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

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 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 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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7 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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8 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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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

Simply the best song ever

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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 Let There Be Love

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

13 Once Upon a Time
14 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

15 I Wish You Were Here
16 Mandela Day

Iconic - does not receive the recognition it deserves.

A really relaxing song!

best song

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.

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18 See the Lights V 1 Comment
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

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Top Remixes (7)

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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