Best Peter Gabriel Songs

The Top Ten

1 Solsbury Hill

This is one of the greatest songs of all time! Should for sure be number 1!

Should defiantly be number 1 for his solo songs. - Acdcdanny

By far his best work

Agreed. Amazing. Song is just amazing

2 Games Without Frontiers

Wildly creative, seemingly out of nowhere given that it sounds like no song he created prior. This is the song - and by extension the album - that he intuitively knew he had in him when he left Genesis and would not be able to birth while with Genesis. His first two solo albums were really exercises in shedding Genesis...

Way ahead of its time.

Peter Gabriel is a genius

"If looks could kill, they probably will" - musicman4

3 In Your Eyes

In My Top 100 songs of all time.


4 Sledgehammer

The song that really changed his career

The best song of all time #1 in my book!



5 Lay Your Hands On Me
6 Don't Give Up

One of his very best, has to be top 3 for me

One of the song, that returns me to normal life, when everything falls on me and I can't go futher.

7 Sky Blue

Should have been the first single from the Up album. Truly beautiful song.

8 San Jacinto

Underrated masterpiece, listening to it right now

9 Blood of Eden
10 Digging in the Dirt

Digging in the Dirt and That Voice Again are two underrated PG songs

The Contenders

11 Big Time

Great song and the glamour of the 80’s was great

12 Here Comes the Flood

By far one of the most under-rated songs of all time - original album version was good... but version from "Shaking the Tree: 16 Golden Greats", utterly brilliant. So simple, serene, yet also deep, powerful, just amazing.

Extremely emotional and meaningful. It's a strong ending to the car album and one of those stand out songs. Just BEAUTIFUL.

13 Time of the Turning
14 Shock the Monkey
15 Red Rain

Masterpiece. Great lyrics. Check out Natalie Merchants version on YouTube

16 Steam
17 Mercy Street

One of those songs that comes back to haunt me every now and then, but in the best way. Beautiful, melancholy, and strangely heartwarming? How a song like this can be on the same album as Sledgehammer, demonstrates Gabriel's genius - el_manana

18 Wallflower
19 Burn You Up, Burn You Down
20 Biko

Because Biko!

21 Signal to Noise
22 Moribund the Burgermeister
23 Family Snapshot

How is not already on here?!?! It's a terrific song!

A great song should easily be in the top ten!


24 Secret World
25 The Book of Love
26 Down to Earth
27 The Rhythm of the Heat
28 Excuse Me
29 No Self Control

Wasn't even on the list! This song features Phil Collins on drums and believe it or not was the first time the new gated drums sound was discovered in the studio, before In the Air Tonight

Needs to be number one. Phil collins played on this track

30 The Barry Williams Show
31 Kiss That Frog
32 I Don't Remember
33 My Body Is a Cage
34 On the Air
35 The Family and the Fishing Net
36 Growing Up

Great song, while the lyrics might be simple, the song is still worth a listen.

37 Darkness
38 While the Earth Sleeps

Does this qualify? If so, it should be on this list.

39 I Grieve
40 Kiss of Life

Great rhythm to this song. - MaxStickies

41 And Through the Wire

#3 after sledgehammer and games without frontiers - CygnusX99

42 Down the Dolce Vita

Cool arrangement, original idea

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