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

No doubt about that! The best from this album. And one of the best lyrics ever written. Sometimes I got mad idea paint my 4 walls in my room with lyrics from this masterpiece! We cannot waste our time guys!

1. Speak to Me (Makes you feel anxious for "Breathe" to kick in)
2. Breathe (in the air) (Soothing chords and slide guitar, cool lyrics)
3. On the Run (A great use of synthesizer)
4. Time (AWESOME lyrics, epic guitar solo)
5. The Great Gig in the Sky (Well piano playing, great vocals)
6. Money (Catchy lyrics, outstanding guitar solo's)
7. Us and Them (Best Floyd jazz track, awesome climax)
8. Any Colour You Like (Good interlude, wakes you up after "Us and Them")
9. Brain Damage (Memorable lyrics, cool chord progression)
10. Eclipse (Epic lyrics and harmonies, good ending to an outstanding album)

For me as a teenager working in a supermarket, this sobg captivated all my senses

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2 Us and Them

The transition from Money to this song is so smooth and gradual. Dick Parry's saxophone performance is right up there as one of the greatest sax performances of all time. David Gilmour's vocals provide the feeling of not being sane, and when Richard Wright comes in with his harmonies, it is like the sanity has completely gone. Throw in a speaking part near the end of the song, and you have the most powerful and impactful song off of DSOTM. - c0mf0rta61ynum6

Gorgeous. Really beautiful and one of two of the songs that Richard Wright really shows his prowess. The themes of alienation, conflict and abandonment echo throughout a Pink Floyd's career, but they are rarely stronger than they are here.

And in the end, its only round and round... And round.

Applies well to our current Politics/Congress in America. Lots of up, downs, round and rounds.
And nothing really changes.
Just like the Owners like it.

I utterly LOVE this song, it's my favorite Floyd song, and that's saying something. My hat's off to whoever made this list, it is hard to choose the best song from this incredible album. There's a reason it has stayed relevant as long as it has.

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3 Money

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

Excellent themes, a rocking bass line and an unusual time signature. No other song eccentuates the problems with corruption and greed like this. And also fantastic vocals and guitar solo.

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4 The Great Gig in the Sky

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.

I was listening to the dark side of the moon for the first time, slightly bored by it until this song came on. The raw emotions presented instantly had me interested in the band and now I'm not sure where I would be without Pink Floyd. Not the flashiest tune on the album, just emotional and moving.

Very hard to vote, but this song's piano and vocals are just amazing. - Metalfan2112

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5 Brain Damage

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 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?

Best song ever.

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6 Breathe

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

Should have reached higher than THIS :'(

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

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

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7 Eclipse

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

When my father listened to The Dark Side of the Moon with headphones, the combined Brain Damage and Eclipse almost made him cry. Eclipse is one of the most impactful rock songs of all time, and is an amazing end to the album

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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.

Whilst this isn't the best song, it sure doesn't deserve 8th. The solo, the riff, the melody...the feeling of the song really does encapsulate its name.

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9 Speak to Me

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.

The best opener

This song is better than on the run time is the best song

10 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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