Top Ten Best Progressive Rock Songs

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81 Question - The Moody Blues
82 The Psychedelic Warlords - Hawkwind
83 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
84 УТРО ПОЛИНЫ - Nautilus Pompilius
85 Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
86 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson

Absolute masterpiece in every way.

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

87 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

88 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

89 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.

90 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

91 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

92 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

Just..flawless!

93 Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta
94 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!

95 No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
96 Rhayader Goes to Town - Camel

One of the best guitar solos ever...

97 The Prophet's Song - Queen

Folks, if you went to this website to discover a song/band/music that will blow your mind by its difficulty, originality, remarkable syncopation, and most importantly physical/emotional response (i.E. goosebumps/tears/headbanging, you hardcore music lovers know what I mean! ), then check out this song, the amazing part is the acapella vocal Mercury does in perfect pitch using a Echoplex (the goto popular delay machine of the 70's).

98 Song for America - Kansas

I'm shocked as to how many prog fans don't know that Kansas is progressive, explaining why this song is often left out of "Top 10 prog songs" lists. It's a must-have song for any progressive rock fan.

Musical genius... This song showcases Kerry Livgren's composing skill and each member's skill on their perspective instruments without a hint of flashiness. This is Livgren's finest composition and deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest progressive rock songs of all time.

99 Change - Karnivool

The entire "Sound Awake" album by Karnivool is amazing; Change (Pt. 2) is the culmination of the album and is, in my personal opinion, one of the best tracks written in this genre

A truly amazing song from an even more amazing album, Karnivool are probably the best prog band to have emerged in the last decade. Listening to the album "Sound Awake" from start to finish is almost a life changing experience and Change is the perfect way to end the elbum.

100 Ommadawn, Part One - Mike Oldfield
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