Top Ten Styx Songs

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Styx had some great songs, but I don't know which one was the greatest.

The Top Ten

1 Come Sail Away

beautiful

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This is what is would sound like if the song did not fade away and the Styx just kept on playing. I have recently taken a break from the Styx and am about to try and get back on the horse. Let's see what happens.

AWESOME man, I mean the piano is just amazing to begin with, and the strong strengthens when the guitar enters and it just freaks me out how the hell do people do awesome songs like those bands in the 80's. However, I wouldn't say that Styx doesn't have better song like boat on a river (surprisingly still about water and sailing) and Renegade with an awesome riff, but this one speaks to me the most. After all you decide what's best depending on your opinion (I'd be ok with anything on the first ten list)

The melody and lyrics are just fantastic. Most of the songs produced by styx are amazing.

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2 Renegade

The grand illusion is that it's a rock song, when really it's a metal song

Renegade is Styx's greatest song. How could it not be #1? Renegade is my favorite song ever. I love how it starts out kind of on the slow side & then Tommy Shaw yells out, "Yeah! " & the song just keeps getting better at that point. It just keeps getting better, & better. I hope Styx keeps going on making more songs like this.

Such an amazing song. It starts out at a mellow pace and just takes off.

Renegade it has the most real lyrics... Can you imagine getting ready to hang and what your mom would go through... Love Renegade

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3 Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)

Blue Collar man is a song that's message still applies today. Also, it's introduction is outstanding.

I remember it when it first came out, and even today, I play the ass off it. It resonates raw energy, and our Country relies on it's Blue Collar Work Force's energy, to be a Country.

It touches my heart at the core like a GREAT song should.

If I had to pick a personal theme song for myself, this would be it!

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4 Mr. Roboto

This song is awesome, maybe is the best song that means of a robot. - Q-ube

Styx had Come Sail Away, Renegade, Blue Collar Man but they're not as conceptual and operatic as this one) doom arigato mr roboto
P.S. best vocals from Dennis))

This is the very first song I remember hearing as a child, so it has always had a special meaning to me. I just love it!

Secret Secret, I got a Secret

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5 Lady

How can you go wrong with this song. It set the band on the path to stardom. It's lyrics tells a story and the melodies are tight

THIS TRULY IS HELL

I'll never forget when a guy I had a crush on played this one song for me on a jukebox. It let me know how he felt about me in words he was too shy to say. VERY ROMANTIC song :-)

Lady was one of the anthems of my youth and Styx one of the most unique bands of the era. Lots of great memories associated with this one...

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6 Suite Madame Blue

This so is super underrated.

Suite Madam Blue is the best Styx song ever. The real question is, which is #2? Come Sail Away, Lady, Lorelei, Crystal Ball or Renegade? Or Light Up...

Honestly, I love all of Styx's songs, but I feel that this one is especially underappreciated.

How on God's green earth is this not in the top 10? Wow...

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7 Too Much Time on My Hands

I really like this one! I can't believe its not in the top ten! It is more outside the box for these guys! They get away from the ballads with this one. Its got a strong groove and a great beat!

This song is always just good fun to hear. A mood elevator that never gets old :-)

Tommy Shaw at his finest. Excellent chorus and guitar work

Should be one of their top 3 songs.

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8 Babe

Love this song. Great music and lyrics. Takes me back to a great to a great memory of someone I loved and now is gone.

Babe captures my emotion greatest love song, it takes me back to the time I have spent with someone I loved. Still makes me cry sometimes at night when I'm listening to it in the middle of the night

Nothing against hard rock and progressive songs... I love Zeppelin for example... But for me, the most melodic, emotionally tugging and memorable of all their songs. As an analogy, "Ten Years Gone", "Thank You" and Going to California" were some of Zep's best stuff, even though their harder stuff got more air play.

I know some styx fans hate this song, but even though it is slow and a balled, it still shows true talent

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9 The Grand Illusion

I was sixteen when I first fell in love with their music. It always brings back wonderful nostalgic memories. This is an awesome album. I used to listen to their music on an eight track tape player in my car until it had worn out. Such a wonderful combination sounds & words. This is a magically musical album.

Great song and it's hard to pick but this would have to be my favorite of Styx. Going to their concert tonight.

First Album I ever bought, First song I ever listened to in head phones as a little kid sitting cross legged in front of and old Sylvania Hi-Fi. Not only does this song bring back great memories, It is a structural masterpiece.

I was 7 whin

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10 Clair de Lune/Ballerina

This has to be the most beautiful Styx song. I love how it starts out with a soft, classical piano intro, but then the singing starts and the song changes completely. At that point it gets more and more awesome. It's such a sentimental song, with such poignant lyrics, and he song builds and builds, with Dennis DeYoung continuing to wail the the lyrics alongside the screaming guitars. It's the perfect power ballad.

16? what guys, this is one of their best - MaxPap

When it goes into the string part it's on! "Dance for Me I beg you" sends chills up the spine then the solos/harmonies hit you like a ton of bricks and keeps on going.

This song has this soaring, wild interplay between the guitars and Dennis DeYoung's voice. - Raa396

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The Contenders

11 Crystal Ball

While I am completely a fan, this is truly the best Styx song ever. How different would our lives be if we could only have a Crystal Ball to help us through our difficulties... Or would it only make the pain worse.

I'm in love with this song! - Eaganbaseball29

Great Rock-n-Roll Ballad and Guitar Playing

Definitely the best song on this list so much passion in the lyrics music awesome just a great job musically should be number one

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12 Don't Let It End

I love this song. Brings Back memories of my first boyfriend. He moved to Houston and I didn't want it to end. Its been years since then but I still miss him. It was nothing but good memories. We were young and in love but we were just two 16 yr old kids.

13 Castle Walls

This has always been my favorite. Their building melodies and they reach a brilliant finish. They tell a great tale. This was a great song in concert.

Brilliant, underrated song! Builds to a triumphant Pink Floyd/Ozzy-like symphony before launching you to the album's epic finale. Awesome track!

While not the best Styx song, this is perhaps the most underrated. I love how the tension builds during the instrumental part, and the guitar right after the chorus.

Simply the best! Just listen to it.

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14 Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)

This should be higher up on the list. The keyboard solo at the start is awesome.

This contains the best keyboard playing than all the other Styx songs in my opinion.

This song is probably their most progressive rocklike. As a Prog Rock fan it's natural that this one is my favorite. Throughout the song it shows off: vocals, insturmentation, quick tempo and slow tempo. What's not to like?

Love this band...many great memories cruising down the freeway blasting these songs...I love you guys...thanks for the memories!

15 Show Me the Way

I love this song. The words are powerful and have so much meaning to me. I consider it hymn-like. Roseanne

Awesome song with Amazing lyrics! One of the most versatile bands ever!

Should be top 15 - Joshgbpack12

Beautiful song! My favorite!

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16 The Best of Times

Just rediscovered this song after many years. Probably my favorite Styx song of all time. This should be a bar anthem right next to don't Stop Believin!

17 Boat on the River

Not a bad song, but I think Styx have done better!

Styx is the most underrated band in the world and Boat on the River is one of the most underrated songs in the world. With the melody, harmonies, instrumentation - how can you not feel like you're home?

I love this song so much, ever since I heard it, it was my favorite song by Styx. Since I have heard every Styx song, I will keep this one as my favorite for all of eternity! I love it love it love it! - ethany

Come on, how is this not yet in the top 5? Or top 10? The lyrics are very peaceful, telling a story about a man's journey, and the instruments used were perfectly chosen. Renegade is another awesome song but by far overrated compared to Boat on the River.

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18 Light Up

Light up, everybody!
Join us in this celebration!
Light up, and be happy!
Sweet, sweet sounds will fill the air. - MaxPap

Come on, join us, be happy.

This definitely deserves top 10 come on!

19 Lorelei

I agree that this song should be in the top five. Driving guitar is what rock is all about and this song has it. Roll the windows down, crank it up and rock on.

I love the upbeat tempo to this song! Definitely deserves to be higher up possibly top 5!

This beautiful song has stayed with me a long time

Love this song this song should be number 2

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20 Rockin' the Paradise

This song is such a rock anthem. When I went to seem them is april 2013 in Springfield Mass they opened with this song and it was so powerful. This song is a mighty rock and roll classic in my book.

Terrific song, but it really has to be played right after AD 1928 for the best appreciation. I really think they should of just made them one song.

While probably (definitely) not in the top ten, it's a great song to just listen to or give to your friends who aren't in to music like Styx

Best pump up song ever!

21 Born for Adventure
22 A Day

I am a Styx junkie from the late 70's and 80's, and notwithstanding all their great songs from my era "A Day", which features the late John Curulewski (Tommy Shaw's predecessor), tops my list. 'Tis a psychedelic "Come Sail Away" from an earlier era of Styx music. Give yourself a treat and get on over to YouTube and listen to it now!

This song is so proggy! It sounds like it could be by King Crimson.

Tribute to Johnny C.

23 Miss America

James best song of all time without question

Number One, No Question!

Number 6 at the worst

24 Just Get Through This Night
25 Movement for the Common Man

Early goes right into mother natures matinee, 1st album was awesome, best thing etc

26 This Old Man
27 Man in the Wilderness

That solo is amazing. Best Tommy Shaw song. - MaxPap

Should be at #1

Hugely underrated and finally getting its due as a staple in live performances.

Mostly obscure song on the Grand Illusion album that is highly underrated.

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28 Mademoiselle
29 High Time

Great tune, and it really fits the theme with the story theme of Kilroy was here. The lyrics are great, a good beat, and its definitely what I think about when I hear Kilroy. (and of course Mr. Roboto. )

30 I'm O.K.

Very majestic sounding with a fine sounding organ. This song was lost on me for many years and I only heard it on a cheap sounding AM radio for a few times in the late 70's. This song made my day and it's the personification of why 70's music was so great!

The most underrated Styx song in my opinion. My favourite, however not one of their most popular songs for some reason.

'Cause I believed them when they said I must do things their way,
They tried to cast me in their mold
But I just had to say,
That I'm O.K.

31 Superstars

Mr Roboto and Too much time have no place ahead of this song.

32 Queen of Spades

Queen of spades GOES OFF

Her love means only your DEATH - MaxPap

How this is so low is beyond me. This is a rare gem where Dennis DeYoung sings a harder Styx song. It might not be the best, but it is certainly up there. If you have not heard it yet, listen to it now. You will agree.

33 Snowblind

Best styx song that nobody ever heard of. Absolutely top 10 come on people!

Absolutely a terrific song. Should be further up the list!

This song is amazing, how does nobody know it? - Tiggre

34 Kiss Your Ass Goodbye
35 Gone, Gone, Gone
36 Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
37 Half Penny Two Penny
38 Why Me

This has to be one of the best songs off of Cornerstone! It has good lyrics and sound to it.

39 Pieces of Eight

With Aku-Aku at the end, this is a wonderful piece (no pun intended) - MaxPap

This is such a beautiful song. Why is it not ranked higher?

Don't cash your freedoms in for gold

40 One With Everything
41 Little Suzie

In my opinion, the most rocking' Styx son ever produced.

Kick ass song. Great lyrics. Real Hard rock. Creates a great picture of life. There's tons of evil on earth, but having one important thing/person can make life OK.

42 First Time

Very nice song. Brings back good memories of my younger days!

Greatest STYX song of all time.

43 These Are the Times

Classic Styx from one of their more recent albums. Go JY!

44 Rock & Roll Feeling
45 Everything Is Cool

Cause is a cool song from Brave new World

46 Dear John

Wonderful tribute by Tommy Shaw for his friend and bandmate John, who passed away far too young.

47 Lonely People
48 Cold War

Your show is about to begin here at fiddlers in Denver. Want to let you know to play Cold War!

49 Lights
50 Paradise

Explains itself, it's anywhere where I can be with old lady.

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Clair de Lune/Ballerina
2. Suite Madame Blue
3. Come Sail Away
MaxPap
1. Clair de Lune/Ballerina
2. Castle Walls
3. Crystal Ball
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1. Come Sail Away
2. Mr. Roboto
3. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
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