Best Kansas Songs

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Carry 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
I listened to it because supernatural but it is an absolutely amazing song
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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.


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
I remember Will Ferrel singing this song in Old School. It was super funny. But I still love this song.
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3It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man) Listen to sample

4Miracles 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!


One of the most underrated songs! Amazing violin contribution!
I can't believe this isn't higher up. It's such an incredible song!
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5Song 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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6Questions of My Childhood Listen to sample

7The 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.
I don't understand why this is not on top 4.
One of my favorite songs
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8A 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!
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9The 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.
By far one of the most moving songs ever! After all, haven't we all come to a "Wall" at some point in our life's
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10Point of Know Return Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Portrait (He Knew)
Great song! Lots of time signatures and over all its worth listening to repeatedly.. lyrically has high quality range and meaning..
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12Icarus (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
Who the heck voted for 'It Takes A Woman's Love'?
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13The Devil Game
Phil Ehart grooves a great beat on this one. Kudos to Dave Hope for a fine contribution to one of my favorite albums.
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14Bells of Saint James Listen to sample

15Hold On Listen to sample

16Play the Game Tonight Listen to sample

17No One Together Listen to sample

18Fight Fire With Fire
Pump Song! Great song to get up in the morning to. This song has a great work-out motivation like "Eye of the Tiger".
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19What's On My Mind Listen to sample

20Closet Chronicles
The storytelling in this song is unequaled. I am sad to see it this low on the list.
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21Cheyenne Anthem Listen to sample

22Journey from Mariabronn
Truly an undiscovered prog masterpiece. If you only listen to Kansas's mainstream radio songs, then you are missing out majorly.
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23Apercu Listen to sample

24Lightning's Hand
No One Will Defeat Me no one Can!
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25Two Cents Worth Listen to sample

26All I Wanted Listen to sample

27One Man, One Heart Listen to sample

28Power Listen to sample

29Hopelessly Human Listen to sample

30Mysteries and Mayhem Listen to sample

31Opus Insert Listen to sample

32Lonely Wind Listen to sample

33On the Other Side Listen to sample

34People of the South Wind Listen to sample

35Going Through the Motions
Its like a rising spiral
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So emotionally deep! Thanks 1992!
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37Distant Vision
The most underrated song
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38Hope Once Again
Gimme hope! Hope once again!
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39Sparks of the Tempest
Out of all the songs I've heard by Kansas This is my favorite, Carry on my wayward son, point of no return and dust in the wind are over rated
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40Reason to Be
It was 52 on Billboard, so why not better here?
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41Icarus II
It's the sequel to #12, so why not it be higher?
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42Relentless Listen to sample

43Away from You Listen to sample

44Child of Innocence Listen to sample

45Back Door Listen to sample

46Need to Know
Best from always never the same
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47Magnum Opus: Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat / Howling at the Moon / Man Overboard / Industry On Parade / Release the Beavers / Gnat Attack
Great track to conclude Leftoverture
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48Nobody's Home
Great song why did I have to add this
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49Can I Tell You Listen to sample

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