Best Songs From Pink Floyd's The Wall

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1Comfortably Numb

Best rock song of all time... The verses are mysterious, the chorus is melodic as can be and the last solo is out of this world.

On this album, there is Comfortably Numb to a lesser degree Hey You, 3 or 4 decent songs and the rest which are fillers, so the choice isn't very hard.

The song is good. But the concept really rocks it! A paranoid man seeking isolation, speaking to his therapist, The Doctor (original title for this track). Beautiful concept. Mind blowing!

Gives me shivers every time. Lyrics are just unbelievable! And even if I left them out it would stay one of the greatest songs I've ever heard

Amazing Song. My favorite Pink Floyd Songs

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2Hey You

Best song off of the wall. Blows my mind away. The guitar is so haunting, its unbelievable - xXPinkFl0ydXx

I would say its between this, Comfortably Numb and Young Lust for me. But this is the best in my opinion. - hype

Hey you! Don't tell me there's no hope at al! Together we stand, divided we fall..

Best song on The Wall by far.

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3Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2

well my actual favorite is comfortably numb but I guessed everyone would vote that and this is definitely the best part of another brick in the wall, also where the hell is 'In The Flesh'?

Love this song! This is my favorite Pink Floyd song! - MusicalPony

Why is this song is at number three? This should be at number one position. This is my favorite Pink Floyd song!

Never has there been a song that makes me angrier, best song by far

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4Run Like Hell

Why isn't this at No.2. The top three should be 1: Comfortably Numb, 2: Run Like Hell, 3: Young Lust. Ooops... Those are the three that David Gilmour wrote most of. Besides Run Like Hell has an iconic guitar delay riff which later evolved into other bands using Guitar delay like U2. It is a great song and a better closer. Surely people have seen it as the last track on the PULSE live album. Another Brick at 2? It's not that good... All it has is a guitar solo. (I agree with Hey You, replacing Young Lust at 3. THIS SHOULD BE AT 2!

This and Young Lust are, in my opinion, the weakest thematically on the album. Gilmour can only write accessible straight-forward structure bores and that really stands out (negatively) next to Waters' abstract and emotionally charged masterpieces

Astonishing guitar work from Gilmour and some very nice ragged vocals and lyrics from Waters.

Very fast paced song, the guitar riffs are mind blowing! - cameronbrown

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5Mother

Best song from the album it is so deep. Mother should I trust the government is now a cult phrase.

This is so beautiful. The movie ruins.
This was the first guitar solo I learnt the whole way through.
Long live Roger Waters

A very beautiful song and should be placed higher on this list.

Is it just a waste of time?

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6The Trial

There are some other songs that are good and if some one told me this wasn't there favorite I would flip out but it deserves top 5 minimum the only song that I would say is better is comfortably numb but that song is not going any were so I thought I would vote for the most under rated song on the album.

Thumbs up if you think The Wall is the Pink Floyd album

This song is a great wrap-up to the entire album and I love the way Pink is doing a trial against himself in his head. It's no "Comfortably Numb" or "Another Brick in the Wall", but it is the epic ending of this incredible album.

Most ingenious it makes me feel as if I am in the days of kings and queens and a giant play I invision it so well in my head plus it was a great way to wrap up the best album of all time. (in my opinion)

I thought it was underrated. Favorite song in the movie. It's scary and wonderful

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7Goodbye Blue Sky

An incredible song based around the bombing of London during the blitz from the perspective of a child.

A hauntingly beautiful song that makes the listener wish it would never end. Although relatively simple, it is among my favorites by Pink Floyd.

An incredibly moving interpretation of what life was like during the Blitz and a potent anti-war message.

How is Another Brick in the wall better than this?

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8Young Lust

An awesome rocky break from the darker songs on the album, and perfectly summarises the young lust of pink.

amazing guitar, one of the best songs of all time

A fantastic hard rock song with amazing guitar and vocals from David Gilmour!

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9In the Flesh

Great lyrics and guitar. Roger Waters voice is slightly better on this than on in the flesh? When he says to feel it has a slight rasp that gives me goosebumps. Obviously David had a technically better voice but Roger Waters voice is very unique and really suits the wall.

Hey You is best, than Comfortably Numb- but this song is underrated. This is the follow up to In The Flesh? And is much greater. They both have the same stellar riff, but it get's really high pitched here. Unbelievable.

A dramatic and intense reprise of the opening tune.

This is my favorite song off the wall.

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10Nobody Home

This song is amazing, I love the Piano in this song; maybe it's not too "rocker" like Comfortably Numb or Hey You, but the Lyrics of Nobody Home are AMAZING, it had a huge meaning, it's wonderful.

"Got 13 channels of s*** on T.V. to choose from"
"I've got amazing powers of observation"
"I've got a strong urge to fly, but I've got nowhere to fly to"

It's lines like this that make this album so great. - Lasvegasxavier

Beautifully miserable. Sums up the point of most of the album.

Some very nice orchestral qualities with contributions from Wright, and some softer vocals from Waters

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11In the Flesh?

This song should be #3, it's way better than hey you. The chords in the beginning are the perfect way to begin one of the most important rock operas in rock history, and then comes the guitar riff... THAT RIFF IS BEAUTIFUL... Without a doubt, this is pink floyd's best riff, way better than money. - fidelcanojr

The guitar is simply amazing. The lyrics are fantastic and the theme of the song speaks to many...

I used to think Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeppelin was the best opening song. Then I heard this.

Beautiful. Should be on the top 5

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12The Happiest Days of Our Lives

A great run up to the albums single. It also has some great moments in it.

I know this is everyones favorite Pink Floyd album but I wasn't in to many songs but this begin another brick in the wall and the video of this album sucked :-(

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13Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 1

Vocals: David Gilmour, Roger Waters

An underrated (I think) interpretation of Water's childhood.

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14Empty Spaces

Both this part of the movie and the song are really good. It just sounds so foreboding!

A dark and foreboding sense to it. A short but scary song which goes very nicely alongside young lust.

This, comfortably numb, the trial!

2nd favorite, the trial all the way though!

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15Waiting for the Worms

Has some important themes and a very nice mix of vocals from Gilmour and Waters. Also some very good character interpretation

Should be in the top 5... One of the sickest guitar riffs ever.

The song which got me into Pink Floyd. Genius, top 10 for me

Love this song!

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16Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 3

Very loud and aggressive lyrics and vocals from Waters. Great.

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17One of My Turns

Great introduction and pacing and transitions. I love the descriptive lyrics and well played instrumentals. Overlooked and under-rated one of the best on the album in my opinion.

A song that literal turns from being something very tame and passive to an explosion of aggression. Just like one of my turns.

Great song with an awesome transition from somber to aggressive, should be higher.

18Is There Anybody Out There?

Basic lyrics put into a moody and atmospheric place, with some elegant guitar work. Also reprised very well in bring the boys back home.

The guitar solo is probably one of my favorites ever.

The guitar work here is beautiful - this should be in the top 10 - libbylangham

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19The Thin Ice

I was literally scrolling down and down, wondering why this song isn't way above where it is. The quiet but sad beginning is great. It sets the mood for the whole album and that's what's so nice about this one.

This songs deserves to be way higher on the list. I love the transaction from Gilmour's soft voice to Roger's high pitched voice and then the instrumental explosion that follows and segues into Another Brick in the Wall pt. 1. The lyrics are great, Rick's playing during the singing is great and Dave's playing is great as well.

The song should be higher on this list. A change of attitude half way through the song makes it a fantastic one.

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20Don't Leave Me Now

How can this song be this low?! It is the sound of someone calling out for help and the last moments of sanity. Brilliant!

I feel like this song should be way higher. Top 10 material in my opinion. - MontyPython

In my opinion, the worst of the album. The vocals are interesting but the song lacks musical depth.

Whoever liked this song isn't a true Pink Floyd fan.

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1. Comfortably Numb
2. Run Like Hell
3. Empty Spaces
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