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Artist Countdown: Yes Top 30 6p ET @yesofficial

YesYes are an English rock band who achieved success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. They are distinguished by their use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, live stage sets and lengthy compositions, often with complex instrumental and vocal arrangements. The band’s current line-up since February 2012 consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Chris Squire, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White.

Squire formed Yes in 1968 with singer Jon Anderson. Squire and guitarist Peter Banks had played together in The Syn and then Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. Anderson and later drummer Bill Bruford joined a later line-up of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, which evolved into Yes. Keyboardist Tony Kaye completed the first Yes line-up. Their early sets were a mix of original material and cover versions by other artists. In the 1970s, Yes reached their creative peak in the progressive genre when most notably Anderson, Squire, Howe, Kaye, Bruford, drummer Alan White, and keyboardists Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz were part of the band’s line-ups, and produced what many critics consider their finest works: The Yes Album, Fragile (both in 1971), Close to the Edge (1972), Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973), Relayer (1974) and Going for the One (1977). The rise of punk rock at the end of the decade led to a decline in creativity and sales; in 1980, Anderson and Wakeman left the band and the album Drama featuring Downes and new vocalist Trevor Horn was released. The band disbanded at the beginning of 1981, with Howe and Downes subsequently creating Asia.

Source: Wikipedia

1 Owner of a Lonely Heart 
2 Leave It 
3 Love Will Find a Way 
4 Roundabout 
5 Rhythm of Love 
6 It Can Happen 
7 Lift Me Up
8 The Calling 
9 Changes
10 Wonderous Stories
11 Saving My Heart 
12 Shoot High, Aim Low 
13 Final Eyes
14 Going for the One 
15 Walls 
16 Hold On
17 Our Song 
18 Open Your Eyes
19 Don’t Kill The Whale 
20 Make It Easy
21 I’ve Seen All Good People
22 And You and I 
23 America 
24 Into the Lens 
25 Sweetness
26 Looking Around 
27 Time and a Word 
28 Sweet Dreams
29 Soon 
30 Homeworld (The Ladder)