)
10. The Trees (1978)

Closer to the Heart

11. Red Barchetta (1981)
12. Distant Early Warning (1984)
13. Roll the Bones (1991)
14. YYZ (1981)
15. La Villa Strangiato (1978)

Working Man

16. Time Stand Still (1987)
17. Fly by Night (1975)
18. Dreamline (1991)
19. The Big Money (1985)
20. Anthem (1975)

Subdivisions

21. Vital Signs (1981)
22. A Passage to Bangkok (1976)
23. Xanadu (1977)
24. Bastille Day (1975)
25. Force Ten (1987)

26. By-Tor and the Snow Dog (1975)
27. Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage (1977)
28. Nobody’s Hero (1993)
29. Mystic Rhythms (1985)
30. Far Cry (2007)

Free Will

31. One Little Victory (2002)
32. Animate (1993)
33. Red Sector A (1984)
34. A Farewell to Kings (1977)
35. Driven (1996)

Limelight

36. Bravado (1991)
37. Natural Science (1980)
38. Workin’ Them Angels (2007)
39. Witch Hunt (1981)
40. Marathon (1985)

2112: Overture / The Temples of Syrinx

41. The Pass (1989)
42. Circumstances (1978)
43. Leave That Thing Alone (1993)
44. Show Don’t Tell (1989)
45. Resist (1996)

New World Man

46. Manhattan Project (1985)
47. Finding My Way (1974)
48. The Twilight Zone (1976)
49. The Body Electric (1984)
50. Earthshine (2002)

The Trees

51. Test for Echo (1996)
52. Between the Wheels (1984)
53. Stick It Out (1993)
54. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (1978)
55. Caravan (2010)

Red Barchetta

56. The Camera Eye (1981)
57. Cinderella Man (1977)
58. Countdown (1982)
59. Ghost Rider (2002)

* Often only the first two parts of “2112” are featured on compilations.

Distant Early Warning


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