Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs


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61 Lateralus - Tool

9 and a half minutes of sheer bliss. One of my Favorite songs this century.

How come this one not be in the top 10?

How come this one not be number 1?

Come on! Why is this 9 and a half minute masterpiece so low. It deserves at least to be in the top 5

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62 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.

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63 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!

64 Hey You - Pink Floyd
65 School - Supertramp
66 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!

67 Money - Pink Floyd

Not prog at all - patrickfloyd

I'll say it's likely the least progressive song on DSOTM. - naFrovivuS

68 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
69 Awaken - Yes

A stunning, beautifully constructed, magnus opus of musical genius. No one else could come up with the combinations of chords, key changes, rhythms and musicianship that Yes dreamed up here. A masterpiece.

One of the best songs ever made

Please..this is top ten

70 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.

71 УТРО ПОЛИНЫ - Nautilus Pompilius
72 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson

Absolute masterpiece in every way.

73? what? this is the DEFINITION of classical progressive! - patrickfloyd

73 In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 - Coheed and Cambria

Excellent song from one of the best new prog bands. This song transports me to another place and time

74 And You and I - Yes

One of the best of the best.
"I listened hard but could not see life tempo change out and inside me... "

The best

75 L'via L 'viaquez - The Mars Volta

I think this song is not the perfect example to show one of the most brilliants bands ever.. they capture the roots of prog rock.. listen cicatriz.. tetragramatton.. OMG

No one can play disorder in such a beautiful way than Mars Volta

76 The Remembering (High the Memory) - Yes

A top favorite of mine, this is one of Yes' long songs, and particularly beautiful. The various sections are gentle and charming, ringing, bright and clear, gliding, wise, lonely, sprightly, lilting, bold and joyfully rocking, towering in height, rolling like thunder, traveling, misty, intense as a blizzard. So much to love in this one.

77 On the Backs of the Angels - Dream Theater

This is what got me into dream theater, I find this song beautiful in every way possible. I've really come to like this song, and is one of my overall favorite songs

78 The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater

Absolutely amazing. In just 6 minutes they changed time signatures a total of 130 times. It really is a prog anthem that shows what prog rockers can truly do, even if this is really short for Dream Theater. - naFrovivuS


79 Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta
80 Metropolis, Part 1: the Miracle and the Sleeper - Dream Theater

I'm not going to go on about how one of my favourite songs didn't get in the top ten, but I will say that this inspired an entire concept album, and many of you should go and see for yourself just how great it is to be able to do this!

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