* The proud tradition of opening their concerts with the finale from ''Theatre/TheFirebird''.
* The entire final movement of the title track of ''Close to the Edge''. The song comes together with Jon Anderson's vocals, multi-tracked so it sounds like the entire band is singing...the scale is just epic.
* "Roundabout" being used as the ending theme for the first season of the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' anime series, no doubt thanks to the original manga author Creator/HirohikoAraki's influence (his love for classic rock is prevalent throughout the entire series, judging by character names alone).
* Their trilogy of prog-rock masterpieces: ''The Yes Album'', ''Fragile'', ''Close to the Edge'', as well as ''Relayer'' and ''Going for the One''. Some people also add ''Tales from Topographic Oceans''.
* Chris Squire's solo album ''Fish Out of Water'' especially track 1 "Hold Out Your Hand".
** If we throw in solo albums, Anderson's ''Olias of Sunhillow'' certainly belongs on the list.
** As does Howe's ''The Steve Howe Album'', especially "Double Rondo", where he plays with a 59-piece orchestra.
* ''The Ladder''.
* ''90125'' counts as well, for fans of their '80s pop-prog style. It arguably was one of the more revolutionary and influential albums of that decade. Even the notoriously prog-skeptic {{hipster}} tastemaker Pitchfork praised the album.
* While their 1987 album ''Big Generator'' is often regarded as inferior to ''90125'', the entire first side along with "Love Will Find A Way" from side two is some of the most well crafted and catchiest rock music of the late '80s.
* While it has its detractors, many fans would argue ''Drama'' belongs here as well.
* "Endless Dream" from the sadly-forgotten ''Talk''. Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Trevor Rabin, who proves here he can write [[EpicRocking epic songs]] on the same level as Anderson or Howe.
* ''Union'' might be widely regarded as a very inconsistent album both in terms of style and quality, but the best tracks on it are fantastic. "Lift Me Up", "Miracle of Life", and "Take the Water to the Mountain" particularly stand out.
** "I Would Have Waited Forever" is a pretty good opener.
** Minus the odd hip-hop breakdown, "Dangerous" is a surprisingly rocking tune.