Simple Minds: Top 5 Songs of All Time Ranked

Top 5 Tracks of Simple Minds

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All about Simple Minds 

Who are Simple Minds: Simple Minds is a band consisting of the remaining two original members; Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, occasional keyboards after 1990, saxophone and violin) while the other current band members are Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums), Sarah Brown (backing vocals), Gordy Goudie (additional guitar & keyboards) and Berenice Scott (keyboards). They were prominent for their chart-topping songs “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (1985), “Glittering Prize” (1982), “Someone Somewhere in Summertime” (1982), “Waterfront” (1983) and “Alive and Kicking” (1985), as well as the UK number one single “Belfast Child” (1989).

Also Known As: Johnny & The Self-Abusers (1977)

Origin: Glasgow, Scotland

Genres: Post-punk – Art rock – New wave – Arena rock – Synth-pop

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They were named from a line in David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie,” the fourth-best track on Aladdin Sane and a song about Iggy Pop: “He’s just so simple-minded that he can’t drive/ He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule.”
Villa Angela, one of the world’s finest hotels, is owned and operated by Jim Kerr.
Alan Cairnduff was the brain that started the band Simple Minds but later left the group.

We freaking love music here at Unwrapped, and we adore Simple Minds. In our humble opinion, here are the BEST FIVE SONGS by the legendary Simple Minds (most liked, listened and downloaded songs) across the web!!!

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Five All-Time Best Songs of Simple Minds

        1. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
        2. Alive And Kicking
        3. Belfast Child
        4. Mandela Day (Remastered 2002)
        5. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)

Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Length: 6:36

Release: 2010

Opening Lyrics:

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Ooh, woah
Won’t you come see about me?
I’ll be alone, dancing, you know it, baby
Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving everything inside and out and
Love’s strange, so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on
Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby
Don’t you, forget about me
Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t
Don’t you, forget about me
Will you stand above me?
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling

Alive And Kicking

Length: 4:49

Release: 2009

Opening Lyrics:

You turn me on, you lift me up
And like the sweetest cup I’d share with you
You lift me up, don’t you ever stop, I’m here with you
Now it’s all or nothing
‘Cause you say you’ll follow through
You follow me, and I, I, I follow you
What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the Love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?
Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
What’s it gonna take to make a dream survive?
Who’s got the touch to calm the storm inside?
Who’s gonna save you?
Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, until your love is, Alive

 

Belfast Child

Length: 6:42

Release: 2011

Opening Lyrics:

When my love said to me,
Meet me down by the gallow tree.
For it’s sad news I bring,
About this old town and all that it’s offering.
Some say troubles abound,
Some day soon they’re gonna pull the old town down.
One day we’ll return here,
When the Belfast Child sings again
Brothers, sisters, where are you now?
As I look for you right through the crowd.
All my life here I’ve spent,
With my faith in God the Church and the Government.
But there’s sadness abound,
Some day soon they’re gonna pull the old town down.

 

Mandela Day (Remastered 2002)

Length: 5:45

Release: 2015

Opening Lyrics:

It was 25 years they take that man away
Now the freedom moves in closer every day
Wipe the tears down from your saddened eyes
They say Mandela’s free so step outside
Oh oh oh oh Mandela day
Oh oh oh oh Mandela’s free
It was 25 years ago this very day
Held behind four walls all through night and day
Still the children know the story of that man
And I know what’s going on right through your land
25 years ago
Na na na na Mandela day
Oh oh oh Mandela’s free
If the tears are flowing wipe them from your face

Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)

Length: 4:37

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Stay, I’m burning slow
With me in the rain, walking in the soft rain
Calling out my name
See me burning slow
Brilliant days, wake up on brilliant days
Shadows of brilliant ways will change all the time
Memories, burning gold memories
Gold of day memories change me in these times
Somewhere there is some place, that one million eyes can’t see
And somewhere there is someone, who can see what I can see
Someone, Somewhere In Summertime
Someone, Somewhere In Summertime
Someone, Somewhere In Summertime
Moments burn, slow burning golden nights
Once more see city lights, holding candles to the flame

 

Simple Minds : A Song List Worth Listening

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