Non-Hit Hits Top Ten: Comfortably Numb (#5)

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@FourWalls (47390)
United States
September 21, 2022 10:51am CST
Ah, those rabbit holes. I’ll discuss that later. Meanwhile, for today’s song that’s so well-known you’d swear it’d been a big hit, I have to revisit the rule I stated at the beginning of the countdown that JJ requested, that being that the songs did not make the US Billboard top 40; or, they were never released in the US as a single. I have to say that because today’s song was released as a single in other parts of the world and did very well. As ubiquitous as it is here, you’d think it should have been a single. Anyway, here it is, sing along. #5: Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd And you’re going, ”Seriously? This wasn’t a hit??” No, not in America. It was a top ten hit in the UK, though. However, as much as it’s played, you know it. Well. And you probably play air guitar with David Gilmour’s legendary solo. Hopefully you know the story behind the song, too: Roger Waters got a shot for stomach flu before a concert and he didn’t remember much of the concert. One of the many strange events in the life of a rocker that became the basis for the concept album The Wall. And by the way, which one’s Pink? Comfortably Numb Written by Roger Waters and David Gilmour Recorded by Pink Floyd From The Wall, 1980 Billboard peak chart position: not released as a single in the US There is no pain, you are receding:
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@NJChicaa (108725)
• United States
21 Sep
Yup. I love it.
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
21 Sep
WHAT????? Hope this makes up for yesterday’s song.
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• United States
22 Sep
Sorry but not my cup of tea. Probably one of those songs I used to scream at my kids to turn down
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
No need to be sorry. It’s individual taste. Now, if you say you don’t like Hank Williams…..
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• United States
22 Sep
@FourWalls I would never utter those words I'm a country girl at heart
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@Dena91 (18364)
• United States
22 Sep
This could have never been played on FM radio but I would know it for as much as my brother loves Pink Floyd
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
I like Pink Floyd too.
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@Dena91 (18364)
• United States
22 Sep
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@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
21 Sep
I've never heard this one. Not my kind of music. I do know The Wall and like that song..
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
I think there’s one left on the countdown that you’ll like.
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@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
22 Sep
@FourWalls I'll look for it.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
Oh yes. This one is on my playlist. Love it.
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
21 Sep
Definitely a classic. I wonder if they’ve played it more than “Money” now (although that song had a seven-year head start ).
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
@FourWalls I enjoy it no matter how many times I hear this one.
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@sickly09 (645)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Honestly this isn't the kind of music I'm used to, but I'll try to listen to it.
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
We all have our own individual tastes. And there’s music for those tastes!
@PhredWreck (8630)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Sep
Hello? Is there anybody in here? Is this mic on?
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
21 Sep
(Nodding if I can hear you)
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@RasmaSandra (58084)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Sep
OK on this one for sure.
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
All right!
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@andriaperry (114860)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Sep
Well...
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
Deep subject! Hope you’re doing well.
@porwest (58603)
• United States
22 Sep
Anything Pink Floyd is going to get a solid thumbs up from me. Just saying.
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
22 Sep
Ha ha, charade I are! I’m not a big Pink Floyd fan, but I definitely understand the attraction. (Which I can not say about Journey. )
@LouAvul (1147)
21 Sep
Not one of my favorites but of course I know it.
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@FourWalls (47390)
• United States
21 Sep
It’s one of those songs that you can easily get sick of from hearing it so much. Like “Hotel California.”
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