Best Simple Minds Songs


The Top Ten

1 Don't You (Forget About Me)

Don't you... Forget about me.
Now what's better than that? GO BREAKFAST CLUB

Sorry. That's how I learned about this song.

Love the Start "Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey" - mneilan

Great song and great opening - mneilan

Even today it sounds fantastic the pubs come alive when it,s played

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2 Alive and Kicking

Love this song it's really good vote this one up

Great song this one should be at number 3 by far really good one

Much as I like Breakfast Club and Don't You Forget About Me, this is an incredible song. Robin Clark's vocals are incredible, and the video for this has some of the prettiest scenery you will ever see. This song represents everything great about 80s music.

I have liked this song since the first time I heard it. The song is on my iPhone and also the video.

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3 Belfast Child

This song should be number 2 please vote this one up love it this one got number 1 in uk charts when it was released in the 80s please vote up great singing and bass guitar and drums - mneilan

Love this song it should be number 2 or 3 not 6 or 5 please vote this song up great signing bass guitar and drums

Great song, Don't you forget about me is catchy, Waterfront is a fantastic anthem, Alive and Kicking is probably for me a close second to this one but for me it doesn't get much better than this song, some day we're gonna tear the old town down!

This list is all wrong the top ten should be:

1. Don't Forget (About Me)
2. Alive And Kicking
3. Belfast Child
4. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
5. All The Thing She Said
6. Ghost Dancing
7. Promised You A Miracle
8. Waterfront
9. Sanctify Yourself
10. Mandela Day - mneilan

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4 Sanctify Yourself

Amazingly and somewhat underrated track that's arguably even better live. Say it quietly but it's better than "Don't You..." Crank it up in the car and be transported back to 1985.

Great Tune Vote This Song Up Higher

5 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)

Great Song Not The Best But Its Amazing Worthy Of A Number 3 Or 4 Spot On This List - mneilan

Amazing this song should be number 3 or 4 vote this song up please

Just, simply put a wonderful song. Sounds so unique!

At the moment I'm writing this the number 1 spot goes to Don't you forget about me, a song that was not even written by the band. It could only be number 1 as this is a site mainly frequented by Americans I think. Even the thumb is wrong, as this is from the band's best ever album New Gold Dream.

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6 Waterfront

Great song, played live nothing better.

Only beaten by Wont get fooled again in my Rock top 100

One of the best openings to an anthem ever

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7 Glittering Prize

This is so much better than 10. Bass riff to die for and beautiful complex song. Brings joy to me. Before they sold out they were so much better

Great tune should be in top ten vote this song up please

This song was way ahead of its time. One of the best.

Best by far

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8 All the Things She Said

This is a top 5 for me

The video for this song seems really funny and ahead if it time at the point when it was made - mneilan

One of there top 5 in my opinion

This song should be number 4 on this list and the list should go:

1. Don't You (Forget About Me)
2. Belfast Child
3. Alive and Kicking
4. All The Things She Said
5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
6. Ghost Dancing
7. Sanctify Yourself
8. New Gold Dream
9. Promised You a Miracle
10. Glittering Prize - mneilan

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9 New Gold Dream

One of my favourite songs of all time and great live

Like any song on New Gold Dream, just great.

Amazing theme from an incredible album

This is my favourite song of all time, I first heard it on on Radio One in the late 80s and bought the album the day after.It's brilliant live too.

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10 Ghost Dancing

Love this song great beat vote this one up to number 3 - mneilan

Great tune love this one - mneilan

Fantastic song - great sang live!

The Contenders

11 Promised You a Miracle

Bass, guitar, vocals - the business! Ethereal Young Jimmy and little Charlie. The undoubted best SM track. 1983 live Pinkfest lovve it!

12 Once Upon a Time
13 Let There Be Love
14 Mandela Day V 2 Comments
15 Hunter and the Hunted

Best simple minds song ever, never get sick of this song all time fave of any band.

Most innovative and best song by simple minds ever

An earlier song from the "New Gold Dream" album, very catchy and melodic - Jabby4evr

Best song and my all time favourite (of all artists not just SM ) since 1982 - especially the dreamtime mix.

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16 See the Lights V 1 Comment
17 Real Life

Killer song from begining to end, does deserve a top ten spot, at least though. This is quintessential simple minds

18 Love Song

The first Simple Minds tune I ever heard, Love Song still sounds good today (unlike the rest of their songs)

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19 Hypnotised

This is absolutely great. The lyrics, guitar sound, the voice of jim, the sense are something out of this world..

This is pure epicness, the beggining of a song is great. I just wonder how it didn't come up to top 10 because it totally deserves it. Probably one of my favourite songs from Simple Minds.

Mind blowing guitar parts are the main reason why I vote forthis one.

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20 She's a River

Under exposed but powerful. Needs to be considered in top 3

This is by far there best song and should be # 1

THE best of their repetiore, bar none.

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List StatsUpdated 19 Aug 2017

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Waterfront
2. Glittering Prize
3. Sanctify Yourself
1. Don't You (Forget About Me)
2. Alive and Kicking
3. Mandela Day
1. Don't You (Forget About Me)
2. Belfast Child
3. Alive and Kicking

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