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"Purple Haze"is a song by Jimi Hendrix, written in 1967, that was released as the second single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It later appeared on the US version of the album Are You Experienced. The song is one of the "archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties" become. [3]

In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Purple Haze" at number one of the list The 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. [4Rolling Stone placed it at number 17 of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and at number 2 of list 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. [5]

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Reportedly the song arose after producer Chas Chandler heard Hendrix play the riff backstage and suggested that he would write a text. Chandler says that the text never shortened, while Hendrix claimed that the original text was much longer. [6Haider denied itself that the song had anything to do with drugs; According to him, it was no more than a love song. He said the phrase "Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me" is the key phrase of the song. [7]

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In the United Kingdom reached "Purple Haze" the third position in the charts,[8it reached number 65 in the United States only position[9]. In Netherlands, the 14th in the Dutch Top 40.

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: Week 18 t/m 23 of 1967
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6
Number 31 23 17 14 25 25 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Purple Haze in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 06-05-1967
Week 1 2 3 4 5
Number 19 17 12 11 12 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

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in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Purple Haze - 542 1236 570 491 457 421 608 636 542 381 351 329 406 377

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