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 Bluesbox Radio.

Presented by Maarten Goossensen until June 2022, it covers recent releases as well as classics and rarities from the genre's rich history.

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 WikiBC #YHP 2003200420052006200720082010201120122015201620172018201920202021
1416Firth Of FifthGenesisSelling England By The Pound19739:34ENNL 161 2121322122121111
2401Comfortably NumbPink FloydThe Wall19796:49ENNL 161 3412135313313232
3343Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)Pink FloydWish You Were Here197513:40ENNL 161 1257561935656111313
4326Script For A Jester's TearMarillionScript For A Jester's Tear19838:39   154 5544755109565586
5308Close To The EdgeYesClose To The Edge197218:50ENNL 143 4312912354444454
6269The Hanging TreeArenaThe Visitor19987:09   161 346932118101714131181097
7261Arriving Somewhere But Not HerePorcupine TreeDeadwing200512:02  BC131 2181415471232325
8237The Cinema ShowGenesisSelling England By The Pound197311:06   133 1281311181610797843
9177Metropolis Part IDream TheaterImages And Words19929:32EN  137 159107221912989221618
10155AwakenYesGoing For The One197715:38   117 18714821111020151111
11140Tom SawyerRushMoving Pictures19814:34EN  118 21201089151012111719
12132Supper's ReadyGenesisFoxtrot197222:58ENNL 74 9126416126
13131Wish You Were HerePink FloydWish You Were Here19755:34ENNL 116 13242422252011141296
14126Lady FantasyCamelMirage197412:46   118 11142083018221621129
15123EchoesPink FloydMeddle197123:27ENNL 76 6688161020
16111July MorningUriah HeepLook At Yourself197110:36EN  73 4017354423
1794Second Life SyndromeRiversideSecond Life Syndrome200515:40   87 1728151721778
1893MerlinKayakMerlin - Bard Of The Unseen20037:50   67 26137161412
1993The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King19699:22EN  96 61120171415152320
2092PaintboxPendragonThe Masquerade Overture19968:39  BC77 311981313247
2190Yours Is No DisgraceYesThe Yes Album19719:36ENNL 62 23191513219
22892112Rush2112197620:33EN  810 1011102423172217
2389Fool's OvertureSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments...197710:51 NL 87 23191381971317
2484Silent LucidityQueensrĂżcheEmpire19905:48ENNL 66 2015661817
2583The Gap Is Too WideMostly AutumnThe Spirit Of Autumn Past199911:37   66 11614192112
2664IceCamelI Can See Your House from Here197910:10   59 291617916
2757RoundaboutYesFragile19718:29ENNL 514 1415161924
2848Russia On IcePorcupine TreeLightbulb Sun200013:04   27 712
2948La Villa StrangiatoRushHemispheres19789:35EN  412 25161812
3046EasterMarillionSeasons End19895:57EN  413 27181513
3145The New KingsMarillionF E A R201616:45   410 16161710
3245Carpe DiemMostly AutumnStorms Over Still Water20058:05   311 211111
3345YYZRushMoving Pictures19814:24EN  28 98
3444A Fair JudgementOpethDeliverance200210:24   28 819
3543Conceiving YouRiversideSecond Life Syndrome20053:39   29 109
3643RoutineSteven WilsonHand. Cannot. Erase.20158:58  BC412 21141412
3741Untouchable, Part 1AnathemaWeather Systems20126:14  BC310 131014
3839DeadwingPorcupine TreeDeadwing20059:46  BC27 167
3935PariahSteven WilsonTo The Bone20174:46   512 2419122119
4034VigilFishVigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors19908:46   414 22182214
4134Crime of the CenturySupertrampCrime of the Century19745:20   320 202326
4233The Musical BoxGenesisNursery Cryme197110:24ENNL 36 25146
4333Harvest Of SoulsIQDark Matter200424:29   37 15723
4431AnesthetizePorcupine TreeFear Of A Blank Planet200717:42  BC413 18131824
4529XanaduRushA Farewell to Kings197711:04EN  210 2810
4625The Drapery FallsOpethBlackwater Park200110:54   116 16
4724Hey YouPink FloydThe Wall19794:39EN  117 17
4822Poseidon's CreationEloyOcean197711:38   215 1521
4922Lucky ManEmerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer19704:36ENNL 211 1119
5022He Knows You KnowMarillionScript For A Jester's Tear19835:22EN  14 4
5122KayleighMarillionMisplaced Childhood19854:03ENNL 119 19
5222Afraid Of SunlightMarillionAfraid Of Sunlight19956:50   315 201521
5320Perfect StrangersDeep PurplePerfect Strangers19845:23EN  110 10
5420GrendelMarillionB'Sides Themselves198817:14   121 21
5519Never Let GoCamelCamel19736:22EN  313 132422
5619The Dogs Of WarPink FloydA Momentary Lapse Of Reason (2011 remaster)19876:05EN  122 22
5718The Raven That Refused To SingSteven WilsonThe Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)20137:57  BC216 1816
5817Common GroundIQNomzamo19876:59   320 202427
5917Chelsea MondayMarillionScript For A Jester's Tear19838:16   124 24
6016EpitaphKing CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King19698:47EN  420 23312020
6116Mortal BrowKnight AreaThe Sun Also Rises20046:21   520 2025212325
6216NeverlandMarillionMarbles200412:10   217 1719
6316SubdivisionsRushSignals19825:32EN  217 2917
6416Drive HomeSteven WilsonThe Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)20137:37  BC218 1818
6515The Road Of BonesIQThe Road Of Bones20148:32   318 231822
6615WakerunKnight AreaNine Paths20118:05   111 11
6715Artificial SmileRiversideSecond Life Syndrome20055:27   115 15
6814When Snow's Falling DownSilhouetteAcross The Rubicon20127:09  BC112 12
6913AqualungJethro TullAqualung19716:31EN  113 13
7012SchoolSupertrampCrime of the Century19745:35 NL 114 14
7112Wonderous StoriesYesGoing For The One19773:45EN  114 14
7211The Carpet CrawlersGenesisThe Lamb Lies Down On Broadway19745:15ENNL 115 15
7311Starlight DancerKayakStarlight Dancer19774:59 NL 130 30
7411Rendezvous 6:02U.K.Danger Money19795:00 NL 216 2516
7510EntangledGenesisA Trick Of The Tale19766:28   322 232322
769The Last Human GatewayIQTales From The Lush Attic198319:57   132 32
779Carry On Wayward SonKansasLeftoverture (2001 remaster)19765:13EN  117 17
788The Spirit Carries OnDream TheaterMetropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory19996:38   122 22
798Dancing With The Moonlit KnightGenesisSelling England By The Pound19738:01   224 2426
808FrequencyIQFrequency20098:29   118 18
818The Great NothingSpock's BeardV200027:18   133 33
827The Heat of the MomentAsiaAsia19823:54ENNL 119 19
837Gates Of BabylonRainbowLong Live Rock 'n Roll19786:46   123 23
846Halo of FliesAlice CooperKiller19718:21ENNL 120 20
856Winter WineCaravanIn The Land Of Grey And Pink19717:46   120 20
866Stardust We AreThe Flower KingsStardust We Are199725:02   135 35
876She Is EverythingSpock's BeardOctane20056:46   225 2527
885Tommy (Eruption part 2.3)FocusFocus II a.k.a. Moving Waves19711:45   121 21
895In The CageGenesisThe Lamb Lies Down On Broadway19748:15   121 21
905Stairway To HeavenLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV19718:02ENNL 136 36
915The Invisible ManMarillionMarbles200413:37   121 21
925Sweet FreedomUriah HeepSweet Freedom19736:37   125 25
934White RussianMarillionClutching at Straws19876:27   122 22
944Tubular Bells (Part One)Mike OldfieldTubular Bells19735:52   137 37
954Cat WalkSagaHeads Or Tales19834:24   122 22
964The LightSpock's BeardThe Light199515:33EN  122 22
974And You And IYesClose To The Edge197210:09EN  122 22
983TowerAngelAngel19756:54   123 23
993In The Land Of Grey And PinkCaravanIn The Land Of Grey And Pink19714:51   123 23
1003Song Of The Marching ChildrenEarth & FireSong of the Marching Children197118:20 NL 138 38
1013The Spirit Of RadioRushPermanent Waves19804:56ENNL 224 2524
1023SalisburyUriah HeepSalisbury197116:02   123 23
1032Isis & OsirisAyreonInto The Electric Castle199811:11  BC124 24
1042RetropolisThe Flower KingsRetropolis199611:07   124 24
1052Hocus PocusFocusFocus II a.k.a. Moving Waves19716:42EN  139 39
1062Free HandGentle GiantFree Hand19756:14   124 24
1072Breaking The SpellPendragonThe Window of Life19939:18  BC124 24
1082As Good As GoldPendragonThe Masquerade Overture19967:15  BC225 2525
1092Radioactive ToyPorcupine TreeOn The Sunday Of Life...199110:00   128 28
1101Pull Me UnderDream TheaterImages And Words19928:14EN  125 25
1111The Walk Part I & IIGazpachoTick Tock200913:41  BC125 25
1121MamaGenesisGenesis19837:25ENNL 125 25
1131Watcher Of The SkiesGenesisFoxtrot19727:19ENNL 129 29
1141BurdenOpethWatershed20087:41   125 25
1151Humble StanceSagaSaga19785:50   125 25

There are Spotify playlists for the Symfo Top 25s from 2016 through 2021, and also a single playlist with all the above tracks.