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Floyd Survey - Pt4 - Favourite Songs and Fan Rating

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Big Pink Floyd Survey - Part 4 - Favourite Songs and Fan Self-Ratings

When it came to choosing your favourite Pink Floyd song when completing the survey 6 months ago, I bet some of your experienced real trouble just narrowing it down to one favourite. Some of you may have been like me though and just knew which it was. Mine is the glorious Echoes and just so happens to be their best according to the survey.

I was not lucky enough to watch it being performed live by the whole Pink Floyd but I was fortunate enough to watch it being performed by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and the rest of David’s On an Island touring band back in 2006 at Manchester Bridgewater Hall. Words cannot describe!

Anyway, you voted for your favourite Pink Floyd songs and here they are...

Pink Floyd Fan’s Favourite 40 Pink Floyd Songs

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1 - Echoes - (22.30%)
2 - Comfortably Numb - (15.07%)
3 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts I-V - (9.53%)
4 - Wish You Were Here - (6.06%)
5 - Dogs - (4.60%)
6 - Time - (3.62%)
7 - Us and Them - (2.49%)
8 - High Hopes - (1.46%)
9 - Astronomy Domine - (1.41%)
10 - Careful With That Axe Eugene - (1.36%)

11 - The Great Gig in the Sky - (1.31%)
12 - Breathe - (1.22%)
13 - Atom Heart Mother - (1.17%)
14 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts VI-IX - (1.13%)
15 - Sheep - (1.03%)
16 - Pigs Three Different Ones - (1.03%)
17 - Brain Damage - (0.99%)
18 - Welcome to the Machine - (0.99%)
19 - Fat Old Sun - (0.94%
20 - Cymbaline - (0.85%)

21 - One of These Days - (0.80%)
22 - The Final Cut - (0.80%)
23 - On The Turning Away - (0.80%)
24 - See Emily Play - (0.75%)
25 - Hey You - (0.75%)
26 - Learning To Fly - (0.70%)
27 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - (0.61%)
28 - Coming Back To Life - (0.56%)
29 - Interstellar Overdrive - (0.56%)
30 - The Gunner's Dream - (0.56%)

31 - Mother - (0.56%)
32 - Any Colour You Like - (0.52%)
33 - Fearless - (0.52%)
34 - Have A Cigar - (0.47%)
35 - Lucifer Sam - (0.42%)
36 - Childhood's End - (0.42%)
37 - A Saucerful of Secrets - (0.38%)
38 - Green Is The Colour - (0.38%)
39 - Eclipse - (0.38%)
40 - Embryo - (0.38%)

Fan “Self-Rating”: How Much of a Fan are you?

I included this question in the survey as I thought it would be a good thing to group fans by in order to look at the favourite albums of casual fans and hardcode fans separately. I had hoped to see what different groups of people like.

As you can see below, everybody believes they are hardcore fan. Well, I challenge some of them on that as some voted that the David Gilmour led era of Pink Floyd was better than the Roger Waters “classic years”! Shame on them! ;-)

Anyway, the average fan gave them self a rating of 9.3/10 for how much of a fan they are! Not too useful but there you go. Pink Floyd fans are certainly dedicated.

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hahaha mine did not make the list
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What did you vote for?
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im pretty sure i voted cirrus minor or crying song hahahaha im not surprised that neither of those arent there. im interested keith did you get a vote?

also about the number of fans in age groups i wonder how much different it would be if you counted every fan living and dead, with or without internet etc... im sure there would be a whole lot of skewing
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Duckboy wrote:i wonder how much different it would be if you counted every fan living and dead
yes, that's an idea! :lol: Somebody wants to ask dead fans about their favourite songs? Anybody? :lol:

I didn't take part in this survey, but Echoes is (are?) also my favourite song!

And few people voted that they are 1/10 fans... I wonder how it's possible that they answered all the questions, about favourit member etc.
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Duckboy wrote:im pretty sure i voted cirrus minor or crying song hahahaha im not surprised that neither of those arent there. im interested keith did you get a vote?

also about the number of fans in age groups i wonder how much different it would be if you counted every fan living and dead, with or without internet etc... im sure there would be a whole lot of skewing
Cirrus Minor came in a number 57. Here is the complete list....

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/image ... -Songs.pdf

I think the sample size is large enough to be 95% accurate of what all Floyd fans think. Perhaps.
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I am shocked Money didn't crack the top 40. It may be the most overplayed Floyd song, but it is a great one and I figured it was a lock for the top 10.
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Indeed Wally1912, it only just missed out on the top 40. Came in at number 42.

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/image ... -Songs.pdf
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My favorite song by far didn't make any list. Raving and Drooling is, in my opinion, the best piece of work Roger Waters has ever written. It is intense and dark like no other Floyd song. Yes, I know it turned into Sheep, but I find Raving and Drooling much better. The lack of lyrics during the one part just brings out the intenseness and almost 'evilness' of the song more, and Raving and Drooling does not have the stupid computer voiced part Sheep has. Too bad it was never recorded for real, but both the '75 LA Forum and Boston shows are great versions of the song. Whenever I am in a bad mood that's a song I can just crank up...

(Just FYI - You Gotta Be Crazy, which turned into Dogs is almost exactly the same song, and I never thought it was that great a song anyway...)

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The beat and feel of Raving and Drooling is impeccable! An amazing song!
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Yes, Raving and Drooling is a great song. The muddy bootleg sound almost makes it better. And to think that all those mainstream listeners out there already think that Floyd is dark and depressing....they should listen to this!

I didn't participate in the survey, but I am still surprised that Eclipse and Any Colour You Like (bookend/link pieces) rated above Money. At least it polled better than "Other"! I presume that the survey will throw up Meddle as the best album, based on the fact that Echoes takes up side 2. Is this a case of fans avoiding "the obvious"? Certainly made the survey interesting - well done! Anyway, I'm off to listen to some Zabriske Point outtakes - far better than anything they officially released. Kidding, really.
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Meddle did well in the album ratings and got into position 5. That will be shown in the next part of the survey when I get round to writing it in the coming couple of weeks!
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No San Tropez ? That would be in my top 10 at the very least.
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And no Grantchester Meadows?! :shock:
One of my favourite Floyd tunes! That's it! \:D/
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jtull wrote:And no Grantchester Meadows?! :shock:
One of my favourite Floyd tunes! That's it! \:D/
Yes mine too 8) ..and Set The Controls (Ummagumma) is in my top 4 :? ...maybe I'm not a real Pink Floyd fan after all :?
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