Top 10 Songs Featuring a Mellotron

The Top Ten

1 The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson Cover Art
2 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles Cover Art
3 Changes - Black Sabbath Changes - Black Sabbath Cover Art
4 2000 Light Years from Home - The Rolling Stones 2000 Light Years from Home - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

The best space rock song. - BrianScott01

5 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
6 Space Oddity - David Bowie Space Oddity - David Bowie Cover Art
7 Watcher of the Skies - Genesis Watcher of the Skies - Genesis Cover Art

The keyboard intro is all Mellotron; when I heard it, I was immediately transfixed by the tonality and the depth of the sound. - Gg2000

8 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight - Genesis Dancing With the Moonlit Knight - Genesis Cover Art
9 And You and I - Yes And You and I - Yes Cover Art

I had completely forgotten about this song. I was thinking about it and realized that it does have a Mellotron on it. Strings, to be more specific. - Gg2000

10 The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues Cover Art
12 See Saw - Pink Floyd See Saw - Pink Floyd Cover Art
13 Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead Cover Art

The choir sounds in the background are from a Mellotron. It also sounds like Jonny Greenwood used it on The Tourist (please don't quote me on that, though).
Edit: Turns out, it was indeed used on The Tourist. - Gg2000

14 Breaking the Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers Breaking the Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Art
15 She's a Jar - Wilco She's a Jar - Wilco Cover Art

This song features at least a couple tracks of Mellotron (strings and flutes) with some nice pitch-bend work courtesy of Jay Bennett. The Mellotron also appears on "Can't Stand It", "Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again)", and "ELT". - Gg2000

16 We Love You - The Rolling Stones We Love You - The Rolling Stones Cover Art

Brian Jones played the rhythmic horn parts on a Mellotron. George Chkiantz, the studio engineer, said that he was impressed by Brian's ability to get a tight performance because of the fact that a Mellotron has a slight delay between pressing the key and hearing the sound. - Gg2000

17 Starless - King Crimson Starless - King Crimson Cover Art
18 Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Art
19 Wonderwall - Oasis Wonderwall - Oasis Cover Art

That cello you hear during the song is actually Bonehead (the rhythm guitarist) playing a Mellotron. Oasis also used one on Don't Look Back in Anger, Cast No Shadow, Falling Down, The Hindu Times, Go Let It Out, and Magic Pie. - Gg2000

20 Phenomenal Cat - The Kinks Phenomenal Cat - The Kinks Cover Art

From "The Village Green Preservation Society". The flute parts throughout the song come from a Mellotron.
Edit: So does the electric guitar.

21 Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover Art

Producer Al Kooper added Mellotron strings to the song. He did the same thing for Free Bird, but the strings on Free Bird are out of tune. - Gg2000

22 Turn the Page - Bob Seger Turn the Page - Bob Seger Cover Art

Bob Seger's keyboardist played a Mellotron on it, live. Just touring with a Mellotron takes a lot of gumption. - Gg2000

23 Dream On - Aerosmith Dream On - Aerosmith Cover Art

The strings that you hear in the background are played on a Mellotron. - Gg2000

24 Phaedra - Tangerine Dream Phaedra - Tangerine Dream Cover Art
25 Epitaph - King Crimson Epitaph - King Crimson Cover Art
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