80s Song of the Day: Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd

Can’t keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

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Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd was released on September 14, 1987, with Terminal¬†Frost as the B side. It was the first single from A Momentary Lapse of Reason, the band’s thirteenth studio album and its first following the departure of Roger Waters.

The song was primarily written by David Gilmour,¬†who assumed leadership of Pink Floyd following Waters’ departure. Learning to Fly reached No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100. It spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. Continue reading