Top Ten Most Psychedelic Songs Ever

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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

A song that tackles such a simple subject (A break up) with depth that we could only relate to while high may not be about drugs but showcases the importance and affect of them better than any other song I know.

Break on thru

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2White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

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.

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

1967 best year for rock, psych, and soil

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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.

Lay down all thoughts and vote this number one, it is the best, it is the best.

Things changed after this song

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4Purple 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.

I love all the bands on this list, but my vote has to go to Jimi, with his thundering guitar riffs in this song, this is the definition of Psychedelic. - Brobusky

It's fully psychedelic.

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5Lucy 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

Picture yourself in a boat on a river... - Brobusky

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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?

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.

This is PROGRESSIVE ROCK not Psychedelic rock. - Brobusky

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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's not just a song... rather, it's a journey." That's what my friend said about it and he was right. you just don't listen to a good song, it takes you places, man! you just sit down and relax and try to enjoy the journey, The journey through the planets and the galaxies of the universe. Try to feel how small you are compared to stars and galaxies and how gigantic you are compared to the Quarks, Leptons and other subatomic particles.
It's the best ever made by a band in the history of mankind. For me at least.

It is one of the best song made by Pink Floyd. Should be in top ten.

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... !

Best Pink Floyd song!

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9In-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.

10Hurdy 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.

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The Newcomers

?House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

The Contenders

11Astronomy 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!

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...

Blimey why is this not like in the top 3!

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12Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

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

Possible the best-known guitar riff next to Smoke on the Water.

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13The 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

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... "

Absolutely perfect - like many Beatles pieces...but miss the trippy mood...that I can find in doors, floyd etc...perhaps it's there but I can't hear it

Deserves a higher place on the list!

An uncontrollable and uncomfortable piece of work.

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15Only 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

By the point the beatles stop in the 1970s they are still pretty popular and when I play minecraft I listen to them while I'm playing

This song rules. trippy

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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.

The best acid experience ever put onto vinyl.

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17Venus In Furs - The Velvet UndergroundV2 Comments
18Baba O'Riley - The Who
19Revolution 9 - The Beatles

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

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20A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

I like this song, and I love this band. Procol Harum released this song as a single, and on their first self-titled album in the same year, and that would be in 1967. This song has psychedelic aspects, however, it has classical aspects as well, among with baroque pop and baroque music. These mixtures may form some progressive rock music. So overall, great song, but it is much more progressive than psychedelic in it.

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