Best Simple Minds Songs

The Top Ten Best Simple Minds Songs

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

One of the best songs ever made.

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.

3 Belfast Child

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

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

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 song should be number 2 or 3 on this list such a classic

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!

Can't believe that Don't you is currently at No. 1. This song wasn't even written by the band and it's just boring. Everything else from the classic New Gold Dream or Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call beats it any time.

6 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

Easily their best song.

7 Promised You a Miracle

One of the best new waves songs of all-time

Awesome underrated song!

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

8 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

Love it! easily their best song.

9 Glittering Prize

A couple of years ago when I was down as I have ever been in my life and I was thinking silly thought's, for what ever reason I switched over to the Red Button, low and behold there was Simple Minds doing there Acoustic Gig, I watched it over and over again until it was of air, Glittering Prize is my No1, See The Lights No2 with New Gold Dreams No3.
I then went out and bought their New CD, Jim Kerr, Charlie Buchell and the band don't know that their Gig saved my life. God Bless Simple Minds XXX Thank You Jim Kerr.
Jock Hay, Aberdeen

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.

10 New Gold Dream

Never heard a better song than this, so for sure best song of all time

One of my favourite songs of all time and great live

Simply the best song ever

Like any song on New Gold Dream, just great.

The Contenders

11 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!

12 Up On the Catwalk

For all the great songs they produced, this is by far their best song. A perfect masterpiece! Go listen!

Constantly rising to higher levels of energy throughout

13 Let There Be Love

My personal favourite.

1. Don't You (Forget About Me)
2. Alive And Kicking
3. Let There Be Love
4. Belfast Child
5. Ghost Dancing
6. Mandela Day
7. Life in a Day
8. New Gold Dream
9. Hypnotised
10. Love Song
11. Speed Your Love to Me
12. Big Sleep
13. Promised You a Miracle
14. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
15. Waterfront
16. She's a River
17. Glittering Prize
18. Sanctify Yourself
19. All the Things She Said
20. Cry

14 Once Upon a Time
15 I Wish You Were Here
16 See the Lights

Top 5 in my book

17 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.

18 Mandela Day

Iconic - does not receive the recognition it deserves.

A really relaxing song!

best song

19 Home

Honestly, this is there BEST song. I fell in love when I heard this.

When I am sick. I play this single every time.


20 Real Life

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

21 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.

Slide guitar like none other. Best song by far!

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

22 Come a Long Way

This one's so catchy and powerful that definitely deserves sky-rocketing to the top 10 beyond any reasonable doubt. such one of the greatest examples this band has it.

23 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.

24 Love Song

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

Best Simple Minds song ever.

25 The American
26 A Brass Band In African Chimes
27 Theme for Great Cities

Pioneering, brilliant and way ahead of its time

Simple minds do have some great tracks,but this one is timeless.

28 Speed Your Love to Me

The song with the greatest content in terms of my experiences of Love

In my eyes a great song should be up higher

29 Book of Brilliant Things


Live version is awesome. Live your n the City of Lights Album👌

30 This Fear of Gods

Way ahead of its time and simply brilliant. Nothing like it really both then and now. Simple minds at their most creative.

31 This Is Your Land
32 I Travel

Great tune! Let's dance!

33 African Skies
34 Street Fighting Years

Structure of this song is amazing, it's a masterpiece.

35 Chelsea Girl
36 Changeling
37 Stay Visible

One of their best songs ever! I would put it in top five, but it is not even in top 30! An underrated song for sure...

Never a hit, but a Simple Minds classic!
Epic and beautiful!

38 Rockets
39 Stand by Love
40 Oh Jungleland
41 Big Sleep

Their best song!

42 Seeing Out the Angel
43 Today I Died Again
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