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Progressive Rock The Best Yes Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Yes songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the top Yes songs, as voted on by fans like you. These U.K. prog-rockers are noted for their technical abilities and use of orchestral arrangements. Though they formed in the late-'60s, and sold out arenas throughout the '70s, it wasn't until the early-'80s that they became major pop hit-makers. This poll includes all of Yes's hits, from "Roundabout" to "Owner of a Lonely Heart," but real fans know there are other great songs to vote on besides the singles. In fact many of their greatest songs are long 15minute+ epics that took up an entire vinyl album side. In their day, Yes were loathed by critics, but had one of the most rabid fan bases in all of rock, let alone progressive rock. The individual talents of Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, and other great players like Trevor Rabin, Alan White and numerous other members have always somehow managed to achieve a "whole is even greater than the sum of their parts" goal on their best songs.  

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Yes songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. If the order of this list bothers you, then stand up and take control by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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176 80
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2
170 83
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Fragile

3
129 60
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4
155 77
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5
147 71
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6
149 73
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7
126 65
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8
128 68
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Close to the Edge

9
112 69
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10
103 45
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Magnification

11
112 54
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Going for the One

12
93 49
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13
130 72
Changes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
BenedictStutt added

14
74 34
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Going for the One

15
142 103
Owner of a Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

16
78 42
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Clark Benson added Tales From Topographic Oceans

17
98 61
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18
9 0
Starship Trooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

19
9 0
Perpetual Change is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
The Yes Album

20
69 37
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Relayer

21
36 10
To Be Over is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
Biotonk added

22
41 10
Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

23
97 59
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Going for the One

24
59 32
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25
52 35
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Yesterdays

26
57 34
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Going for the One

27
57 42
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Fragile

28
75 50
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Yes

29
64 53
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90125

30
57 35
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Going for the One

31
18 7
Changes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

32
64 50
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33
45 27
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Time and a Word

34
73 55
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Yes

35
55 47
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90125

36
35 26
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37
37 24
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BenedictStutt added Drama

38
20 10
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Doug Herring added Tormato

39
30 23
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Time and a Word

40
33 29
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Big Generator

41
33 28
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90125

42
32 29
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Time and a Word

43
32 27
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The Yes Album

44
42 37
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Fragile

45
34 32
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90125

46
35 29
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Clark Benson added

47
37 35
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Clark Benson added Big Generator

48
29 34
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90125

49
14 11
Lift Me Up is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
Jesse Ruth added

50
26 27
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