Best Pink Floyd Songs

The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb Comfortably Numb Cover Art

I went into a trance while listening to this song... simply amazing...

Best solo of all time! dark and light solos!

It was either this or Wish You Were Here, but this song epitomizes exactly why I think there is no better guitarist than David Gilmour, songwriter than Roger Waters, or band as excellent as Pink Floyd!

The best guitar solo in my opinion, David Gilmour really nails it!

2 Time Time Cover Art

Shakespeare, wordsworth, keats, frost are good;
but roger waters is the best poet of all "time"!

Sorry but you can't compare those immortal legends in your zeal.

Dear site admins, please fix the bug in your site and put "Time" back on number 1, where it belongs.

Best lyrics of all time!
This song speaks so much to me
And the drums are amazing
And of course that solo!

this song is not just the pink floyd's best song probably the world's best song

3 Wish You Were Here Wish You Were Here Cover Art

How I wish...
How I wish I was born in 1960 to live the most impressive years of music.
Such a perfect song, with beautiful vocals from the great David Gilmour.
This is a music you can listen everyday!

Somehow, this song makes me smile even if I am really sad.
It kinda speaks to me.
Oh how I wish I was born in the 60s
Music today has lost its quality

When I listen to this song I remember one of my old friend we had a same idea about music and politic. F

Reminds you of people and things of the past, and of the changes in life, just like that show on the radio, full of nostalgia

4 Echoes Echoes Cover Art

This is actually in my top songs of all the songs I like. Its awesome! It's 23 minutes of pure awesomeness- not one boring second in the whole song. The best!

Without Echoes there wouldn't be Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, or The Wall. Plus it also has very powerful lyrics and hypnotic intrumentals/sound effects. Echoes shines brighter with every listen. It will eventually outshine Shine On You Crazy Diamond if you listen to Echoes enough. A great beat comes in at 70. Nice bird chirpping and really cool wind. Too bad music isn't like this anymore. Definitely defines Pink Floyd and shows off their progressive and psychedelic capabilities at the same time. I would totally recommend this to anyone who is patient. The rewards are tremendous if you listen all the way through. I would rate this song a 12 out of 10.

Epic 23 minute song, it will stay with you for the rest of your life, 'masterpiece' falls short of the truth of this song

this song is what started the real pink Floyd we know and love.

5 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5 Cover Art

If anyone has the time to spend a half an hour just to listen to the 2 parts to this song, they will realize it should be number 1. The orchestration is way beyond anything recorded ever

When I was 12, my dad gave me the Wish You Were Here album to listen to. This was my first rock song and a really life changing moment. It is still my favorite: the way the intro seems suspended in time with that fantastic deep synth pad, Gilmour's amazing blues solos, the thrilling moment when Mason comes in on drums, and the best lyrics Roger has ever written. The end of part 1 drifts off into infinity. Part 2 is also incredible. The song is really touching when you understand the Syd Barret context. Top class.

Melodic to the core and very symbolic lyrics, great intro, almost hypnotic

Favourite song ever. This is the song that got me into Pink Floyd. Of course everyone knows Money, and another brick in the wall... But this is the song that made me wanna listen to every single floyd album within a single weekend. I remember I listened to this song for the first time on the way home from the last day of highschool. Everything about this song blew my mind. I remember hearing the saxophone solo and just wanting to sit down in the shade of that warm summer day and just let this song continuously blow my mind. When I finally made it home the song finished: I remember I replayed the song and just laid down on my bed and falling into a trance. Definitely one of my favourite experiences with a song.

6 Dogs Dogs Cover Art

This is guitar solo sublime. A wonderful blend of the sweetest tones leaves me endlessly on repeat. It is pure genius - one of the less obvious greats. For the taoists, this IS Floyd at their best.

A timeless masterpiece, unprecedented musical work, unprecedented lyrics and a strong message that lingers in you long after those 17 minutes of absolute heaven fade out with one of the most powerful finales of all time. Dogs is the best piece of music I have ever listened to and everyone owes it to themselves to listen to this progressive-rock masterpiece. It is literally the perfect song.

Better than SOYCD and Echoes combined. Best 13+ min song they had.

There is an amazing guitar line in this song and the double-guitar sequence has to be one of the greatest. This song is a roller coaster ride.

7 Money Money Cover Art

Wow! I expected this to be number one or two! That being said, picking the best Pink Floyd song is borderline impossible and we're all basically just splitting hairs...

One word to describe this song: trippy. And walking basslines aren't something that most people associate with the word trippy, which just makes it all the more trippy. And then you have the 7/4 time signature. The time signature of champions. This song is like one of those really cool, really weird dreams where nothing makes sense but yet it all does. This is the real pink floyd. Although I do really like wish you were here, I think its one of the most overrated songs in history. It's a very nice song that's easy on the ears. Pink floyd is NOT easy on the ears, and therefore wish you were here is, in my opinion, very out of character for them. But songs like money are just so COOL.

This is not the best Pink Floyd song, but I will always like this song a lot because it was the song that got me into older music. I used to like pop music a lot. But then I heard about The Dark Side of the Moon and how awesome it was, so I bought it to see what it was like. I listened to small parts of the songs and decided that I didn't like it. I was going to delete it when I decided to listen to Money. I instantly loved it and listened to the whole album and loved it also. Then I started to buy other Pink Floyd albums and other bands too. Then I realized that pop music wasn't very good and it was just mainstream stuff with no emotion. I really like prog rock now. I'm thankful for this song because if I never listened to it, I might have never learned about Pink Floyd and what real music is.

It may not be the most meaningful, but musically speaking, it's my favourite from DSOTM.

8 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 Cover Art

Hard choice but yeah A.B.I.W. part II is it. We dont need NO education. Thats a double negative... seems like you do. XD

The famous rebellion song, I haven't met anybody who doesn't know of this masterpiece

From the 'Wall' album. Strong drums, a well-known base line and distinctive guitar parts in the background with a smooth, but edgy guitar solo.

Definitely a relatable song about having abusive teachers and students standing up for what is right. Definitely an important part of The Wall.

9 Hey You Hey You Cover Art

Ah, what a great song. It'll never grow old. Its got that quality, just, dammit, I can't find the word, but it's the perfect Pink Floyd song, hands down. The guitar solo, the intensity of the song, it all just seems perfect together. Plus, its on Due Date which I reckon is the funniest road movie in a long long time

1st track of the 2nd disc of 'The Wall'. The song starts off with a solo acoustic guitar playing in the classical style, the melody resembling the middle section of A Pillow of Winds, with the fretless bass (similar to the opening of "Pigs") joining in shortly after. Next to join in is the Fender Rhodes electric piano, David Gilmour's vocals, and overdubbed acoustic guitar and drums at the start of the second verse. In the middle is a guitar solo which is played over the main riff of the song "Another Brick in the Wall". After the solo, Roger Waters takes over on lead vocals for the rest of the song.

Hey You! Vote For This!
It's a great song. It has lots of feelings. Waters and Gilmour really showed their best on this song. They really show their true feelings... And I love it...

When I first heard this song, I couldn't stand it. It was my least favorite classic rock song. I would always hear it on the radio and never bothered to listen to the song all the way through. I didn't really have an appreciation for slower songs, but then I started getting into Pink Floyd, and noticed this one was considered to be one of their best songs, so I gave it another try, and realized it's actually not that bad. It's amazing in fact! It's now one of my favorite songs. Never be too quick to judge a song.

10 Us and Them Us and Them Cover Art

Are joking man? 15? Can I see worse?
This song is pure brilliant and belong to 3 on top ten list
This song had a lot of meaning. When I wake up at morning I always listen to this song before I go for breakfast, and god, this song really makes me realize that no one in this generation will beat this song, yeah Pink Floyd's rules

The best song on The Dark Side of The Moon, bar none! The compilation/fusion by Rick Wright of jazz and rock is sublime, and the organ sound is the best I have ever heard. These lyrics are the hardest hitting, most emotional and most meaningful on the album, and in general. Of course, not much needs to be said about the combination of Sax and Hammond! Most "fans" like "Money", but true fans love "Us And Them".

Us and Them is Pink Floyd's best song. That chorus is just so satisfying, those chords are so unique and awesome, everything about this track is awesome.

It is perfect for Indians. I think this definitely ought to be sent to the top 10 if not further up :P

The Contenders

11 High Hopes High Hopes Cover Art

This should be among the top 5 best songs of Floyd... Amazing lyrics blend with perfect vocals and it ends with one of the best solos by David Gilmore...

I think this is by far the best song by Pink Floyd. Absolutely breath taking and profusely sentimental. You can't have enough of this song. 5/5 for me

At one point the song goes into a epic war theme Greatest Pink Floyd song EVER

Not the best song, I'd put comfortably numb in that position, but I just wanted to rank this song higher up because the slide solo is epic so that's why I voted for this song.

12 Brain Damage Brain Damage Cover Art

This song is just brain-blowing! Every time I listen to it, it gives me shivers. "There's someone in my head but it's not me"

Best Floyd Song This Is the Dark Side Of The Moon summed up

First time I listened to this song was with headphones on full volume, in the dark. A song has never hit home harder.

I love this song. It reminds me of the powers that Roger Waters really has. This should be higher on the list, since Waters himself sings the song, along with "Eclipse". Best song with "Money", "Time", and "Us and Them".

13 The Great Gig in the Sky The Great Gig in the Sky Cover Art

Part of what amazes me about this song is how it conveys the whole spectrum of human emotion without using any lyrics. It's just beautiful piano, gripping drums, and probably one of the best vocal performances I have ever heard in my life. It's hard to believe this isn't in the top 5.

Come on the vocals are awesome! The dark side of the moon is the best floyd album... I must say... And great gig in the sky's gotta go higher... Every floyd member is magical in the album

I love the song! The most amazing thing is the psychedelic effect that the masterpiece has on you. I wish the band were more recognized for the beauty of what they've done. They deserve more credit and more recognition and they are underrated. The Great Gig In The Sky is so beautiful. The piano, the beats, the vocals. Its such a great pleasure to listen to the song.

I've always been a Pink Floyd fan but for some reason I never heard this song until a few years ago. I heard it on the radio one morning and I heard the majestic music and creative art and I instantly knew that I was listening to Pink Floyd. It's amazing how that works. You can always tell if you're listening to Pink Floyd and Radiohead too.

14 Pigs (Three Different Ones) Pigs (Three Different Ones) Cover Art

Number 14? Ha ha, charade you are

A great song, this needs to be higher on the list.

I'm so sorry for those who vote on wish you were here, comfortably num, time, etc. They are good songs, but nothing compared to some legendary works like this songs, shine on you crazy diamonds, echoes, dogs...

Bruh, this is their best song and it's only 15. Needs to be much higher.

15 Have a Cigar Have a Cigar Cover Art

3rd track of 'Wish You Were Here'. A perfect rock song, in my opinion

A song of sleaze and suspicion, it paints a very strong image in my mind of Roger, David, Syd, etc, all staring at a salesperson with distrust, fearful of the capitalization of the music industry. It's a warning to all, and I love it.

And did we tell you the name of a game, boy? We call it riding the gravy train.

Nice lyrics. I love this one very much. (this stupid minimum quality thing sucks! )

16 Welcome to the Machine Welcome to the Machine Cover Art

My favorite pink Floyd Song. Sparks my imagination like no other song.

It has amazing sound effects. This song is so underrated. The lyrics are amazing and the sound is awesome. When I first heard it, I was amazed. I was impressed. The sound effects mixed with the acoustic guitar are mind blowing. It's a shame that people don't full appreciate the quality of the song.

I don't see how this isn't Top 10... Easily one of the most emphatic Pink Floyd songs. It incorporates so much with the synthesizers and the acoustic guitar, as well as the message that is sent and what the song is really about.

2nd track of 'Wish You Were Here'. Heavily processed synthesizers and guitars, as well as a wide and varied range of tape effects.

17 Mother Mother Cover Art

Love The Solo, Its Perfectlly Brilliant

This song is one I have heard over forty times, and it is more powerful with every listen. It should be in the top 5.

Not only is this song just so perfect, I also had an over protective mom. Makes me smile reading the lyrics.

One of the best solos ever recorded. It is simple and perfect.

18 The Trial The Trial Cover Art

I listened to it throughout my middle school years while going to school, I can still remember the whole lyrics

Needs to be higher. Once you completely understand The Wall, this should become one of your favorite songs on the album.

This is one of most creative songs ever made, really special really underrated

"The Trial" was one of my favorite songs and this deserves to be on the top 7 on the list. Please vote this one!

19 One of These Days One of These Days Cover Art

This song is easily one of the greatest songs ever. It has amazing bass, guitar, and effects throughout its length, and never fails to disappoint.

It definitely takes more than one listen, but once you listen again and again and so on... you just might understand the musical brilliance of it. That's what makes them such a great progressive rock band

I love it! The awesome bass and the spooky part at the middle. ONE OF THESE DAYS I'm GOING TO CUT YOU INTO LITTLE PIECES!

Saw Rogers in D.C. a few years back, and he opened with this song. I'll never forget it.

20 Young Lust Young Lust Cover Art

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Oooh, I Need A Dirty Woman
Best Solo Ever

It appears in 'The Wall'. Distinctive, raw hard rock sound, that stands out among Pink Floyd's few pieces in that genre.

One of the best off The Wall. Gilmour's vocals are fantastic

21 Run Like Hell Run Like Hell Cover Art

My favourite Pink Floyd song. Also like how this song experiments with Disco a bit.
Awesome mix of Hard Rock and Disco

My second favorite Pink Floyd song, but I voted for it because Comfortably Numb is already No. 1. great song, love the guitar's sound.

I love other Pink Floyd songs but this is my current favourite. It is very uplifting and I love every bit of it!

This is my favourite (although I love other Pink Floyd songs). My favourite version is their Pulse one

22 Eclipse Eclipse Cover Art

The lyrics are absolutely amazing! Best piece of poetry I've seen in any song

Come on so lyrics really get any more meaningful than thi? Absolutely beaitiful

Most underrated song of Pink Floyd. Along with Brain Damage these are the songs that define Pink Floyd

This is the perfect song to listen to at the end of a trip or hike.

23 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 Cover Art

The bass at the end along with the synthesizers is one of Pink Floyd's signature infinite tones, (comfortably numb, welcome to the machine, hey you, etc. )

This song is what I will always remember Pink Floyd for... I don't know how it is near the bottom of the list

I'd love it's melodious guitar riff and makes me obsessed of it and then it wasn't boring to listen to it though it has only a brief lyrics. Guys please vote to climb this song to #10.

Another brick in the wall part 1 is one best pink floyd song

24 Astronomy Domine Astronomy Domine Cover Art

Syd Barrett Forever
David Gilmour Does It Well Too.

I really do not understand how the hell is this masterpiece so low on the list. And yeah I've also noticed that there's no Syd Barett song in the top ten. I really can't make head or tail of this. Astronomy domine is a song that surely takes one on a space trip.

Very underrated song. The name doesn't lie - most cosmic song ever.

Can all the wimps who only know the bands greatest hits stop voting?!?!?!? It's comedy to see another brick in the wall ahead of this.

25 In the Flesh? In the Flesh? Cover Art

This is y far my favorite Pink Floyd song. I can't believe it is number 47. It deserves to be in the top 5 at least.Starts with deliberate slow drumbeats, the thudding is then accompanied by beautiful electric guitar that puts you in a trance, the music then practically stops when the amazing lyrics begin, which are made even more beautiful by the wonderful vocals.This song is brilliant.

I love this song, and it is incredibly underrated. The guitar in it sounds great, and I really like the lyrics.

I don't think it's the best, but how can it be 45? It deserves al least top 15

Better than part 1. There is just something about the extra part added that is so great.

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