Top Ten Dream Theater Songs


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41Constant Motion

I thing nobody haven't lisntened this song :S this song has perfect intro

One of the only highlights on a disastrous album.

This music is perfect. Clean and cool!

The most amazing solo ever...

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42Twelve Step Suite
43The 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.

44Fatal 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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45Sacrificed 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.

46The Shattered Fortress

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

Best by far.. Specially after 8 minutes

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47Lifting 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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48Trial 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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49Overture 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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50Perfect Strangers

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


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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53Lost Not Forgotten

Maybe not the best but this one deserves to be higher, awesome song and the drums are great

54Innocence Faded
55Beyond 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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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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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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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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59Through 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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60Peruvian 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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