Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs


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41 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - Van Der Graaf Generator

In my opinion this composition should be #1. It's real work of genius.
The most powerfull and deep composition of progressive rock music.

I can't quite understand how anyone who has heard this song would vote anything else.

If you want to listen to only one song it should be this one. This is the essence of 70's progressive rock. Timeless piece of art!

No prog song ever is as good as "Supper´┐Ż's Ready". That being said, this is as close as it gets.

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42 The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater

The Count of Tuscany is dream theaters best song in my opinion. In the 19 minutes of this songs it all leads up to the beautiful ending that still gives me goosebumps every time

43 10,000 Days (Wings Part 2) - Tool
44 Ashes Are Burning - Renaissance V 1 Comment
45 Tom Sawyer - Rush V 1 Comment
46 The March of the Black Queen - Queen

QUEEN - The greatest band in the universe! All their repertoire is phenomenal, and this song is absolutely MAGNIFICENT! Queen's hits are super, but their hidden gems are a treasure trove of sheer ecstasy! An excursion into auditory bliss!

I love Queen so I'm going with this one.

This is a great song, but not prog. - Pony

47 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

It's made by Pink Floyd, but it's probably their LEAST prog song, amazing song though

Nah several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict is less prog - MilkmanBoi

This song is beauty incarnate. everything about it is perfect

A lot less of prog, but nonetheless amazing. - naFrovivuS

Not the best, but really should be higher.

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48 One of These Days - Pink Floyd

Progressive rock + hard rock = amazing badass rock - MilkmanBoi

49 Still Life - Van Der Graaf Generator
50 The Poet/After the Day - Barclay James Harvest

The Poet segues seamlessly into After The Day, and the band usually play them in sequence. Together they demonstrate extremely well what BJH were all about - initially a gentle, folky, melodic song but leading into a dramatic tour de force complete with soaring mellotron and crashing guitar crescendo. Never fails to produce that special tingle-factor - but then so do many of their other songs, and the standard being so uniformly high, everyone will no doubt have a different favourite.

The definitive prog rock classic from BJH's early years - the climax never fails to get the spine tingling!

51 Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
52 Take Me On and On - Electric Light Orchestra
53 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
54 Ice - Camel

Maybe in ten top of camel

Great instrumental song

55 La Villa Strangiato - Rush V 2 Comments
56 White Walls - Between the Buried and Me
57 Hotel California - The Eagles
58 Right in Two - Tool
59 Aqualung - Jethro Tull

One of my favorite Jethro Tull song with heavy horses!

My hobby is going far ^^ wide to Jethro Tull concerts, over 200.

60 The Cinema Show - Genesis

A wonderful epic song with its harmonious acoustic beginning and engulfing keyboard solo under an amazing bass and drum rhythm. To be listened to attentively eyes closed... Thank you Genesis for this masterpiece :-)

One of the most beautful song from the album Selling England By the Pound, by the way, the full album is fantastic.

What in the world is this song doing at #57? Should be top 10 easily!

Huge and influetial

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