Five best songs from the Summer of Love

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1. Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"

Every experience needs a soundtrack, whether it's losing your virginity, getting into a fight, or having a transcendent moment on the dancefloor. More than dancing, screwing or fighting, though, the activity that the flower children most required a soundtrack to was the epic trek of the psychedelic mind-scramble. Lyrically influenced by Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and sonically influenced by Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain, "White Rabbit" perfectly encapsulated the tick-tick-TICK roller coaster ascent of the LSD experience, blending an aural beauty and anxiety with a narration that gives the listener the sense that he/she is on the path somewhere, but not necessarily a place you're ready to visit.

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