Top Ten David Gilmour Solo Songs

The Top Ten

On an Island

One of his best solos, especially the live version at the Royal Albert Hall.

Really neat song. Sounds like the marching hammers from the wall.

Top 3 favorite solo's of Gilmour's...along with Comfortably Numb (of course) and The Division Bell. Gorgeous song...wonderful harmony vocals. Add in Richard Wright's distinctive keyboards creating that Pink Floyd-esque soundscape and you have classic David Gilmour!



From quiet acoustic part to hard prog electric guitar. Impressive!

Great tribute to John Lenon

There's No Way Out of Here

Great from Start to Finish, up there in both Gilmour's solo work and Pink Floyd as a whole.

Awesome song

This song is just beautiful.

Brilliant song, it's capturing...

Faces of Stone
In Any Tongue

I absolutely agree with the last comment. What a powerful song. Breathtaking concert (Live in Pompeji)

The live version from Pompeii is incredible, one of his very best and one of my favorites.

Best guitar solo of the 2000's.

It should be in top three. It has amazing concept and lyric. and the solo at the end is breathtaking. - douknowtanveer

Out of the Blue

Dave' best solo song

Very emotional and powerful song. in my humble opinion the best Daves solo song by far.

"Out of the blue on the wings of a dove
A messenger comes, with the beating of drums
It's not a message of love"

Rattle That Lock

What the heck? Why is the amazing Rattle that Lock at 7? This is his best for sure. Very catchy.

Take a Breath

Love the soft tone, great acoustic sounds and mellow voice

"I'll make my getaway
Time on my own
Search for a better way
To find my way home
To your smile."

This song is definition of beauty.


The Contenders

The Blue

Def one of his best poetic songs.the lyrics are subtle and the solo breathtaking.

This Heaven

Why isn’t this higher? This is probably the best song on On An Island!

Near the End

This is such a brilliant song, awesome solo! Great lyrics too!

Do yourself a favor and listen to this song.. it has an acoustic part and the soaring climactic david gilmour wails at the end

I'm the biggest fan of David Gilmour he is the best guitarist ever I seem him live over 14 times and love every song I think murder IS awesome and wish you were here snd animal's shows how great he is shine on Dave Boston loves you I hope you tour again please come to Boston we missed on a island last time thanks for all the great songs and you are# 1 John O'Brien Quincy mass

Love On the Air
So Far Away

Think you have to listen to the whole song

A Boat Lies Waiting

Beautiful tribute to Richard Wright.


That's a Pink Floyd song which he co-wrote with Richard Wright.

5 A.M.

The most surreal and pieceful song. Combined with And Then.. its one of the most beautiful compositions I've heard

I Can't Breathe Anymore
Where We Start
Let's Get Metaphysical
Cry from the Street
All Lovers are Deranged
Short and Sweet
You Know I'm Right
Blue Light

Great song from About Face, one of his best.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Dancing Right in Front of Me
A Pocketful of Stones
Raise My Rent
The Girl in the Yellow Dress
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