Best Kansas Songs

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1Carry On Wayward Son

Supernatural Made this even more famous.

Absolutely the best. Period. I spent the 70s and early 80s spacing out to this song. Just close your eyes and let it take over. Moves you from the reality of the day to the fantasy of the momment.

I really love this song
Maybe because of Supernatural... I always see Sam and Dean in my head whenever I hear it.
Or it could be because of South Park, I loved that episode with Kyle and Stan as Guitar heroes

This is by far the best son that they sing it is wonderful

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2Dust In the Wind

Hands down the most beautfiul song of Kansas. I found the band to be extremely mellow, but this song in particular made me feel respect towards them. - mickeyG94

Famous even here in Brasil and the whole South America

Very smart song people should start listening to real music and stop to listen to those crap

By far the best song of Kansas. An ode to the living that died and will die. Huge lyrics, unbeatable and true to the core. One of the rock songs of all time.

Commercialized radio pop crap

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3Miracles Out of Nowhere

Hands down. This song is a lyrical masterpiece, and the instrumental is unprecedented. The break down at around 2:22 of the song is simply perfect. I love Kansas, and I love every song on this list, but this one for me, easily takes the cake.

This is one of those songs that makes me listen and listen again without getting tired... Just listen to that spectacular instrumental solo! AMAZING! - joxoko

One of the few songs I can start all over after if finishes for multiple listens

This is an amazing song! So glad to see it so high up!

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4Song for America

Most serious Kansas fans adore this song for the lyrics and amazing musical arrangements it comes from a great album

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5Icarus (Borne On Wings of Steel)

Cannot believe this is not on here. The only song comparable to The Pinnacle

This song not only is THE best Kansas song but it is one of the best songs ever written as well

This song along with sparks of the tempest are the best I've found so far!

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6Journey from Mariabronn

Their first album is unsurpassed in rock history. Every song on it is evidence of a band that's tight, knows what it's doing and is going places. This one masterpiece is overlooked because of its length, and the tunnel-vision enforced by radio play deprives most people of experiencing many of their greatest performances.

Truly an undiscovered prog masterpiece. If you only listen to Kansas's mainstream radio songs, then you are missing out majorly.

Great song, from their best album. Screw Left and Point.

7Lamplight Symphony

An under the radar gem from the song for America album. The progression of the instrumentation section is so great. It really does sound like a symphony, and the emotional shifts in the song are breathtaking. The sound is huge and epic then suddenly sad and subtle. It's incredible.

This is the most underrated song ever, and my favorite song by Kansas. - AggressiveBlaze

One of the best Kansas songs I've heard.

8The Pinnacle

This, is the number one song on this list. Kansas' ten minute masterpiece that displays vocal, violin, guitar and bass harmony. Excellent, but underrated. Much like Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel)

This song is the pinnacle (pun intended) of Kansas progressive rock trajectory. A pure masterpiece through and through.

This is The Pinnacle of Kansas's greatness of progressive rock. Their first two albums were good, and so were the rest of the 70s albums, but this song, along with their Leftoverture album with their Magnum Opus, is when they are at their greatest.

RIP Great Kansas Music 1974-1979. The music they make today is nowhere near as good as it was. - DarkenedBrutality

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9Closet Chronicles

The storytelling in this song is unequaled. I am sad to see it this low on the list.

10Cheyenne Anthem

This song is just beautiful! The lyrics do an amazing job at making you feel really bad for the Native Americans when they were being forced out of their homelands. The instrumental section isn't anywhere near as flashy and technical as Magnum Opus, but it works.

One of the most realistic looks of how we treated the Native Americans making this a bittersweet piece.

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The Contenders

11A Glimpse of Home

Like really, listen to the orchestral format of this song. So amazing! Best of Monolith!

How is this lower than it takes woman's love? I mean, listen to the song! It's amazing!

Really great song, and the ending is just inconceivably amazing!

Here is my list

1. Lamplight Symphony
2. A Glimpse of Home
3. Miracles out of Nowhere
4. Carry on Wayward Son
5. Song for America

12Child of Innocence
13Magnum Opus: Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat / Howling at the Moon / Man Overboard / Industry On Parade / Release the Beavers / Gnat Attack
14Apercu
15Incomudro (Hymn to the Atman)

This and Lamplight Symphony should be higher. Song for America is the BEST Album by Kansas because it has the longest, most epic songs, like Song For America, Lamplight Symphony, and this. That, and IT HAS A DRUM SOLO IN IT!

IT HAS A DRUM SOLO IN IT! By the way I was the one that wrote that comment. I was just suspended at the time. - AggressiveBlaze

16Lightning's Hand

Shows the band's musical prowess in full.

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17Point of Know Return

Its good to see this song at no. 16. Now I know people on this site listen to real music. - AggressiveBlaze

18Questions of My Childhood
19The Wall

This song says so much about obstacles in life. There is no loss when you get beyond the wall. And when you follow Christ, nothing is lost.

Simply perfect message in its lyrics. At the end he finds out that everything he needs to tear or set down the wall is inside himself, by finding self inner harmony.

Why don't people realise how good this is! It's such a good tune and deserves a top placing for sure - one of the best songs ever written - by any band.

There's just no doubt that this should be number 1!

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20Curtain of Iron

How can this not be on the list?

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1. Closet Chronicles
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1. Lamplight Symphony
2. Magnum Opus: Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat / Howling at the Moon / Man Overboard / Industry On Parade / Release the Beavers / Gnat Attack
3. Journey from Mariabronn
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1. Song for America
2. Child of Innocence
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