Friday, April 17, 2020

Psychedelic Rock: Top 100 Songs

First posted 4/17/2020.

Psychedelic Rock:

Top 100 Songs

Psychedelic rock emerged in the mid-‘60s as music inspired, influenced, or representative of the experience of taking hallucinogenic drugs, most notably LSD. The Summer of Love in 1967 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969 were major cultural events which have been tied to the psychedelic rock movement.

By aggregating more than 20 lists focused on the Summer of Love and psychedelic rock, these are the top 100 songs:

1. Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” (1967)
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Purple Haze” (1967)
3. The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (1967)
4. Strawberry Alarm Clock “Incense and Peppermints” (1967)
5. The Doors “Light My Fire” (1967)
6. The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967)
7. The Byrds “Eight Miles High” (1966)
8. Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (1967)
9. The Beatles “Tomorrow Never Knows” (1966)
10. Pink Floyd “Interstellar Overdrive” (1967)

11. Jefferson Airplane “Somebody to Love” (1967)
12. The Electric Prunes “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night” (1966)
13. Iron Butterfly “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” (1968)
14. Scott McKenzie “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)” (1967)
15. Grateful Dead “Dark Star” (1968)
16. The Amboy Dukes “Journey to the Center of the Mind” (1968)
17. The Beatles “I Am the Walrus” (1967)
18. Cream “Sunshine of Your Love” (1967)
19. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Are You Experienced?” (1967)
20. Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride” (1968)

21. The Small Faces “Itchycoo Park” (1967)
22. The Chambers Brothers “Time Has Come Today” (1967)
23. The Doors “The End” (1967)
24. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
25. Status Quo “Pictures of Matchstick Men” (1967)
26. The Animals “Sky Pilot” (1968)
27. Pink Floyd “Astronomy Domine” (1967)
28. Cream “White Room” (1968)
29. The Beatles “All You Need Is Love” (1967)
30. The Velvet Underground & Nico “Venus in Furs” (1967)

31. The Turtles “Happy Together” (1967)
32. The United States of America “The American Metaphysical Circus” (1968)
33. Pink Floyd “See Emily Play” (1967)
34. The Rolling Stones “2000 Light Years from Home” (1967)
35. Tommy James & the Shondells “Crimson and Clover” (1968)
36. The Animals “San Franciscan Nights” (1967)
37. The Who “I Can See for Miles” (1967)
38. The Count Five “Psychotic Reaction” (1966)
39. The Grass Roots “Let’s Live for Today” (1967)
40. The Doors “Strange Days” (1967)

41. Tomorrow “My White Bicycle” (1967)
42. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)
43. Kenny Rogers & the First Edition “Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Condition Was In” (1967)
44. Big Brother & the Holding Company “Piece of My Heart” (1968)
45. The Box Tops “The Letter” (1967)
46. Vanilla Fudge “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (1967)
47. Pink Floyd “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” (1968)
48. Donovan “Hurdy Gurdy Man” (1968)
49. The Balloon Farm “A Question of Temperature” (1968)
50. The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)

51. The Kinks “Waterloo Sunset” (1967)
52. The Yardbirds “The Shapes of Things” (1966)
53. Traffic “Paper Sun” (1967)
54. Buffalo Springfield “For What It’s Worth” (1966)
55. The Monkees “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (1967)
56. The Bubble Puppy “Hot Smoke & Sassafras” (1969)
57. The Young Rascals “Groovin’” (1967)
58. The Blues Magoos “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet” (1966)
59. The Beatles “Within You Without You” (1967)
60. Pink Floyd “Echoes” (1971)

61. The Youngbloods “Get Together” (1967)
62. Donovan “Sunshine Superman” (1966)
63. Traffic “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (1967)
64. The Doors “People Are Strange” (1967)
65. Love “The Red Telephone” (1967)
66. The Rolling Stones “She’s a Rainbow” (1967)
67. Donovan “Season of the Witch” (1966)
68. The 13th Floor Elevators “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (1966)
69. The Lemon Pipers “Green Tambourine” (1967)
70. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Third Stone from the Sun” (1967)

71. Cream “I Feel Free” (1966)
72. Bobbie Gentry “Ode to Billie Joe” (1967)
73. Van Morrison “Brown-Eyed Girl” (1967)
74. The Rolling Stones “Ruby Tuesday” (1967)
75. The Music Explosion “Little Bit O’ Soul” (1967)
76. The Hollies “Carrie Anne” (1967)
77. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)
78. The Moody Blues “Nights in White Satin” (1967)
79. Pink Floyd “Arnold Layne” (1967)
80. The Association “Windy” (1967)

81. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Fire” (1968)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “All Along the Watchtower” (1968)
83. The Mamas & the Papas “Creeque Alley” (1967)
84. Donovan “Mellow Yellow” (1966)
85. The Seeds “Pushin’ Too Hard’ (1965)
86. The Yardbirds “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” (1966)
87. The Beach Boys “Heroes and Villains” (1967)
88. Blue Cheer “Summertime Blues” (1968)
89. Cream “Strange Brew” (1967)
90. The 13th Floor Elevators “Roller Coaster” (1966)

91. The Beatles “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” (1965)
92. Black Sabbath “Planet Caravan” (1970)
93. Country Joe & the Fish “Section 43” (1967)
94. The Rolling Stones “We Love You” (1967)
95. Tim Buckley “Hallucinations” (1967)
96. The Doors “Break on Through” (1967)
97. Funkadelic “Maggot Brain” (1971)
98. It’s a Beautiful Day “White Bird” (1969)
99. The Doors “When the Music’s Over” (1967)
100. Country Joe & the Fish “Grace” (1967)

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