Pink Floyd Songs Remixed: Listen to 7 of the Best

Pink Floyd in 1968
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Pink Floyd photographed in Los Angeles in 1968. 

Pink Floyd is simply and truly one of the best bands that ever existed, ever, and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't agree. From the old Syd Barrett days to the classic post-Barrett era, Pink Floyd innovated, educated, and impressed with every new release.

Dance music definitely took a lot of cues from the English outfit as far as stage production is concerned. Pink Floyd changed the game in the studio just as much. Any good dance producer has taken some influence from the seminal '70s band, and it turns out, there are a lot of great Pink Floyd dance remixes. Here are some of our favorites.

#7 Pink Floyd Song Remix: Wish You Were Here” – Strange Wayne

Pink Floyd was really missing that wonk, you know? “Wish You Were Here” is a soft, beautiful acoustic gem. Strange Wayne puts a mean beat underneath and gives it all the wonk it can take.

#6 Pink Floyd Song Remix: “The Wall” – Dude Skywalker

Brick stacking is a much easier job when you have a jazzy house beat to build to. This is for those tropical, human after-hour gatherings you'll eventually be a part of when you tear down that wall.

#5 Pink Floyd Song Remix: “You Better Run” – Afrika Baby Bam

“Run Like Hell” is one of Pink Floyd's darkest songs. Ripped right from the horrifying hollows of The Wall, we never imagined paranoia and mommy issues could sound this discofied.

#4 Pink Floyd Song Remix: “Time” – Pretty Lights

It shouldn't be shocking that Pretty Lights admires Pink Floyd. All those production effects? All those trippy noises? Dude is clearly obsessed. Here he beefs up the bossiest cut from Dark Side of the Moon.

#3 Pink Floyd Song Remix: “Breath” – RythmiA

This vibey rework of a Dark Side of the Moon classic feels like the perfect festival jam. It's the perfect mix of live instrumental funk and electronic rhythms. If Pink Floyd were a modern band hitting the summer circuit, this might be a take you'd hear at peak hour.

#2 Pink Floyd Song Remix: “Comfortably Numb” – Scissor Sisters

Sure, “Comfortably Numb” is about propping a sullen superstar up on a cocktail of drugs so the record label can continue to feed off his mental illness driven art, but the Scissor Sisters just make us wanna dance.

#1 Pink Floyd Song Remix: Proper Education” – Eric Prydz

This is it, the grand-daddy of Pink Floyd remixes. This is almost as classic as the original “Another Brick in the Wall.” Super funky, it honors the original as much as it updates. It's hard to improve on something so awesome as Pink Floyd. This is as close as it gets.