Best Peter Gabriel Songs


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 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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3 In Your Eyes


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
8 Blood of Eden
9 San Jacinto

Underrated masterpiece, listening to it right now

10 Digging in the Dirt

The Contenders

11 Big Time

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

12 Shock the Monkey
13 Time of the Turning
14 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.

15 Steam
16 Wallflower
17 Burn You Up, Burn You Down
18 Mercy Street
19 Red Rain
20 Biko

Because Biko!

21 Signal to Noise
22 Moribund the Burgermeister
23 Secret World
24 Down to Earth
25 Family Snapshot


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

26 The Book of Love
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 Digging In the Dirt

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

43 Down the Dolce Vita

Cool arrangement, original idea

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Top Remixes

1. Solsbury Hill
2. Games Without Frontiers
3. In Your Eyes
1. Blood of Eden
2. Digging in the Dirt
3. Games Without Frontiers


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