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Jim Morrison was one of the most charismatic rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time.
The ladies loved him. And how could they resist? He was both sensitive and sexy, with luscious curls, chiseled cheekbones, and the tightest leather pants the women had ever seen.
The guys wanted to be him. He exuded confidence and had killer stage presence that any aspiring artist would envy.
If it wasn’t for Morrison’s mysterious and tragic death on July 3, 1971, he would have turned 69 this December 8.
In celebration of his life, and the legacy he left behind, please enjoy this compilation of the Top 10 Doors Songs:
10. “The Crystal Ship”
This romance-tinged song is a pleasure to listen to. Its poetic lyrics and eerily beautiful sound will win you over immediately.
9. “Peace Frog”
Only Jim and The Doors could take such violent imagery and make it sound like an upbeat, dance-worthy song.
8. “Moonlight Drive”
Every single time I hear this song I want to go for a moonlight drive. You’re sure to feel the same way.
7. “Love Her Madly”
This song was featured on L.A. Woman, the final record The Doors made with Jim Morrison. It reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
6. “Alabama Song”
“Alabama Song” has great carnival-sounding background music throughout. Best of all, it’s extremely catchy.
5. “People Are Strange”
Fun fact: This song was covered by Echo and the Bunnymen for the 1987 film The Lost Boys. Scenes in the vampires’ lair featured a large image of Jim Morrison in the background.
4. “Touch Me”
This clip of The Doors’ appearance on a 1968 episode of Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour remains a fan favorite.
3. “L.A. Woman”
Morrison’s decision to grow a beard created an interesting change in the sound of his voice when he sang into the mic. The song’s repeated phrase “Mr. Mojo Risin’” was actually the letters in Jim Morrison’s name rearranged.
2. “Roadhouse Blues”
“Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel!” What a great opening line. As soon as fans hear it, they immediately start singing along.
1. “Light My Fire”
Jim was told not to say the word “higher” when The Doors performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, but he ignored this request and sang the lyrics exactly as they were written. This action was one of many that cemented his place as rebel, rockstar, and icon for generations to come.