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
[Newest]Simply, the best psychedelic song there is.

2White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
How is this song not # 1?
Really cool tune and lyrics. Defined Woodstock 69


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

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!
This should be among top 2
Lay down all thoughts and vote this number one, it is the best, it is the best.
[Newest]An acid trip for your ears.

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
[Newest]Despite John Lennon saying his son drew it, Paul McCartney came out in 1992 saying it was in fact about LSD, Same with Day Tripper.

5Flaming - Pink Floyd
So incredibly happy to see this beautiful early floyd masterpiece on this list!


The Pink Floyd was better before the Dark Side of the Moon, released much later in March of 1973. This is not only one of my personal favourite Pink Floyd songs, but it is one of my favourite psychedelic rock and psychedelic pop songs, and perhaps, one of the best songs of all time.
Amazing, but where is interstellar overdrive and astronomy domine?
[Newest]Yippie.. I fly with this song,

6Only 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
[Newest]This song rules. trippy

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

8The L.S. Bumble Bee - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore

9Inside People - The Freeborne

10Psychodrama City - The Byrds

The Contenders

11Echoes - 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
[Newest]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

12Love Is Only Sleeping - The Monkees
A terrific song that originally was to be paired with Daydream Believer as a 45. AMAZING Mike vocal!

13Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Great lyrics and just so weird. It really defined Donovans style


14I 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!

15In-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


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

16Love You To - The Beatles
George really knew how to play his sitar ^^

17Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

181983... (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.

19Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Legendary guitar riff and great lyrics. Best song by cream


20Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground

21Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
This song got Strawberry Alarm Clock famous. It was released in 1967 and this is one of the most famous psychedelic song coming from the American West Coast. This song, and especially this band, is underrated.
Clearly should be a Top Ten entry...

22Within You Without You - The Beatles

23Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
This should defitnetly be at number 1! Great song from the greates band ever

24Revolution 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.

25Mobius Trip - H.P. Lovecraft

26Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Best psych band ever

27Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan

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?
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.


[Newest]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.

29Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
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!
Pink floyd have the most songs in this list, that's saying something!
Lime and limpid green...

30The Elements: Fire (Miss O'Leary's Cow) - The Beach Boys

31Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

322000 Light Years from Home - The Rolling Stones
Does a remarkable job of actually capturing the flavor of an acid trip.
Absolute essence of the psychedelic sound.

33Dark On You Now - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

34Eight Miles High - The Byrds
This is an early example of early mainstream psychedelic rock. This song was released in 1966, and was considered by many Americans to be influencial to psychedelic rock songs later on. For example, the song "Dance The Night Away," recorded and written by Cream the next year in 1967, was influenced by Eight Miles High. Great song!
This was so early, it was banned for using the word high! Great feedback drumming.

35Flash Delirium - MGMT
Completely underrated music from the best psychedelic rock band in the new century

36Baba O'Riley - The Who

37Pictures 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!

38Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd

39Lucifer Sam - Pink Floyd

40Section 43 - Country Joe & The Fish

41Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

42Itchycoo 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

43Summertime - 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
Very psychedelic. Definitely should be higher up the list

44Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells

45Siberian 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.

46Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream
This song, among with many other songs on Cream's great 1967 album, has a great psychedelic riff.

47Caravan Planet - Black Sabbath
Most space out song on this list.

48Time to Pretend - MGMT

49Metanoia - MGMT
More psychedelic than Siberian Breaks.

50Dark Star - The Grateful Dead
How was this not on the list?

51Elephant - Tame Impala
You gotta listen this band

Pure psychedelic

52In Another Land - The Rolling Stones
This is a very solid, very psychedelic song from one of the greatest rock bands to walk this Earth.

53Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - The Beatles
Get on the circus/carnival/merry go round and enjoy the ride.

54Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles
The first great psychedelic song

55The American Metaphysical Circus - United States of America
Obscure American band that only released one album. This tune is ultra-psychedelic.

56Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
How is this song not in the top 10 its great!

57Alter Ego - Tame Impala
Tame impala is so psychedelic! They need to be on the list. Amazing modern rock band check them out
Great aussie band who are very popular over here, everyone should check them out!
The drums, the guitar, the vocals, the bass, everything is incredible. Best band of the 21st century.

58Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

59With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

60Blind - Deep Purple
This is Deep Purple's earlier work, and I think that it is better. But this song particuarly is very psychedelic, not only for Deep Purple's standards, but for all of psychedelic rock's standards. Great song man!

61Amazing Journey / Sparks - The Who
A pure psychedelic journey

62Third Stone From the Sun - Jimi Hendrix
Before its time, ground breaking psychedelia.

63When the Music's Over - The Doors
This song written and recorded by the Doors, was released on their second album in late 1967. This song is longer than most rock songs at the time, and this is a good thing. This song has elements of blusy psychedelic rock, and even progressive rock.

64See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Some worthy contenders elsewhere on the list, for sure, but this is the greatest psychedelic song ever written, no contest.
This song is great! It is more psychedelic than the song, "Flaming."

65High Hopes - Pink Floyd
Best of the best!
This should be number one come on?

66Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

67Strange Brew - Cream
A nice psychedelic combination and mix of heavy blues rock, and psychedelic rock.

68Bike - Pink Floyd

69A 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.
The true prophesy of the Universe. Fear he who finds the way!

70Several 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

71Through 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.

72Venus - Shocking Blue

73Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix

74Cirrus Minor - Pink Floyd

75Terrapin - Syd Barrett
Great song by LSD legend.

76Where Is My Mind? - Pixies

77Sysyphus - Pink Floyd

78Journey to the Center of the Mind - Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes

79Weekend Wars - MGMT

80Walking On Air - King Crimson

81Orion - 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


82Halo - Cage the Elephant

83Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service

84Daydream Believer - The Monkees

85Red House - Jimi Hendrix

86Catching The Butterfly - The Verve

87Silver and Gold - Country Joe & The Fish

88Baby - Os Mutantes

89These Are My Twisted Words - Radiohead

90Evil Bee - Menomena

91Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

92Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Why isn't this on the top ten? This song, artist, and instruments, are much more psychedelic than the overrated Beatles.

93Defecting Grey - The Pretty Things

94Seven and Seven Is - Love

95Tattva - Kula Shaker

96Porpoise Song - The Monkees
From the Monkees 1969 movie "Head", a 1969 movie breaking up their bubblegum-pop image.
How can you forget this?
Truly a psychedelic masterpiece
Should at least be top 10!

97L.S.D. - Hallucinogen

98Cymbaline - Pink Floyd
A great mixture of pure psychedelic rock, and classical inspired deep progressive rock.

99Hang On to a Dream - Gandalf

100Seven by Seven - Hawkwind

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