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The Home Office gave me all kinds of shit for only doing a couple of posts on The Dark Side of the Moon, figuring that it would be total and complete clickbait, and maybe even drive my readership into triple digits, but I told them to fuck right off, not because I have any kind of integrity, but I want to get to writing about Wish You Were Here.
Of course, if side one of Dark Side of the Moon was somewhat sparse in terms of actual, you know, songs, I’ve come to realize that side two is probably why it became so incredibly beloved.
Side two started off with the outlier “Money,” which not only somehow managed to be funky while sporting a 9/4 time signature, it also became an incredibly massive hit single — making it to #13 on the U.S. pop charts — no doubt benefiting from massive airplay on both sides of the AM/FM divide, with the album version (featuring another getting airplay on the free-form FM stations while the shorter single rose up the top 40 charts.