Strawberry Alarm Clock is a sixties-era psychedelic rock band that formed in Glendale, California, making its debut in 1967. Original members of the group were Gary Lovetro, Gene Gunnels, Steve Rabe, and Randy Seol. Mark Weitz joined the group later. The band became popular during the 1960s and early 1970s with songs making it to the top 40s charts. Here are the top 10 Strawberry Alarm Clock Songs of all time as ranked by fans and critics.
10. “Barefoot in Baltimore”
According to This Is My Jam, “Barefoot in Baltimore got voted one of the top ten songs by Strawberry Alarm Clock. These days, the song is a blast from the past. It came out on “The World Is A Seashell” album in 1968. It was one of the earlier songs that, for some, seemed disjointed, but you couldn’t deny the imagery it conjures lyrically.
9. “The Birdman of Alkatrash”
This song received over 25,000 views in the 12 years it’s been posted on YouTube. Although not a top hit, this is a song that offered fans of Strawberry Alarm Clock a softer song that still maintained the psychedelic rock vibe that the band is so well known for. Classic Rock History, ranked it as the number 10 best song, but we moved it up a notch because we like it so much.
8. “Sit With The Guru”
“Sit With The Guru” came out in 1968 on the “Wake Up It’s Tomorrow” album. According to Music CVF, the song is the fourth hit for the band, and it achieved a top position of number sixty-five on US charts. Although it didn’t make it to the top 40 spots, it is a notable tune in the band’s history that helped them to become noticed among listeners.
7. “Curse of The Witches”
“Curse of The Witches” has become even more popular. The song has received over 1.2 million views since they uploaded it to YouTube. It’s a popular song that hasn’t lost its appeal to those who are still fans of the psychedelic rock genre that was made popular during the ’60s and ’70s. For some, it’s a nostalgic tune that takes them back to another time and another era when some found life to be much simpler, with a little more freedom. “Curse of The Witches” is another song from the “Wake Up It’s Tomorrow” album that became popular with fans of psychedelic rock. It was possibly one of their best albums of all time.
6. “I’m Coming Home”
This song was a track on the “Beyond The Valley of the Dolls” album. What skyrocketed the song to its heights of success is the fact that the album was a soundtrack for the 1971 film “Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls,” which was popular with the trendy crowd. The album featured the only release of the song, but the exposure that it got was tremendous. It’s the sixth-best song ever released by Strawberry Alarm Clock.
5. “Good Morning Starshine”
“Good Morning Starshine” came out as a track on the “Incense and Peppermint” album. James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot wrote this epic song. It is the fifth hit song for the band, which gives it a unique place in the group’s history. It came out on the “Good Morning Starshine” album as the titular song. It peaked at number 87 on US charts the year of its release in 1969, just two years after the band formed and made its debut in the world.
“Tomorrow” is a song that followed a popular theme for the group. “Tomorrow” came out on the “Wake Up It’s Tomorrow” album. The tune followed the overall theme of the project. It continued the cohesive theme that lent a sense of order, which isn’t always the case for a psychedelic rock band known for its disjointed and disarming elements.
3. “Soft Skies No Lies”
“Soft Skies No Lies was also voted among the top ten best songs for Strawberry Alarm Clock from fans on the This Is My Jam website. It came out in 1968 on the “Wake Up It’s Tomorrow” album. It’s a song that makes you smile. The lyrics paint a picture of watching children play and finding a place to hide in the countryside.
“Tomorrow received positive reviews across the board from fans and critics ranging from number two to four. The song charted at number 23 in the United States. This song appeared on the “Wake Up It’s Tomorrow” album in 1967 and was the second big hit for Strawberry Alarm Clock, written by Edward King and Mark Weitz. Quite a few listeners listed it as their favorite song, but there is an even better one.
1. “Incense and Peppermints”
“Incense and Peppermints” is the titular song from the album of the same name. This tune was the first big hit for Strawberry Alarm Clock, and it reached the position of number one on US charts. John Carter and Tim Gilbert wrote the song released in 1967. This song received nearly 5 million views on YouTube. Fan comment about loving the song when they were young. They still enjoy it as a nostalgic adventure that takes them back to simpler times now that many of them are in their 60s. “Incense and Peppermints” is easily the best song the group released, and it is still popular with fans.