5 Weirdest Pink Floyd Songs

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Pink Floyd became one of the world’s greatest rock bands due to their highly successful albums and their enormous effort to create a lifelong impact on society’s music. And like any other artists back in the day, they are also well-known for their weird touch of music that doesn’t always scream psychedelia. Some have explanations, some didn’t. below are the 5 weirdest Pink Floyd songs ever.


“On The Run” / “Time” – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Arguably one of the most recognizable albums in the pop millennium, The Dark Side of the Moon contained some of the best songs from the group, and the impact it produced is still chilling. Just like these two DSOTM songs, “On The Run” / “Time,” you’d pretty much want to think about negative thoughts when you hear them.

“Arnold Layne” – 1967 Single

One of Syd Barrett’s incredible talents is to create something magnificent from something so random. “Arnold Layne” was the name of a cross-dresser who used to steal undergarments from clotheslines in England. EMI, their record label, wrote a statement for this promotional material saying: “Pink Floyd does not know what people mean by psychedelic pop and are not trying to cause hallucinatory effects on their audience.”

Julia Dream – 1968 Single

This one underrated Pink Floyd song is also hauntingly beautiful, with Rick Wright’s mellotron solo being one of the key reasons for its mysteriousness. More than anything, this isn’t a typical psychedelic-induced dreamy track.

“Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast” – Atom Heart Mother

This one breakfast track could seriously give you the feeling of eating and preparing food in the morning. Pink Floyd roadie, Alan Styles, is the one who is doing the job, while the rest of the members are playing in the background.

“Pow R. Toc. H” – The Piper at the Gates Of Dawn

“Pow R. Toc. H” was the group’s conscious effort to produce a sequel from their “Interstellar Overdrive” track. The title, however, is meaningless, apart from the reason that it may be the army signaler’s code of Talbot House, where officers and enlisted men were treated as equals.