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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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155 79
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Roundabout Fragile

2
118 55
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3
157 77
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4
120 59
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5
141 75
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6
136 68
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7
124 61
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Siberian Khatru Close to the Edge

8
137 71
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9
106 64
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10
87 45
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11
91 41
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Gates of Delirium / Soon Magnification

12
139 92
Owner of a Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

13
124 66
Changes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
BenedictStutt added Changes

14
100 53
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Awaken Going for the One

15
94 55
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16
62 32
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Wonderous Stories Going for the One

17
69 40
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Clark Benson added The Revealing Science of God: Dance of the Dawn Tales From Topographic Oceans

18
90 54
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Going for the One Going for the One

19
33 7
Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

20
53 27
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Parallels Going for the One

21
56 34
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Sound Chaser Relayer

22
27 8
To Be Over is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
Biotonk added To Be Over

23
52 29
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24
62 44
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25
72 46
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Survival Yes

26
14 3
Changes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

27
60 49
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Leave It 90125

28
51 32
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Turn of the Century Going for the One

29
51 39
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Mood for a Day Fragile

30
70 50
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Sweetness Yes

31
42 32
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America Yesterdays

32
16 4
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Doug Herring added On the Silent Wings of Freedom Tormato

33
39 26
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Time and a Word Time and a Word

34
32 19
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BenedictStutt added Does It Really Happen? Drama

35
51 44
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Hold On 90125

36
30 24
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Astral Traveller Time and a Word

37
31 23
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38
29 25
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Rhythm of Love Big Generator

39
25 19
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Sweet Dreams Time and a Word

40
31 27
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Hearts 90125

41
32 24
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Clark Benson added Don't Kill The Whale

42
34 30
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Clark Benson added Shoot High Aim Low Big Generator

43
38 34
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We Have Heaven Fragile

44
27 29
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Our Song 90125

45
22 21
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46
27 24
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A Venture The Yes Album

47
27 26
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Cinema 90125

48
22 23
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49
21 22
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Then Time and a Word

50
10 9
Lift Me Up is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
Jesse Ruth added Lift Me Up