Best Peter Gabriel Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Solsbury Hill

Agreed. Amazing. Song is just amazing

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

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2 In Your Eyes

In My Top 100 songs of all time.

Beautiful

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3 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

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4 Sledgehammer

The song that really changed his career

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

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5 Lay Your Hands On Me UListen to Sample
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.

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7 Sky Blue UListen to Sample
8 Blood of Eden UListen to Sample
9 San Jacinto

Underrated masterpiece, listening to it right now

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10 Digging in the Dirt

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

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The Contenders

11 Big Time

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

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12 Here Comes the Flood

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

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.

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15 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

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17 Red Rain

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

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18 Wallflower UListen to Sample
19 Burn You Up, Burn You Down
20 Biko

Because Biko!

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21 Signal to Noise UListen to Sample
22 Moribund the Burgermeister UListen to Sample
23 Secret World UListen to Sample
24 The Book of Love UListen to Sample
25 Down to Earth UListen to Sample
26 Family Snapshot

Amazing

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

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27 The Rhythm of the Heat UListen to Sample
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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

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

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

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37 Darkness UListen to Sample
38 While the Earth Sleeps

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

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40 Kiss of Life

Great rhythm to this song. - MaxStickies

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41 And Through the Wire

#3 after sledgehammer and games without frontiers - CygnusX99

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42 Down the Dolce Vita

Cool arrangement, original idea

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1. Solsbury Hill
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3. In Your Eyes
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