The 2018 KMA Pink Floyd Extravaganza

Recently I covered The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door. In comparing it to Echoes, a 2cd Hits set of the band, there were differences in the track listings (obviously, as Echoes is a 2cd whereas AFitD is 1cd… but anyway). Some noticed AFitD had nothing from Animals on it… fair point!

Such a simple thing got me thinking. Then it got me plotting, and realizing it’s been a while since we’ve done something like this… So then it got me hatching a plan…

Right. So, because we can and because we should, let’s make a KMA Readers’ Greatest Hits Of Pink Floyd. For the sake of brevity, let’s keep it to 20 tracks… Choose any 20 songs you love and that you know should be there. Don’t just pick the hits to remake AFitD or Echoes if there are songs you love more. We want those 20 of your absolute favourites!

Just drop a comment below with your Top 20 Floyd tracks. Let’s say… one week from today is a deadline (Saturday, June 23). After that, I’ll compile the results and post ‘em up for all to see! I’ll share my personal choices at that point, too.

We’ll probably get a lot of duplication, but I’ll take each inclusion as one vote for that track. Top 20 tracks with the most votes are our mix!

You in? Of course you are!



28 thoughts on “The 2018 KMA Pink Floyd Extravaganza

  1. stephen1001 says:

    I quite like these challenges Aaron – though admittedly, not being a huge Floyd fan, I don’t know if I could name 20 individual tracks.
    I will say that the ‘2 lost souls swimmin in a fish bowl’ harmony is among my all time favourites though!

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  2. mikeladano says:

    OK, I am ready. This order is somewhat random.

    1. The Nile Song
    2. Astronomy Domine
    3. Us and Them
    4. Echoes
    5. When the Tigers Broke Free
    6. The Great Gig in the Sky
    7. Wish You Were Here
    8. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
    9. Run Like Hell
    10. Learning to Fly
    11. Bike
    12. One of These Days
    13. Breathe
    14. Time
    15. Brain Damage
    16. Eclipse
    17. Money
    18. Shine on You Crazy Diamond
    19. The Fletcher Memorial Home
    20. Keep Talking

    Whew! That was HARD!


  3. Neil says:

    Ok here is my attempt:

    See Emily Play
    Astronomy Domine
    Fat Old Sun
    Free Four
    Cirrus Minor
    One of These Days
    Summer 68
    Pigs Three Different Ones
    Shine on You Crazy Diamond, all of it I guess this counts as two.
    Set The Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    Green Is the Color
    Remember A Day
    Careful with that Axe Eugene
    Julia Dream
    Us and Them

    There ya go 20.

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  4. J. says:

    Eh. I’ll give you a couple, cause 20 is just too insufferable. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here, Echoes. There’s a few earlier tunes I like, but I don’t really know the titles.


  5. deKE says:

    Whatever their set list was July 1st 1994 when I caught em live in Winnipeg is what I will go with! My Floyd listening habits as well is patchy at best!


    1. keepsmealive says:

      I found this, for that gig:

      Astronomy Domine
      Learning to Fly
      What Do You Want From Me
      On the Turning Away
      Poles Apart
      Take It Back
      Keep Talking
      One of These Days
      Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
      Breathe (Reprise)
      High Hopes
      The Great Gig in the Sky
      Wish You Were Here
      Us and Them
      Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
      Comfortably Numb


      Hey You
      Run Like Hell

      That’s 22 songs but I’ll take it! What a set!


  6. steveforthedeaf says:

    Any Best of that has my fingerprints on it would have to have

    Careful With That Axe Eugene
    One Of My Turns
    Welcome To The Machine
    Interstellar Overdrive
    Pigs – Three Different Ones
    The Great Gig In The Sky
    See Emily Play
    The Final Cut
    And Bike

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  7. Aphoristical says:

    I just reviewed 15 years of Pink Floyd on a long haul flight this week. I already had a top ten:
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond
    Comfortably Numb
    Careful With That Axe Eugene (live)
    Us and Them
    See Emily Play
    Summer ‘68
    One Of These Days

    The Great Gig In The Sky
    Wish You Were Here
    Astronomy Domine
    Run Like Hell
    Mud Men
    Not Now John
    Point Me At The Sky
    Scream Thy Last Scream

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