Best Kansas Songs

The Top Ten
1 Carry on Wayward Son Carry on Wayward Son Cover Art

I really love this song
Maybe because of Supernatural... I always see Sam and Dean in my head whenever I hear it.
Or it could be because of South Park, I loved that episode with Kyle and Stan as Guitar heroes

Absolutely the best. Period. I spent the 70s and early 80s spacing out to this song. Just close your eyes and let it take over. Moves you from the reality of the day to the fantasy of the momment.

I love this song even though I am very young I love it as I am writing this I am listening to it such an awesome song!

My 2nd favorite song. I didn't find this because of Supernatural but because of introduction from my dad.

2 Dust in the Wind Dust in the Wind Cover Art

By far the best song of Kansas. An ode to the living that died and will die. Huge lyrics, unbeatable and true to the core. One of the rock songs of all time.

Hands down the most beautfiul song of Kansas. I found the band to be extremely mellow, but this song in particular made me feel respect towards them.

Come on this is obviously Kansas best song of all time. Its melody is beautiful and Carry on my Wayward Son is totally overrated.

Has to be one of the iconic and most covered classic rock songs of all times, the top five in this list are spot on!

3 Song for America Song for America Cover Art

This Song has it all, incredible lush instrumental arrangements, insane vocal by Steve Walsh, and incredible lyrical content! for a serious Kansas fan, this gotta top the list!

Second best Kansas song

Awesome...I love this

Most serious Kansas fans adore this song for the lyrics and amazing musical arrangements it comes from a great album

4 Cheyenne Anthem Cheyenne Anthem Cover Art

This song is just beautiful! The lyrics do an amazing job at making you feel really bad for the Native Americans when they were being forced out of their homelands. The instrumental section isn't anywhere near as flashy and technical as Magnum Opus, but it works.

One of the most realistic looks of how we treated the Native Americans making this a bittersweet piece.

The ending is so amazing

5 Closet Chronicles Closet Chronicles Cover Art

The storytelling in this song is unequaled. I am sad to see it this low on the list.

The instrumental part brings you to another dimension. It's that good.

6 Miracles Out of Nowhere Miracles Out of Nowhere Cover Art

Hands down. This song is a lyrical masterpiece, and the instrumental is unprecedented. The break down at around 2:22 of the song is simply perfect. I love Kansas, and I love every song on this list, but this one for me, easily takes the cake.

This is one of those songs that makes me listen and listen again without getting tired... Just listen to that spectacular instrumental solo! AMAZING!

A masterpiece indeed, not a pop song for the radio, but a superior composition in which everything fits together perfectly. Livgren and Walsh in god mode!

Hands down the best Kansas song. Just listening to this song gives me goosebumps.

7 Lamplight Symphony Lamplight Symphony Cover Art

Great song, but like other Kansas songs besides Carry on Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind, this was overshadowed by other progressive rock bands with their songs which include Yes's Roundabout, King Crimson's Epitaph and Starless, Genesis's Supper's Ready, and Pink Floyd's Shine on you Crazy Diamond and Echoes.

An under the radar gem from the song for America album. The progression of the instrumentation section is so great. It really does sound like a symphony, and the emotional shifts in the song are breathtaking. The sound is huge and epic then suddenly sad and subtle. It's incredible.

One of the best Kansas songs I've heard.

8 Incomudro (Hymn to the Atman) Incomudro (Hymn to the Atman) Cover Art

This and Lamplight Symphony should be higher. Song for America is the BEST Album by Kansas because it has the longest, most epic songs, like Song For America, Lamplight Symphony, and this. That, and IT HAS A DRUM SOLO IN IT!

9 Curtain of Iron Curtain of Iron Cover Art

How can this not be on the list?

10 Lightning's Hand Lightning's Hand Cover Art

Shows the band's musical prowess in full.

I love this song it is cool.

No One Will Defeat Me no one Can!

The Contenders
11 Icarus (Borne On Wings of Steel) Icarus (Borne On Wings of Steel) Cover Art

This song not only is THE best Kansas song but it is one of the best songs ever written as well

Cannot believe this is not on here. The only song comparable to The Pinnacle

This song along with sparks of the tempest are the best I've found so far!

Who the heck voted for 'It Takes A Woman's Love'?

12 Child of Innocence Child of Innocence Cover Art

Child of Innocence, along with all of the other songs from the first 3 albums, are among the most underrated songs of all time. Child of Innocence especially because of its awesome twin guitar intro, powerful lyrics, the screaming guitar solo, and beautiful outro.

13 Lonely Wind Lonely Wind Cover Art
14 Point of Know Return Point of Know Return Cover Art

This is currently No. 11? How? This should be much higher. Like...at least...No. 3.

Love this song, think it should be higher in the list

This song has the best vocals of any Kansas song.

Pretty great song, not getting much love.

15 The Pinnacle The Pinnacle Cover Art

This follow-up to Mysteries and Mayhem, the soliloquy of a once proud warrior, is the most amazing song in Kansas' discography. Carry on Wayward Son, Dust in the Wind, Magnum Opus, and so many of Kansas' others are magnificent songs but The Pinnacle transcends them all. It is everything that made Kansas great, it is everything that I loved about music as a young man.

This is The Pinnacle of Kansas's greatness of progressive rock. Their first two albums were good, and so were the rest of the 70s albums, but this song, along with their Leftoverture album with their Magnum Opus, is when they are at their greatest.

RIP Great Kansas Music 1974-1979. The music they make today is nowhere near as good as it was.

This is an all around great song. In my opinion, the only other song by Kansas that comes close to this is Miracles Out of Nowhere. The songwriting, vocals, guitar, drums, timing, and everything else is completely immaculate.

This, is the number one song on this list. Kansas' ten minute masterpiece that displays vocal, violin, guitar and bass harmony. Excellent, but underrated. Much like Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel)

16 Nobody's Home Nobody's Home Cover Art

Great song why did I have to add this

17 Magnum Opus Magnum Opus Cover Art

Way better than carry on wayward son

18 The Wall The Wall Cover Art

Simply perfect message in its lyrics. At the end he finds out that everything he needs to tear or set down the wall is inside himself, by finding self inner harmony.

Why don't people realise how good this is! It's such a good tune and deserves a top placing for sure - one of the best songs ever written - by any band.

This song says so much about obstacles in life. There is no loss when you get beyond the wall. And when you follow Christ, nothing is lost.

By far one of the most moving songs ever! After all, haven't we all come to a "Wall" at some point in our life's

19 Magnum Opus: Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat / Howling at the Moon / Man Overboard / Industry on Parade / Release the Beavers / Gnat Attack Magnum Opus: Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat / Howling at the Moon / Man Overboard / Industry on Parade / Release the Beavers / Gnat Attack Cover Art

Great track to conclude Leftoverture

20 Hold On Hold On Cover Art

Beautiful song, not to mention the awesome guitar solo!

Great song deserves to be much higher on the list

Such a powerful song.

Love that song

21 All I Wanted All I Wanted Cover Art

Such a good song that needs more recognition and I love this ballad hit of theirs

A heavily underrated masterpiece.

Classic single

22 Journey from Mariabronn

Their first album is unsurpassed in rock history. Every song on it is evidence of a band that's tight, knows what it's doing and is going places. This one masterpiece is overlooked because of its length, and the tunnel-vision enforced by radio play deprives most people of experiencing many of their greatest performances.

Truly an undiscovered prog masterpiece. If you only listen to Kansas's mainstream radio songs, then you are missing out majorly.

Great song, from their best album. Screw Left and Point.

23 Play the Game Tonight Play the Game Tonight Cover Art

One of their most under rated songs! 3rd for me behind Dust in the Wind and Carry on Wayward Son.

"Do you see yourself in a white spotlight
Then play the game tonight"

24 Fight Fire with Fire Fight Fire with Fire Cover Art

While I like this song a lot, I prefer Metallica's Fight Fire with Fire, made just one year after this, over this one.

Pump Song! Great song to get up in the morning to. This song has a great work-out motivation like "Eye of the Tiger".

25 What's on My Mind What's on My Mind Cover Art

Great song. Should be WAY higher.

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