Top Ten Styx Songs

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Styx had some great songs, but I don't know which one was the greatest. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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Renegade
Renegade is Styx's greatest song. How could it not be #1? Renegade is my favorite song ever. I love how it starts out kind of on the slow side & then Tommy Shaw yells out, "Yeah! " & the song just keeps getting better at that point. It just keeps getting better, & better. I hope Styx keeps going on making more songs like this.
Renegade it has the most real lyrics... Can you imagine getting ready to hang and what your mom would go through... Love Renegade
I also agree renegade is awesome but we all have our own opion!
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2Come Sail Away
AWESOME man, I mean the piano is just amazing to begin with, and the strong strengthens when the guitar enters and it just freaks me out how the hell do people do awesome songs like those bands in the 80's. However, I wouldn't say that Styx doesn't have better song like boat on a river (surprisingly still about water and sailing) and Renegade with an awesome riff, but this one speaks to me the most. After all you decide what's best depending on your opinion (I'd be ok with anything on the first ten list)
Bring it on Dennis deyoung Lawrence Gowan at wembley arena smashed the notes I am a journey fan I say styx did it for me that night.
A true Rock and Roll epic. Perfect vocals, evocative lyrics, some great piano work and a nice guitar riff. Definitely #1
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3Lady
How can you go wrong with this song. It set the band on the path to stardom. It's lyrics tells a story and the melodies are tight
Lady was one of the anthems of my youth and Styx one of the most unique bands of the era. Lots of great memories associated with this one...
I'll never forget when a guy I had a crush on played this one song for me on a jukebox. It let me know how he felt about me in words he was too shy to say. VERY ROMANTIC song :-)
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4Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
Blue Collar man is a song that's message still applies today. Also, it's introduction is outstanding.
I love the agression and rock feel of this tune. Going to see them tonight, can't wait!
It touches my heart at the core like a GREAT song should.
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5Mr. Roboto
Styx had Come Sail Away, Renegade, Blue Collar Man but they're not as conceptual and operatic as this one) doom arigato mr roboto
P.S. best vocals from Dennis))
Mr Roboto is a terrible song. It marked Dennis DeYoung's destruction of the Styx era.
Aeally great song from the 80's
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6The Grand Illusion
I was sixteen when I first fell in love with their music. It always brings back wonderful nostalgic memories. This is an awesome album. I used to listen to their music on an eight track tape player in my car until it had worn out. Such a wonderful combination sounds & words. This is a magically musical album.
First Album I ever bought, First song I ever listened to in head phones as a little kid sitting cross legged in front of and old Sylvania Hi-Fi. Not only does this song bring back great memories, It is a structural masterpiece.
Great song and it's hard to pick but this would have to be my favorite of Styx. Going to their concert tonight.
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7Babe
Love this song. Great music and lyrics. Takes me back to a great to a great memory of someone I loved and now is gone.
Nothing against hard rock and progressive songs... I love Zeppelin for example... But for me, the most melodic, emotionally tugging and memorable of all their songs. As an analogy, "Ten Years Gone", "Thank You" and Going to California" were some of Zep's best stuff, even though their harder stuff got more air play.
Babe captures my emotion greatest love song, it takes me back to the time I have spent with someone I loved. Still makes me cry sometimes at night when I'm listening to it in the middle of the night
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8Suite Madame Blue
Suite Madam Blue is the best Styx song ever. The real question is, which is #2? Come Sail Away, Lady, Lorelei, Crystal Ball or Renegade? Or Light Up...
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9Too Much Time On My Hands
I really like this one! I can't believe its not in the top ten! It is more outside the box for these guys! They get away from the ballads with this one. Its got a strong groove and a great beat!
This song is always just good fun to hear. A mood elevator that never gets old :-)
Tommy Shaw at his finest. Excellent chorus and guitar work
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The Contenders

11The Best of Times
Just rediscovered this song after many years. Probably my favorite Styx song of all time. This should be a bar anthem right next to don't Stop Believin!
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12Crystal Ball
While I am completely a fan, this is truly the best Styx song ever. How different would our lives be if we could only have a Crystal Ball to help us through our difficulties... Or would it only make the pain worse.
I'm in love with this song!

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Great Rock-n-Roll Ballad and Guitar Playing
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13Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
This song is probably their most progressive rocklike. As a Prog Rock fan it's natural that this one is my favorite. Throughout the song it shows off: vocals, insturmentation, quick tempo and slow tempo. What's not to like?
This contains the best keyboard playing than all the other Styx songs in my opinion.
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14Man in the Wilderness
Mostly obscure song on the Grand Illusion album that is highly underrated.
My personal favorite song from styx
One of the best songs I have ever heard and much underratet!
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15Boat On the River
I love this song so much, ever since I heard it, it was my favorite song by Styx. Since I have heard every Styx song, I will keep this one as my favorite for all of eternity! I love it love it love it!

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16Show Me the Way
Awesome song with Amazing lyrics! One of the most versatile bands ever!
The greast song EVER!
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17Castle Walls
This has always been my favorite. Their building melodies and they reach a brilliant finish. They tell a great tale. This was a great song in concert.
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18Miss America
James best song of all time without question
Number One, No Question!
Number 6 at the worst
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20Don't Let It End
I love this song. Brings Back memories of my first boyfriend. He moved to Houston and I didn't want it to end. Its been years since then but I still miss him. It was nothing but good memories. We were young and in love but we were just two 16 yr old kids.
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21Half Penny Two Penny Listen to sample

22Queen of Spades
How this is so low is beyond me. This is a rare gem where Dennis DeYoung sings a harder Styx song. It might not be the best, but it is certainly up there. If you have not heard it yet, listen to it now. You will agree.
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23Rockin' the Paradise
This song is such a rock anthem. When I went to seem them is april 2013 in Springfield Mass they opened with this song and it was so powerful. This song is a mighty rock and roll classic in my book.
Terrific song, but it really has to be played right after AD 1928 for the best appreciation. I really think they should of just made them one song.
Best pump up song ever!
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24Little Suzie
Kick ass song. Great lyrics. Real Hard rock. Creates a great picture of life. There's tons of evil on earth, but having one important thing/person can make life OK.
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25Why Me Listen to sample

26Mademoiselle Listen to sample

27First Time
Very nice song. Brings back good memories of my younger days!
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28One With Everything Listen to sample

29These Are the Times
Classic Styx from one of their more recent albums. Go JY!
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30Superstars
Mr Roboto and Too much time have no place ahead of this song.
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31Lights Listen to sample

32Paradise Listen to sample

33High Time Listen to sample

34Borrowed Time Listen to sample

35Pieces of Eight
Don't cash your freedoms in for gold
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36Dear John Listen to sample

37Born for Adventure Listen to sample

38Love In the Midnight Listen to sample

39Light Up
This definitely deserves top 10 come on!
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40Unfinished Song Listen to sample

41Winner Take All Listen to sample

42Movement for the Common Man Listen to sample

43Nothing Ever Goes As Planned Listen to sample

44Sing for the Day Listen to sample

45Rock & Roll Feeling Listen to sample

46Great White Hope
And I know that some of you out there, might want to see the champ get beat
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47I'm O.K.
'Cause I believed them when they said I must do things their way,
They tried to cast me in their mold
But I just had to say,
That I'm O.K.
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48Lords of the Ring
And though the legend was pure fantasy
We still need the hope it brings, so let's sing
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49Father O.S.A.
Mostly unknown and under appreciated
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50Everything Is Cool
Cause is a cool song from Brave new World

51Edge of the Century
This is definitely one of styx's most rocked out songs. It better than their crappy love songs that Dennis Deyoung made.
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52Lonely People Listen to sample

53Cold War
Your show is about to begin here at fiddlers in Denver. Want to let you know to play Cold War!
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