Top Ten Most Psychedelic Songs Ever


We know almost every band of the 60's made at least one psychedelic song, the Beatles, the Kinks, the Doors. So what is THE most psychedelic song ever made? Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

The End - The Doors
Everything about it made it a great song, the instruments, the lyrics, jim Morrison.


This band is never going to end it will last forever
I agree completely
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2White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
How is this song not # 1?
Really cool tune and lyrics. Defined Woodstock 69


Superb lyrics, pretty creates great atmosphere. Number 1!
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3Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
This should be among top 2
Lay down all thoughts and vote this number one, it is the best, it is the best.
Damn, this song's should be on top 3.
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4Only a Northern Song - The Beatles
While this probably ISN'T the Beatles MOST psychedelic song... It's a damn good choice, congrats to whoever nominated it.
Its psycedelic, but is also just one of the best and most underrated songs ever
because it's amazing
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5Flaming - Pink Floyd
So incredibly happy to see this beautiful early floyd masterpiece on this list!


Amazing, but where is interstellar overdrive and astronomy domine?
Alone in the clouds all blue... Lying an an eiderdown! Yippee! You can't see me, but, I... Can... You... !
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6Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
What do you want from psychedelic music? This song has it all.
How this isn't in the top 10 blows my mind! The guitar alone brings you on a journey full of visuals and the slow to fast pace would make any beatnik psychodelically satisfied
Come on now. This song stands for LSD. It defines psychedelic music! Describing psychedelic pictures.
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7Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix was not only a guitar god but he was an acid legend to. This song was about drugs written for people who took drug by a man who took drugs. How psychedelic can you get?


This whole song is about the psychedelic experience. Just listening to it makes you want to get high.
Unique song! Must be in the top 10
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8The L.S. Bumble Bee - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Listen to sample

9Inside People - The Freeborne Listen to sample

10Psychodrama City - The Byrds Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Love Is Only Sleeping - The Monkees Listen to sample

12Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Great lyrics and just so weird. It really defined Donovans style


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13In-a-gadda-da-vida - Iron Butterfly
The organ, guitar, the singer. All so brilliant. Together they make one hell of a song


The full version has the best backbeat and grooviest instrumental break of all time.
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14Echoes - Pink Floyd
This Music is Just Average, please it's good this sacred music is known only to few people like you n me, it takes you to a paradise reminding of life's little things the rise, the fall, this music can't be re-created try it, even genius of PF would fail to create this magic again :) I have spent years listening to this song.. It's a music that fades n lightens but has a length to tell a mesmerizing story that is not forced on to you, the song doesn't hurry you on up, it lays a foundation where you automatically start thinking about life's real point, where things matter yet they don't matter much, hurt seems to dissolve and a new breath with full of life being blown into you.. People would say there's this weird part right in the middle that's psychedelic.. That's the backbone of the song I love all the parts please listen to full 24 mins song n don't disgrace it by listening it only 8 mins. That will be cheeky and disrespectful, believe me it takes time but I'm not publicizing neither I'm outta my mind
It is one of the best song made by pink floyd. Should be in top ten.
This song is here because of ignorance... people who haven't here it haven't vote for it
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15Love You To - The Beatles
George really knew how to play his sitar ^^
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16I Am the Walrus - The Beatles
This song is unrelentingly intense and perfectly captures the fractured psychedelic state of mind. "Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot... "
Deserves a higher place on the list!
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171983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Largely ignored, but truly a psychedelic classic, much more so than other cliche songs. It's the feeling of the song that really drives it home.
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18Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Legendary guitar riff and great lyrics. Best song by cream


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19Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
Clearly should be a Top Ten entry...
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20Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground Listen to sample

21Within You Without You - The Beatles Listen to sample

22Revolution 9 - The Beatles
A strange song that defines The Beatle's psychedelic song writing.
Very strange song indeed.
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23Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
This should defitnetly be at number 1! Great song from the greates band ever
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24Mobius Trip - H.P. Lovecraft Listen to sample

25Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan Listen to sample

26Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Best psych band ever
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27The Elements: Fire (Miss O'Leary's Cow) - The Beach Boys

28Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Great PF song, but come on, this isn't a psychedelic song. Examples for PF psychedelic songs are Astronomy Domine, Bike, Set the Controls... OK?
In my opinion the best pink floyd song and so sad.


Amazing song in my opinion, everyone should listen to it. It really teaches you that school is a terrible place.
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29Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
Pink floyd have the most songs in this list, that's saying something!
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30Three Little Birds - Bob Marley Listen to sample

31Dark On You Now - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Listen to sample

32Eight Miles High - The Byrds
This was so early, it was banned for using the word high! Great feedback drumming.
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33Flash Delirium - MGMT Listen to sample

34Baba O'Riley - The Who Listen to sample

35Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
That is my favourite psychedelic rock song ever! I think, the song fits to the Flower-Power-Generation well.
Pictures Of Matchstick Men is and stays the best psychedelic song ever!
#1 on my list!
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36Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

37Section 43 - Country Joe & The Fish Listen to sample

38Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

39Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
Definitely an overlooked song because of its lack of popularity in the United States. The Small Faces were an underrated band.
Really cool, weird, beautiful and anything else that can describe this awesome song


Also All Along The Watchtower, Time Has Come Today, Light My Fire, Time Has Come Today, 2000 Light Yrs from Home---Many more at Madcap Music Review
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40Siberian Breaks - MGMT
Favorite MGMT song, completely faithful to the psychedelic style. This should be amongst the top 10 songs at least, even if it is relatively new.
God damn this song should be in the top 5 at least, doesnÂ't matter if itÂ's not a classic.
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41Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells Listen to sample

42Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

43Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream Listen to sample

44Metanoia - MGMT
More psychedelic than Siberian Breaks.
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45Caravan Planet - Black Sabbath
Most space out song on this list.

46Summertime - Janis Joplin
I'm so Glad I posted this song I Sure hope It makes it to the top 10
She was the greatest female artist of all times
It isn't psychedelic at all.
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47Time to Pretend - MGMT
This should be rank no. 1...
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48Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - The Beatles
Get on the circus/carnival/merry go round and enjoy the ride.
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49Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
How is this song not in the top 10 its great!
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50In Another Land - The Rolling Stones
This is a very solid, very psychedelic song from one of the greatest rock bands to walk this Earth.
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51Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles
The first great psychedelic song
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52The American Metaphysical Circus - United States of America
Obscure American band that only released one album. This tune is ultra-psychedelic.
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53When the Music's Over - The Doors Listen to sample

54See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Some worthy contenders elsewhere on the list, for sure, but this is the greatest psychedelic song ever written, no contest.
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55High Hopes - Pink Floyd
Best of the best!
This should be number one come on?
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56Alter Ego - Tame Impala
Tame impala is so psychedelic! They need to be on the list. Amazing modern rock band check them out
The drums, the guitar, the vocals, the bass, everything is incredible. Best band of the 21st century.
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57Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys Listen to sample

58With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles Listen to sample

59Blind - Deep Purple Listen to sample

60Strange Brew - Cream Listen to sample

61Bike - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

62Amazing Journey / Sparks - The Who

A pure psychedelic journey

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63A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd
One of the craziest psychedelic instrumentals especially the drum solo part. Still a good song though if you're on drugs.
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64Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In a Cave and Grooving With a Pict - Pink Floyd
This song is SUPER trippy. Lots of creepy animal sounds and an insanely long song title.
Not the best, but definitely one of the most psychedelic tracks ever made
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65Through With You - The Lemon Pipers
Little known psychedelic tour de force. Shows what they could do when they cut loose from the constraints of commerciality.

66Dark Star - The Grateful Dead
How was this not on the list?
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67Third Stone From the Sun - Jimi Hendrix
Before its time, ground breaking psychedelia.
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68Venus - Shocking Blue Listen to sample

69Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix Listen to sample

70Cirrus Minor - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

71Terrapin - Syd Barrett
Great song by LSD legend.
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72Where Is My Mind? - Pixies Listen to sample

73Journey to the Center of the Mind - Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes Listen to sample

74Weekend Wars - MGMT Listen to sample

75Maggot Brain - Funkadelic Listen to sample

76Orion - Metallica
The melodic mid-section with the guitar harmonies and the distorted bass solo is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. RIP Cliff Burton


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772000 Light Years from Home - The Rolling Stones
Absolute essence of the psychedelic sound.
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78Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service Listen to sample

79Daydream Believer - The Monkees Listen to sample

80Red House - Jimi Hendrix Listen to sample

81Catching The Butterfly - The Verve Listen to sample

82Silver and Gold - Country Joe & The Fish Listen to sample

83Baby - Os Mutantes Listen to sample

84These Are My Twisted Words - Radiohead

85Evil Bee - Menomena Listen to sample

86Yellow Submarine - The Beatles Listen to sample

87Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Listen to sample

88Defecting Grey - The Pretty Things Listen to sample

89Seven and Seven Is - Love Listen to sample

90Tattva - Kula Shaker Listen to sample

91Porpoise Song - The Monkees
From the Monkees 1969 movie "Head", a 1969 movie breaking up their bubblegum-pop image.
How can you forget this?
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92L.S.D. - Hallucinogen Listen to sample

93Cymbaline - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

94Sysyphus - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

95Hang On to a Dream - Gandalf Listen to sample

96Seven by Seven - Hawkwind Listen to sample

97The Demented Man - Hawkwind Listen to sample

98You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge Listen to sample

99Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers Listen to sample

100Pink, Purple, Yellow and Red - The Sorrows

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This list was created 2 years, 75 days ago and has been voted on over 900 times. This top ten list contains 129 items, has been remixed 6 times.

Updated Friday, August 01, 2014

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