Top Ten Most Psychedelic Songs Ever

Indiechild

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]Not to mention jim was high on lsd

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

Indiechild

Superb lyrics, pretty intense..song creates great atmosphere. Number 1!
[Newest]Much better than the end

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.
[Newest]This song is the best


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.
because it's amazing
Its psycedelic, but is also just one of the best and most underrated songs ever
[Newest]It's random but catchy

5Flaming - 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.

6Lucy 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]Okay, I just have to clear up that it wasn't written about LSD, that was a coincidence. However, it very well could have been with Lennon's descriptive lyrics. It's crazy

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?

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

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

9Inside People - The Freeborne

10Psychodrama City - The Byrds

The Contenders

11Love Is Only Sleeping - The Monkees

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

Indiechild


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

Indiechild

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

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
[Newest]I don't know about top 10 psychedelic rock songs, but this song is certainly one among top 3 Pink Floyd songs ever!

15Love You To - The Beatles
George really knew how to play his sitar ^^

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!

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.

18Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Legendary guitar riff and great lyrics. Best song by cream

Indiechild


19Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground

20Incense 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...

21Within You Without You - The Beatles

22Revolution 9 - The Beatles
A strange song that defines The Beatle's psychedelic song writing.
Very strange song indeed.

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

24Mobius Trip - H.P. Lovecraft

25Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan

26Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Best psych band ever

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?
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

[Newest]It is the best Psychedelic song ever.

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...

30Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

31Dark On You Now - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

32Eight 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.

33Flash Delirium - MGMT
Completely underrated music from the best psychedelic rock band in the new century

34Pictures 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!

35Baba O'Riley - The Who

36Grantchester Meadows - Pink Floyd

37Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd

38Section 43 - Country Joe & The Fish

39Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

40Itchycoo 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

Indiechild

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

41Siberian 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.

42Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells

43Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream
This song, among with many other songs on Cream's great 1967 album, has a great psychedelic riff.

44Metanoia - MGMT
More psychedelic than Siberian Breaks.

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.

47Time to Pretend - MGMT

48Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - The Beatles
Get on the circus/carnival/merry go round and enjoy the ride.

49Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles
The first great psychedelic song

50Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
How is this song not in the top 10 its great!

51In Another Land - The Rolling Stones
This is a very solid, very psychedelic song from one of the greatest rock bands to walk this Earth.

52The American Metaphysical Circus - United States of America
Obscure American band that only released one album. This tune is ultra-psychedelic.

53With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles

54When 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.

55See 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."

56High Hopes - Pink Floyd
Best of the best!
This should be number one come on?

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

59Blind - 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!

60Strange Brew - Cream
A nice psychedelic combination and mix of heavy blues rock, and psychedelic rock.

61Bike - Pink Floyd

62Amazing Journey / Sparks - The Who
A pure psychedelic journey

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.

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

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?

67Third Stone From the Sun - Jimi Hendrix
Before its time, ground breaking psychedelia.

68Venus - Shocking Blue

69Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix

70Cirrus Minor - Pink Floyd

71Terrapin - Syd Barrett
Great song by LSD legend.

72Where Is My Mind? - Pixies

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

74Weekend Wars - MGMT

75Walking On Air - King Crimson

76Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

77Orion - 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

mrcrowley4h


782000 Light Years from Home - The Rolling Stones
Absolute essence of the psychedelic sound.

79Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service

80Daydream Believer - The Monkees

81Red House - Jimi Hendrix

82Catching The Butterfly - The Verve

83Silver and Gold - Country Joe & The Fish

84Baby - Os Mutantes

85These Are My Twisted Words - Radiohead

86Evil Bee - Menomena

87Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

88Fire - 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.

89Defecting Grey - The Pretty Things

90Seven and Seven Is - Love

91Tattva - Kula Shaker

92Porpoise 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!

93L.S.D. - Hallucinogen

94Cymbaline - Pink Floyd
A great mixture of pure psychedelic rock, and classical inspired deep progressive rock.

95Sysyphus - Pink Floyd

96Hang On to a Dream - Gandalf

97Seven by Seven - Hawkwind

98The Demented Man - Hawkwind

99You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanilla Fudge

100Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers

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This list was created 2 years, 166 days ago and has been voted on over 900 times. This top ten list contains 133 items, has been remixed 6 times.

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