Top Ten Most Psychedelic Songs Ever

Indiechild

August 2, 2015 - 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

1
The 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
[Newest]I love this band! It's wonderful!


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.
[Newest]It's about a story made by someone who was on drug (alice in wonderland) in a time when most people took drugs and the opening line is iconic

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]The first and the best

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
[Newest]Jimi Hendrix is great

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

Indiechild

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

7Flaming - 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?
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.
[Newest]I'd vote for this too. Love this one.

8Echoes - 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

9I 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!

10Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Great lyrics and just so weird. It really defined Donovans style

Indiechild

Made Zodiac more creepy.

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.

12Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
Piper at the gates of dawn is the best Floyd album, and this is the best song on that album!
Brilliance... The first track from 'Piper' - I knew from the first few bars of Syd's Telecaster that my life would never be the same again...

13Only 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

14The 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


15Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Legendary guitar riff and great lyrics. Best song by cream

Indiechild


161983... (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.

17Incense 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...

18Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground

19Within You Without You - The Beatles

20Revolution 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.

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