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Top 20 Songs by The Doors

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Rated 15 points - posted 5 years ago by pxc0 in category Music.
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L.A. Woman Report Abuse
232 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 3 comments
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Band was great BUT also had a real bass and a great rhythm guitar to bring it over the top. It is the the pinnacle and one of those songs that can bring you to LA in an out of body experience.
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This IS the Doors best song! It allows you to hear the bands growth through the years to a perfectly harmonious group. Each member really giving it everything they had. A true masterpiece of a truly amazing band. The best.
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the best
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Roadhouse Blues Report Abuse
229 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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A dynamite! Excellent.
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Break on Through Report Abuse
229 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) Obviously NUMBER ONE! Daring, hilarious and insanely creative.
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Light My Fire Report Abuse
229 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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Defo there best song
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clearly the best
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The Changeling Report Abuse
223 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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I am suprised, and extremely happy to see this song on the list, having not ever receiving much radio time. My opinion would place this in top 4 or 5.
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Riders on the Storm Report Abuse
222 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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This song gave me nightmares as a child, but I adore it now.~
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People Are Strange Report Abuse
221 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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One of my favorite songs by The Doors, People are Strange is a great piece of music, but Jim really makes this song amazing. Jim's voice is incredible, and his lyrics are like poetry put to music. This song sums up people very well, and it deserves more praise than it receives.
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End Of The Night Report Abuse
To me, this is the perfect The Doors song. The lyrics and the music are both impeccable. They fit all the way.
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Moonlight Drive Report Abuse
lets swim to the moon, uh huh, lets climb with the tide
220 points - added 2 years ago by redbarron80 - 1 comment
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Should be in top 5. Really a masterpiece in it's own way. Allowing the listener to vividly picture the journey.
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I Can't See Your Face In My Mind Report Abuse
Such a beautiful song! Very underrated in comparison with other songs of The Doors.
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Yes, The River Knows Report Abuse
There is something mellow and sad in this song. Something beautiful.
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Alabama Song Report Abuse
Not the best, but definetely a great song written by a great poet Bertolt Brecht
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Love Her Madly Report Abuse
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You're Lost Little Girl Report Abuse
203 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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So underrated. The music is so soft and poetic here. One of the most 'honest' songs the Doors produced. No extravaganza in the lyrics, it's clear and sincere.
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Peace Frog Report Abuse
This has an incredible bass line. I'm really surprised that a song like this wouldn't be ranked. Robby has an incredible solo. The tone is really unique for him though which males it so special. The lyrics are odd but so are all of morrisons lyrics. If it were on their first album I bet this would be a popular song
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The End Report Abuse
This haunting song stretches over ten minutes and perfectly captures the menacing lyrics, beautiful imagery and free form improvisation of the band
202 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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Absolutely amazing track by the Doors and it is the song that sums up the whole band best. If someone asked me to give them a song that shows the best side to the Doors it would certainly be this song.
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This in my opinion should be placed at number 1 as it really shows how dark the band could be but at the same time the song is so beautiful during its opening, you really can't describe the song with words
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Waiting For The Sun Report Abuse
200 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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this song is so catchy with beautiful lyrics
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The lyrics are very interesting...since we're just realizing that we live in a binary solar system. Google it...then Google Zecharia Sitchen.
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Been Down So Long Report Abuse
I love this performance of Jim. It's really outstanding. A call for help...
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Strange Days Report Abuse
Off their second album, this song was a huge hit for The Doors and was accompanied by one of the first music videos of the band with a bunch of circus freaks
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When The Music's Over Report Abuse
This was The Doors' second epic song that runs over ten minutes. The lyrics are strange and non-sequitur and the song features one of Morrison's most famous screams during the "We want the world..." portion.
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love me two times Report Abuse
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Wintertime Love Report Abuse
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The Ghost Song Report Abuse
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Unhappy Girl Report Abuse
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Five To One Report Abuse
With Morrison allegedly singing drunk on the studio version, the lyrics to this song have been interpreted as an invective against Jim's mother and family.
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The Soft Parade Report Abuse
129 points - added 5 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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One of the best songs ever produced and such an underrated song.
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Summer's Almost Gone Report Abuse
What about this one? I certainly like it.
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Spanish Caravan Report Abuse
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Touch Me Report Abuse
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Blue Sunday Report Abuse
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You Make Me Real Report Abuse
It feels right
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Backdoor Man Report Abuse
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The Crystal Ship Report Abuse
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Hello, I love you Report Abuse
90 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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I read somewhere , maybe john densmores book that, Jim was walking down the boardwalk and he saw this beautiful black woman walking towards him, he penned the lyrics. This was even b4 the doors. The girl ended up being Jimi Hendrix's wife!
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Not To Touch The Earth Report Abuse
The title and many of the lyrics are taken from James Frazier's "The Golden Bough". This song was originally supposed to be part of a longer studio version of "Celebration of the Lizard" which never materialized.
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Gloria Report Abuse
I like The Doors' version of this song. Actually it is a Van Morrison song. I read that when they met each other, Jim and Van Morrison got really along because they had a lot of the same habits and they shared a passion for the blues.
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Love Street Report Abuse
Although this song seems somewhat bland the melody is amazing and although its simple, and not as good as some of these songs, it is a sweet song
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Cars Hiss By My Window Report Abuse
I just love the blues.
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My Eyes Have Seen You Report Abuse
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Hyacinth House Report Abuse
Typical, simple, early Door's music
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this is actually a very underrated song, imo. very few doors songs are this down-tempo and the guitar gives this song a lush, breezy quality.
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It would be a really good song if Morrison had omitted the redundant lyrics 'I need someone yeah who doesn't need me ' It's so fake to demand such a thing when you don't really want that. Everybody loves to be needed and certainly Morrison was craving for attention.
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^absolutely correct
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Early Door's music? This was on their last album: L.A. Woman. Based on this poorly thought list, you obviously haven't heard NEARLY enough of the Doors music.
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Ship Of Fools Report Abuse
This is the the song that i think of when i hear people talk about morrison's poetry. its haunting but catchy and enjoyable lyrics are what makes this song one to remember
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Take It As It Comes Report Abuse
One of the best and most inspiring songs by The Doors ever.
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This song deserves to be in the top 5.
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my wild love Report Abuse
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Shaman's Blues Report Abuse
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Not to touch the earth Report Abuse
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Queen of the Highway Report Abuse
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roadhouse blues Report Abuse
because of his high voice and the great combination of the words
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Under Waterfall Report Abuse
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The Spy Report Abuse
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Whiskey, mystics and men Report Abuse
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She Smells So Nice Report Abuse
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Build Me a Woman Report Abuse
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( You Need Meat ) Don't Go No Further Report Abuse
I know the title is not attractive at all, but if this song was sung by Morrison's raspy voice, it would be a hit. Unfortunately, Morrison died so it was recorded with Ray Manzarek's voice. Each member of this band had its role. Undoubtedly, nobody could play the keyboards as Ray did. Morrison didn't know any instruments to play, but his voice was by far more expressive than Manzarek's.
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Morrison could play piano
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My top 15 songs (in playing order on a cd) Report Abuse
1. People are Strange 2. L.A. Woman 3. The End 4. The Soft Parade 5. Riders on the Storm 6. Hello, I Love You 7. Love Her Madly 8. Touch Me 9. When the Music’s Over 10. Roadhouse Blues 11. Love Me Two Times 12. Five to One 13. Light My Fire 14. Waiting for the Sun 15. Break on Through
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She's Not There Report Abuse
-31 points - added 3 years ago by Idd E. Ott 2 - 1 comment
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zombies wrote that
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Start Me Up Report Abuse
-34 points - added 3 years ago by Idd E. Ott 2 - 1 comment
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stone wrote that
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