Pink Floyd Number 5 In Desert Island Discs Listeners Choice
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
- Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
- Elgar – Enigma Variations
- Beethoven – Symphony No 9 in D minor Choral
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
- Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor
- Handel – The Messiah
- Holst – The Planets
Roger Waters was on Desert Island Discs in May 2011 and you can download that MP3 Podcast here.
Source [ BBC News ]