Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs

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81Punky's Whips - Frank Zappa

Creative, crazy song with great musicians. Terry Bozzio on drums and Frank on guitar.

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82Deliverance - Opeth

Very progressive music with a lot of different soft and hard parts.

You deaf idiots you put all the garbage on top and OPETH at 55 go check your ears.

83Song for America - Kansas

I'm shocked as to how many prog fans don't know that Kansas is progressive, explaining why this song is often left out of "Top 10 prog songs" lists. It's a must-have song for any progressive rock fan.

Musical genius... This song showcases Kerry Livgren's composing skill and each member's skill on their perspective instruments without a hint of flashiness. This is Livgren's finest composition and deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest progressive rock songs of all time.

84Flying - Anathema

This songs is fantastic one of the best last 4min songs ever.

One the best songs I have ever heard :((

85The Spirit of Radio - RushV1 Comment
86Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
87In the Flesh? - Pink Floyd
88Normal - Porcupine Tree

GREAT progressive rock song from this classic progressive rock band. They are the forefather of progressive rock. Please listen once. It deserves higher position...

The best prog ever written and nothing close can ever be written again...
Porcupine Tree gets on your brains and nerves and makes you wanna listen to this like a trillion times non-stop...

89Sheep - Pink FloydV1 Comment
90The Ministry of Lost Souls - Dream Theater
91Vicarious - Tool

Why is this song so low?!
I've early heard it for the first time today and it's one of my favourites!

92Look Into the Future - Journey

This is a hood song, and it is Prog. This is journey before Infinity and they fame. This is early Journey, which is just as good as their famous stuff

93Incarnation of the Logos - Eloy

Epic song from the most underrated classic album...

94Journey from Mariabronn - Kansas

This is a great song from a very underrated band. If you only have listened to their radio hits, then you are missing out. Definitely a prog masterpiece.

95Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
96Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd

What I love about this song is that it's haunting, melancholic, dramatic, mellow, humourous and weird but also beautiful. David's solo is very underrated and is, in my humble opinion, the first one where he really shines. I love the orchestra and choir, I love Rick playing that simple keyboard riff whilst being accompanied by a violin and I love the "chorus". It's a track that needs to be played occasionally. While there are other prog rock songs that might be sligthly better, this one is a masterpiece, and it deserves to be higher on this list.

Symphonic prog rock at its best! - RalphSaad

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97No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
98Hocus Pocus - Focus
99Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Beatles
100Pictures of a City - King Crimson
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