Best Yes Songs


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The Top Ten

Close to the Edge
Listening to this track in the car with my girlfriend today.
Listening silently thinking about jesus.
The organs kick in.
She yells 'wow, this is awesome'.
I nod my head.
Mutter divine
I say that this is just as much of a masterpiece as Bohemian Rhapsody or Stairway To Heaven. It has an amazing sound, great lyrics, and it tells a story. How did this work of art become so underrated?!
This is one of the greatest prog song I've ever heard; is just perfect my dear!
I'm glad this song is number one. 18 minutes of pure awesomeness. The only reason that it's not praised by people as one of the best songs of all time is because people have a short attention span and don't listen to any song longer than six minutes. It's so sad.
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Amazing music. Incredible acoustic guitar intro!
I never get bored of listening this astral suite. Yes' best short song.
Great Classic touch, Great Vocals, Great Instruments, Great Great Great Great.
YES make this #1 this song has a GREAT keyboard part, great bass, great intro, great vocals great everything!
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3Heart of the Sunrise
Sitting at an outdoor theater a few years back - open air and Jon Anderson singing Heart of the Sunrise as it was echoing in the wind - life didn't get any better than that. It was beautiful... and made this my favorite.
Heart of the sunrise? I think you mean the heart of Yes. Some bands have no heart but Yes has enough for the whole world.
Hard to pick between so many songs that all evoke fond memories, but this is one of the most poignant songs written. Great change of pace and the way the song comes full circle to the end make this a masterpiece. This was the band at its greatest, its zenith.
Heart of the Sunrise is the best song in the world.

That is all.
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4The Gates of Delirium
The crescendo in this song is unrivaled. I get near-orgasmic goosebumps every time. Thi is my all time favorite song by Yes, perhaps my all time favorite song period.
What a masterpiece. This song is so musical, so beautiful... It's impossible to match. So much emotion, so much music... the melodies, the harmonies... they engage you completely, and leave you with an amazing feeling...
I was 14 years old when this LP was released. At first "The gates of Delirium" was not easy-to-listen because of its contorted sound, but then, the more I listened to it, the deeper where the feelings that it was generating. The central part with the instrumental furious pace is still making me shiver. I really put this LP at the first seed of the progressive rock ones!
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5Owner of a Lonely Heart
Classic song of the 80's my favorite from yes! Enjoy listen this awesome song fantastic! Amazing
Owner os a lonely heart is one of the best songs of this
Wonderful group. It was a big hit in the 80's
One of my favorites of 80's!
Misture of classic Prog Rock with the popular (for the 80's) dance rock
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6Starship Trooper
This is one of the greatest rock songs of all time, it is a timeless classic and is most certainly my favorite YES song. It is impossible not to love this song.
Being a fan of one, if not the greatest band, this still stands out amongst many fantastic tracks. I wish the quality of Groups like this were still around!
I'm addicted to this extraordinary song


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7And You and I
And You And I is the single most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard. I want it played at my wedding, my funeral and all the best bits inbetween. It literally brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it, and to this day remains so powerful, so emotional to me, that listening to it gives me chills.
This was the first Yes song I heard and got me into one of my favorite bands. Close to the Edge is definitely one of the best albums ever made and this should be absolutely be above Owner of a Lonely Heart in terms of greater song.
Love this song with many others! Yes is my favorite progressive rock band after Jethro Tull!
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8Long Distance Runaround Listen to sample

"Awaken" is the first song I heard that actually transplanted my brain out of my physical location. I remember that night vividly, as a teenager, lying on my bed, listening to this in the dark, and having the cyclical nature of the harmony (especially the central passage featuring the church organ and harp) spin my head around in way that could only be called lovingly intoxicating. Still gives me goosebumps every time I give it a serious listen. It's difficult to imagine a song inspiring more awe than this.
This is their second best song... Gates of Delirium still surpasses this by a little bit. The live version on K2A is one of the better live Yes songs out there
Fan for 40 Years and now choose one? I love Roundabout, Close to the Edge and The Gates but this one is like a warm shower on a cold day.
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10I've Seen All Good People
The current song I'm listening to by Yes is always my favorite. A band that has been with me from the very beginning. Epic.
Song brings back great memories.. but my ultimate favorite is the song about chess and I can't remember it..
Such a well written relaxing song. Beautiful!
3rd, I'm probably doing this rwrong, But Changes 1, no good people 2, Long dist runaround 3,
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The Contenders

11Yours Is No Disgrace
This song needs to be in the top 5!
The beat. Perfect song
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12Tempus Fugit
Machine Messiah, and some song about camera. Drama is an album that marks the end of the seventies. Awesome travel music. Feels like a soundtrack to arriving in a new country alone.
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13Sound Chaser
Absolutely the most phenomenal intro to any song ever. When the vocals come in, it becomes pure bliss.
Steve Howe's guitar solo is GREAT!
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14South Side of the Sky
Haha great when you're favorite is second to last. The Prophet is one of my favorites too, and it's not even on here.
Come on. Owner of a lonely heart above this?
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15Going for the One
I remember hearing this the summer it came out (1977) and it blew me away. It is elevated a billion times with headphones. If you have not played this song LOUDLY with headphones, you are doing yourself a disservice. Since that day and to this day, it has been my favorite song. It is the tune by which all other music is judged, for me.
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So many changes in a song about changes seems very fitting and interesting. Changes in time signature, too. Way too much talent in this song. I'm not a hardcore Yes fan, but this can't be #14.
Awesome song I love the melody and the guitars from this song.
Although the intro is pretty good, the riff is mind blowing.
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17Wonderous Stories
I can't believe this song doesn't even appear in the top 41 songs! In my opinion this is the best song ever! :)
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18Ritual Listen to sample

19Siberian Khatru
Simply the best song of all time! Amazing lyrics, rythim and everything. Greatest keyboard solo ever, really well made song!
For me this song is the best of Yes, the live version in the Yessongs is my favourit

20Does It Really Happen? Listen to sample

21Endless Dream

22In the Presence Of Listen to sample

23Sweetness Listen to sample

24The Revealing Science of God
One of the most underrated Yes songs from an underrated Yes album. Amazing intro by Rick Wakeman and powerful lyrics by Jon Anderson as well as brilliant guitaring by Steve Howe and introducing Alan White, a great successor to Bill Bufford
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25Love Will Find a Way Listen to sample

26Mood for a Day Listen to sample

27Don't Kill the Whale Listen to sample

28On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Squire's big fat slobberingly greasy bass lines... WGSOMM!
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29Future Times Listen to sample

30Leave It
Only old songs in the top 10. The new YES rocks!
Just listened to the Three released versions of this song (Album, Single Remix & Accapella)... Loved it then & Love it still.
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Where is this song? It was on the greatest hits, and is an awesome instrumental by Yes!
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32Time and a Word Listen to sample

33It Can Happen
84 Germany live version was amazing!
The instrumental beginning to this song is magical
One of the most underrated Yes song ever.
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This song leads one to the deepest trenches of imagination and bliss.
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This is Classic Yes having fun and just rocking out.
This is Classic Yes having fun and just rocking out.
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36Cinema Listen to sample

37Rhythm of Love Listen to sample

38Lift Me Up
A great 80's montage song. Powerful song to keep you motivated.
This song had been my favourite, definitely Amazing
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39Machine Messiah
My favorite yes song...
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40Shoot High, Aim Low
Excellent song that got lost!
Are you guys serious? This is #48?
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41Shock to the System Listen to sample

42Release, Release
One of my favorite songs from a very underrated album Tormato
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43Hold On Listen to sample

44Into the Lens
Memories, how they fade so fast
Look back, there is no escape.

I love this song at it shows amazing quality of the instruments and blends with the voice. I recommend this song to every Yes fan c:
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45Circus On Heaven
A nice Yessong from an album not many know of.

46Homeworld (The Ladder) Listen to sample

47The Game Listen to sample

48Our Song Listen to sample

49To Be Over Listen to sample

50The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun Listen to sample

51The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be Listen to sample

52We Agree
Amazing song, very good orchestration, very good compose and sublime lyrics
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53The More We Live - Let Go
Not a top ten but deserves to be somewhere on this list
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54Five Per Cent for Nothing Listen to sample

55The Fish Listen to sample

56Mind Drive Listen to sample

57Clap Listen to sample

58Beyond and Before Listen to sample

59To Ascend Listen to sample

60Perpetual Change
Where is this. The highlight of the first Yessongs Disc to me, this is an underrated masterpiece.
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62Where Will You Be

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