Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs


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41 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree

The defining piece of today's progmasters - this 12 minute epic has everything that porcupine tree is about - ethereal lyrics, atmospheres that make your hair stand and gorgeous guitars. Wilson & Co can take a bow. They outdid their own selves with this one. And that is something!

In some ways Porcupine Tree is better than Pink Floyd. This song proves that.

Anesthetize is greater than trains or this but still

Why did this drop to 41? It's easily one of the best and most moving prog songs ever!

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42 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

43 One of These Days - Pink Floyd

Progressive rock + hard rock = amazing badass rock - MilkmanBoi

Ign 10/10 - MilkmanBoi

Lel I like how this wasn't on the list before I added this with my other account and now it is numbah 39. - PanagosBoi17

44 Ice - Camel

Maybe in ten top of camel

Great instrumental song

45 Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
46 The Revealing Science of God - Yes

I love a multitude of Yes songs, but rate this one highest of all. It's one of Yes' long songs and contains more sections than any other. It has a breathtaking atmospheric chant at the beginning, and another at the finish; Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, and Chris Squire singing in cascades; and glorious instrumentation. This song is lush, powerful, striking, wondrous, yearning, haunting, meandering, eloquent, dramatic, striding, fun, subtle, bluesy, lilting, intense, spacious, and majestic. It has depth and height. A treasure.

47 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!

48 Take Me On and On - Electric Light Orchestra
49 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
50 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
51 Lizard - King Crimson

One of the absolute best

52 Child In Time - Deep Purple

A masterpiece by Deep Purple. Ian Gillan's screams are amazing, as well as Ritchie Blackmore's guitar.

53 Hotel California - The Eagles
54 Right in Two - Tool
55 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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56 Remember Us - The Pineapple Thief
57 Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

Come on, is this a joke? Should be top 10

Top 10!

111? are you kidding me?!
Should be top 10, 50 minutes long, basically no words, pure music, pure class - FredTheGooner

58 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.

59 Nimrodel - The Procession - The White Rider - Camel

This song is just wonderful! It's about a Tolkien-esque story about knights and strange creatures, and it's a good occasion for master Andy Latimer on guitar an d flutes, wizard Peter Bardens on keyboards, powerful and precise Andy Ward on drums and dynamic Doug Ferguson on bass, to show their bright talents.

60 Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues second greatest prog rock band in the world pure melodic rock
Pink are first supertramp third.. Barclay james harvest fourth renaissence fifth

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