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.
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.
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.