San Francisco 1
- The Summer of Love started in San Francisco, which spawned the first round of psychedelic hits.
- San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott MacKinzie
- San Francisco Nights - The Animals
- Fantasy Fair radio ad (a three-day open-air SF music festival. 20 bands, including the Doors, Grass Roots, Jefferson Airplane, and the Sunshine Company for $3.00!)
- Neon Rainbow - The Boxtops
- Bright colors were an integral part of psychedelic posters, fashion, and imagery in lyrics.
- Green Tamborine - The Lemon Pipers
- Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
- The Happening Night Club radio ad (This 1967 Seattle club ad touted a visiting SF band, and local fave Merilee and Persuasions. Merilee Rush would later chart with "Angel of the Morning.")
- Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James and the Shondells
- There were many gatekeepers to ensure only appropriate songs got airplay. In this set, the drug references are oblique, but quite obvious if you were hip.
- Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
- Along Comes Mary" - The Association
- Vox WaWa w/the Electric Prunes radio ad
- I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night - The Electric Prunes
- The songs in this set were heavier in their sound, and the psychedelic imagery really took flight.
- Time Has Come Today - The Chamber Brothers
- Pictures of Matchstick Men - The Status Quo
- 7 UP Uncola Underground - radio ad (The Uncola Underground was a commercial co-op of the underground radical movements sprouting up on college campuses. The Uncola Underground would break into a 7 Up commercial with a subversive broadcast of their own.)
- In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly (this was the radio edit version)
- The reports of LSD users inspired psychedelic imagery. The drug culture also had to be coded to get past AM radio music directors.
- Eight Miles High - The Byrds
- Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders
- Psych-Out radio ad (Dick Clark's exploitation movie was filmed on location in Haight-Ashbury and featured music by the Seeds and the Strawberry Alarm Clock.)
- Incense and Peppermint - Strawberry Alarm Clock
- Another drug-inspired set
- Itchycoo Park - The Small Faces
- Cloud Nine - The Temptations
- Levis Jeans/Jefferson Airplane radio ad (a truly psychedelic radio experience)
- White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
- The hippie movement grew out of the early psychedelic scene, and the sun was an important motif. Musically, it formed a sub-genre of light psych called sunshine pop.
- Come to the Sunshine - Harpers Bizarre
- Sunshine Girl - Parade
- Falstaff Beer with Cream radio ad (Cream sings their own Falstaff jingle)
- Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
- Morning Dew - Lulu (Though well-known to Grateful Dead fans, and recorded by Love, Lulu's version was the only one that charted)
- Naturally Stoned - Avante-Garde
- Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
- The concept of the free-spirited flower child was another Top 40 favorite
- Windy - The Association
- Georgy Girl - The Seekers
- Clairol Psssssst radio ad
- The Rain, The Park, and Other Things - The Cowsills
- "Groovy" part of the early psych vocabulary. By the time it was used by Cheerios in 1969, it was old hat.
- Groovy Kind of Love - Wayne Fontane and the Mindbenders
- The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre
- Cheerios Feelin' Groovy radio ad
- Groovin' - The Young Rascals
- LSD trips weren't always just bright colors and sounds.
- 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
- Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
- The Trip radio ad (This exploitation film purportedly duplicated an authentic LSD trip for the audience.)
- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
- You know a trend is over when it reaches Broadway. "Hair" was indeed a product of its time, Although the cast album sold briskly, the tunes only charted when covered by others.
Hair - The Cowsills
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
Easy to be Hard - Three Dog Night
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In - The Fifth Dimension