5. 'Purple Haze'
Jimi Hendrix's career gained a lot of traction with his first single "Hey Joe," but it was the follow-up, "Purple Haze," that truly made him a superstar. The song hit Number 65 on the U.S. Hot 100 and had kids all across the country playing air guitar in the mirror. Many people claim the title is a clear reference to LSD, but Hendrix claimed it was inspired by a dream he had in which he was walking underneath the sea. That may be true, but he had little incentive to admit any song was about drugs, since it would have been immediately banned from the radio. Whatever the truth, the song also has one of the most misheard lines in rock history. He's singing "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" and not "Excuse me while I kiss this guy."