Today, we go ahead and embrace our hippie roots....
But this song seems a little Jesus-y for that, doesn't it?
And yet, that's exactly what Norman Greenbaum did - he wrote a religious hippie song. Of course, it wasn't well-known or much of a hit in secular circles - it was legitimately a Christian song and a hit! - until Doctor and the Medics covered it in the 1980's
Really, the simple and earnest song was criminally overlooked at initial release - but it's a classic now.