List of Kansas songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. These American rockers experienced their greatest success in the '70s and '80s. They infused their progressive sound with both a hard rock edge and catchy melodies. All of Kansas's singles are included here, from "Carry on Wayward Son" to "Dust in the Wind," but real fans know there are other awesome songs to vote on besides the the radio staples. 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 list. Is one of your favorite Kansas 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 kickstart a revolution and fight the system 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.
# 9 – Silhouettes In Disguise
Like many of their U. S prog peers, Kansas would abandon their grander musical ambitions for streamlined arena rock. Our list of the Top 10 Kansas Songs covers both sides of the band. This seemingly innocuous acoustic ballad comes from the final album recorded by the band's original lineup. Soon after its release, frontman Steve Walsh would leave over guitarist Kerry Livgren's insistence on preaching his born-again Christian messages in songs like this one. But most fans were unaware of the discord growing within the group. By the time Kansas returned two years later, they had replaced Walsh with a sound-alike singer and conveniently a sympathetic Christian , John Elefante, who quickly proved himself on the band's third and final Top 20 single. The song exemplifies the sort of cerebral subject matter that inspired the group at the start of its career. Kansas showed quite a bit of maturity and ambition for a young band on their debut album. Move over Roger Waters.
Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as " Carry On Wayward Son " and " Dust in the Wind ". Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over weeks throughout the s and s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In Don Montre and Kerry Livgren guitars, keyboards, synthesizers were performing in a band called the Reasons Why in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas. After leaving to form the band Saratoga with Lynn Meredith and Dan Wright , they started playing Livgren's original material, with Scott Kessler playing bass and Zeke Lowe coming in on drums. In they changed the band's name to Kansas and merged with members of rival Topeka progressive rock group White Clover. This lineup is sometimes referred to as Kansas II, and 30 years later would re-form under the name Proto-Kaw. In , after Ehart returned from England where he had gone to look for other musicians , he and Hope once again re-formed White Clover with Robby Steinhardt vocals, violin, viola, cello , Steve Walsh vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion and Rich Williams guitars. In early they recruited Livgren from the second Kansas group, which then folded.
The band also went through personal changes over the years just like any other long lasting classic rock band. Even though commercial success faded away , the band still continued to release quality albums. This Top 10 Kansas songs list is an attempt to list some of their biggest hits and most loved songs. It was released on the Point of Know Return album. In , Steve Morse joined the band Kansas. The result was a less progressing sounding band.