My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Sept 13.

10. I Believe in Father Christmas, off Works Vol II (1977).

9. Lucky Man, off Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (1970).

8. Gone Too Soon, off (In the Hot Seat 1994).

7. Tarkus, off Tarkus (1971).

6. Hoedown, off Trilogy (1972).

5. Take A Pebble, off Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (1970).

4. Still … You Turn Me On, off Brain Salad Surgery (1973).

3. From the Beginning, off Trilogy (1972).

2. Pirates Works, Vol I, off (1977).

1. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Pts 1/2, off Brain Salad Surgery (1973).



Perhaps I cheat by combining these into one song, but hey, they’re Part 1 and Part 2!

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Nightwish

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Sept 06.

10. Noise, off HUMAN II NATURE (2020).

9. Walking in the Air, off Oceanborn (1998).

8. Bye Bye Beautiful, off Dark Passion Play (2007).

7. I Want My Tears Back, off Imaginaerum (2011).

6. Endless Forms Most Beautiful, off Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015).

5. Come Cover Me, off Wishmaster (2000).

4. Ghost Love Score, off Once (2004).

3. Alpenglow, off Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015).

2. Last Ride of the Day, off Imaginaerum (2011).

1. Dark Chest of Wonders, off Once (2004).

My Top 20 Favorite Songs by YES, in 2 Parts…

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Part 1: “Short” (less than 7 minutes); Part 2: “Long” (more than 7 minutes)

Yes, I include ABWH in this list. “A rose by any other name…”

Top 10 Favorite Songs by YES That Are 7 Minutes or Less


…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Aug 30.

10. Changes, off 90125 (1983).

9. Face to Face, off The Ladder (1999).

8. Time and a Word, off Time and a Word (1970).

7. Hold On, off 90125 (1983).

6. I See You, off Yes (1969).

5. Into the Storm, off Fly From Here (Return Trip) (2011).

4. Lift Me Up, off Union (1991).

3. The Meeting, off ABWH (1989).

2. Does It Really Happen?, off Drama (1980).

1. Parallels, off Going for the One (1977).

Top 10 Favorite Songs by YES That Are 7 Minutes or More


…as NOT played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Aug 30,
because it would take too damn long!

10. Ritual, off Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973).

9. Mind Drive, off Keys to Ascension / Keystudio (1996).

8. Machine Messiah, off Drama (1980).

7. Sound Chaser, off Relayer (1974).

6. Heart of the Sunrise, off Fragile (1971).

5. Brother of Mine, off ABWH (1989).

4. I’ve Seen All Good People (*), off The Yes Album (1971).

(*) I rounded up to 7 minutes for this one, it belonged in this group more than the other.

3. And You and I, off Close to the Edge (1972).

2. Roundabout, off Fragile (1971).

1. Yours Is No Disgrace, off The Yes Album (1971).