Top Ten Pink Floyd Songs

Pink Floyd is said to be among the most successful bands in history. They gained popularity for their spacey/psychedelic rock music coupled with philosophical lyrics initially and have sold 200 million albums worldwide. The following the top 10 songs of the band.


1. Comfortably Numb

This is perhaps amongst the most popular tracks of Pink Floyd. It came out on in 1979 on their double album ‘The Wall’. The song is especially known for its guitar solos. This was the last song which was performed by Waters, Gilmour, Wright and Mason together.


2. Us and Them

This song belongs to the album, “Dark Side of the Moon”. The keyboard played by Richard Wright and the lyrics formulated by Roger Waters together made this song a hit.


3. Interstellar Overdrive

This song is part of the album titled “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” which was the band’s first album. It has enthralling opening bass riff is one of the most famous tunes in classic rock. The song received widespread critical acclaim when it was first released.


4. Atom Heart Mother

This song belongs to the album of the same name and is said to be the second-longest compilation ever recorded by the band. It is almost 24 minutes long. The entire album is eclectic in nature and the lyrics are truly remarkable.


5. Coming back to life

‘Coming back to life’ was written by David Gilmour and his efforts are definitely notable in the beautifully composed guitar solos that seem to bring a strange sort of calmness to one’s mind.


6. Jugband Blues

This track belongs to the album “Saucerful of Secrets” during the recording of which Syd Barrett drifted away from the other members of the band and seemed to have disconnected himself from the rest of the world. This song is considered to be about Barrett written by Barrett.


7. Echoes

This song is said to be among the best ever written by Pink Floyd. The sound and the lyrics are laced with tendencies that take inspiration form the space-rock style. It includes such sound effects which were later used in another single recorded by the band.


8. Dogs

This song belongs to the album titled “Animals”. While it is not as popular or well-known as “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon”, it is undoubtedly as outstanding. This album introduced the world to the pig which was then recognized at each and every Pink Floyd tour thereafter.


9. Shine on You Crazy Diamond

”Shine on You Crazy Diamond” was written for Syd Barrett who is said to be the fallen leader of this legendary band. The song is 26 minutes long and is segregated into 9 parts. Articles and websites say that this song is the most stupendous compilation by Wright, Gilmour and Waters. The lyrics are heart-breaking and will touch the hearts of all Pink Floyd fans that idolized Syd Barrett and his music.


10. Wish You Were Here

This song belongs to the album of the same name which was released in 1975. The lyrics capture Waters’ feelings of isolation and alienation from the rest of the world. The song also refers to Syd Barrett and his ultimate breakdown. “Wish You Were Here” also finds mention in the list of the 500 Greatest Songs.


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12 Responses

  1. Dustin

    Great list! Love the Floyd! I would’ve picked “Shine On” for #1 though. Dogs…! Awesome! One of the Les Claypool’s groups does an amazing full album cover of Animals. I would suggest it to any Floyd fan.

  2. daffodil

    I know most people will disagree, but my favorite is, “On the Turning Away.”

  3. Godzonekid

    Truly, On the Turning Away and Brain Damage should head this list. IMHO Brilliant in their simplicity, not that the complexity of other songs detracts from their brilliance. Sometimes simplicity works exceedingly well, as in these two compositions.

  4. Ashis

    MY fav one is coming back to life,,most of them work by david,the solos are awsome,,
    bt us and them,comfortably numb,time,on the turning away ,they also get my 200% vote..<3 pink floyd

  5. Bhargav

    Shine on you Crazy Diamond is definitely my No.1. Great solo at the start.


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