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memo139
11-24-2005, 08:26 AM
Just want to now what you guys think on what the best hippy songs would be, you know the songs from the late 60's to early 70's. One example to get this going is Turn Turn Turn by The Byrds

TheHeartbreaker
11-24-2005, 08:41 AM
The Byrds are a great band. Usually when I think of "hippies" I tend to think more of people protesting.

While it's not one of the greatest songs ever, I think that I-Feel-Like-I'm-A-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag by Country Joe McDonald is a great hippy song. Also a lot of stuff by the Mamas and the Papas fits the hippy category too.

Uh... I don't really tend to picture the Dead as being hippies oddly enough, though.

Encore_God
11-24-2005, 08:46 AM
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison, or some of Dylan's earlier stuff.

jayr123guitar
11-24-2005, 09:19 AM
Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Woodstock - CSN
Soul Sacrifice - Santana
Piece of my Heart - Janis Joplin

al_
11-24-2005, 09:20 AM
^^ Those are all sweet songs. Did you happen to watch woodstock recently (those aer all songs from it)

master
11-24-2005, 10:28 AM
in the year 2525 by Zager and Evans

Uncle Salty
11-24-2005, 11:13 AM
A Day In The Life, When The Music's Over, 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be),

JimmyPageriX
11-24-2005, 12:13 PM
all along the watchtower. :confused:



:D

hippiemusic101
11-24-2005, 12:59 PM
anything by jefferson airplane

hippiemusic101
11-24-2005, 01:01 PM
Uh... I don't really tend to picture the Dead as being hippies oddly enough, though.

most of there stuff was folky but u can get a few songs in here

wilty00
11-24-2005, 01:08 PM
Theres one song.. I forget who its by. I thought it was the Guess Who..

"Come on people now.. shine on your brother everybody get together, try to love your brother right now" or something.

fender188
11-24-2005, 02:36 PM
jefferson airplane

doc bonez
11-24-2005, 02:45 PM
Theres one song.. I forget who its by. I thought it was the Guess Who..

"Come on people now.. shine on your brother everybody get together, try to love your brother right now" or something.

I was jus about to say that!!! I luv that song....I think it is the Guess Who, but can't remember the name (right now?....no I think it is Get Together...)

jus looked it up....it's the Youngbloods' "get together".....

slinks
11-24-2005, 03:27 PM
"Time of the Season" by the Zombies comes to mind, also "Incense & Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock. Pretty much anything by Jefferson Airplane and the 13th Floor Elevators as well.

gtrplyr54
11-24-2005, 03:32 PM
Sunshine of Your Love- Cream

unkabonka
11-24-2005, 04:05 PM
Airplane and Joan Baez

frippogenics
11-24-2005, 04:33 PM
My hippie songs playlist is around 300 songs, so rather than list all of them, I'll just list some bands...

13th Floor Elevators
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Country Joe & The Fish
Cream (especially Disraeli Gears)
Donovan
Fever Tree
Grateful Dead
Jefferson Airplane
Love
The Move
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Saturnalia
Silver Apples
The Soft Machine
Them
The Yardbirds (especially Happenings Ten Years Time Ago)
Zerfas

Wilber
03-16-2006, 02:09 PM
California Dreaming by the Mamas and the Papas is really cool! The Byrds are also awesome, I highly suggest them!

revilo
03-16-2006, 04:47 PM
Magic carpet ride by steppenwolf

Ten Years After F**king rules!

Some of the Allman Brothers stuff works too

jimizeppelin
03-16-2006, 05:39 PM
Incense and peppermints-Strawberry alarm clock
Little bit o soul-Music Explosion


and anything by the grateful dead

TimiHendrix33
03-16-2006, 06:09 PM
Jefferson Airplane
Crosby,Stills,Nash,and Young
Grateful

zeta5
03-16-2006, 07:04 PM
"Truckin" Grateful Dead

revilo
03-16-2006, 07:20 PM
Sign Sign Everywhere A Sign by Five Man Electrical Band
a totally wicked song to bad it was pretty much their only hit

JackWhite1988
03-16-2006, 08:54 PM
The Guess Who is somewhat hippie-ish..."Share the Land" is my fave by them

but my favorite Jefferson Airplane song would be "She Has Funny Cars"

zeppfan
03-16-2006, 09:29 PM
Once again Ten Years After...

OMGIZZLEZ
03-16-2006, 10:38 PM
backdoorman - doors
and a lot of other doors songs

freewheelinbird
03-16-2006, 10:54 PM
the end- the doors

no doubt a sick song

Alander
03-17-2006, 01:51 PM
If You're Going To San Fransico is a good one...I don't know who does that one..THe dude from the mamas and papas or whatever...it's a great song though

deadhead313313
03-17-2006, 02:29 PM
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) - Grateful Dead

Great tune

Hendrix4ever
03-17-2006, 05:47 PM
Anything off of the Nuggets box set would definitely fit in this cartegory.

southaustin
03-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant especially on thanksgiving day during the after dinner smoke!

PooKoo
03-18-2006, 10:30 AM
alices resturaunt, as far as im concernred, is the greatest thing mankind has ever done.

oh and the entire anthem of the sun album.

Kurt Cobain_14
03-18-2006, 01:28 PM
There are so many i have no clue

Godzilla1969
03-18-2006, 05:05 PM
Misty Mountain Hop- Led Zeppelin
Revolution- The Beatles
A Day In the Life- The Beatles
Imagine- Lennon

rocknroll blues
03-18-2006, 06:26 PM
The trouble with saying "hippie songs" is that there are so many different styles and bands that could be classified as hippy-ish: you've got late Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Ten Years After, CCR, the Doors... the list goes on!

As far as a song that best personifies the hippie culture and lifestyle goes, I'd definitely go with Times They Are A-Changin', even though it was released a bit before the rise of the hippie sub-culture.

The End, though, is an excellent song to describe the depravity and downer-ethos of the - ahem - end of the golden age of hippies.

Hippies and old black men make the best music, no doubt about it.

sternobum
03-18-2006, 08:30 PM
Eve Of Destruction - The Turtles
Friends Of Mine - The Guess Who
Ripple - Greatful Dead
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Imagine and Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon
My Generation - The Who

joshsirjoshules
03-18-2006, 10:15 PM
Any Beatles song from 1967-1970. They really did a lot didn't they?

Stula1031
03-18-2006, 11:03 PM
My hippie songs playlist is around 300 songs, so rather than list all of them, I'll just list some bands...

The Yardbirds (especially Happenings Ten Years Time Ago)

I love that song so much it's scary. It's what eventualy led me to my passion for Psychedelic music.

I have video of it preformed live with page it rocks!

DaDude450
03-18-2006, 11:55 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Freebird
Ever since i saw the scene in Forrest Gump where they are getting loaded listening to it, i always think of hippies when i hear it

mjb
03-19-2006, 01:08 AM
Ten Years After F**king rules!




Damn right! Ten Years After!!!!!!! - I'd Love to Change the World - This song is in the top 10 hippy songs!

A few others for consideration:
Revolution by The Beatles for its political theme.

White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane and Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath for their "recreational pharmaceuticals" promotion .:p:

War Pigs by Black Sabbath for its anti-war messages.

Signs by 5 Man Electric Band and Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire for their social commentary.

poochy
03-19-2006, 11:00 AM
Theres one song.. I forget who its by. I thought it was the Guess Who..

"Come on people now.. shine on your brother everybody get together, try to love your brother right now" or something.

Territorial Pissings








I'm just kidding, but it does have that in the intro.

strateer
03-19-2006, 09:36 PM
octopus's garden off abbey road has a hippy sound to it .
songs where the conviction is really strong but the cause is strange.
syd barrett had many songs like this
lennons imagine is the hippy anthem tho

trey-col89
03-20-2006, 07:00 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Freebird
Ever since i saw the scene in Forrest Gump where they are getting loaded listening to it, i always think of hippies when i hear it
Actually.... Freebird was a little after the hippie movement. Hippies were around mainly in the mid to late 60s and reaching into the early 70s... Freebird was released in 1973.

frippogenics
03-20-2006, 07:31 PM
Theres one song.. I forget who its by. I thought it was the Guess Who..

"Come on people now.. shine on your brother everybody get together, try to love your brother right now" or something.

Probably the Youngbloods version is what you heard.

TeHZombieL33t
03-21-2006, 10:38 AM
Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida

peko
03-21-2006, 02:36 PM
I must say Zager & Evans-In the Year 2525 because text is awesome and second is White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane

sgfender
03-22-2006, 09:16 PM
Spirit in the sky by Norman Greenbaum is a pretty good one or signs.I dont know who sings signs

The Shadow
03-23-2006, 05:54 AM
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints

Plus the whole of Love's "Forever Changes" album.

STBT_Dk
03-23-2006, 04:10 PM
Cream - Crossroads
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird (can we call them hippies??) :)
Led Zeppelin - Traveling Riverside Blues
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

I'm just about to get high when i hear these songs !

ThorMx
03-23-2006, 07:34 PM
Machine Gun - Hendrix and this songs message actually goes with the hippie movement.

Diablostarz
11-06-2006, 02:26 AM
Sings by the Five Man Electrical Band because it a great protest song and I know the lead singer

as well Share The Land by The Guess Who because it makes me feel like it's about communes

ufossuck
11-06-2006, 02:34 AM
Theres one song.. I forget who its by. I thought it was the Guess Who..

"Come on people now.. shine on your brother everybody get together, try to love your brother right now" or something.
Dear God, man. It's "Get Together" by The Youngbloods and the line is "Come on people now, smile on your brother/Everybody get together, try to love one another right now."

Angus76
11-06-2006, 04:18 PM
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- Ohio
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane- Somebody To Love
The Youngbloods- Lets Get Together

jim morrison714
11-06-2006, 07:42 PM
for what it's worth- buffalo springfield

FaceTheBass
11-06-2006, 09:58 PM
Almost Cut My Hair -- CSNY. That song always makes me feel like a hippie must have felt. Try to be true to himself and fight off social pressures to conform.

SteppinRazor
11-07-2006, 01:07 PM
"Time of the Season" by the Zombies

hamett91
11-07-2006, 01:14 PM
The Beatles latter stuff or like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds or any Jefferson Airplane.

freewheelinbird
11-07-2006, 03:57 PM
most of there stuff was folky but u can get a few songs in here


well the byrds are folky, and so are csn, and most of their stuff is in a category of its own

Sloopy
11-07-2006, 08:00 PM
any song that the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band created. I love them, theyre so spontaneous!! Ya dude define Hippy era? I'm in a neo-hippy band right now, we play protest songs that we created etc.

highwire9179
11-23-2006, 12:25 AM
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- Ohio
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane- Somebody To Love
The Youngbloods- Lets Get Together

Wow that's a great song.

highwire9179
11-23-2006, 12:29 AM
Also,

Ripple- Grateful Dead
The Youngbloods- Lets Get Together
Give Peace a Chance- Lennon
The Times Are a-Changin'- Dylan

Meh, I would continue but it seems like I'm just repeating what others have already said...

figsandbobo
11-25-2006, 06:52 PM
umm, the dead i see as hippie music mainly because of the cult following and the whole underground thing

Minderbinder
11-27-2006, 07:54 PM
Did anyone mention Incense and peppermints by Strawberry alarm clock? Sorry if you did. Any song like that with the fuzzy keyboard in the lead like that has GOT to be considered a hippie song.
"The thirteen floor elevators" were an obscure early psychedelic rock band who were the ones who helped invent psychedelic rock. Anyone heard of them? Check um out.

Also, I saw someone spell "Hippie" as "Hippy".
No, "Hippy" means fat. You might wanna fix that.

ECwomantoneman
12-07-2006, 04:42 PM
figure this out

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having said that these guys weren't really hippies (thought they did look it for a while)

summeroflove
01-24-2007, 02:33 AM
Not many/none have said this one NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN by Moody Blues...and of course IF YOUR GOING TO
SAN FRANSISCO and CALIFORNIA DREAMIN by The Mamas and the Papas....oh yeah...AGE OF AQUARIUS

What about MARLEY??? Couldn't he fit in here somewhere too?

I'd lie to know some of the great war songs from this time. I was born in the late 80's but I'mma fan. All great songs...talking about hippies, the summer of LOVE,etc. Wish I could've seen what it was like inSF on Haight during the summer of love...

Carnivean
01-24-2007, 11:14 AM
You know, i hate when people categorize certain music as typical hippie music, cuz even though i have never thought of whether or not hippies listen a certain song... i will now. Thanks *thumbs up*

Eloka_Daniels
02-07-2007, 10:52 AM
I m going to name some Bands others haven't so you have more of a choice and range. I'll also put their genre because you didn't specify what kind of hippie music you wanted:

Arlo Guthrie (Folk)
Joni Mitchell (Folk)
Moby Grape (Acid/Jam)
Kaleidoscope (Fusion/Gypsy/Flamenco)
Mystic Tide (Psychedelic)
Pearls Before Swine (Psychedelic/Folk)
Iron Butterfly (Blues/Psychedelic/Jam)
Incredible String Band (Folk/Rock)
Amon Duul II (Psychedelic/Rock)
Spirit (Progressive/Rock)
Red Krayola (Classical/Jazz/Rock/Psychedelic)

Hope you find something you enjoy.

Turn on, tune in and Drop out

-Eloka

hippyguitardude
02-07-2007, 05:59 PM
incredible string band --- cousin catterpillar (amazing)

jakaman
02-07-2007, 06:32 PM
All Along The Watchtower from Dylan and Hendrix either, White Rabbit,
maybe Blowin' in the Wind, and of course almost everything from Hendrix,
Sunshine Of Your Love too, etc..

Sloopy
02-07-2007, 08:37 PM
Did anyone mention Incense and peppermints by Strawberry alarm clock? Sorry if you did. Any song like that with the fuzzy keyboard in the lead like that has GOT to be considered a hippie song.
"The thirteen floor elevators" were an obscure early psychedelic rock band who were the ones who helped invent psychedelic rock. Anyone heard of them? Check um out.

Also, I saw someone spell "Hippie" as "Hippy".
No, "Hippy" means fat. You might wanna fix that.


Yeah man! I love Strawberry Alarm Clock's Incense and Peppermints!

13th Floor pretty much invented the term "psychedelic."

I think my favourite "hippie" era band would be either The Dead or Janis Joplin, but seriously I have so many.

Brandon860
02-07-2007, 09:44 PM
anything by Ten Years After, Jefferson Airplane, or Strawberry Alarm Clock is really good. There's also Suite Judy Blue Eyes and Teach Your Children by CSNY. Then there is Good Morning Starshine, can't remember who does that one...

The_Dude_Man
05-18-2007, 05:57 AM
Ummmm.....Howa bout

Moonshadow- Cat Stevens
Peace train- Cat Stevens
The Lovin' Spoonful- Summer in the City

poochy
05-18-2007, 06:53 AM
China Cat Sunflower-The DEAD



actually, anything by the dead it pretty good. especially from aoxomoxoa

hippyrockerchic
05-18-2007, 10:33 PM
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison, or some of Dylan's earlier stuff.
dude around the time the beatles lost there 50's look they made Sgt. Peppers lonely heart club band thats what the sixties where all about.. :peace:

Antroid
05-20-2007, 09:06 AM
Jefferson Airplain's album Surrealistic Pillow is full of cool hippy songs

The most flower Powery is probably either: D.C.B.A.--25 or How do you feel but the albums great as a whole whith songs like White Rabbit and Plastic Fantastic Lover.

Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

Yiggity Yins
05-20-2007, 11:26 AM
CSNY - Ohio
Hendrix - If 6 was 9, machine gun

les_paul_01
05-22-2007, 09:01 AM
Happy Together - The Turtles
Light My Fire - The Doors
Break On Through - The Doors

Brandon860
05-22-2007, 09:30 AM
Slightly off but still in tradition of the topic, anyone going to Hippiefest in Toronto this summer?

Line-up includes, THE TURTLES featuring Flo & Eddie, FELIX CAVALIERE'S RASCALS, THE ZOMBIES featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent, MOUNTAIN featuring Leslie West & Corky Laing, MITCH RYDER, BADFINGER featuring Joey Molland ... and COUNTRY JOE McDONALD

looks pretty sweet imo

TheAirplane123
05-29-2007, 04:00 PM
Alot of people siad Jefferson Airplane, and I think someone even said Surrealistic Pillow was their best album which is right, but no one mentioned the song "Today". Also, "Volunteers" Is probably the most hippie song out their that i don't think Anyone said.

Bob Dylan- Blowin' in the wind
The Beatles- All you Need is Love
The Beatles- Strawberry fields forever
Grateful Dead- Bertha
Grateful Dead- Friend of the Devil
Grateful Dead- Touch of Gray
CSN- Suite: Judy blue eyes
CSNY- Ohio

Much much more but these are some of my favorites

Ramblin'_Man
05-30-2007, 02:00 PM
well about freebird it was written in tribute to Duane Allman who was most definately a hippie as was Ronnie Van Zant. and its a badass song so i guess it works..

Marton
05-30-2007, 07:12 PM
Monday Monday

poochy
05-30-2007, 09:47 PM
How about Blue Cheer.... Blue Cheer anyone?

DarTHie
06-01-2007, 06:40 PM
Kumbayah Ftw!!!

dEipHoBoS
06-18-2007, 05:03 PM
what about these two?
Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
Rolling Stones - Paint it Black

therussian
06-18-2007, 05:22 PM
I'm surprised that there is only one mention of "All You Need is Love"

Also, rocknroll blues, "The End" would probably suit the Beats more than the hippies, going by your description/interpretation

al_
06-18-2007, 05:33 PM
CSNY - Almost Cut My Hair

dEipHoBoS
06-19-2007, 09:59 AM
"Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)" is definetly a must
"Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy" is lovely too

and what about Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In?

If you want a good compilation of it you might listen to the Soundtrack of Forrest Gump!

Jearl
06-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Donovan.

Croszenski
06-22-2007, 05:56 PM
hows about Abraham, Martin, and John? dion.

welcomeblack
03-24-2009, 10:14 PM
for what it's worth- buffalo springfield

Damn straight! Pure chill music that actually matters, and is about something.

Peace

Gris-Gris-Man
03-25-2009, 10:32 PM
haha how bout this one?

"Who Needs the Peace Corps?" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers

thadegrenade
02-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Id say that even this topic is dead,
Subterranean Homesick Blues by Dylan rly caught me there
the line "Jonny's in the basement, mixin' up the medicine, I'm on the pavement, thinkin' bout the government" rly summed up the average day in the summer of love. Just laying back and doing some acid, thinking about how the government was holding secrets from the public.

daslaf
02-20-2010, 09:46 AM
Old Man Willow by Elephant's Memory from the Midnight Cowboy's OST, just awesome!