Comfortably Numb (8:58)

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Comfortably Numb is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd from their 1979 double album The Wall. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour – melody and most of the music on “Comfortably Numb” was written by Gilmour, while Waters contributed the lyrics and some additional notes. “Comfortably Numb” is one of the most famous Pink Floyd songs, and is known especially for its guitar solos. In 2004, the song was ranked #314 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lyrics came from Roger Waters’ experience when he was injected with tranquillizers for hepatitis by a doctor prior to playing a Pink Floyd show in Philadelphia on the band’s 1977 tour for the Animals album.
This song features two guitar solos by David Gilmour, and is a particular favorite with Pink Floyd fans. The final solo is widely revered by fans worldwide as one of Gilmour’s best, and is the archetypal rock guitar solo and it is frequently within the top of all guitar solo polls, such as a poll by listeners of digital radio station Planet Rock, in which it was named the best solo of all time. The guitar solo was chosen 4# on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

According to the Comfortably Numb Songfacts, this was the last song Waters and Gilmour wrote together.


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  • TheMally98

    This will always remain the best song ever.

    Yesterday 6:50pm Reply
  • Nicko345

    a drug

    17 Oct 9:00pm Reply
  • sunderballs

    takes me away from it all for 6:24

    7 Oct 4:16pm Reply
  • VasilySavush

    Одно из величайших гитарных соло, ну что может быть еще лучше?)

    6 Oct 9:10pm Reply
  • mavelix

    vertigo sense feelling without responsibility...Cloud computing, Cloud personality, Cloud relationships, Cloud disappears... Comfortably Numb guitar...

    2 Oct 4:38am Reply
  • jomabbs

    It did my heart good to see them all together again, and burred there differences... I had hoped that they would make a short EP, but it was all short lived when it was announced that Richard had died of cancer. I was in a state of mild shock for the rest of the week. What ever happens now it will not be the same for me.

    24 Sep 9:00pm Reply
  • morozoffv


    21 Sep 8:03am Reply
  • RandyB52

    ranked #314 ? are you kidding me

    17 Sep 1:26pm Reply
  • arthurporto97

    Totally Perfect! ♥

    14 Sep 6:34pm Reply
  • radio_face

    ...when I was a child I had a fever....

    9 Sep 11:40pm Reply
  • ChoedanKal

    This song has just one single flaw. The guitar solo is too short...

    8 Sep 3:42pm Reply
  • aysenurs

    My favorite song...

    6 Sep 8:52pm Reply
  • Kapruch

    No one will ever get even close to this... Beautifull

    1 Sep 9:21pm Reply
  • waltmartin

    One of the lesser joys of being old is having seen Pink Floyd as a lead-off in a three act night , a 350 capacity joint , for less than four bucks . One of the finer joys is the memories - all those wonderful memories that spanned so many years . They sustain me as the winter approaches !

    28 Aug 7:15pm Reply
  • ghismmbb

    the wall , vu à Montpellier en 19...heu..

    27 Aug 8:30am Reply
  • hellionhound

    I have become comfortably numb...

    19 Aug 7:32am Reply
  • hellionhound

    Perfection [2]

    19 Aug 7:28am Reply
  • Krystalicznaa

    I love this guitar solo! ♥

    18 Aug 5:54pm Reply
  • muerto14


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  • muerto14

    This song means too much for me. My Favorite Song ever. MASTERPIECE.

    14 Aug 3:58pm Reply
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