Pink Floyd Number 5 In Desert Island Discs Listeners Choice

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Kirsty Young Desert Island Discs - Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb has come number 5 on the list of people’s favourite Desert Island Discs songs.  Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending proved the most popular single track.

More than 25,000 people submitted nearly a quarter of a million tracks to the BBC Radio 4 website.

The long-running programme typically invites famous guests to choose the music which means the most to them.

Elgar’s Enigma Variations was the second most popular entry, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor Choral – which has proved the top choice among guests on the show since it began in 1942.

Non-classical favourites included Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

Top 8 Tracks

  1. Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
  2. Elgar – Enigma Variations
  3. Beethoven – Symphony No 9 in D minor Choral
  4. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  5. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
  6. Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor
  7. Handel – The Messiah
  8. Holst – The Planets

Roger Waters was on Desert Island Discs in May 2011 and you can download that MP3 Podcast here.

Source [ BBC News ]