"Joy of a Toy" was the first USA single by the psychedelic rock band Soft Machine. It was released in 1968 to promote the group's debut album The Soft Machine. The single features edited versions of both songs, in addition to featuring the only known mono-mixes from their debut. Kevin Ayers would employ the song's title for his debut solo album, Joy of a Toy, a year later, even though it does not feature. According to Rob Chapman, the title of the A-side was taken from the name of an otherwise unrelated composition by Ornette Coleman.