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    Genesis' 180 studio songs ranked

    Ultimate Classic Rock took it upon them to rank all Genesis studio tracks, 180 of them.

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/genesis-songs-ranked/

    What I like about the ranking is that the top 20 doesn't focus on one particular era. Every era gets its due, and being a Genesis "wholist" that suits me fine. I think I can agree on quit a few songs in that top 20 (although I have no idea what "No Reply at All" is doing in the no. 10 spot).

    Anyhow, this is my personal top 20:

    20. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
    19. Supper's Ready
    18. The Carpet Crawlers
    17. Turn it on Again
    16. Entangled
    15. One for the Vine
    14. The Cinema Show
    13. The Musical Box
    12. Domino
    11. Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea
    10. Duke's Travels/Duke's End
    09. Land of Confusion
    08. Mama
    07. No Son of Mine
    06. In the Cage
    05. Los Endos
    04. Blood on the Rooftops
    03. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
    02. Firth of Fifth
    01. Dance on a Volcano

    No. 20 position was a toss up between Tonight, Tonight, Tonight and Abacab. If it were live versions, Abacab would probably have won. And yes, I know, sacrilege that I don’t consider Supper's Ready the holy grail of Genesis 😉

    So what are your top 20 Genesis songs?
    Last edited by Mr. Holland; 04-14-2022, 09:28 PM.

    #2
    Anyone else?

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      #3
      wow thats an impossible task! Lets see......
      1. Supper's Ready
      2. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
      3. Ripples
      4. The Musical Box
      5. Firth of Fifth
      6. Cinema Show
      7. Squonk
      8. Dance on a Volcano
      9. Chamber of 32 Doors
      10. Duchess
      11. The Lamia
      12. Mad Man Moon
      13. One for the Vine
      14. Duke's Travels
      15. Domino
      16. Afterglow
      17. The Lady Lies
      18. In the Cage
      19. Home by the Sea
      20. Get Em Out by Friday
      Honestly though thats just 20 of my faves in any order and I could easily switch some out with others!
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        #4
        It'd take a lot of thought for me to come up with a Genesis Top 20, as it's been quite a long while since I've listened to them. So instead I'll throw you a curve ball and name one special Genesis song, not necessarily my all-time favorite, but one that holds a special place in the heart: Snowbound from And Then There Were Three. That was the first Genesis album I ever heard. Not only was it all fresh and new to me, but because I had never heard anything else by them, there was nothing for it to pale in comparison against. Anyway, I found Snowbound particularly captivating, lyrically light and fanciful yet somewhat dark at the same time, and with gorgeous keyboard textures backing the vocals. I still think of that song, and play that album, every winter when we get our first big snow.

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          #5
          Too lazy to come up with a top list, but it would have to include Me And Sarah Jane. My favorite
          Tony Banks Genesis song.

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            #6
            My Top 20 would probably be something like:

            1) "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
            2) "Mama"
            3) "Anyway"
            4) "The Musical Box"
            5) "Supper's Ready"
            6) "Calling All Stations"
            7) "Congo"
            8) "The Dividing Line"
            9) "Jesus, He Knows Me"
            10) "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight"
            11) "The Lamia"
            12) "In the Cage"
            13) "The Chamber of 32 Doors"
            14) "Who Dunnit?"
            15) "Behind the Lines"
            16) "Can-Utility And the Coastliners"
            17) "There Must Be Some Other Way"
            18) "Anything She Does"
            19) "Invisible Touch"
            20) "I Can't Dance

            Honourable mentions: "One for the Vine", "No Son of Mine", "Alien Afternoon", "One Man's Fool"

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              #7
              Originally posted by Elizabeth "The Phish" View Post
              My Top 20 would probably be something like:

              1) "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
              2) "Mama"
              3) "Anyway"
              4) "The Musical Box"
              5) "Supper's Ready"
              6) "Calling All Stations"
              7) "Congo"
              8) "The Dividing Line"
              9) "Jesus, He Knows Me"
              10) "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight"
              11) "The Lamia"
              12) "In the Cage"
              13) "The Chamber of 32 Doors"
              14) "Who Dunnit?"
              15) "Behind the Lines"
              16) "Can-Utility And the Coastliners"
              17) "There Must Be Some Other Way"
              18) "Anything She Does"
              19) "Invisible Touch"
              20) "I Can't Dance

              Honourable mentions: "One for the Vine", "No Son of Mine", "Alien Afternoon", "One Man's Fool"
              That is quite a diverse list. And I don't think you'll find many who will put three Calling All Stations songs in their top 20.

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                #8
                Wow.. what a weird list. I do give 'em major props for putting You Might Recall in the upper 1/3 of it. What a magnificent song.

                My Top 20? Favorite band of all time? Just shoot me now.

                sigh.. here goes....

                1) The Cinema Show/Aisle Of Plenty
                2) Entangled
                3) The Chamber of 32 Doors
                4) You Might Recall
                5) Supper's Ready
                6-7-8) The Lamb Lies Down/Fly On A Windshield/Broadway Melody of 1974
                9) It's Gonna Get Better
                10) One for the Vine
                11) The Musical Box
                12) Ripples
                13) Firth of Fifth
                14) Watcher of the Skies
                15) Carpet Crawlers (especially the 1999 version)
                16) Domino
                17) Fading Lights
                18) Duke's Travels/End (It's one piece, not two!)
                19-20) In The Cage->Medley-> Aferglow (Three Sides Live version)


                Bubbling under... EVERYTHING ELSE! Just kidding. Duchess, Blood on the Rooftops, Burning Rope, Lamia, Can Utility, Dusk, Stagnation, Undertow, Cul de Sac, Me and Sarah Jane, Driving the Last Spike, Tonight X3, Abacab, Dodo,... countless others.
                Last edited by cybrkhatru; 04-19-2022, 07:44 AM.

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                  #9
                  My memory isn't good enough to rank 20, but my first four would definitely be:

                  The Cinema Show
                  Firth of Fifth
                  Duke Suite (consists of 5 separate songs)
                  Dance on a Volcano
                  Last edited by Oldie on the Goldie; 05-22-2022, 06:44 PM.

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                    #10
                    Dance on a Volcano
                    Eleventh Ear of Mar
                    Cinema Show
                    Supper's Ready
                    Duchess
                    Firth of Fifth
                    Watcher of the Skies
                    The Lady Lies
                    Dodo / Lurker
                    Home by the Sea / Second Home...
                    Deep in the Motherlode
                    All in a Mouse's Night
                    Inside and Out (Spot the Pigeon EP)
                    The Musical Box
                    Robbery, Assault and Battery
                    Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers.../…In That Quiet Earth
                    Abacab
                    I Know what I Like
                    Domino I & II: In The Glow Of The Night / The Last Domino
                    Entangled

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