Favorite Number Songs #3 - "Eight Miles High"

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 30, 2017 11:50pm CST
If this were the Olympics, this song would be the Bronze Medal winner. #3 in my Favorite Number Songs series, with the number spelled out, is "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds. @FourWalls is doing the same countdown, and we've only matched on one song thus far, so be sure to check hers out as well. Written by Jim McGuinn, Gene Clark, and David Crosby, the 1966 tune is widely considered the first psychedelic song. Although the writers claimed "Eight Miles High" was about the band's flight to England, the song was banned on most US radio stations due to perceived drug connotations, which both Crosby and Clark later admitted that at least part of the song is about their own drug use. Despite the radio ban, "Eight Miles High" still performed well, reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #24 in the UK. The song was The Byrds' last Top 20 hit. It has been placed in the Grammy Hall of fame. "Eight Miles High" has been covered numerous times, notably by Roxy Music, Leo Kottke, Husker Du, and Golden Earring. I have a great love of 60's psychedelia, and occasionally, I go on psychedelic binges. "Eight Miles High" is always the first song I play, setting my mood on what's to come. And why not? It's the perfect lead in for my binge. In fact, I think, since I just listened to it, that a psychedelic binge might be in order. In the meantime, Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
1 Jul 17
This song is for the birds, that being the psychedelic birds. Cool stuff, easy on the ears.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Jul 17
Punk band coming in at #2. Should be later today.
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@FourWalls (14675)
• United States
1 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 -- magnificent!
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• Redlands, California
1 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 Yay, love the punk bands.
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@andriaperry (56410)
• United States
1 Jul 17
I like this one also.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Jul 17
I'm glad. It's a classic.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
2 Jul 17
It dawned on that the only Byrds songs I knew were Turn, turn, turn and Mr Tambourine Man. Think I shall have to do some exploring oon Youtube!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Jul 17
This one is my favorite by them.
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• United States
1 Jul 17
Again one from the glory of my youth Scott Thanks for the memories
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Jul 17
Anytime. More than happy to be of service.
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• United States
1 Jul 17
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@snowy22315 (51131)
• United States
3 Jul 17
Eight Miles High was defintely a great song of theirs that has had lots of airplay. I like that one quite a bit.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Jul 17
It's my favorite by them.
@TheHorse (71023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jul 17
Great tune!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Jul 17
You can say that again.
@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
2 Jul 17
Good thing I looked it up, it's different song than I thought it was. Great song btw
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Jul 17
Out of curiosity, what did you think it was? (By the way, I think you'll appreciate the bass in #2!)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Jul 17
Great song and one that came to mind for some reason just yesterday.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Jul 17
I like it when that happens. Fun coincidence.
@dgobucks226 (13283)
1 Jul 17
That's a great Byrd's song! Also like "My Back Pages" written by Dylan.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Jul 17
Yep, that's a good one, too!
1 Jul 17
Great song, i love it!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Jul 17
I'm glad you like it. I mostly do these for my own amusement, so it's always nice when someone likes it.
@JohnRoberts (61059)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Jul 17
Can you say classic?
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Jul 17
I agree.
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@TRBRocks420 (81129)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Jul 17
Great song you got to love eight miles high and, the Byrds.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Jul 17
They were good no matter what style they were playing at the time.
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