Symfo Mania Playlist Archive

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

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

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



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 200320042005200620072008201020112012201520162017201820192020
1391Firth Of FifthGenesisSelling England By The Pound19739:34ENNL 151 212132212212111
2377Comfortably NumbPink FloydThe Wall19796:49ENNL 151 341213531331323
3330Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)Pink FloydWish You Were Here197513:40ENNL 151 12575619356561113
4306Script For A Jester's TearMarillionScript For A Jester's Tear19838:39   144 554475510956558
5286Close To The EdgeYesClose To The Edge197218:50ENNL 133 431291235444445
6250The Hanging TreeArenaThe Visitor19987:09   151 34693211810171413118109
7240Arriving Somewhere But Not HerePorcupine TreeDeadwing200512:02  BC121 218141547123232
8214The Cinema ShowGenesisSelling England By The Pound197311:06   124 128131118161079784
9169Metropolis Part IDream TheaterImages And Words19929:32EN  127 1591072219129892216
10140Tom SawyerRushMoving Pictures19814:34EN  118 21201089151012111719
11140AwakenYesGoing For The One197715:38   107 187148211110201511
12132Supper's ReadyGenesisFoxtrot197222:58ENNL 74 9126416126
13131Wish You Were HerePink FloydWish You Were Here19755:34ENNL 116 13242422252011141296
14117EchoesPink FloydMeddle197123:27ENNL 66 66881610
15111July MorningUriah HeepLook At Yourself197110:36EN  73 4017354423
16109Lady FantasyCamelMirage197412:46   108 1114208301822162112
1793MerlinKayakMerlin - Bard Of The Unseen20037:50   67 26137161412
1893The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King19699:22EN  96 61120171415152320
1992PaintboxPendragonThe Masquerade Overture19968:39  BC77 311981313247
2090Yours Is No DisgraceYesThe Yes Album19719:36ENNL 62 23191513219
21892112Rush2112197620:33EN  810 1011102423172217
2284Silent LucidityQueensrÿcheEmpire19905:48ENNL 66 2015661817
2383The Gap Is Too WideMostly AutumnThe Spirit Of Autumn Past199911:37   66 11614192112
2480Fool's OvertureSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments...197710:51 NL 77 231913819713
2576Second Life SyndromeRiversideSecond Life Syndrome200515:40   77 172815172177
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
3145Carpe DiemMostly AutumnStorms Over Still Water20058:05   311 211111
3245YYZRushMoving Pictures19814:24EN  28 98
3344A Fair JudgementOpethDeliverance200210:24   28 819
3443Conceiving YouRiversideSecond Life Syndrome20053:39   29 109
3539DeadwingPorcupine TreeDeadwing20059:46  BC27 167
3634VigilFishVigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors19908:46   414 22182214
3734Crime of the CenturySupertrampCrime of the Century19745:20   320 202326
3833The Musical BoxGenesisNursery Cryme197110:24ENNL 36 25146
3930Harvest Of SoulsIQDark Matter200424:29   27 157
4029Untouchable, Part 1AnathemaWeather Systems20126:14  BC210 1310
4129The New KingsMarillionF E A R201616:45   316 161617
4229AnesthetizePorcupine TreeFear Of A Blank Planet200717:42EN BC313 181318
4329XanaduRushA Farewell to Kings197711:04EN  210 2810
4429RoutineSteven WilsonHand. Cannot. Erase.20158:58  BC314 211414
4528PariahSteven WilsonTo The Bone20174:46   412 24191221
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
5220Perfect StrangersDeep PurplePerfect Strangers19845:23EN  110 10
5320GrendelMarillionB'Sides Themselves198817:14   121 21
5419Never Let GoCamelCamel19736:22EN  313 132422
5519The Dogs Of WarPink FloydA Momentary Lapse Of Reason (2011 remaster)19876:05EN  122 22
5617Common GroundIQNomzamo19876:59   320 202427
5717Afraid Of SunlightMarillionAfraid Of Sunlight19956:50   215 2015
5817Chelsea MondayMarillionScript For A Jester's Tear19838:16   124 24
5916EpitaphKing CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King19698:47EN  420 23312020
6016Mortal BrowKnight AreaThe Sun Also Rises20046:21   520 2025212325
6116NeverlandMarillionMarbles200412:10   217 1719
6216SubdivisionsRushSignals19825:32EN  217 2917
6316Drive HomeSteven WilsonThe Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)20137:37  BC218 1818
6415The Road Of BonesIQThe Road Of Bones20148:32   318 231822
6515WakerunKnight AreaNine Paths20118:05   111 11
6615Artificial SmileRiversideSecond Life Syndrome20055:27   115 15
6714When Snow's Falling DownSilhouetteAcross The Rubicon20127:09  BC112 12
6813AqualungJethro TullAqualung19716:31EN  113 13
6912SchoolSupertrampCrime of the Century19745:35 NL 114 14
7012Wonderous StoriesYesGoing For The One19773:45EN  114 14
7111Starlight DancerKayakStarlight Dancer19774:59 NL 130 30
7211Rendezvous 6:02U.K.Danger Money19795:00 NL 216 2516
739The Last Human GatewayIQTales From The Lush Attic198319:57   132 32
749Carry On Wayward SonKansasLeftoverture (2001 remaster)19765:13EN  117 17
758The Spirit Carries OnDream TheaterMetropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory19996:38   122 22
768Dancing With The Moonlit KnightGenesisSelling England By The Pound19738:01   224 2426
778FrequencyIQFrequency20098:29   118 18
788The Great NothingSpock's BeardV200027:18   133 33
798The Raven That Refused To SingSteven WilsonThe Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)20137:57  BC118 18
807The Heat of the MomentAsiaAsia19823:54ENNL 119 19
817Gates Of BabylonRainbowLong Live Rock 'n Roll19786:46   123 23
826Halo of FliesAlice CooperKiller19718:21ENNL 120 20
836Winter WineCaravanIn The Land Of Grey And Pink19717:46   120 20
846Stardust We AreThe Flower KingsStardust We Are199725:02   135 35
856EntangledGenesisA Trick Of The Tale19766:28   223 2323
866She Is EverythingSpock's BeardOctane20056:46   225 2527
875Tommy (Eruption part 2.3)FocusFocus II a.k.a. Moving Waves19711:45   121 21
885In The CageGenesisThe Lamb Lies Down On Broadway19748:15   121 21
895Stairway To HeavenLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV19718:02ENNL 136 36
905The Invisible ManMarillionMarbles200413:37   121 21
915Sweet FreedomUriah HeepSweet Freedom19736:37   125 25
924White RussianMarillionClutching at Straws19876:27   122 22
934Tubular Bells (Part One)Mike OldfieldTubular Bells19735:52   137 37
944Cat WalkSagaHeads Or Tales19834:24   122 22
954The LightSpock's BeardThe Light199515:33EN  122 22
964And You And IYesClose To The Edge197210:09EN  122 22
973TowerAngelAngel19756:54   123 23
983In The Land Of Grey And PinkCaravanIn The Land Of Grey And Pink19714:51   123 23
993Song Of The Marching ChildrenEarth & FireSong of the Marching Children197118:20 NL 138 38
1003The Spirit Of RadioRushPermanent Waves19804:56ENNL 224 2524
1013SalisburyUriah HeepSalisbury197116:02   123 23
1022Isis & OsirisAyreonInto The Electric Castle199811:11  BC124 24
1032RetropolisThe Flower KingsRetropolis199611:07   124 24
1042Hocus PocusFocusFocus II a.k.a. Moving Waves19716:42EN  139 39
1052Free HandGentle GiantFree Hand19756:14   124 24
1062Breaking The SpellPendragonThe Window of Life19939:18  BC124 24
1072Radioactive ToyPorcupine TreeOn The Sunday Of Life...199110:00   128 28
1081Pull Me UnderDream TheaterImages And Words19928:14EN  125 25
1091The Walk Part I & IIGazpachoTick Tock200913:41  BC125 25
1101MamaGenesisGenesis19837:25ENNL 125 25
1111Watcher Of The SkiesGenesisFoxtrot19727:19ENNL 129 29
1121BurdenOpethWatershed20087:41   125 25
1131As Good As GoldPendragonThe Masquerade Overture19967:15  BC125 25
1141Humble StanceSagaSaga19785:50   125 25

There are Spotify playlists for the Symfo Top 25s from 2016 through 2020.