Monday, February 13, 2012

The Top 60 Songs of Peter Gabriel and Genesis








In honor of Peter Gabriel’s birthday (born February 13, 1950) here are the top songs from him as a solo artist and as the frontman of Genesis. A similar list was done in honor of Phil Collins’ birthday on January 30, 1951. This list was created by considering chart status, sales, airplay, awards, placement on the DMDB’s overall list, appearances on compilations, and an aggregate of Genesis and Peter Gabriel-focused best-of lists.

1. Sledgehammer (1986)
2. In Your Eyes (1986)
3. Solsbury Hill (1977)
4. Biko (1980)
5. Shock the Monkey (1982)



6. Games without Frontiers (1980)
7. Don’t Give Up (with Kate Bush, 1986)
8. Steam (1992)
9. Big Time (1986)
10. The Carpet Crawlers (1974) *



11. Digging in the Dirt (1992)
12. I Know What I Like in Your Wardrobe (1973) *
13. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) *
14. Supper’s Ready (1972) *
15. Red Rain (1986)



16. Firth of Fifth (1973) *
17. The Musical Box (1971) *
18. In the Cage (1974) *
19. Family Snapshot (1980)
20. I Don’t Remember (1980)



21. The Cinema Show (1973) *
22. Kiss That Frog (1992)
23. I Have the Touch (1982)
24. Watcher of the Skies (1972) *
25. Here Comes the Flood (1977)





26. Counting Out Time (1974) *
27. Come Talk to Me (1992)
28. That Voice Again (1986)
29. San Jacinto (1982)
30. Shaking the Tree (with Youssou N’Dour, 1989)



31. No Self Control (1980)
32. Blood of Eden (with Sinead O’Connor, 1992)
33. The Knife (1970) *
34. Washing of the Water (1992)
35. Lovetown (1994)



36. More Than This (2003)
37. Secret World (1992)
38. I Go Swimming (1983)
39. Mercy Street (1986)
40. I Grieve (2002)



41. The Family and the Fishing Net (1982)
42. On the Air (1978)
43. When You’re Falling (with Afro Celt Sound System, 2001)
44. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight (1973) *
45. After the Ordeal (1973) *



46. Walk Through the Fire (1984)
47. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging (1974) *
48. Lilywhite Lilith (1974) *
49. Sky Blue (2002)
50. D.I.Y. (1978)



51. A Different Drum (1989)
52. The Fountain of Salmacis (1971) *
53. The Return of the Giant Hogweed (1971) *
54. It (1974) *
55. Humdrum (1977)



56. Happy the Man (1972) *
57. Not One of Us (1980)
58. Growing Up (2002)
59. Love to Be Loved (1992)
60. Intruder (1980)
61. Kiss of Life (1982)

* Genesis song






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