Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 PSYCHEDELIC HITS
1966-1969

  1. Light My Fire - The Doors - 1967
  2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly - 1968
  3. A Day in the Life - The Beatles - 1967
  4. Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock - 1967
  5. Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf - 1968
  6. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream - 1968
  7. Hello, I Love You - The Doors - 1968
  8. All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1968
  9. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf - 1968
  10. Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane - 1967
  11. Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1967
  12. Hair - The Cowsills - 1969
  13. Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - 1968
  14. (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet - Blues Magoos - 1967
  15. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five - 1966
  16. You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge - 1968
  17. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane - 1967
  18. Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan - 1968
  19. White Room - Cream - 1968
  20. Hush - Deep Purple - 1968
  21. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) -
    The First Edition - 1968
  22. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles - 1967
  23. San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon and the Animals - 1967
  24. I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) - The Electric Prunes - 1967
  25. Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers - 1968
  26. Pictures of Matchstick Men - The Status Quo - 1968
  27. Shapes of Things - The Yardbirds - 1966
  28. Going Up the Country - Canned Heat - 1969
  29. Piece of My Heart - Big Brother and the Holding Company - 1968
  30. I Love You - People - 1968
  31. Rock Me - Steppenwolf - 1969
  32. Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon and the Animals - 1968
  33. Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer - 1968
  34. People Are Strange - The Doors - 1967
  35. Hot Smoke and Sasafrass - The Bubble Puppy - 1969
  36. Talk Talk - The Music Machine - 1966
  37. Eight Miles High - The Byrds - 1966
  38. When I Was Young - Eric Burdon and the Animals - 1967
  39. Journey to the Center of the Mind - The Amboy Dukes - 1968
  40. On the Road Again - Canned Heat - 1968
  41. Monterey - Eric Burdon and the Animals - 1967
  42. Shape of Things to Come - Max Frost and the Troopers - 1968
  43. You, I - The Rugbys - 1969
  44. I Got a Line on You - Spirit - 1969
  45. Tomorrow - Strawberry Alarm Clock - 1968
  46. Did You See Her Eyes - The Illusion - 1969
  47. Love Me Two Times - The Doors - 1967
  48. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago - The Yardbirds - 1966
  49. Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds - 1966
  50. See - The Rascals - 1969
  51. Get Me to the World on Time - The Electric Prunes - 1967
  52. Crossroads - Cream - 1969
  53. Move Over - Steppenwolf - 1968
  54. A Question of Temperature - The Balloon Farm - 1968
  55. Take Me For a Little While - Vanilla Fudge - 1969
  56. The Unknown Soldier - The Doors - 1968
  57. Kozmic Blues - Janis Joplin - 1969
  58. Can't Seem to Make You Mine - The Seeds - 1967
  59. Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil - Jefferson Airplane - 1967
  60. Apricot Brandy - Rhinoceros - 1969
  61. Down on Me - Big Brother and the Holding Company - 1968
  62. Crosstown Traffic - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1968
  63. Fire - Five By Five - 1968
  64. We Love You - The Rolling Stones - 1967
  65. You're Gonna Miss Me - The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - 1966
  66. Bluebird - The Buffalo Springfield - 1967
  67. Smell of Incense - Southwest F.O.B. - 1968
  68. I Am the Walrus - The Beatles - 1967
  69. Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane - 1969
  70. The People in Me - The Music Machine - 1967
  71. Badge - Cream - 1969
  72. Pipe Dream - Blues Magoos - 1967
  73. Crown of Creation - Jefferson Airplane - 1968
  74. Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix - 1968
  75. Time Was - Canned Heat - 1969
  76. Watch Her Ride - Jefferson Airplane - 1967
  77. Shotgun - Vanilla Fudge - 1969
  78. A Thousand Shadows - The Seeds - 1967
  79. Where is My Mind - Vanilla Fudge - 1968
  80. Soul Experience - Iron Butterfly - 1969
  81. Can't Stop Loving You - The Last Word - 1967
  82. Kick Out the Jams - MC5 - 1969
  83. Up From the Skies - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1968
  84. Season of the Witch - Vanilla Fudge - 1968
  85. San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native) - Fever Tree - 1968
  86. Coo Coo - Big Brother and the Holding Company - 1968
  87. Mr. Farmer - The Seeds - 1967
  88. Omaha - Moby Grape - 1967
  89. Who Do You Love - Quicksilver Messenger Service - 1969
  90. It's a Happening Thing - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - 1967
  91. It's-A-Happening - The Magic Mushrooms - 1966
  92. No Time Like the Right Time - The Blues Project - 1967
  93. In the Time of Our Lives - Iron Butterfly - 1969
  94. Greasy Heart - Jefferson Airplane - 1968
  95. White Bird - It's a Beautiful Day - 1969
  96. Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1967
  97. I Feel Free - Cream - 1967
  98. Alone Again Or - Love - 1968
  99. Break on Through - The Doors - 1967
  100. Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith - 1969

Garage band and psychedelic music crossed paths around 1967, the rougher rock sound gradually overlapping with a more experimental type of rock. In some cases a single song stands as the most prominent psychedelic track in an artist's mostly non-psych repertoire. A list of this type is somewhat subjective, though an effort has been made to place the singles and album tracks of the era in order of popularity.

Jefferson Airplane leads the list with seven songs. The Doors are next with six; Jimi Hendrix also has six (five as The Jimi Hendrix Experience), followed by Cream and Vanilla Fudge with five apiece.





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