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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 05: (L-R) Musicians Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks pose before talking about their band Genesis during a press conference before the dress rehearsal of the 20 city North American leg of their "Turn It On Again" tour at the Air Canada Centre on September 5, 2007 in Toronto, Canada.

Today (November 11) marks 30 years since Genesis released their final studio album with singer/drummer Phil Collins. The band helped to invent progressive rock, but unlike their peers, they were able to transition to a more streamlined rock sound, dominating rock radio in the early ’80s. And they went on to become pop superstars, while never totally ditching their prog roots.

The members of the most popular lineup: Collins, along with founding members Mike Rutherford (guitar and bass) and Tony Banks (keyboards) are about to kick off one last U.S. tour. In honor of the band’s incredible legacy, we are ranking their greatest songs, spanning the entire Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins eras. (Yeah, we know about their final album, 1997’s Calling All Stations featuring singer Ray Wilson, and with all due respect, none of those songs make the Genesis top 40). As you’ll see, we love the prog-rock Genesis, but we also love their hits as well. What did we miss? We’re sure you’ll let us know on social media.

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