Saturday, July 24, 2021

Yes et al: Top 100 Songs/Top 20 Albums

Yes et al

Top 100 Songs

Progressive rock group formed in London in 1968. The original members were:

  • Jon Anderson (vocals: 1968-80, 1983-88, 1990-2004)
  • Chris Squire (bass: 1968-2015). Died in 2015.
  • Tony Kaye (keyboards: 1968-71, 1982-94)
  • Peter Banks (guitar: 1968-70)
  • Bill Bruford (drums: 1968-72, 1990-92)

Future members included:

  • Steve Howe (guitar: 1970-81, 1990-92, 1995-present)
  • Rick Wakeman (keyboards: 1971-74, 1976-80, 1990-92, 1995-96, 2002-04)
  • Alan White (drums: 1972-present)
  • Patrick Moraz (keyboards: 1974-76)
  • Geoff Downes (keyboards: 1980-81, 2011-present)
  • Trevor Horn (vocals: 1980-81)
  • Trevor Rabin (guitar, vocals, keyboards: 1982-94)
  • Billy Sherwood (bass, keyboards, guitar: 1997-2000, 2015-present)
  • Igor Khoroshev (keyboards: 1997-2000)
  • Benoit David (vocals: 2008-12)
  • Oliver Wakeman (keyboards: 2008-11)
  • Jon Davison (vocals: 2012-present)

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe also recorded together from 1988-92, but under their names as they didn’t have rights to use the Yes moniker. Downes and Horn worked together in the Buggles before joining Yes. Howe and Downes formed Asia after departing from Yes in 1981. Howe was also in the short-lived GTR in 1986.

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Awards:


Top 100 Songs


This list was created by tallying the number of appearances songs had on Yes compilations and live albums as well as best-of lists focused on Yes songs. The top 100 ranking songs were then re-ranked according to their overall status on Dave’s Music Database, which integrates best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. A few lists incorporated some Yes-related material, hence the inclusion of songs by the Buggles, Asia, GTR, Jon Anderson (solo), and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe.

DMDB Top 2%:

1. Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983)
2. Roundabout (1971)
3. Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles, 1979)

DMDB Top 5%:

4. I’ve Seen All Good People (1971)
5. Heat of the Moment (Asia, 1982)

DMDB Top 10%:

6. And You and I (1972)
7. Leave It (1983)
8. Starship Trooper (1971)

DMDB Top 20%:

9. Only Time Will Tell (Asia, 1982)
10. Heart of the Sunrise (1971)

11. Love Will Find a Way (1987)
12. Don’t Cry (Asia, 1983)
13. Long Distance Runaround (1971)
14. Rhythm of Love (1987)
15. Wonderous Stories (1977)
16. Yours Is No Disgrace (1971)
17. Going for the One (1977)
18. America (1972)
19. Go (Asia, 1985)
20. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Asia, 1983)

21. It Can Happen (1983)
22. Lift Me Up (1991)
23. Changes (1983)
24. When the Heart Rules the Mind (GTR, 1986)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

25. Don’t Kill the Whale (1978)
26. Soon (1974)
27. Close to the Edge (1972)
28. Hold On (1983)
29. Days Like These (Asia, 1990)
30. Wildest Dreams (Asia, 1982)

31. Shoot High Aim Low (1987)
32. The Calling (1994)
33. Our Song (1983)
34. Cage of Freedom (Jon Anderson, 1984)
35. South Side of the Sky (1971)
36. Sole Survivor (Asia, 1982)
37. Time and a Word (1970)
38. Every Little Thing (1969)
39. Amazing Grace (1976)
40. Brother of Mine (Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe; 1989)

41. Siberian Khatru (1972)
42. Make It Easy (1982)
43. Tempus Fugit (1980)
44. We Have Heaven (1971)
45. Final Eyes (1987)
46. I Would Have Waited Forever (1991)
47. Awaken (1977)
48. Walls (1994)
49. The Clap (1971)
50. City of Love (1983)

51. The Gates of Delirium (1974)
52. Sweet Dreams (1970)
53. Run with the Fox (Chris Squire & Alan White, 1981)
54. Survival (1969)
55. Big Generator (1987)
56. Holy Lamb (1987)
57. Open Your Eyes (1997)
58. Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil) (1973)
59. Does It Really Happen? (1980)
60. Perpetual Change (1971)

61. Then (1970)
62. Fly from Here: We Can Fly (2011)
63. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (1971)
64. Saving My Heart (1991)
65. Hearts (1983)
66. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (1970)
67. Homeworld (The Ladder) (1999)
68. Love Conquers All (1991)
69. Astral Traveller (1970)
70. The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn) (1973)

71. Sound Chaser (1974)
72. Money (That’s What I Want) (1978)
73. Dear Father (1970)
74. Mood for a Day (1971)
75. To Be Over (1974)
76. Machine Messiah (1980)
77. Turn of the Century (1977)
78. Parallels (1977)
79. Looking Around (1969)
80. Something’s Coming (1969)

81. Onward (1978)
82. Sweetness (1969)
83. Into the Lens (1980)
84. Everydays (1970)
85. Mind Drive (1997)
86. On the Silent Wings of Freedom (1978)
87. Masquerade (1991)
88. Arriving UFO (1978)
89. In the Prescence of (2001)
90. The Remembering (High the Memory) (1973)

91. A Venture (1971)
92. Magnification (2001)
93. Five Per Cent for Nothing (1971)
94. Beyond and Before (1969)
95. Cans and Brahms (1971)
96. Show Me (2003)
97. Cinema (1983)
98. Run Through the Light (1980)
99. The Messenger (1999)
100. I’m Down (1976)


Yes: Studio Albums Ranked


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by album’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, critics’ ratings, and awards. Also factored in are the status of each album’s songs in Dave’s Music Database for songs.

1. Fragile (1971)
2. Close to the Edge (1972)
3. The Yes Album (1971)
4. 90125 (1983)
5. Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)
6. Relayer (1974)
7. Going for the One (1977)
8. Big Generator (1987)
9. Drama (1980)
10. Tormato (1978)

11. Union (1991)
12. Fly from Here (2011)
13. Talk (1994)
14. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (1989)
15. Time and a Word (1970)
16. Yes (1969)
17. Heaven & Earth (2014)
18. The Ladder (1999)
19. Magnification (2001)
20. KeyStudio (2001 – studio cuts from 1996’s Keys to Ascension and 1997’s Keys to Ascension 2)

21. Open Your Eyes (1997)


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First posted 7/24/2021.

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