Best Dream Theater Songs Longer Than 10 Minutes

What is your favourite Dream Theater song with a duration of longer than 10 minutes?

The Top Ten

1 Octavarium

Of course it’s number one

Wow this list was almost perfect, apart from honor thy father and bridges in the sky. Good songs but if it were my way they would be replaced with In The Name of God and Learning To Live. That being said Octavarium wins for me as out of all the epics this is the one that makes me feel the most emotion.

Amazing, not to mention it's my favorite song of all time

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2 A Change of Seasons

Almost every song is great but A Cgange of Seasons is perfect for me - tomislav95

This song has everything, amazing vocals and no weak sections

So much to give every listen.

ACOS is the most perfect song of the world. Really. If you don't believe me: Listen to it then

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3 The Count of Tuscany

Just beats the Best of Times for me, not on emotion, purely on musicianship

This ones is right up there With Octavarium for me - Beatlesboy9



My top 5 dt songs over 10 min.

5 in the name of god
4 endless sacrifice
3 sacrificed sons
2 the ministry of lost souls
1 the count of tuscany

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4 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Contains my favorite DT part ever (6:02 - 7:47)

the definition of variety! this song is like a whole album packed into one song. awesome.

This Song Explores six ideas of Mental Disability. It was written as one song, but it was so long that it had to be released as it's 8 parts. The song is about 42 minutes and is definitely worth listening to.

This isn't a song. It's a concept album of 8 songs. Stop voting for this.

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5 The Glass Prison

Such an awesome song! guitar is amazing and so is the story! - dragon13304

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6 Honor Thy Father

YES! - V4noM

Don't cross the crooked step...

I love this song, best song in train of thought and best 10 minute+ dream theater song after octavarium - fidelcanojr

10 minutes of epic heavy metal dream theater! Love it... considering this is #9 on my top 100 dt songs list - dice

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7 The Best of Times

Such a great solo - V4noM

Just got to vote for this one.

This song is ausome best solos
Sad song a little bit
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HOWARD PORTNOY 1940-2009 because and sl is a cool album

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9 Home

The highlight of the best Dream Theater album of them all.

10 Bridges in the Sky


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The Contenders

11 Illumination Theory

Illumination Theory Is By Far The Most Beautiful Song I Have Ever Heard, The Whole 22 Minute Song From Start To Finish Is Nothing But Epic And Brilliant, This 22 Minute Masterpiece Exteeds Every Bit Of Imagination And Expectations, I Especially Love The Final Few Notes Of The Song, It Made Me Cry And Hit Me Hard Like A Ton Of Bricks, Pure Brilliance On Dream Theater’s Part. - ProgMetalFan3556

For me, this is the best representation of the band in a single song. It's long, epic, exciting and is a perfect harmony of heavy metal and symphony orchestra. The song barely stays in the one place for more than a minute or two, and the way it smoothly transitions between seemingly unrelated themes and instrumentations is ingenious.

19 minutes of epic- and progressiveness, and the remaining 3 are just plain beauty. Mike Mangini does a great job and the string section is so touching. This is just the best song ever made!

This is better than that overrated Octavarium. It's not as good as a Change of Seasons though.

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12 Beyond This Life

The story in this song is so unique and wonderful. It has to stand higher!

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13 Finally Free UListen to Sample
14 Breaking All Illusions UListen to Sample
15 Learning to Live UListen to Sample
16 A Nightmare to Remember

My favorite song

Hell No, This Song Should’ve Been At Number 2 Or Number 3, Not 16.

This Song Is An Incredible Song Filled With Love And Passion.

And I Am About To Get Personal with Y’all, But Dream Theater Wrote This Song (Lyrics Only), Not Realizing This 16 Minute Song Is About My Life, This Song In My Own Interpretation Reflects Back On When I Was Involved In A Horrific Car Accident, This Song Deals With Me Dealing With My Father’s Alcoholism, This Song Also Deals With Me Being In The Hospital After The Car Accident On The Part The Song Slows Down A Bit, This Song Also Deals With The Lost Of My Best Friend, A Nightmare To Remember Is A Personal Song For Me, I Am Filled With So Many Emotions After Listening To This Song, There No Other Song As Personal As This Song Is. - ProgMetalFan3556

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17 In the Name of God

This Song Is An Awesome 14:14 Song, My Favorite Part Of This Entire Song Is From (5:34-7:34), Dream Theater Is My Number One Inspiration And Influencers On Planet Earth, They Have Inspired My Second Future Band. I Have Nothing But A Deep Obsessive And Addictive Love This Dream Theater. - ProgMetalFan3556

Not in the top 3 yet?


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18 The Shattered Fortress UListen to Sample
19 In the Presence of Enemies, Pt. 2 UListen to Sample
20 Stream of Consciousness UListen to Sample
21 The Ministry of Lost Souls

I like it better than octavarium

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22 In the Presence of Enemies UListen to Sample
23 Scarred UListen to Sample
24 Endless Sacrifice UListen to Sample
25 Sacrificed Sons

This Song Is Yet Another Personal Song For Me, This Song Has Inspired A 2 Part Album I Created And Wrote For My Second Future Band, I Get So Angry When I Hear This Song, Because Of The Theme Of This Song, But It’s A Great Song Nonetheless And Wickedly Beautiful, This Song Is Tastefully Done. - ProgMetalFan3556

Such a haunting song...the source material from 9/11 makes it as chilling.

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27 Repentance UListen to Sample
28 A Mind Beside Itself
29 Outcry UListen to Sample
30 Lost Not Forgotten

The best song from A Dramatic Turn of Events. - Mikocloud

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31 The Great Debate UListen to Sample
32 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

Sorry And No Offense But This Song Should Not Even Be On This List, This Is A Dream Theater List, Not A Variety List. - ProgMetalFan3556

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300 votes
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Octavarium
2. A Change of Seasons
3. The Count of Tuscany
1. The Glass Prison
2. Octavarium
3. A Change of Seasons
1. Octavarium
2. Honor Thy Father
3. The Count of Tuscany

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