100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson (7:24)
  2. Close to the Edge - Yes (18:50)
  3. Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull (43:46)
  4. Supper's Ready - Genesis (22:54)
  5. Roundabout - Yes (8:28)
  6. Karn Evil 9 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (29:37)
  7. The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (9:26)
  8. Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd (26:02)
  9. 2112 - Rush (20:33)
10. Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (20:35)
11. The Night: Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues (7:38)
12. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (49:16)
13. Firth of Fifth - Genesis (9:36)
14. The Gates Of Delirium - Yes (21:46)
15. Echoes - Pink Floyd (23:31)
16. Metropolis, Part 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper - Dream Theater (9:32)
17. Aqualung - Jethro Tull (6:34)
18. La Villa Strangiato - Rush (9:35)
19. Starless - King Crimson (12:18)
20. Peaches en Regalia - Frank Zappa (3:38)
21. Time - Pink Floyd (7:01)
22. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight - Genesis (8:02)
23. Tom Sawyer - Rush (4:33)
24. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - Van der Graaf Generator (23:04)
25. Halleluwah - Can (18:37)
26. Knots - Gentle Giant (4:11)
27. Schism - Tool (6:47)
28. Moonchild - King Crimson (12:13)
29. Larks' Tongues in Aspic - King Crimson (20:48)
30. Hocus Pocus - Focus (6:42)
31. Lady Fantasy - Camel (12:45)
32. Dogs - Pink Floyd (17:04)
33. Pull Me Under - Dream Theater (8:14)
34. Script for a Jester's Tear - Marillion (8:40)
35. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis (4:50)
36. Appena Un Po' - Premiata Forneria Marconi (7:44)
37. Atom Heart Mother Suite - Pink Floyd (23:44)
38. Moon in June - The Soft Machine (19:08)
39. L'Evoluzione - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (13:59)
40. Epitaph - King Crimson (8:49)
41. Nine Feet Underground - Caravan (22:31)
42. The Sleepwalkers - Van der Graaf Generator (10:40)
43. Blackwater Park - Opeth (12:08)
44. Xanadu - Rush (11:05)
45. Yours Is No Disgrace - Yes (9:41)
46. Trilogy - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (8:54)
47. Hallogallo - Neu! (10:07)
48. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree (12:02)
49. The Musical Box - Genesis (10:24)
50. Song of Scheherazade - Renaissance (24:39)
51. School - Supertramp (5:54)
52. Mëkanïk Kömmandöh - Magma (38:47)
53. The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X (20:42)
54. And You and I - Yes (9:59)
55. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas (5:23)
56. Killer - Van der Graaf Generator (8:24)
57. Zarathustra - Museo Rosenbach (20:47)
58. Jordrök - Änglagård (11:11)
59. Histoires Sans Paroles - Harmonium (17:12)
60. Heart of the Sunrise - Yes (11:27)
61. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres - Rush (18:08)
62. Vitamin C - Can (3:32)
63. Black Rose Immortal - Opeth (20:15)
64. Master Builder - Gong (6:07)
65. Widow's Peak - JQ (9:143)
66. Ommadawn - Mike Oldfield (32:51)
67. Pantagruel's Nativity - Gentle Giant (6:53)
68. Drip Drip - Comus (10:56)
69. Son et Lumiere/Inertiatic ESP - The Mars Volta (5:59)
70. Sea Song - Robert Wyatt (6:31)
71. Yoo Doo Right - Can (20:27)
72. Eyes of a Stranger - Queensrÿche (6:39)
73. Inca Roads - Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (8:45)
74. I've Seen All Good People - Yes (6:46)
75. The Spirit of Radio - Rush (4:59)
76. Lateralus - Tool (9:27)
77. Red - King Crimson (6:20)
78. Phallus Dei - Amon Düül II (20:48)
79. Impressioni di settembre - Premiata Forneria Marconi (5:44)
80. A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater (23:09)
81. Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider - Camel (9:17)
82. A Louse Is Not a Home - Peter Hammill (12:13)
83. Poseidon's Creation - Eloy (11:38)
84. Último Entardecer - Bacamarte (9:27)
85. In a Glass House - Gentle Giant (8:09)
86. YYZ - Rush (4:23)
87. Money - Pink Floyd (6:22)
88. Starship Trooper - Yes (9:36)
89. Future Days - Can (9:30)
90. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic (11:41)
91. Shadow of the Hierophant - Steve Hackett (11:44)
92. Mumps - Hatfield and the North (20:31)
93. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree(17:43)
94. All of the Above - Transatlantic (31:00)
95. The Cinema Show - Genesis (11:10)
96. Beyond the Pale - Pain of Salvation (9:56)
97. Can't Be Long Now/Françoise/For Richard/Warlock - Caravan (14:21)
98. Take a Pebble - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (12:32)
99. You Enjoy Myself - Phish (9:47)
100. In Held 'Twas in I' - Procol Harum (17:31)

101. Rondo - The Nice (8:22)
102. Man Erg - Van der Graaf Generator (10:19)
103. Syberian Kathru - Yes (8:56)
104. Magnum Opus - Kansas (8:27)
105. Profondo Rosso - Goblin (4:56)
106. Krautrock - Faust (11:47)
107. The Odyssey - Symphony X (24:14)
108. Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd (11:28)
109. Flute Salad/Oily Way/Outer Temple/Inner Temple - Gong (6:56)
110. Slightly All the Time - The Soft Machine (18:12)
111. Stardust We Are - Flower Kings (25:02)
112. Bourée - Jethro Tull (3:46)
113. The Carpet Crawlers - Genesis (5:15)
114. The Czar - Mastodon (10:54)
115. Guardian - Fates Warning (7:33)
116. Harvest of Souls - IQ (24:29)
117. Stranger in Your Soul - Transatlantic (30:00)
118. Home - Dream Theater (12:53)
119. The Battle of Epping Forest - Genesis (11:43)
120. The Widow - The Mars Volta (5:51)
121. Songs from the Woods - Jethro Tull (5:52)
122. Hamburger Concerto - Focus (20:18)
123. Fool's Overture - Supertramp (10:52)
124. Sirius - The Alan Parsons Project (1:54)
125. Ænema - Tool (6:39)
126. Crimson - Edge of Sanity (40:00)
127. Lunar Sea - Camel (9:03)
128. The Sixth Extinction - Ayreon (12:16)
129. R.I.P. - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (6:40)
130. Tocatta - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (7:23)
131. Garden Party - Marillion (7:16)
132. Nine Funerals of the Citizen King - Henry Cow (5:34)
133. Anne of Cleves - Rick Wakeman (7:53)
134. Lizard - King Crimson (23:25)
135. Art for Art's Sake - 10cc (5:59)
136. Rhayader - Camel (3:01)
137. Second Life Syndrome - Riverside (15:40)
138. Red Barchetta - Rush (6:07)
139. Drive Home - Steven Wilson (7:37)
140. Roll Over Beethoven - Electric Light Orchestra (8:09)
141. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape - Be Bop Deluxe (3:23)
142. Question - The Moody Blues (5:44)
143. The Four Horsemen - Aphrodite's Child (5:33)
144. K.A - Magma (48:49)
145. The Light - Spock's Beard (15:32)
146. Us and Them - Pink Floyd (7:22)
147. Beautiful as the Moon - Terrible as an Army with Banners - Henry Cow & Slapp Happy (7:02)
148. The Life Auction - Strawbs (6:52)
149. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - Klaatu (7:14)
150. Is This the Life? - Cardiacs (5:39)
151. White Walls - Between the Buried and Me (14:13)
152. Dense - Univers Zero (12:26)
153. Post War, Saturday Echo - Quatermass (9:43)
154. Grendel - Marillion (17:15)
155. The Advent of Panurge - Gentle Giant (4:41)
156. Heavy Horses - Jethro Tull (8:58)
157. 10538 Overture - Electric Light Orchestra (5:32)
158. The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater (6:13)
159. Russia on Ice - Porcupine Tree (13:03)
160. Frame by Frame - King Crimson (5:08)
161. The Great Gates of Kiev - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (6:27)
162. Soap Shop Rock - Amon Düül II (13:47)
163. Cassandra Gemini - The Mars Volta (32:32)
164. Suite Sister Mary - Queensrÿche (10:41)
165. The Perfect Element - Pain of Salvation (10:09)
166. Day Eleven: Love - Ayreon (4:18)
167. Suspiria - Goblin (6:01)
168. The Grand Wazoo - Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (13:24)
169. Stranded - Khan (6:35)
170. Face of Melinda - Opeth (7:58)
171. Ashes are Burning - Renaissance (11:20)
172. Il Banchetto - Premiata Forneria Marconi (8:39)
173. Parabol/Parabola - Tool (9:07)
174. Opening Move - Gryphon (9:42)
175. In My Own Time - Family (3:35)
176. Isi - Neu! (5:06)
177. Piece of Mind - Curved Air (12:52)
178. La Faulx - Univers Zero (25:18)
179. Illusions on a Double Dimple - Triumvirat (23:25)
180. Minstrel in the Gallery - Jethro Tull (8:13)
181. From Silence To Somewhere - Wobbler (20:59)
182. Canto nomade per un prigionero politico - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (15:46)
183. Masters of Illusion - Pendragon (14:00)
184. Freedom Rider - Traffic (6:20)
185. Proclamation - Gentle Giant (6:47)
186. Blackest Eyes - Porcupine Tree (4:23)
187. Pilgrims - Van der Graaf Generator (7:12)
188. Fluffhead/Fluff's Travels - Phish (14:59)
189. The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn) - Yes (20:25)
190. Valentyne Suite - Colosseum (16:53)
191. Watcher of the Skies - Genesis (7:23)
192. Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd (7:32)
193. The Eve of War - Jeff Wayne (9:06)
194. Eruption - Focus (22:35)
195. Nothingface - Voivod (4:14)
196. Remember the Future - Nektar (35:33)
197. Bastard - Devin Townsend (10:17)
198. Routine - Steven Wilson (8:58)
199. Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero) - Area (4:27)
200. Cockroach King - Haken (8:14)


List Begun: 2020-04-28

Definition: Definition: Progressive rock (often shortened to prog or prog rock) is a form of rock music that evolved in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a "mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility." The term "art rock" is often used interchangeably with "progressive rock", but while there are crossovers between the two genres, they are not identical.

Progressive rock bands pushed "rock's technical and compositional boundaries" by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus-based song structures. Additionally, the arrangements often incorporated elements drawn from classical, jazz, and world music. Instrumentals were common, while songs with lyrics were sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy.


Criteria: These progressive rock songs are ranked according to their popularity, acclaim and influence, with emphasis on prog rock circles.