“Comfortably Numb” is a song on English rock band Pink Floyd’s eleventh album, The Wall (1979). It was released as a single in 1980, with “Hey You” as the B-side. The music was composed by guitarist David Gilmour, and the lyrics were written by bassist Roger Waters.
“Comfortably Numb” is one of Pink Floyd’s most well-known songs, notable for its two guitar solos. In 2004, it was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was re-ranked number 321 in 2010, and re-ranked number 179 in 2021. In 2005, it became the last song ever performed by Waters, Gilmour, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason together. An early version was included on the 2012 Wall “Immersion Box Set”.
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