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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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148 71
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2
112 51
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3
129 63
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4
118 56
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Siberian Khatru Close to the Edge

5
133 71
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6
142 73
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Roundabout Fragile

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112 55
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8
126 67
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9
100 60
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10
81 36
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Gates of Delirium / Soon Magnification

11
125 81
Owner of a Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

12
77 40
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13
92 49
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Awaken Going for the One

14
114 63
Changes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
BenedictStutt added Changes

The Best Pink Floyd Songs

15
87 51
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16
65 37
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Clark Benson added The Revealing Science of God: Dance of the Dawn Tales From Topographic Oceans

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57 28
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Wonderous Stories Going for the One

18
84 52
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Going for the One Going for the One

19
30 5
Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

20
52 32
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Sound Chaser Relayer

21
22 5
To Be Over is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
Biotonk added To Be Over

The Best Sodas of All Time

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48 26
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Parallels Going for the One

23
68 44
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Survival Yes

24
46 26
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25
58 41
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26
49 35
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Mood for a Day Fragile

27
45 28
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Turn of the Century Going for the One

28
66 47
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Sweetness Yes

The Best Progressive Rock Bands/Artists

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53 46
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Leave It 90125

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35 24
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Time and a Word Time and a Word

31
9 2
Changes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

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29 22
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33
37 30
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America Yesterdays

34
47 40
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Hold On 90125

35
30 23
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Hearts 90125

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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26 17
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BenedictStutt added Does It Really Happen? Drama

37
25 23
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Astral Traveller Time and a Word

38
11 4
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Doug Herring added On the Silent Wings of Freedom Tormato

39
23 19
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Sweet Dreams Time and a Word

40
38 31
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We Have Heaven Fragile

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27 21
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Clark Benson added Don't Kill The Whale

42
31 28
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Clark Benson added Shoot High Aim Low Big Generator

Stereotypes That Democrats Are Tired Of Hearing

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20 20
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44
25 26
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Our Song 90125

45
26 24
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Cinema 90125

46
20 20
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Then Time and a Word

47
22 23
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Rhythm of Love Big Generator

48
25 23
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A Venture The Yes Album

49
37 40
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City of Love 90125

50
19 23
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