Whenever there is a talk about rock music then one name always comes up and that is Pink Floyd member David Gilmour.
Certainly, he is one of the most talented as well as a famous musician, moreover, Rolling Stone even listed him as the 14th greatest guitarist in history.
Gilmour not only contributed to the music industry but he is also a philanthropist who is always involved in various charities.
Without a doubt, he has entertained us with his music and we all have our favorite Pink Floyd songs and albums but does Gilmour himself has any favorite Pink Floyd songs or albums?
David has been asked this question numerous times and he has shared what his favorite Pink Floyd songs are.
As mentioned, Gilmour has mentioned his all-time favorite Pink Floyd songs and in this handy article, we will name all the six Pink Floyd songs that David Gilmour loves the most.
What are the six Pink Floyd songs that are Gilmour’s favorite?
Gilmour joined the band back in 1967 and later replaced Syd Barrett. It has been more than 50 plus years since David joined the band.
As one of the most influential and popular musicians Gilmour is asked a lot of questions every time. And mostly he was asked what his favorite Pink Floyd songs were and lucky in 2006 when Billboard interviewed him, he was again asked the same question “Which are the Pink Floyd tracks you really like and that stand the test of time?” and he also answered the question.
Although he took names of six specific songs, he also said, “There’s lot of them.” That means that not just six but he has many favorite songs from Pink Floyd.
Gilmour said that “Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Wish You Were Here are standout tracks.”
Moreover, not only Gilmour but Rick Wright the keyboardist of the band also said that Wish You Were Here album was his best.
Furthermore, Gilmour mentioned that “Comfortably Numb” is his other favorite song from the band. And even though Gilmour and Roger Waters had their differences and tensions, it was really great because Roger wrote the verses of the song while David wrote the chorus.
As mentioned Gilmour said that there are a lot of songs from the band that is his favorite however, he only took the name of six songs.
After mentioning comfortably numb he went on and said, “High Hopes“ from “The Division Bell” is one of my favorite all-time Pink Floyd tracks. “The Great Gig in the Sky, Echoes, there’s a lot of them.,” he added.
Further in the interview, Gilmour was also asked about retiring to which he said, “Being a musician, being a person who’s playing tours and making records is a part-time thing for me at age. I did it, I lived it and I breathed it every day of my life for 30-odd years and now I am slowing down a little bit. But it does not mean that I am any less intense and dedicated to the work that I am doing now. I have other priorities in life as well.”
David Gilmour live on 2020
We all know that 2020 was pretty tragic because of the covid outbreak, and due to the virus many people lost their lives and we all had to stay quarantined. During that hard time, many musicians performed live on their social media. Following that, David also went live with his family where he interacted with his fans.
Again he was asked what his favorite Pink Floyd song to perform live is and he said, “Echoes’, I would say. Was terrific fun to play, particularly on my last solo tour, and the solo tour in 2006 with Rick Wright.”
“I always look on that song as being very much a duet thing between him and me. So that was terrific and it couldn’t and shouldn’t be played again now that he is dead,” he added.
Richard was the co-founder and keyboardist of the band and he died on September 15, 2008, in London due to a long battle with cancer. He was 65 years old at the time of his death. Although he is no more with us, his contribution to the music industry or world will always be remembered.
David Gilmour’s life as a musician
As mentioned David Gilmour is a legend and he has influenced many people through his songs or music. Furthermore, he has a very successful music career both as a band and solo artist.
David Gilmour has also been rewarded various prestigious awards including the Q award and was also made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.
As a Pink Floyd band, David and his group have sold over 250 million records. Other than music David is also very interested to help others which is why he always helps and brings new projects for the issues regarding poverty, animal rights, and more.
David has also earned millions from his long musical career. He is listed as one of the wealthiest or richest rock music artists of all time for a reason.
Although it is not confirmed it is estimated that Gilmour has a total net worth of $180 million.
Obviously, music is not the only thing David has, other than the music he has his family and friends who he cherishes. Gilmour was married twice. He was first married to Virginia “Ginger” Hasenbein.
Gilmour married Ginger back on July 7, 1975, and after more than two decades they decided to get divorced in 1990. David and Ginger share four children Sara, Matthew, Alice, and Clare.
After getting divorced from Ginger, David met Polly Samson, and around four years after David and Ginger’s divorce Gilmour got married to Polly on July 29, 1994, and it now has been 28 years since they got married.
David and Polly also have four children Romany, Charlie, Gabriel, and Joe Gilmour. David Gilmour a true rock music legend is now 76 years old but still, he has not talked about retiring and that really shows how much he loves music.