We haven’t recognized one of the biggest bands of the 1980s yet in this list of the greatest songs of all time.
THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a series of posts, ranking my favorite songs of all time. The master list is here, and I update it about every two weeks or when I have another 10 songs or so.
So what’s the greatest Genesis tune? For me, that’s easy. Man on the Corner.
Released in 1982, the song only went to #50 on the charts and has even been dropped off some of their best of comps. But it’s got sentimental attachment for me ‘cause a girl I liked used to write the lyrics on the margins of her notepaper back in my 12th Grade Shakespeare class. Plus, it’s the precursor to Collins’ better-known song about homeless, Another Day in Paradise.
I can’t tell you why I think it’s better than many other Genesis songs—and I do like quite a few of them—but I just do. I guess it comes down to taste. My taste. My blog, my taste.
Cover versions: Very hard to find…
Hit “next” for a bunch of other Genesis tunes covered…