Best Songs From Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

The Top Ten

1 Time

Really? Do I HAVE to choose the best song from this album? This actually took a really long time to figure out what was the best, but I decided it was Time. Time starts out with an amazing intro that is nice and slow and builds up some gradual tension. You can't wait till the song starts and it does it hits hard. I also love the vocals. The lyrics, thought provoking. I love the way David Gilmour sings the song. The EPIC guitar solo is one of the highlights too. The hard rock theme of this song always sticks in my mind and is really catchy. Before the song ends, you get Breathe (Reprise). This is probably the best part of the song. The way David says "When I come home cold and tired, its good to warm myself besides the fire" is just amazing. I love Pink Floyd and anything they do. This has got to be my favorite song of the album! - cadencr22

Best song ever

That guitar solo! Gilmour is a god! - Userguy44

The best song of all time so off course it's the best song in the album.

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2 Us and Them

Greatest song on the album by an landslide

This is the best song on the album. It's so calm- then it's so loud, and it's just a masterpiece from start to finish. For me, it's the highlight of the album. (Along with of course Time, Money and The Great Gig In The Sky.)

Everything comes together on this song. Great vocals and guitar from Gilmour, brilliant piano and keyboards from Wright, though provoking lyrics from Waters and dynamic drumming from Mason. Add onto that Dick Parry's beautiful and soulful saxophone playing and the female backing singers and you have an incredible song, the best for me on all of Dark Side of the Moon.

The vocals and keayboards are amazing! - Userguy44

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3 Money

This is the best song in my opinion

Brilliant bass line, fantastic solos and completely true lyrics. This should be number 1, although it's only slightly better than Time

This song has a unique tempo unlike any other... well except Tool.

I was shocked that this song wasn't number 1! It's an absolutely timeless classic

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4 The Great Gig in the Sky

My second favourite song of the album. - Userguy44

When I heard this song at first, I was very confused. But then I realized that this is what dying might feel like, obscure, beautiful, bittersweet. Rick did a nice job writing this. And Clare’s voice takes you away. What a masterpiece. - galaxyfox

Was actually the first pink floyd song I'd ever heard and remains my favourite, the emotion laid bare in those vocals just make me want to cry whenever I hear it. It's brilliant because the despair/ euphoria in the vocals is undefined, it can represent anything beautiful or tragic in my opinion

My second favorite song from the album! Also has my second favorite vocal performance of all time in music! Clare Torry's voice is instantly calming and beautiful even though her singing on this song is wordless and full of despair; I find that the fact that there are no words to this song makes it better. LOVE Clare Torry's voice and originality with her performance on this song, and also Rick Wright's piano playing, just as much 'The Great Gig in the Sky' is an absolute classic & I knew from the very first time I heard it that it I loved it, it would become one of my top 10 songs of all time later- This song is the most underrated song of all time in my opinion.

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5 Brain Damage

I think it sounds like "Dear Prudence" by the Beatles. Both are good songs. - galaxyfox

This is such a political song and it is so good! This song should be the theme song of the album if albums had theme songs. I belive this is my Favorite song along with on the run thank you Pink Floyd for these 2 wonderful songs!

really should be called the dark side of the moon because its the only song that has those words in the lyrics

This song was originally called "The Dark Side of the Moon" but it was changed to Brain Damage instead. It might be called the best song on the album more than "Time" if it was called that. - AlexZoraj

This is my favorite classic rock song! I commend pink Floyd and led Zeppelin for using sheer originality with their music! Although why are brain damage and eclipse separated on this list? Aren't they the same song but just 2 parts?

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6 Eclipse

Brain damage and this the best song ever.

All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy
Beg, borrow or steal
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say
All that you eat
Everyone you meet
All that you slight
Everyone you fight
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
There is no dark side of the moon really.
Matter of fact it's all dark.

Brain Damage/Eclipse together like how it's played on the radio is by far the best song on this album

What a song, what an lyrics

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7 Breathe

Am amazing start to the album. Provides a chilling lyric and the emotive theme of insanity.

It's so mellow but good in the same time.

Should have reached higher than THIS :'(

Should be 4 after time/money/us and them. Very good song

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8 Any Colour You Like

This song has changed my life. It brings me back through all of the good and bad moments of my life, and helps me make good decisions. Extremely underrated.

A culminating synthesis of hope and despair

This one includes fantastic guitar and synthesizer work that showcases Pink Floyd's skills like few other songs.

One of the best instrumentals.

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9 On the Run

This song is so underrated. It may seem simple and unoriginal but it has an extremely catchy main riff that never fails to put me in a good mood.

Great and very underrated song. Also any colour you like. But 8 and 9 are the right position because the other songs are extraordinary.

A hectic and highly experimental instrumental. Well done to Roger Waters and David Gilmour for creating this wonderful travel section.

Thing is, this song played a very important role in the upcoming popularity of electronica.

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10 Speak to Me

Great intro. - Userguy44

Revolution 9 done right. Segues into Breathe, which opens with the lady screaming. Menacing intro.

I don't even look at this as being a song really, just an intro to the incredible album. - Beatlesboy9

Mason's brilliant layering gives you a taste of what to come in the masterpiece.

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