Top Ten Dream Theater Songs

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41 Twelve Step Suite
42 The Great Debate The Great Debate

How is this not higer up? A lot of bands tack social issues, but Dream Theater takes on Stam cell research and makes a great song out of it. Just listen to the intro, this songs needs a lot more love. Top 25 easily.

43 Fatal Tragedy Fatal Tragedy

The chorus is so epic - I love the backup vocals, and the keyboard right after sounds amazing. Not my favorite DT song, but I thought this deserved to be far higher on the list.

One of the many highlights on this album. The ending is absolutely out of control.

Should be much higher up on the list

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44 Sacrificed Sons Sacrificed Sons

This might possibly be the saddest songs I've ever heard (although any song about September 11th is going to be sad). All praise their sacrificed sons.

Definitely the most underrated Dream Theater song, along with Voices and Scarred.

45 The Shattered Fortress The Shattered Fortress

What. The. Heck. This is easily a top ten song!

Best by far.. Specially after 8 minutes

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46 Lifting Shadows Off a Dream Lifting Shadows Off a Dream

This song really is underrated. Of the 100 or so dream theater songs, this is in the top 30 for sure. The song has a thoughtful progression with its own energy, but isn't too speedy like Octavarium (which I adore and is about as much better than Pull Me Under as Shadows is better than any song on Train of Thought

Such an underrated song. Not very heavy, but fantastic composition and I can't believe that it's only at the 54th spot.

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47 Trial of Tears Trial of Tears

My favorite one from Falling into Infinity which very underrated album in my view.

Come on people. Trial of Tears is an amazing song! It is one of the songs next to Lines in the Sand and Hell's Kitchen that saves FII from sinking too low! One of Myung's greatest masterpiece! At least put it in the top 15 or 20, not 46. The lyrics are charming, Labrie is at his best here. Myung and Portnoy are main players and rock out the entire song. What about the back to back Petrucci/Sherinian solo? I fall in love with those solo's every single time.

Can't believe this one is rated this low. One of the best less heavy songs this band has produced. A true masterpiece. Definitely in my top 10

Not my favourite, but this definitely deserves to be WAY higher.

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48 Overture 1928 Overture 1928

Easily their best "short" song--encapsulates an entire album in 3 and a half minutes. Playing this track through Fatal Tragedy on the Scenes from Memory album is how I introduce people to Dream Theater.

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49 Perfect Strangers Perfect Strangers
50 Lie Lie

This was the song which initially got me into DT - the lyrics are great to start with, with a catchy groovy chorus. Then the instrumental sections in the middle and the end, in particular Petrucci's shredding, blew me away and introduced me to a whole new level of music writing! - petrucci75hammet

By far the best song from Awake - great guitar work from Petrucci

51 Disappear Disappear

This has one of my favourite chorus' in any song I've ever heard! Yes, it's a deep song, and yes, it's a bit... of the hook, but so is the rest of the album. This is one of my favourite songs of all time... because of one chorus. Wow. And right now I'm blasting Numb (Linkin Park) through my head phones!

In my opinion, this is the only Dream Theater song that effectively brings a heavy hitting amount of emotion without sounding lame.

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52 Innocence Faded Innocence Faded
53 Beyond This Life Beyond This Life

This will be on top 5! amazing intro riff and solos (that's insane) and tremendous song (the live versions are incredible too)

Another highlight on Scenes From a Memory, with one of the most difficult guitar solos in Dream Theater's arsenal. Plus it has a fun Frank Zappa rip-off section.

This has to be in the top ten. Amazing song!

Amazing song! How is this not higher?

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54 Surrounded Surrounded

One of my favorite song of Dream T, and one of their most under rated song, people forgot that this song is part of the Images and Words, one of the best crafted album of all time.

#95? Are you guys insane? This song is a MASTERPIECE! It has my 3rd favorite guitar solo in it (behind Pull Me Under and Under a Glass Moon), however, this is very underrated...

In my Top 40 list of Dream Theater songs, I rank this #17, only behind the greatest songs by them

Contains so many interesting and catchy ideas/riffs. This is definitely in my top ten.

Best Dream Theater song...

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55 Misunderstood Misunderstood

Great song from Six Degrees, hints of Kashmir, great vocals, a touch of Echoes in the last few minutes. Listen to the lyrics and this is very much an overlooked piece

6DOIT, with the exception of the title track and The Glass Prison, is a ridiculously underrated album. This is an incredible song with a phenomenal progression!

If this song is on place 48 ti's completely misunderstood

This music in 49 is misunderstood.

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56 Erotomania Erotomania

This is one of THE essential Dream Theater songs. It is their 2nd best instrumental track behind Dance of Eternity, and for it to be this low on the list is an absolute crime. Shame on anyone who didn't vote for this song; you're no true Dream Theater fan.

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57 Through Her Eyes Through Her Eyes

The whole ambiance the song sets with the vocal solo in the beginning and the transition to Labrie's vocals just gets you into a relaxed state and the guitar parts of the song are just phenomenal. The song seems to have taken some pink floyd influence and just about nailed every aspect of it.

Yes, it's so underrated and it's their most beautiful song!

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58 Peruvian Skies Peruvian Skies

Heaviest song. Why is this so far down the list its of one of the underrated song I love this song in live version it plays Metallicas enter sandman

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59 The Bigger Picture The Bigger Picture

Oh really! The old song always win. Why they never give a chance for such a new song from the Self Titled album? This song is great, amazing and beautiful! This should be in top ten, even though this song is a little bit short, but still the instrumental's are far better than any other old song.

A great and emotional song with deep lyrics and an epic chorus!

This songs too underrated, they actually do not give new songs a chance. 1 of their best

One of the few songs I really appreciate from the new albums. So much emotion, so much euphoria overwhelming

60 The Mirror The Mirror

This was the first Dream Theater song to really get heavy. It's simple, but effective. Kevin Moore's contributions to the ominous tone of the song should not be overlooked. It's something Rudess couldn't figure out until A Nightmare to Remember.

Poetic and with an ambiance feel to it, this dark tasting adrenaline will spike on your tongue, leaving you forget possibly some aspect of yourself while breezing through a crazed parade of your own self-demise.

This is one rocking tune. Not saying it should be in the top 10, but 87 is too low for this song.

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