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?

The Top Ten

1 The End - The Doors 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

Greatest Song of All Time

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2 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane White 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

It takes you to wonderland, it makes you talk to Alice. This is the best psychedelic song ever.

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3 Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles Tomorrow 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.

Turn off your mind, relax and float this UPstream. Should be top, so far ahead of its time, creativity in its purest form, draws inspiration from such diverse fields. I loves it lots and lots and lots x

Years ahead of its time

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4 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Comfortably 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?

Comfortably Numb, while it is a great song, is about a Fever- This is Proven by Roger Waters stating so and the lyrics state so

In my opinion the best Pink Floyd song and so sad. - Indiechild

This song is about acid, effects of acid, even in the song it acid you may feel alittle sick or its makes you go its time for the show

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5 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Purple 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

Nothing compares to Hendrix and his guitar work. When I saw his guitar at the EMP I felt this aura of passion and love. I think of all the black musicians he inspired. Seattle still is the best town for rock music. It's a shame he was so involved in drugs like most of the artists from there. He will be missed.

This whole song is about the psychedelic experience. Just listening to it makes you want to get high.

The best guitarist to ever live

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6 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles Lucy 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

This song is not about LSD. It has been said by the band many times it is not. It is about a child's drawing. Get your act together and do your research!

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7 Echoes - Pink Floyd Echoes - 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.

Come on, people... It's both prog and extremely psychedelic! Those things aren't mutually exclusive...

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8 I Am the Walrus - The Beatles I 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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9 Flaming - Pink Floyd Flaming - Pink Floyd

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

Alone in the clouds all blue... Lying an an eiderdown! Yippee! You can't see me, but, I... Can... You... !

Amazing, but where is interstellar overdrive and astronomy domine?

This song is so weird yet so awesome.

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10 Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd Astronomy 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!

Without a doubt should be the number 1 song on this list

Blimey why is this not like in the top 3!

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The Newcomers

? Blind - Deep Purple Blind - 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!

I agree. Deep Purple's first three albums are highly overlooked. Their self-titled 3rd album may be one of the greatest psychedelic albums of the 60's.

? Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan Hurdy 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.

Really and underrated psychedelic song

awesome can't wait to trip to this

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12 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly In-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.

13 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream Sunshine 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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14 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

A far greater psychedelic song than his more famous Purple Haze, 1983 has the capacity to transport you to a surreal land, which is what psychedelia is all about in my opinion.

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.

It's a journey

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15 The Red Telephone - Love The 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

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16 Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd Interstellar 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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17 Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense 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...

Best psychedelic song ever. Should be #1. This song has everything that makes psychedelic rock, psychedelic.

Not just Top 10, but #1. This is THE psychedelic song that defined psychedelia. Enough said.

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18 Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground

Lou reed has the most distinct and amazing voice. - VaticanCameos

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19 Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane

This is a great song. Even better than White Rabbit. - Beatlesboy9

Its just classic, why the hell not?!

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20 Revolution 9 - The Beatles Revolution 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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1. The L.S. Bumble Bee - Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
2. Only a Northern Song - The Beatles
3. Inside People - The Freeborne
1. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
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