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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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129 68
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136 69
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3
125 62
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4
113 54
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Siberian Khatru Close to the Edge

5
135 70
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Roundabout Fragile

6
106 51
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7
108 54
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8
121 66
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9
96 59
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10
123 78
Owner of a Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

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77 36
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Gates of Delirium / Soon Magnification

12
74 39
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13
110 60
Changes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
BenedictStutt added Changes

14
86 48
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Awaken Going for the One

The Best Pink Floyd Songs

15
87 50
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16
62 35
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Clark Benson added The Revealing Science of God: Dance of the Dawn Tales From Topographic Oceans

17
54 27
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Wonderous Stories Going for the One

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80 51
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Going for the One Going for the One

19
51 32
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Sound Chaser Relayer

20
21 4
To Be Over is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
Biotonk added To Be Over

21
67 42
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Survival Yes

The Best Current Female Singers

22
27 5
Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

23
46 25
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Parallels Going for the One

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44 25
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25
56 39
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26
66 44
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Sweetness Yes

27
48 34
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Mood for a Day Fragile

28
51 44
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Leave It 90125

The Best Progressive Rock Bands/Artists

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42 28
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Turn of the Century Going for the One

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34 24
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Time and a Word Time and a Word

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36 30
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America Yesterdays

32
45 39
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Hold On 90125

33
27 22
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34
23 18
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Sweet Dreams Time and a Word

35
7 2
Changes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

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

36
28 23
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Hearts 90125

37
24 17
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BenedictStutt added Does It Really Happen? Drama

38
23 23
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Astral Traveller Time and a Word

39
36 30
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We Have Heaven Fragile

40
26 23
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Cinema 90125

41
8 3
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Doug Herring added On the Silent Wings of Freedom Tormato

42
25 21
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Clark Benson added Don't Kill The Whale

Stereotypes That Democrats Are Tired Of Hearing

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18 20
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44
20 19
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Then Time and a Word

45
22 25
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Our Song 90125

46
25 22
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A Venture The Yes Album

47
27 28
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Clark Benson added Shoot High Aim Low Big Generator

48
37 39
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City of Love 90125

49
20 23
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Rhythm of Love Big Generator

50
18 23
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