Best Kansas Songs

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The Top Ten

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
[Newest]Carry on awesome son

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.
[Newest]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.

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!


One of the most underrated songs! Amazing violin contribution!
I can't believe this isn't higher up. It's such an incredible song!

4Icarus (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'?

5The 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

6Song for America
Most serious Kansas fans adore this song for the lyrics and amazing musical arrangements it comes from a great album

7Questions of My Childhood

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!

9Point of Know Return

10The 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

The Contenders

11Journey from Mariabronn
Truly an undiscovered prog masterpiece. If you only listen to Kansas's mainstream radio songs, then you are missing out majorly.

12Portrait (He Knew)
Great song! Lots of time signatures and over all its worth listening to repeatedly.. lyrically has high quality range and meaning..

13It Takes a Woman's Love (To Make a Man)


15The 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.

16Closet Chronicles
The storytelling in this song is unequaled. I am sad to see it this low on the list.

17Hold On

18Bells of Saint James

19No One Together

20Cheyenne Anthem

21What's On My Mind

22Lightning's Hand
No One Will Defeat Me no one Can!

23Two Cents Worth

24All I Wanted

25One Man, One Heart


27Hopelessly Human
A joyous occasion, no reason to doubt! What a way to send the Point of Know Return album off in style. The epic, Medieval-type instrumental passages, hard rock freakouts, melodic vocal passages, and memorable, thought-provoking lyrics.

28Mysteries and Mayhem

29Opus Insert

30Lonely Wind

31On the Other Side

32People of the South Wind

33Going Through the Motions
Its like a rising spiral

So emotionally deep! Thanks 1992!
Why is there no sampkle?

35Distant Vision
The most underrated song

36Hope Once Again
Gimme hope! Hope once again!

37Sparks 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

38Reason to Be
It was 52 on Billboard, so why not better here?

39Icarus II
It's the sequel to #12, so why not it be higher?


41Away from You

42Child of Innocence

43Back Door

44Need to Know
Best from always never the same

45Magnum 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

46Nobody's Home
Great song why did I have to add this

47Can I Tell You

48Play the Game Tonight

49Fight 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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