Symfo Mania Playlist Archive

Symfo Mania was the weekly special covering symphonic and progressive rock music, broadcast every Tuesday evening on Dutch website/DAB+ Arrow Bluesrock Radio.

Presented by Maarten Goossensen through June 2022, and by Marcel Debets from September that same year until June 2023, it covered recent releases as well as classics and rarities from the genre's rich history. The future of Symfo Mania is currently uncertain.

The Symfo Top 25, broadcast each year in October (except in 2009, 2013 and 2014), ranks the best tracks of all time as voted by the show's fans.

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Symfo List of All Time

The Symfo List of All Time combines the ranking of all tracks in all Symfo Top 25-40 lists, and is inspired by the work of GeeBee / Gerhard Borger.

  • Regular scoring: last entry gets 1 point, #1 gets as many points as there are entries (25-40)
  • Alternate scoring: #1 gets 40 points, #25 gets 16, down to 1 point for #40 if it exists
#ScoreTrackArtistAlbumYearLength WikiBCSP #YHP 20032004200520062007200820102011201220152016201720182019202020212022
1440Firth of FifthGenesisSelling England by the Pound19739:34ENNL SP171 21213221221211112
2421Comfortably NumbPink FloydThe Wall19796:49ENNL SP171 34121353133132326
3354Shine on You Crazy Diamond (1-5)Pink FloydWish You Were Here197513:40ENNL SP171 125756193565611131315
4351Script for a Jester's TearMarillionScript for a Jester's Tear19838:39   SP161 55447551095655861
5326Close to the EdgeYesClose to the Edge197218:50ENNL SP153 43129123544444548
6290The Hanging TreeArenaThe Visitor19987:09   SP171 3469321181017141311810975
7284Arriving Somewhere but Not HerePorcupine TreeDeadwing200512:02  BCSP141 21814154712323253
8246The Cinema ShowGenesisSelling England by the Pound197311:06   SP143 128131118161079784317
9177Metropolis Part I: 'The Miracle and the Sleeper'Dream TheaterImages and Words19929:32EN  SP137 159107221912989221618
10157Tom SawyerRushMoving Pictures19814:34EN  SP128 212010891510121117199
11155AwakenYesGoing for the One197715:38   SP117 18714821111020151111
12148Lady FantasyCamelMirage197412:46   SP124 111420830182216211294
13147Supper's ReadyGenesisFoxtrot197222:58ENNL SP84 912641612611
14131Wish You Were HerePink FloydWish You Were Here19755:34ENNL SP116 13242422252011141296
15128EchoesPink FloydMeddle197123:27ENNL SP86 668816102021
16113Second Life SyndromeRiversideSecond Life Syndrome200515:40   SP97 17281517217787
17111July MorningUriah HeepLook at Yourself197110:36EN  SP73 4017354423
18105The Court of the Crimson KingKing CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson King19699:22EN  SP106 6112017141515232014
1993MerlinKayakMerlin - Bard of the Unseen20037:50   SP67 26137161412
2092PaintboxPendragonThe Masquerade Overture19968:39  BC 77 311981313247
2192Fool's OvertureSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments...197710:51 NL SP97 2319138197131723
2290Yours Is No DisgraceYesThe Yes Album19719:36ENNL SP62 23191513219
23892112Rush2112197620:33EN  SP810 1011102423172217
2484Silent LucidityQueensrĂżcheEmpire19905:48ENNL SP66 2015661817
2583The Gap Is Too WideMostly AutumnThe Spirit of Autumn Past199911:37   SP66 11614192112
2678IceCamelI Can See Your House from Here197910:10    69 29161791612
2763RoundaboutYesFragile19718:29ENNL SP614 141516192420
2848Russia on IcePorcupine TreeLightbulb Sun200013:04   SP27 712
2948La Villa StrangiatoRushHemispheres19789:35EN  SP412 25161812
3047RoutineSteven WilsonHand. Cannot. Erase.20158:58  BCSP512 2114141222
3146EasterMarillionSeasons End19895:57EN  SP413 27181513
3245The New KingsMarillionF E A R201616:45   SP410 16161710
3345Carpe DiemMostly AutumnStorms over Still Water20058:05   SP311 211111
3445YYZRushMoving Pictures19814:24EN  SP28 98
3544A Fair JudgementOpethDeliverance200210:24   SP28 819
3643Conceiving YouRiversideSecond Life Syndrome20053:39   SP29 109
3741Untouchable, Part 1AnathemaWeather Systems20126:14  BCSP310 131014
3841AnesthetizePorcupine TreeFear of a Blank Planet200717:42  BCSP513 1813182416
3939DeadwingPorcupine TreeDeadwing20059:46  BCSP27 167
4036GrendelMarillionB'Sides Themselves198817:14   SP210 2110
4135PariahSteven WilsonTo the Bone20174:46   SP512 2419122119
4234VigilFishVigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors19908:46   SP414 22182214
4334Crime of the CenturySupertrampCrime of the Century19745:20   SP320 202326
4433The Musical BoxGenesisNursery Cryme197110:24ENNL SP36 25146
4533Harvest of SoulsIQDark Matter200424:29  BCSP37 15723
4629XanaduRushA Farewell to Kings197711:04EN  SP210 2810
4725The Drapery FallsOpethBlackwater Park200110:54   SP116 16
4824Hey YouPink FloydThe Wall19794:39EN  SP117 17
4922Poseidon's CreationEloyOcean197711:38   SP215 1521
5022Lucky ManEmerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer19704:36ENNL SP211 1119
5122KayleighMarillionMisplaced Childhood19854:03ENNL SP119 19
5222He Knows You KnowMarillionScript for a Jester's Tear19835:22EN  SP14 4
5322Afraid of SunlightMarillionAfraid of Sunlight19956:50   SP315 201521
5420Perfect StrangersDeep PurplePerfect Strangers19845:23EN  SP110 10
5520The Raven That Refused to SingSteven WilsonThe Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)20137:57  BCSP316 181624
5619Never Let GoCamelCamel19736:22EN   313 132422
5719The Dogs of WarPink FloydA Momentary Lapse of Reason (2011 remaster)19876:05EN  SP122 22
5817Common GroundIQNomzamo19876:59  BCSP320 202427
5917Chelsea MondayMarillionScript for a Jester's Tear19838:16   SP124 24
6016EpitaphKing CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson King19698:47EN  SP420 23312020
6116Mortal BrowKnight AreaThe Sun Also Rises20046:21   SP520 2025212325
6216NeverlandMarillionMarbles200412:10   SP217 1719
6316SubdivisionsRushSignals19825:32EN  SP217 2917
6416Drive HomeSteven WilsonThe Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)20137:37  BCSP218 1818
6515The Road of BonesIQThe Road of Bones20148:32  BCSP318 231822
6615WakerunKnight AreaNine Paths20118:05   SP111 11
6715Artificial SmileRiversideSecond Life Syndrome20055:27   SP115 15
6814When Snow's Falling DownSilhouetteAcross the Rubicon20127:09  BCSP112 12
6913AqualungJethro TullAqualung19716:31EN  SP113 13
7013Heart of the SunriseYesFragile197111:27EN  SP113 13
7112SchoolSupertrampCrime of the Century19745:35ENNL SP114 14
7212Rendezvous 6:02U.K.Danger Money19795:00 NL SP316 251625
7312Wonderous StoriesYesGoing for the One19773:45EN  SP114 14
7411The Carpet CrawlersGenesisThe Lamb Lies Down on Broadway19745:15ENNL SP115 15
7511Starlight DancerKayakStarlight Dancer19774:59 NL SP130 30
7610EntangledGenesisA Trick of the Tale19766:28   SP322 232322
779The Last Human GatewayIQTales from the Lush Attic198319:57  BCSP132 32
789Carry on Wayward SonKansasLeftoverture (2001 remaster)19765:13ENNL SP117 17
798The Spirit Carries OnDream TheaterMetropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory19996:38   SP122 22
808Dancing with the Moonlit KnightGenesisSelling England by the Pound19738:01EN  SP224 2426
818FrequencyIQFrequency20098:29  BCSP118 18
828The Great NothingSpock's BeardV200027:18    133 33
838The Gates of DeliriumYesRelayer197421:50EN  SP118 18
847The Heat of the MomentAsiaAsia19823:54ENNL SP119 19
857OctavariumDream TheaterOctavarium200524:00EN  SP119 19
867Gates of BabylonRainbowLong Live Rock 'n Roll19786:46   SP123 23
876Halo of FliesAlice CooperKiller19718:21ENNL SP120 20
886Winter WineCaravanIn the Land of Grey and Pink19717:46    120 20
896Stardust We AreThe Flower KingsStardust We Are199725:02   SP135 35
906She Is EverythingSpock's BeardOctane20056:46   SP225 2527
915Tommy (Eruption part 2.3)FocusFocus II a.k.a. Moving Waves19713:25   SP121 21
925In the CageGenesisThe Lamb Lies Down on Broadway19748:15   SP121 21
935Stairway to HeavenLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV19718:02ENNL SP136 36
945The Invisible ManMarillionMarbles200413:37   SP121 21
955Sweet FreedomUriah HeepSweet Freedom19736:37   SP125 25
964White RussianMarillionClutching at Straws19876:27   SP122 22
974Tubular Bells, Part One (intro)Mike OldfieldTubular Bells19735:52   SP137 37
984Cat WalkSagaHeads or Tales19834:24   SP122 22
994The LightSpock's BeardThe Light199515:33EN  SP122 22
1004And You and IYesClose to the Edge197210:09EN  SP122 22
1013TowerAngelAngel19756:54   SP123 23
1023In the Land of Grey and PinkCaravanIn the Land of Grey and Pink19714:51    123 23
1033Song of the Marching ChildrenEarth & FireSong of the Marching Children197118:20 NL SP138 38
1043The Spirit of RadioRushPermanent Waves19804:56ENNL SP224 2524
1053SalisburyUriah HeepSalisbury197116:02   SP123 23
1062Isis and OsirisAyreonInto the Electric Castle199811:11  BCSP124 24
1072RetropolisThe Flower KingsRetropolis199611:07   SP124 24
1082Hocus PocusFocusFocus II a.k.a. Moving Waves19716:42EN  SP139 39
1092Free HandGentle GiantFree Hand19756:14   SP124 24
1102As Good as GoldPendragonThe Masquerade Overture19967:15  BC 225 2525
1112Breaking the SpellPendragonThe Window of Life19939:18  BC 124 24
1122Radioactive ToyPorcupine TreeOn the Sunday of Life...199110:00   SP128 28
1131Pull Me UnderDream TheaterImages and Words19928:14EN  SP125 25
1141The Walk Part I & IIGazpachoTick Tock200913:41  BCSP125 25
1151Watcher of the SkiesGenesisFoxtrot19727:19ENNL SP129 29
1161MamaGenesisGenesis19837:25ENNL SP125 25
1171BurdenOpethWatershed20087:41   SP125 25
1181Humble StanceSagaSaga19785:50   SP125 25

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