46 Years Ago: ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Goes #1 – With Songs Like “Time,” It’s Easy To See Why
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A Look Back On Dark Side of the Moon
45 years ago, Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon began its rapid climb to the top of the charts as one of the best selling albums of all time, crushing the U.S. charts and dominating with the #1 slot. Never ones to shy away from heavy topics, the album found Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and David Gilmour tackling the heaviest topic of them all; mortality.
Just 28 when he began fleshing out “Time,” Waters was struck with the staggering realization that he was no longer preparing for anything in life, but was right in the thick of it. Thus, the result of his quarter-life epiphany was “Time” -his bold challenge to listeners to think about what constitutes time wasted, and whether we’re using our time on Earth doing things that make us happy or merely watching the sand in the hourglass wind down.
Fun Fact: “Time” was the only song on Dark Side Of The Moon that all four members received a writing credit for.
Dark Side of the Moon is an album that you have to sit and listen to, giving it your full attention because it makes you feel. It may not be the best use of time, per se, but any part of the human experience that makes you feel is always worth it!