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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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166 78
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2
123 57
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3
159 82
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Fragile

4
146 77
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5
140 69
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6
120 62
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7
126 64
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Close to the Edge

8
139 73
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9
108 65
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10
89 46
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11
95 43
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Magnification

12
126 67
Changes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
BenedictStutt added

13
139 95
Owner of a Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

14
102 53
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Going for the One

15
95 58
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16
65 33
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Going for the One

17
71 40
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Clark Benson added Tales From Topographic Oceans

18
62 35
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Relayer

19
92 56
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Going for the One

20
30 8
To Be Over is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time
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21
35 8
Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

22
54 28
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Going for the One

23
53 29
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24
73 47
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Yes

25
62 45
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26
46 32
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Yesterdays

27
15 4
Changes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time

28
54 40
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Fragile

29
52 32
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Going for the One

30
60 50
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90125

31
72 50
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Yes

32
40 26
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Time and a Word

33
52 44
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90125

34
32 23
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35
32 20
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BenedictStutt added Drama

36
16 6
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Doug Herring added Tormato

37
30 25
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Time and a Word

38
26 19
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Time and a Word

39
33 24
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Clark Benson added

40
29 26
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Big Generator

41
31 28
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90125

42
39 34
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Fragile

43
35 31
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Clark Benson added Big Generator

44
28 24
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The Yes Album

45
27 30
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90125

46
22 22
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47
27 27
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90125

48
22 22
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Time and a Word

49
22 24
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50
4 0
Starship Trooper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Yes Songs of All Time