On This Day In Music, Pink Floyd started a five week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Another Brick In The Wall, (Part 2)'
We don't need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
None of us can forget the anthem that is still sung before the exams commence, but quite obviously it hasn’t been able to do much in pushing that burden aside. Still, the lyrics and the sounds akin to the genre of music popularly called progressive rock, has grown on us without difficulty. The song comes from the Pink Floyd’s most popular album “The Wall”.
“The Wall” made it to number 87 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time; an accommodation on such a prestigious list can only be credited to Roger Water’s frustration. Yes, quite interestingly, as the story goes, Mr. Water’s was frustrated with the audience that attended the venues that held Floyd’s “In the Flesh Tour”.
He found them too rude and stuck-up, making him visualize an imaginary wall between the performer and the viewer. After a few sittings with the band, the idea took flight and is what it is today. Back in 1979, Pink Floyd started a five week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with the song 'Another Brick In The Wall Part 2