Stoned Soul Picnic (song)

Infobox Single
from Album = Stoned Soul Picnic
Name = Stoned Soul Picnic


Caption =
Artist = The Fifth Dimension
Released = 1968
Genre = Pop music
Length = 3:30
Producer = Bones Howe
Writer = Laura Nyro
Label = Soul City Records
Chart position =

  • #3 (U.S.) (3 weeks)

  • Last single = "Carpet Man" (1968)
    This single = "Stoned Soul Picnic" (1968)
    Next single = "Sweet Blindness" (1968)

    Stoned Soul Picnic was a popular song from the year 1968. The most popular version of the song was recorded by The Fifth Dimension, and was the first single released from their album of the same title, and was the most successful single from that album, reaching #3 on the U.S. Pop charts and #2 on the Black Singles charts. The song was also recorded by Laura Nyro and released on her Eli and the Thirteenth Confession album in the same year.

    The song describes a "Stoned Soul Picnic," full of good food, friends, and fun [http://www.thecitizen.com/archive/main/archive-000517/weekend/w-01.html] . When the song was introduced in the summer of 1968, it was known to be sung at "every street corner." One mystery to many from the song was the meaning of the unknown verb "surry" [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F00E4DA1231F937A35752C0A96E958260] . Some believe this refers to the noun "surrey" meaning an old-time carriage [http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=3530822107858635340] .

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