Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs


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61 Hey You - Pink Floyd Hey You - Pink Floyd
62 The Advent of Panurge - Gentle Giant The Advent of Panurge - Gentle Giant

This (and lots of other Gentle Giant) is brilliant and should be higher but not well known enough

If you like Yes,Jethro tull,king crimson,ELP,Queen and Pink Floyd this band has elements of all of them but they still come out with a unique sound.Only came across them through the roger dean art work on the octopus Lp 2 months ago. I now have 7 gentle giant LPs.

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63 Fly to the Rainbow - Scorpions Fly to the Rainbow - Scorpions

There are only a few progressive songs by the Scorpions. Only "Lonesome Crow", "Drifting Sun" and "Fly to the Rainbow".. But this song is great. Maybe not the best Prog song, but it should be much higher!

64 School - Supertramp
65 Question - The Moody Blues Question - The Moody Blues
66 The Psychedelic Warlords - Hawkwind The Psychedelic Warlords - Hawkwind
67 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
68 Money - Pink Floyd Money - Pink Floyd V 1 Comment
69 And You and I - Yes And You and I - Yes

One of the best of the best.
"I listened hard but could not see life tempo change out and inside me... "

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70 In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 - Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 - Coheed and Cambria

Excellent song from one of the best new prog bands. This song transports me to another place and time

71 L'Via L 'Viaquez - The Mars Volta L'Via L 'Viaquez - The Mars Volta

I think this song is not the perfect example to show one of the most brilliants bands ever.. they capture the roots of prog rock.. listen cicatriz.. tetragramatton.. OMG

No one can play disorder in such a beautiful way than Mars Volta

72 Awaken - Yes Awaken - Yes V 1 Comment
73 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson V 1 Comment
74 The Revealing Science of God - Yes The Revealing Science of God - Yes

I love a multitude of Yes songs, but rate this one highest of all. It's one of Yes' long songs and contains more sections than any other. It has a breathtaking atmospheric chant at the beginning, and another at the finish; Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, and Chris Squire singing in cascades; and glorious instrumentation. This song is lush, powerful, striking, wondrous, yearning, haunting, meandering, eloquent, dramatic, striding, fun, subtle, bluesy, lilting, intense, spacious, and majestic. It has depth and height. A treasure.

75 On the Backs of the Angels - Dream Theater On the Backs of the Angels - Dream Theater

This is what got me into dream theater, I find this song beautiful in every way possible. I've really come to like this song, and is one of my overall favorite songs

76 Second Life Syndrome - Riverside Second Life Syndrome - Riverside
77 The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater


78 Rhayader Goes to Town - Camel Rhayader Goes to Town - Camel

One of the best guitar solos ever...

79 The Prophet's Song - Queen The Prophet's Song - Queen

Folks, if you went to this website to discover a song/band/music that will blow your mind by its difficulty, originality, remarkable syncopation, and most importantly physical/emotional response (i.E. goosebumps/tears/headbanging, you hardcore music lovers know what I mean! ), then check out this song, the amazing part is the acapella vocal Mercury does in perfect pitch using a Echoplex (the goto popular delay machine of the 70's).

80 Change - Karnivool Change - Karnivool

The entire "Sound Awake" album by Karnivool is amazing; Change (Pt. 2) is the culmination of the album and is, in my personal opinion, one of the best tracks written in this genre

A truly amazing song from an even more amazing album, Karnivool are probably the best prog band to have emerged in the last decade. Listening to the album "Sound Awake" from start to finish is almost a life changing experience and Change is the perfect way to end the elbum.

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