Pink Floyd et al
Top 100 Songs
Syd Barrett (guitar, vocals), Roger Waters (bass, vocals), Richard Wright (keyboards), and Nick Mason (drums) founded this psychedelic/progressive-rock group in England in 1965. Their early years were celebrated as quintessential psychedelic rock, especially their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967.
When Barrett’s mental stability came into question, singer/guitarist David Gilmour was tapped initially to supplement but eventually replace him. The new lineup would rise to astonishing heights with 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon, the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard and one of the best sellers of all time.
1979’s double concept The Wall was another iconic album for the group and even gave them an unexpected #1 pop hit with “Another Brick in the Wall Part II.” However, Waters increasing efforts to control the band led to their fracture. They released one more album, 1983’s The Final Cut, as a foursome, but it felt more like a Roger Waters solo project.
After Waters left the band, Gilmour, Mason, and Wright released two more studio albums as Pink Floyd. Each was supported by massively successful tours. Waters, meanwhile, recorded solo albums and fought with the band over legal rights to the name Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd’s final studio album came in 1995, although 2014 saw the released of Endless River, which presented some of the instrumental pieces not used for the 1994 album The Division Bell. Keyboardist Richard Wright died in 2008.
Top 100 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Appearances on compilations and live albums are also factored in. Songs and albums referenced on this page are by Pink Floyd unless noted otherwise.
DMDB Top 1%:
DMDB Top 2%:
4. Money (1973)
DMDB Top 5%:
7. See Emily Play (1967)
DMDB Top 10%:
10. Brain Damage (1973)
DMDB Top 20%:
20. Astronomy Domine (1967)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
33. Fearless (1971)
41. What Do You Want from Me? (1994)
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51. Murder (David Gilmour, 1984)
61. We Shall Overcome (Rger Waters, 2010)
71. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (1969)
81. When the Tigers Broke Free (1982)
91. Don’t Leave Me Now (1979)
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by album’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, critics’ ratings, and awards. Also factored in are the status of each album’s songs in Dave’s Music Database for songs.
1. Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
11. A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
21. When the Wind Blows (Roger Waters et al, soundtrack, 1986)
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First posted 9/15/2011; last updated 9/2/2021.