Best Pink Floyd Songsbiscuits
The Top Ten
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!
There are no words244 Comments
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. - Ananya
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!
Best song of all time. This is the Pink Floyd' soul... This is the Number 1 and Comfortably Numb Number 2.146 Comments
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
Very few things can evoke enough emotion to bring tears to my eyes. This song is one of them. Just truly beautiful.143 Comments
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
Love this song but all of you people really need to listen to songs like Supper's Ready and Close To The Edge and Moon In June and Song Within A Song and Epitaph and Tarkus and Awaken and Firth Of Fifth and Starless and Starship Trooper and Xanadu and The Musical Box and And You And I and Nine Feet Underground and Thick As A Brick and Larks' Tongues In Aspic and Pantagruel's Nativity and Slightly All The Time and Experience and 2112 and Master Builder...because you are SERIOUSLY missing out...125 Comments
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.
This has got to be the band's best song. I would actually include the last part of the song as well. It's just an amazing masterpiece.
Melodic to the core and very symbolic lyrics, great intro, almost hypnotic131 Comments
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.
A song that gives me chills even the 30th time listening to it
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.67 Comments
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.
This song is so catchy. Not the best Pink Floyd song but it sure is awesome - UltraLunalaX48 Comments
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's the greatest song ever created77 Comments
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.
Miss Finster yelled "Hey! Teacher! Leave Them Kids Alone! " in Recess: School's Out. - SweetPenny113 Comments
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
Floyd's finest - Kalividous
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 :P46 Comments
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.198 Comments
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"
Joker: Why so serious? *laughter*
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. - RIDDLER2K1528 Comments
Such a beautiful and relaxing song - UltraLunalaX
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.
This is so relaxing. - Userguy4424 Comments
Wow seriously? At least put this incredible song in the top 10
And did we tell you the name of a game, boy? We call it riding the gravy train. - OmegaRanker
This is top 10 for sure you fools, wayyy ahead of its time - theyo
By the way, which one's Pink!18 Comments
Number 14? Ha ha, charade you are
A great song, this needs to be higher on the list.
Hey you Taylor Swift. Ha ha, charade you are.
Everything from the lyrics to the guitar work makes this song a brilliant masterpiece! - matty92519 Comments
This is the best song of pink floyd
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.11 Comments
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.
The vibe song gives off can certainty effect how the listener judges the song. Everyone has different opinions about it. But with this song I feel although it's a feeling all of us have felt. Everyone who's heard this understands it. This song is in everyones soul. Its familiar yet mysterious.
The synthesizers sounds amazing! - Userguy44
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.21 Comments
Saw Rogers in D.C. a few years back, and he opened with this song. I'll never forget it. - LegoHead07
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.
I love the bass! - Userguy44
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 - Songsta419 Comments
My favourite Pink Floyd song. Also like how this song experiments with Disco a bit.
Awesome mix of Hard Rock and Disco - DarkBoi-X
This is my favorite Pink Floyd song - jameshoward
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!8 Comments
Needs to be higher. Once you completely understand The Wall, this should become one of your favorite songs on the album. - tjexler
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!17 Comments
Hello, this is TheTopTens calling. Are we reaching the logical part of your brain that keeps telling you to vote for this song [click] See, they hung up. And it's a stupid part of their brain answering.
I'm just a new boy
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.4 Comments
I think this is better than the 2nd one - LightningStrike
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 amazing and I always wanna dance when I hear it
This song is what I will always remember Pink Floyd for... I don't know how it is near the bottom of the list4 Comments
Nice ending - LightningStrike
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 Floyd5 Comments
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. - Kyledren4 Comments
An Indiana Jones movie made out of music, and although it makes you want to scream, mind your throats please. Not doing so can get you into some funky dung
The members don't like it but then again they aren't too fond of the right wing either so what do they know
The most epic song by Pinky Floyd in my opinion. It's a progressive classics. Something like Shostakovic but 40 years later.
A hidden gem
1. Shine on you crazy Diamond Parts I-IX)
2. Atom Heart Mother
Love it. - LightningStrike
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.
Syd Barrett Forever
David Gilmour Does It Well Too.
Syd Barrett did pink floyd well. Best era of Floyd period.12 Comments
There are a few that are better, but needs to be moved up at least 20 spots. This is the most underrated Pink Floyd song.
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!20 Comments
Maybe it can be one of my best Pink Floyd songs but I don't mean this song as my number one favorite song, it can possibly be an underrated song according to the Pink Floyd fans.
I'm not a fan of this one. Happiest Days of Our Lives should be up where this one is.
I don't need no arms around me
Another brick in the wall 1,2,3!
Its wild on acid!
It pains me that this masterpiece is not appreciated as much as it should be. This is the best song on The Dark Side Of The Moon. It is short; but it is so powerful, the meaning, the ambience it installs; it didn't need to be long at all. Listen to the Gilmour acoustic version. It's magical. The keyboards, the base lines, the guitar in the background and Gilmour's magical voice blend together perfectly; forming one of the best songs in history. The most underrated song in history of music. It's a crime that this song is 24th in this list. It's a crime that people think another brick in the wall is better than this masterpiece.
27th!? I thought this would be in the top 5
This is an awesome song! The only issue is it s way too small.. Can listen to this one for hours!23 Comments
I can see why people think Dogs is better, but for me dogs wasn't as musically interesting as Sheep. Which is fine for what the song was about and it's still definitely one of the best Pink Floyd songs, but for me I think Sheep is a little better.
Wow, the whole song is amazing, but the guitar solo in the last two minutes or so is phenomenal. I can't describe how good it is. Also, in general, the lyrics in this song are not only really thoughtful and critical of people, but I just love the way Waters says some of the words. I don't really know how to describe it, but his voice makes every word he sings sound perfect. Great song, and it's pretty underrated too, since it's always overshadowed by the other two long songs on Animals (which are amazing also).
One of the most hardest rocking songs in the bands catalogue.Its unrelenting sonic attack makes it one of the greatest punk songs out there. A perfect jewel of ten minuts of pure tranquil adrenaline
Very haunting song, great keyboard intro20 Comments
Why is this so low!
The piano fill is completely amazing plus there would be no Floyd without Syd barret
An iconic Pink Floyd Song, Should be top 10
My favourite short Pink Floyd song. - malamJONES7 Comments
Oh no! This song is the worst!
This song may not be one of Pink Floyd's best, but it definitely deserves recognition for its use of synthesizers and sound mixing and editing. It really feels like you're going on a journey through space and time, like in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It's basically an instrumental (and one of Pink Floyd's simplest instrumentals) but there's some words recorded in the background which are "Live for today, gone tomorrow. That's me. HAHAAHAAA! " Brilliantly trippy song. - tfbomb18
One of the best instrumentals songs of all time
Best track of pink floyd
In my opinion it's better than part 1-5, even though 1-5 is still amazing
I love how the guitar gets louder near the middle of the song
And the end is relaxing and nice to hear.
Not the best but should be in top 15. - MaxPap
P-S-Y-C-H-E-D-E-L-I-C. There are so many people who can't feel the magic of this kind of music. This is an amazing song.
The only song with all five members
Disheartened to see this piece so low down the list. One has to listen to it in order to appreciate it. Words cannot describe the place this song takes you to. Just concentrate on the music and one would leave any sort of surroundings in no time.
This is by far my favourite Pink Floyd songs. Give it a try, it's fantastic.8 Comments
A hidden gem as far as Pink Floyd songs go. It might not be as experimental or groundbreaking as others, but by god nothing hits the ear better.
Not even in the top 10? We have to fix that! Please get this into at least the top 20, it is one of the best in like ever! It should be right there with another brick in the wall, comfortably numb, time, money, you name it!
Wow. Just wow. Look at all the pain and suffering that humanity is going through. Governments are the problem not only to themselves, but to the people who support them.
Definitely agree with that statement. Should really be in the top 10, it's a short song but reminds me of tunes like comfortably numb and hey you.9 Comments
Oh my goodness it is my favorite pink floyd song!
Might be a bit too catchy - connormouat
It's pretty edgy.
Ok this should be at least on the top 20!1 Comment
How come it seems that some Pink Floyd fans don't know that Syd Barrett started the band and got kicked out after he took to many drugs? That's what gave late Pink Floyd its depressing sound.
I love the fact that all the true fans can recognize all the albums with Syd and just shake their head at Gilmour's "creations" past the wall. - GreenRyan
What An Good Song To Learn To Play
Syd Barrett had a strange hobby :/2 Comments
This is one of the best Pink Floyd songs, in my opinion. It has a very satisfying guitar riff. This is my favourite song on my, 'most beautiful songs' list out of pink Floyd, It is one of my favourite. The songs fro the psychedelic era, when Syd Barrett was around, should be just as high as the other progressive rock songs. The psychedelic rock songs should be higher on the list, in my opinion.
A Very underrated song but one of their finest work. This should be at least at 12 or 13. One of my favourite song.
This has been my go-to song whenever I need courage and fortitude over the past twenty years. I walked "down the aisle" to this when I was married. This may not be their greatest in every way, but it deserves much credit for capturing a moment, a mood; that essence of calm and acceptance.
This is an amazing song and so much better than any song on Momentary Lapse of Reason, the Division Bell, the Final Cut, and the Wall.13 Comments
Their best song in my opinion, it's so highly underrated. - Q-ube
I never really thought much of the Syd Barrett era. I just think it isn't as good as the Waters albums (Dark Side, The Wall, Wish You Were Here etc.). This song, in my opinion is the best song from that era. It starts off with an awesome guitar intro, then falls into psychedelic chaos as the song progresses. This song made me appreciate Piper At the Gates of Dawn a lot more than I did at the time.
This is SO much better than Comfortably Numb or Another Brick In The Wall, in my opinion. And the live version is even better!
One of the best song ever made!6 Comments
Come on, this is such a beautiful song. It's relaxing, soft and is my personal favorite. It's an early Pink Floyd song, so it's different, but it's a good different. You need to hear this one.
This is definitely Floyd's most underrated. Just gorgeous. I have a thing for Julia's. - PetSounds
Not top 1, but not even 41! )O(
I felt sad that I am the only person who write comment for this amazing song. Deserves top 10!
This is on the bottom!? This song is perfect, definitely the best Pink Floyd song in my opinion
This one should had been in the top 20s at least
What better than a hypnotic acoustic guitar instrumental in the middle of the chaos of The Wall
Look up the looped version of the guitar solo on YouTube! Amazingly relaxing.
This song is truly beautiful
This song is so cool! - LightningStrike
This is a great psychedelic song that is well over 11 minutes. It has really wacky guitar and an awesome ending. This is a perfect song for Halloween or if you are spaced out. Although there are no spoken words, the instruments make up for that.
Amazing mix of instruments with David's wailing vocals at the end is breathtaking and enchanting.
This is their best song pre-dark side along with echoes, and one of their best in the entire discography.4 Comments
This is one of my favorite Floyd songs, it's very reminiscent of heavy metal, with a bit of grunge. Easily the best song from More.
I can't believe it. The best song from More is 106?
This must be on top list...
Easily top 30.1 Comment
Awesome song the most psychedelic track from their discography I LOVE IT I'll KEEP listening it and you must too!
This song is one of Pink Floyd's most beautiful songs
Great chorus, great guitar solo, great keyboard solo.
This is Probably the best Pink Floyd song... The electric guitar, Hawkin's voice, progressive rock... Just amazing... Love it... All we gotta do is make sure we keep talking'!
I'd not have this #1 (probably 'Dogs') but as probably the most under rated, often not known by casual fans, this gets my vote here. Gilmour's genius in full glory (and showing his light shone brighter than Waters at the peak moments).
Obscured by clouds was the most underrated album of Pink Floyd. It is my fourth favourite album tied with The Wall after Wish You Were Here, Dark side of the moon and Meddle. This song is also one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs, from the poignant lyrics about ones youthful life (done again in high hopes by David), to the energetic opening chords and pristine solo. Certainly better than Another brick in the wall or anything on The final cut.
Their most underrated song... Took me a while to realize it's worth. To me it was the first song that sounded like the Pink Floyd that was to come...
This song deserves a much better ranking. Such a great song that really shows what Pink Floyd is.7 Comments
Ouch this rating is very inaccurate on my scale of favorites
Such an Amazing Song! I love the guitar riff in the middle of the song. It's not my favorite Pink Floyd Song, its in my top 10. It deserves to be higher.
Third best track on 'The Wall'...needs more recognition. A must have in the top 20.
This is for me the most underatted of all pink Floyd catalogue...1 Comment
Very underappreciated. It's the song I listen to after a fairly stressful day to just cool down and relax. The vocals by Waters are very soothing, which is a nice change from hearing him scream his throat out on basically everything off The Wall. The slide guitar solo halfway through the song is very peaceful and puts me at ease whenever I hear it. It might just be my second favorite Pink Floyd guitar solo after Comfortably Numb, as weird as that may be. And the piano solo at the end is very pretty and a nice way to end a nice song. It reminds me a little bit of a song that would be made for a Pixar short (you know, those jazzy, tropical sounding songs they put in their short films) but I like it a lot more than any Pixar song... Where am I even going with this? Uh, I like the song a lot. That is all - Aweso
This is such a great song, really jazzy. You may think that once you're at number 86 the songs are not so good, but you're
Wrong. Pink Floyd has a endless amount of great songs, (unlike most bands).
Their worst song. If it was a jazz band, it would be nice. But come on, it's Pink Floyd man! It completely ruins Meddle (just like Seamus), despite having songs like One of These Days, A Pillow of Winds, Fearless and ECHOES! - patrickfloyd
Beautiful sounding song, the riffs are amazing at calming and uplifting the mood, very expanded. Very underrated3 Comments
Simply amazing combination of notes. This is an amazing song.
AbsolutelTy. Brilliant! It is so down the list... That is shameful to say the least.. Guys please recognise true music... I always me playing this to... A full packed arena... Awesome...
Amazing instrumental. Just blows your mind and gets you high!9 Comments
What? This song deserves to be at least in the top twenty! Come on
I really like this song
Related ListsMost Underrated Pink Floyd Songs Best Songs On Pink Floyds the Piper at the Gates of Dawn Best Songs On Pink Floyd's Obscured by Clouds Best Songs On Pink Floyd's The Final Cut Best Songs From Pink Floyd's Meddle
11 years, 360 days old
Top Remixes (198)
3. Brain Damage
2. Hey You
3. Wish You Were Here
View All 198