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Top 10 Songs By The Doors

Updated on April 6, 2015

The Doors are arguably one of the greatest composers of music of all time. So I have decided to list my top 10 favorite The Doors songs. Here they are. I hope I did well. Enjoy!

10. Love Me Two Times

Copenhagen, 1968
Copenhagen, 1968

Love me two times is one of the best Doors songs because it starts of with a nice guitar riff, by lead guitarist Robby Krieger then eases into a very well put together chorus. It has a soothing yet motivational feel to it. Like any other The Doors song, you can instantly feel the emotions sent through all of the amazing vocals and instruments that some peoples grandfathers and grandmothers might just call the greatest. The lyrics were written by guitarist Robby Krieger. You can watch them perform it live in their 1968 Copenhagen performance below. I really recommend this one.

9. The Ghost Song

I love this song. It starts off with Jim Speaking. I don't want to ruin it, you have to hear it for yourself. It is a very exceptional song with written poetry by Jim Morrison, with the band added later. The Ghost Song is was released seven years after Jim's death. In the song it refers to a time when Jim was a kid and he and his family were driving down a desert highway and they passed a vehicular accident, and there was Native Americans laying there dying, and Jim was really affected by it, to the point of writing about it in one of his poems. The song actually has a pretty tragic story behind it, because Jim never got to record it with the rest of the band, it was released 7 years after Jim's death. Yet it sounds as if he was there recording it with them. Song makes my emotions go all over the place. Definitely one of the greatest poems of all time, by the late, great, Jim Morrison. Rest In Peace.

8. People Are Strange

People are strange is a Doors classic and is hands down one of their best songs of all time. It has a nice rhythm to it. It starts off slow, then picks up right away, I especially like this song because it has a nice melody to it, and it has a very strong message to it also, the title should clear up any confusion you might have about what the song is about. The Doors deliver with soothing yet uplifting emotions in every single one of their songs, but this song in particular, makes the top 10. It's a great one, listen below.

7. Break On Through

This one might seem familiar to a lot of people, it is one of the most popular songs by the doors, and any Doors fan can tell you it deserves to be on the list. The song starts off slow but gets fast pretty quick and stays like that all the way through. Then you are left with a masterpiece of a song. Jim's voice is very strong in this one, sounds great, along with the guitar, drums and the keyboard, it is nothing but a master piece. Very catchy too if I might add. The song is a classic and will remain that way forever, just as the other nine songs on the list.

6. Hello, I Love You

Great song, it starts of with an uplifting beat and it will stay that way, it also has a great title. Just the title itself, says Jim Morrison. He wrote it, which means he wrote the title. I still look up to Jim and The Doors, they took something they love to do and made it into a career when people said they couldn't. That is true passion and true determination.

5. Touch Me

Yet another classic. Touch me is a very uplifting song. Full of energy and excitement, touch me offers listeners a melody in which makes you want to get up and dance. Great great vocals, great guitar, great keyboard, great drums, what more could you ask for? Now get up and dance! I won't blame you.

4. The End

Another great one! The end is one of those songs, when you first hear it, you'll instantly know why we, the fans, love it. It is a very slow song, and it stays slow, but the doors never fail to deliver. I promise you, you will like this one. I can literally listen to it a million times and never get sick of it. Probably already have.

3. Riders On The Storm

Okay, I absolutely love Riders On The Storm! Just one listen and you'll instantly know why. I specifically remember having very fond times listening to this song. It is definitely one you don't want to miss. The song starts off with a nice little solo by keyboardist Ray Manzarek, then quickly gets right to business, with the chorus right off the bat, another popular one by The Doors, I could listen to this a million times and never get sick of it. It truly is a thing of beauty.

2. L.A. Woman

L.A. woman is a great song to start your morning off with. Very uplifting and very fast. It keeps you tapping your foot all the way through, just don't hurt yourself. Everyone really brings it in this one. It's another doors masterpiece. The song is featured on the sixth studio album by The Doors with the same name. The L.A. Women album was the last one to be recorded with lead singer Jim Morrison. Most people will have heard this one, the song L.A. Women is among the most popular The Doors songs. Listen below.

1. Roadhouse Blues

Now, my favorite song by The Doors. Roadhouse Blues. I am very fond of this song. I have great memories as a young child listening to this song. Jim Morrison's voice, Robby Krieger's guitar, Ray Manzarek's keyboards and John Densmore's drums, all equal up to arguably the greatest rock song of all time. I love this song! It just uplifts my spirits. When I listen to Roadhouse Blues I feel like nothing can hold me back. Roadhouse Blues will be amongst the top for many years to come. Enjoy below.

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    • Royce S profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback sir, I really appreciate it. Yeah I'm sorry many songs didn't make the list, It was quite a challenge to narrow it all down to ten. But thank you again for reading my hub, I am forever grateful.

    • Mel Carriere profile image

      Mel Carriere 

      4 years ago from San Diego California

      Your list wasn't perfect, but the Doors had a lot of great tunes that could have made this list. I think Light my Fire really needs to be on there and The Crystal Ship. What you made clear, and what a lot of people don't realize, is the great songwriting that Robby Krieger did. Too many give all the credit to Jim Morrison, and that simply wasn't the case. Great hub.


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