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One Hit Wonder: Iron Butterfly (1968)

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Single: Iron Butterfly Album: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida B-side: Iron Butterfly Theme" Released: June 14, 1968 (album) Released: July 31, 1968 (single) Genre: Acid rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, occult rock Songwriter: Doug Ingle Iron Butterfly released the single "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" from their 1968 album of the same name in the summer of 1968. At over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the LP. The middle of the song features a two-and-a-half-minute Ron Bushy drum solo.  A 2-minute-52-second 45-rpm version of the track was Iron Butterfly's only song to reach the top 40 . The album reached number four on Billboard's Top 200 chart and sold over 30 million copies. VH1 ranked the track 19th on the 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders list.