Best Kansas Songs

The Top Ten
1 Carry on Wayward Son

I really love this song
Maybe because of Supernatural... I always see Sam and Dean in my head whenever I hear it.
Or it could be because of South Park, I loved that episode with Kyle and Stan as Guitar heroes

Absolutely the best. Period. I spent the 70s and early 80s spacing out to this song. Just close your eyes and let it take over. Moves you from the reality of the day to the fantasy of the momment.

I love this song even though I am very young I love it as I am writing this I am listening to it such an awesome song!

2 Dust in the Wind

By far the best song of Kansas. An ode to the living that died and will die. Huge lyrics, unbeatable and true to the core. One of the rock songs of all time.

Hands down the most beautfiul song of Kansas. I found the band to be extremely mellow, but this song in particular made me feel respect towards them.

Come on this is obviously Kansas best song of all time. Its melody is beautiful and Carry on my Wayward Son is totally overrated.

3 Song for America

This Song has it all, incredible lush instrumental arrangements, insane vocal by Steve Walsh, and incredible lyrical content! for a serious Kansas fan, this gotta top the list!

4 Cheyenne Anthem

This song is just beautiful! The lyrics do an amazing job at making you feel really bad for the Native Americans when they were being forced out of their homelands. The instrumental section isn't anywhere near as flashy and technical as Magnum Opus, but it works.

One of the most realistic looks of how we treated the Native Americans making this a bittersweet piece.

5 Closet Chronicles

The storytelling in this song is unequaled. I am sad to see it this low on the list.

The instrumental part brings you to another dimension. It's that good.

6 Miracles Out of Nowhere

Hands down. This song is a lyrical masterpiece, and the instrumental is unprecedented. The break down at around 2:22 of the song is simply perfect. I love Kansas, and I love every song on this list, but this one for me, easily takes the cake.

This is one of those songs that makes me listen and listen again without getting tired... Just listen to that spectacular instrumental solo! AMAZING!

A masterpiece indeed, not a pop song for the radio, but a superior composition in which everything fits together perfectly. Livgren and Walsh in god mode!

7 Lamplight Symphony

Great song, but like other Kansas songs besides Carry on Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind, this was overshadowed by other progressive rock bands with their songs which include Yes's Roundabout, King Crimson's Epitaph and Starless, Genesis's Supper's Ready, and Pink Floyd's Shine on you Crazy Diamond and Echoes.

An under the radar gem from the song for America album. The progression of the instrumentation section is so great. It really does sound like a symphony, and the emotional shifts in the song are breathtaking. The sound is huge and epic then suddenly sad and subtle. It's incredible.

8 Incomudro (Hymn to the Atman)
9 Curtain of Iron
10 Lightning's Hand

Shows the band's musical prowess in full.

The Contenders
11 Icarus (Borne On Wings of Steel)

This song along with sparks of the tempest are the best I've found so far!

Cannot believe this is not on here. The only song comparable to The Pinnacle

Who the heck voted for 'It Takes A Woman's Love'?

12 Child of Innocence

Child of Innocence, along with all of the other songs from the first 3 albums, are among the most underrated songs of all time. Child of Innocence especially because of its awesome twin guitar intro, powerful lyrics, the screaming guitar solo, and beautiful outro.

13 Point of Know Return

This is currently No. 11? How? This should be much higher. least...No. 3.

This song has the best vocals of any Kansas song.

Pretty great song, not getting much love.

14 Lonely Wind
15 The Pinnacle

This follow-up to Mysteries and Mayhem, the soliloquy of a once proud warrior, is the most amazing song in Kansas' discography. Carry on Wayward Son, Dust in the Wind, Magnum Opus, and so many of Kansas' others are magnificent songs but The Pinnacle transcends them all. It is everything that made Kansas great, it is everything that I loved about music as a young man.

This is The Pinnacle of Kansas's greatness of progressive rock. Their first two albums were good, and so were the rest of the 70s albums, but this song, along with their Leftoverture album with their Magnum Opus, is when they are at their greatest.

RIP Great Kansas Music 1974-1979. The music they make today is nowhere near as good as it was.

16 Nobody's Home
17 Magnum Opus
18 The Wall

Simply perfect message in its lyrics. At the end he finds out that everything he needs to tear or set down the wall is inside himself, by finding self inner harmony.

Why don't people realise how good this is! It's such a good tune and deserves a top placing for sure - one of the best songs ever written - by any band.

This song says so much about obstacles in life. There is no loss when you get beyond the wall. And when you follow Christ, nothing is lost.

19 Magnum Opus: Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat / Howling at the Moon / Man Overboard / Industry on Parade / Release the Beavers / Gnat Attack
20 All I Wanted

A heavily underrated masterpiece.

Such a good song that needs more recognition and I love this ballad hit of theirs

21 Hold On

Beautiful song, not to mention the awesome guitar solo!

22 Journey from Mariabronn

Their first album is unsurpassed in rock history. Every song on it is evidence of a band that's tight, knows what it's doing and is going places. This one masterpiece is overlooked because of its length, and the tunnel-vision enforced by radio play deprives most people of experiencing many of their greatest performances.

Truly an undiscovered prog masterpiece. If you only listen to Kansas's mainstream radio songs, then you are missing out majorly.

Great song, from their best album. Screw Left and Point.

23 Play the Game Tonight

One of their most under rated songs! 3rd for me behind Dust in the Wind and Carry on Wayward Son.

"Do you see yourself in a white spotlight
Then play the game tonight"

24 What's on My Mind
25 Fight Fire with Fire

While I like this song a lot, I prefer Metallica's Fight Fire with Fire, made just one year after this, over this one.

Pump Song! Great song to get up in the morning to. This song has a great work-out motivation like "Eye of the Tiger".

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