Top 10 Sitar Songs
Our list of the Top 10 Sitar Songs includes only the real thing – the massive, multi-stringed instrument from India that fascinated a segment of adventurous rockers during the '60s. So no electric sitars (like the one heard in Steely Dan's "Do It Again") or other instruments configured to sound like sitars (sorry, Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More"). The instrument came to prominence after George Harrison introduced Western ears to it on several mid-'60s Beatles songs. Its popularity even made sitar master Ravi Shankar a star for a brief period. Not so surprisingly, most of the songs on our list originated during the psychedelic era.