Top 100 Best Psychedelic Songs

top 100 best psychedelic songs

Rick Varner has been maintaining a list of his top 100 psychedelic songs over at digitaldreamdoor.com. This would have to be one the best lists I've seen regarding psychedelic music from the 60s/70s. There are some mighty fine songs on this list.

Not surprisingly, the psychedelic songs of the Beatles feature a number of times.

There is no denying that all these bands of this psy songs list had a major impact on the psychedelic music scene and that their influence on the electronic psychedelic music genre is unmistakable.

If you have any other recommendation or feel Rick has left out something in the greatest 100 psychedelic here, why not add a comment to the bottom of the post and spread the love.


Top 100 psychedelic songs

01. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
02. The American Metaphysical Circus - The United States of America
03. Grace - Country Joe & The Fish
04. Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
05. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience
06. At The Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
07. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
08. Dark Star - Grateful Dead
09. Bass Strings - Country Joe & The Fish
10. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
11. Spare Chaynge - Jefferson Airplane
12. Strange Days - The Doors
13. Other Side of The Sky - Gong
14. My White Bicycle - Tomorrow
15. Translucent Carriages - Pearls Before Swine
16. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
17. Beacon From Mars - Kaleidoscope
18. Season of The Witch - Donovan
19. Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
20. Magoo - Country Joe & The Fish
21. Comin' Back To Me - Jefferson Airplane
22. Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
23. Feel Flows - The Beach Boys
24. The Parable of Arable Land - The Red Crayola
25. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
26. Shifting Sands - West Coast Pop Art Experiemental Band
27. Horse Latitudes - The Doors
28. Bracelets of Fingers - The Pretty Things
29. The Red Telephone - Love
30. Electrallentando - H.P. Lovecraft
31. Castle In The Clouds - Gong
32. Zig Zag Wanderer - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
33. The Child Bride - Earth Opera
34. Section 43 - Country Joe & The Fish
35. Eight Miles High - The Byrds
36. I've Got Levitation - 13th Floor Elevators
37. Hallucinations - Tim Buckley
38. Still I'm Sad - The Yardbirds
39. Maiden of The Cancer Moon - Quicksilver Messenger Service
40. Dear Mr Fantasy - Traffic
41. 1906 - West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
42. The Ballad of Freddie & Harry - Clear Light
43. Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
44. Nightfall - The Incredible String Band
45. Keep Your Mind Open - Kaleidoscope
46. Hurdy Gurdy Glissando - Steve Hillage
47. Cloud Song - The United States of America
48. Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & The Animals
49. Mind Gardens - The Byrds
50. Oxo - Bruce Palmer
51. Mechanical World - Spirit
52. Dancing Madly Backwards - Captain Beyond
53. Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun - Pink Floyd
54. Heaven Is In Your Mind - Traffic
55. And The Gods Made Love - Jimi Hendrix Experience
56. Orange & Red Beams - Eric Burdon & The Animals
57. Ether Ships - Steve Hillage
58. Leiyla - West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
59. Creation - The Incredible String Band
60. Rack My Mind - The Yardbirds
61. White Bird - It's a Beautiful Day
62. In My First Mind - Steve Miller Band
63. Splash, Now I'm Home - 13th Floor Elevators
64. Two Weeks Last Summer - Dave Cousins
65. See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
66. A Child's Smile - Clear Light
67. And I Wish I Were Stoned - Caravan
68. The Beauty of Time Is That It's Snowing - Steve Miller Band
69. Yoo Doo Right - Can
70. Now Your Time Has Come - Tomorrow
71. Joy of a Toy - Soft Machine
72. Images of April - Pearls Before Swine
73. Paper Sun - Traffic
74. Rosemary - Grateful Dead
75. I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time - Third Bardo
76. Ritual #1 - West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
77. Just The Thought - Eric Burdon & The Animals
78. Paranoia #2 - Hawkwind
79. Flashback - Moving Sidewalks
80. Death By Fire - Earth Opera
81. Magic Man - Caravan
82. Pat's Song - Country Joe & The Fish
83. Lather - Jefferson Airplane
84. You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators
85. Walking Thru My Dreams - The Pretty Things
86. Medication - The Chocolate Watch Band
87. Roller Coaster - 13th Floor Elevators
88. Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
89. The Lake - Moby Grape
90. Green of My Pants - The Red Crayola
91. Chusingra - Jefferson Airplane
92. A Question of Temperature - The Balloon Farm
93. She Comes In Colors - Love
94. Iron Butterfly Theme - Iron Butterfly
95. Alice In Blunderland - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
96. Piece For Piano & Electric Bass Guitar - The Red Crayola
97. 10,000 Words In a Cardboard Box - Aquarian Age
98. Upside Down - Hawkwind
99. Madman Running Through The Fields - Dantalian's Chariot
100. Barbie Doll's Hysterectomy - Hoodoo Meat Bucket

If you haven't heard much of the music on this top 100 best psychedelic songs list copy and paste them into Youtube and see what you have been missing out on.

There are sure to be many trippy tunes that people think are missing from this list so as I said post your favorites in the comments below so we can all followup on them. Cheers.




Posted on 5.8.11 by PsyAmb TAG : | 13 Comments ( ADD NEW COMMENT )

13 comments :

Tiesto Tiesto said... @ 07 August, 2011

Great post!! Amazing tracks!!

Anonymous said... @ 22 August, 2011

How can you not include that whole of side 2 of Ogden's Nutgone Flake by the Snmall Faces or if you have to pick one Happy days Toytowm..............

Massy Biagio said... @ 23 February, 2012

Great post.
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Anonymous said... @ 31 March, 2012

with all my respect you forgot the best band which is aphrodite's child...

Anonymous said... @ 21 July, 2012

Don't forget Black Sabbath,Janice Joplin,Dobbie Brothers,Almond Brothers,The Turtles,Steppenwolf,Canned Heat,traffic,Santana,and the list goes on.

spacklewoof said... @ 31 January, 2013

Tool is missing.

PsyAmb said... @ 06 February, 2013

Some good recommendations here guys .. keep them coming.

Doc Blake said... @ 06 April, 2013

MAGGOT BRAIN BY Eddie Hazel of the Funkadelics
Considered the best guitar solo of all time. Many including Santana have attempted it, you be the judge?

http://youtu.be/dh3bleXWaCk

This song was recorded in one take. Clinton surrounded Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel with a massive amount of amps. He told Eddie to first play like he just heard that his mother had died, then to play like his mom was actually still alive. The result was one of the best-known Funk guitar solos of all time. (thanks, dan - albany, NY)

Happy Healthy Trails
Doc Blake

Doc Blake said... @ 06 April, 2013

I made a bobo there, below is the full version of Maggot Brain by Eddie Hazel

http://youtu.be/JOKn33-q4Ao

Doc Blake

Son of PACAF said... @ 10 October, 2014

I see no mention whatsoever of Ultimate Spinach's "Mind Flowers" or ""(Ballad of) The Hip Death Goddess" among others from first two albums (1968), or Beacon Street Union's "The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens" among others. The definitive "Bosstown Sound." Mind Flowers is the definition of Psychedelia, dripping with acid.

Anonymous said... @ 03 November, 2014

David Bowie - memory of a free festival. Suede (or "London Suede" to Americans) - the asphalt world.

Anonymous said... @ 15 December, 2014

Where is The Porpoise Song by the Monkees???!!!

Anonymous said... @ 05 March, 2016

Sail Plane Song/Wind Chimes/Fire - Beach Boys

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