Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1

"Another Brick in the Wall" is a three-part composition on Pink Floyd's 1979 rock opera The Wall, written by bassist Roger Waters. "Part 2", a protest song against rigid and abusive schooling, features a children's choir. At the suggestion of producer Bob Ezrin, Pink Floyd added elements of disco.

"Part 2" was released as a single, Pink Floyd's first in the UK since "Point Me at the Sky" (1968). It sold over four million copies worldwide. It was nominated for a Grammy Award and was number 384 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

"Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"
Single by Pink Floyd
from the album The Wall
B-side"One of My Turns"
Released23 November 1979
RecordedApril–November 1979
  • Progressive rock
  • hard rock
  • dance-rock
  • disco
  • 3:11 (single version)
  • 3:59 (album version)
  • 3:54 (A Collection of Great Dance Songs version)
  • 5:43 (album version combined with "The Happiest Days of Our Lives", alternative radio edit)
  • Harvest (UK)
  • Columbia (US)
Songwriter(s)Roger Waters
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Last Updated: July 13, 2021



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