Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs


The Contenders: Page 3

41 The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater 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

42 Still Life - Van Der Graaf Generator Still Life - Van Der Graaf Generator
43 In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

What is this awesome song doing down here?

The song that defines the genre

The ultimate. Yet to be surpassed

One of the best songs ever heard!

V 3 Comments
44 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater

I never get tired of listening to this amazing epic!

This song is pure awesomeness poured in a single musical wonder.

If this song is anywhere below about #3, then it is to low.

V 3 Comments
45 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

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

This song is beauty incarnate. everything about it is perfect

Not the best, but really should be higher.

V 1 Comment
46 The March of the Black Queen - Queen 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 Ice - Camel Ice - Camel V 2 Comments
48 The Poet/After the Day - Barclay James Harvest 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!

49 La Villa Strangiato - Rush La Villa Strangiato - Rush V 2 Comments
50 Hotel California - The Eagles Hotel California - The Eagles
51 Right in Two - Tool
52 The Cinema Show - Genesis 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!

Once a man like the sea I raged...will make you smile joyfully even in Berkeley traffic

V 1 Comment
53 Aqualung - Jethro Tull Aqualung - Jethro Tull

One of my favorite Jethro Tull song with heavy horses!

V 1 Comment
54 Nimrodel / The Procession / White Rider - Camel Nimrodel / The Procession / 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.

55 Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

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

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

V 1 Comment
56 Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues 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

57 Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator on its best, the best song on Pawn Hearts, a very strong album. The epic crazy middle section, and the cacaphonic section, and Peters Voice on top of that. Absolutely a great song!

58 Hey You - Pink Floyd Hey You - Pink Floyd
59 The Advent of Panurge - Gentle Giant The Advent of Panurge - Gentle Giant

This (and lots of other Gentle Giant) is brilliant and should be higher but not well known enough

If you like Yes,Jethro tull,king crimson,ELP,Queen and Pink Floyd this band has elements of all of them but they still come out with a unique sound.Only came across them through the roger dean art work on the octopus Lp 2 months ago. I now have 7 gentle giant LPs.

V 1 Comment
60 Fly to the Rainbow - Scorpions Fly to the Rainbow - Scorpions

There are only a few progressive songs by the Scorpions. Only "Lonesome Crow", "Drifting Sun" and "Fly to the Rainbow".. But this song is great. Maybe not the best Prog song, but it should be much higher!

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Most Progressive Songs by Bands That Aren't Progressive Rock Greatest Progressive Rock Songs of 1973 Best Progressive Rock Dream Theater Songs Greatest Classic Rock Songs Greatest '90s Rock Songs

List StatsUpdated 21 Feb 2017

4,000 votes
278 listings
8 years, 148 days old

Top Remixes (15)

1. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree
2. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree
3. Remember Us - The Pineapple Thief
1. The Gates of Delirium - Yes
2. Nine Feet Underground - Caravan
3. Lady Fantasy - Camel
1. Hotel California - The Eagles
2. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
3. Time - Pink Floyd

View All 15


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.