Best Peter Gabriel Songs

The Top Ten Best Peter Gabriel Songs

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

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

In Your Eyes

In My Top 100 songs of all time.


Lay Your Hands On Me

The song that really changed his career

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



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.

Sky Blue

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

San Jacinto

Underrated masterpiece, listening to it right now

Digging in the Dirt

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

Blood of Eden

The Contenders

Big Time

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

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.

Time of the Turning
Shock the Monkey
Red Rain

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


This my pick for the most underrated Peter Gabriel song of all time. Imagine if the best elements of "Biko" and "Don't Give Up" were combined in one song. "Wallflower" would be the result. It has some of the most powerful lyrics in Peter Gabriel's entire career, and the music matches the tone perfectly.

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

Burn You Up, Burn You Down

Because Biko!

Signal to Noise
Moribund the Burgermeister
Secret World
Family Snapshot

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

A great song should easily be in the top ten!


The Book of Love
The Rhythm of the Heat
Down to Earth
I Grieve
Kiss of Life

Great rhythm to this song. - MaxStickies

Excuse Me
And Through the Wire

#3 after sledgehammer and games without frontiers - CygnusX99

Down the Dolce Vita

Cool arrangement, original idea

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

Shaking the Tree
The Barry Williams Show
Kiss That Frog
I Don't Remember
My Body Is a Cage
On the Air
The Family and the Fishing Net
Growing Up

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

While the Earth Sleeps

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

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