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.

Watch the official music video for the song.

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