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?

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1The End - The Doors

Everything about it made it a great song, the instruments, the lyrics, jim Morrison. - Indiechild

This band is never going to end it will last forever

I agree completely

I smoked a lot dope to this song in college

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2White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

How is this song not # 1?

Really cool tune and lyrics. Defined Woodstock 69 - Indiechild

On my opinion best psychedelic band is the animals. They were trailblazers of this style. But Jefferson airplane I love as much as possible.

The ultimate paranoid trip experience.

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3Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles

Love love love this, makes me think that the creativity of john lennon was at a point where it could surpass anything they had done before... When boom a few years later The Walrus comes out!

Damn, this song's should be on top 3.

This should be among top 2

After almost 50 years still unbelievably weird.

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4Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

What do you want from psychedelic music? This song has it all.

Come on now. This song stands for LSD. It defines psychedelic music! Describing psychedelic pictures.

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

The first and the best

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5Purple 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? - Indiechild

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

Jimi Hendrix is great

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6Comfortably 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?

Amazing song in my opinion, everyone should listen to it. It really teaches you that school is a terrible place.

In my opinion the best pink floyd song and so sad. - Indiechild

It is the best Psychedelic song ever.

What are you even talking about. Just because the song is about drugs does not mean it is psychedelic. You really should look into early days Pink Floyd and you will notice the difference. Aw, come on. Pink Floyd's best psychedelics songs are from Syd Barrett and there is no denying it.

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7Echoes - 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 ...more

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

Absolute magic that combines pro musicianship, thought provoking lyrical themes and a variety of genres that'll take you to places beyond your wildest dreams

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8Flaming - Pink Floyd

So incredibly happy to see this beautiful early floyd masterpiece on this list! - braindamage

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... !

Psychedelic song-par excellence

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9Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan

Great lyrics and just so weird. It really defined Donovans style - Indiechild

The Beck solo transforms a folk song into a major experience.

Made Zodiac more creepy.

10Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

This is the greatest psychedelic song of all time. It's like taking a trip through the universe with a man (Syd barret) that has traveled it well.

Piper at the gates of dawn is the best Floyd album, and this is the best song on that album!

Blimey why is this not like in the top 3!

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The Contenders

11In-a-gadda-da-vida - Iron Butterfly

This is one of the most heavy non-underground American heavy psychedelic rock songs released back in 1968. This deserves much more credit, and this song, and this band is better than the overrated Beatles.

The organ, guitar, the singer. All so brilliant. Together they make one hell of a song - Indiechild

The full version has the best backbeat and grooviest instrumental break of all time.

12The Red Telephone - Love

The most underrated band of the 60's. The lyrics are so eerie and odd you just can't listen to it without being hypnotised by it. "we're all normal when we want our freedom" Amazing - Indiechild

13I 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!

An uncontrollable and uncomfortable piece of work.

Possibly the most creative song in history. - purpleyoshi98

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14Only 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.

because it's amazing

Its psycedelic, but is also just one of the best and most underrated songs ever

This song rules. trippy

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151983... (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.

This should be in the top list, I think people have not heard it much.

The best acid experience ever put onto vinyl.

16Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
17Revolution 9 - The Beatles

It's easy to say they were high when they made this.

A strange song that defines The Beatle's psychedelic song writing.
Very strange song indeed.

18Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

Legendary guitar riff and great lyrics. Best song by cream - Indiechild

19Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
20Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

Listen to the end of the song and you'll know why it needs to be number #1. Psychedelia isn't all about hippies, trust me being a young man in London in the 60s I know this. It is about creativity and a different style of rock that changed a lot. This is psychedelia. British psychedelia is better than American, trust me. Having also known Syd Barrett he was not very hippy, but more a child's heart in a mans body.

This song is a great blend of psychedelic rock and space rock. This song is very psychedelic in my opinion, and is very inflencial to psychedelic music, space rock, the Pink Floyd's later work in the 1970's, punk rock, grunge, and progressive rock. This song is underrated. I love this song!

This guys, this people, this song, is the best and powerful psychedelic ever created... Lucy in the sky with diamond is not psychedelic...

Pink Floyd.. They created the psychedelic genre..

Is should be in the Top 5. I listened to this song once on loop for one hour at night. And I felt the kick, without drugs or drinks, just on the Music. - sagartrix

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1. The L.S. Bumble Bee - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
2. Only a Northern Song - The Beatles
3. Inside People - The Freeborne
1. Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
2. I Am the Walrus - The Beatles
3. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
1. The End - The Doors
2. Echoes - Pink Floyd
3. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

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