Best Pink Floyd Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb

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!

Without any doubt the best and the most psychedelic solo in music history...this is how you will be immortal!

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2 Time

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

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!

Nothing in modern music equals Gilmour's solo. The entire song is transforming. Plays with the literal idea of manipulating time, and also young minds letting time pass them by. Remarkable!

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3 Wish You Were Here

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

How the hell is this song not the best Pink Floyd song?
Hell! It might even be the best song ever made...
Are you kidding me?
No. 3

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4 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5

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

This is the epitome of Pink Floyd. It literally encompasses all aspects and orchestrations they did over the years leading up to WYWH while being a tribute to Syd Barrett. To me, this and Echoes stand alone as the greatest Pink Floyd songs of all time.

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5 Echoes

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!

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

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.

The best just the best

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6 Dogs

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.

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.

This should be a top 3 song, has everything, a killer solo, good lyrics and a perfect vibe

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7 Hey You

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 - JesusOfSuburbia07

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...

It Was So Cool - VideoGamefan5

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8 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2

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 - fireinside96

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.

Among the greatest guitar solos ever, for me. And don't forget how HUGE this song was.

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9 Money

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.

The guitar solo is godlike; I can't believe this song is so low.

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10 Us and Them

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".

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

This album and particularly this song ends the musical 60s. It is also the last antiwar song of the Vietnam era (actually written in late 1972 and released in spring 1973).

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The Newcomers

? A Great Day for Freedom

64th! Are you kidding me. I know this is Pink Floyd we are talking about, but there is no way this song should be outside the top 15. Listen to the version from Live in Gdansk and then tell me this is their 64th best song!

Such a great song, was shocked to have to scroll this far to find it...

This song is so under-rated. Please vote people

This is David Gilmour and Rick Wright at their finest, and in my opinion this song is great enough to be compared with Comfortably Numb.. the name itself says that! - raretiger

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The Contenders

11 Brain Damage

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. - RIDDLER2K15

It's the best ending to an album 10/10

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12 High Hopes

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

Anything newer than the wall should be off this list completely - GreenRyan

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13 Pigs (Three Different Ones)

Number 14? Ha ha, charade you are

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

Everything from the lyrics to the guitar work makes this song a brilliant masterpiece! - matty925

The best song by Pink Floyd

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14 Have a Cigar

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.

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

Well I don't see how this could make top 15, considering neither roger, or David sung it - GreenRyan

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15 The Great Gig in the Sky

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. - Zizz

amazing

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16 Learning to Fly

Oh man. this song means so much. It just feels so amazingly freeing when you hear it, you just want to soar and float into the clouds to never come out again. this song should be second to Comfortably Numb.

Its actually a long metaphor for flying and for doing a new thing. in the middle of the song nick mason is heard speaking in the radio for a lesson GREATEST SONG EVER

My personal favorite next to Any Color You Like which is also surprisingly low on the list. Learning to Fly makes me feel motivated, remorseful and excited all at once. It's beautiful. Perfect. Deserves better than 28 come on!

The best comeback ever, Beyond flawless. Only song from the album that should be on here.

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17 Welcome to the Machine

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.

This song blows me away every time I hear it.

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18 Mother

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.

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19 Eclipse

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 along with brain damage song played just after this is DMT

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20 One of These Days

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 - Songsta41

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! - SammySpore

ONE OF THESE DAYS, I'M GOING TO CUT YOU INTO LITTLE PIECES - LarrytheFairy

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