9. "La Villa Strangiato"
The full title of this highly complex 1978 song is "La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence)." Divided into 12 distinct parts, it wraps up Hemispheres and closes Rush's prog period. The group has joked that the song is so complicated they initially had trouble playing it live, but considering they've now done it over 950 times, it seems clear they've got it nailed. The next song that Rush fans heard after this was "The Spirit of Radio," a very different kind of tune for a very different decade.