Top 10 Best The Doors Songs

The Top Ten
1 Riders on the Storm

The Doors went out in style with this piece being the last track on L.A. Woman. It's got everything great poetic lyrics, great beat, clever effect of rain and thunder at beginning and end of the song, great work on guitar, drums, and most of all Manzarek's keyboard, the perfect song for relaxing, to driving on the road come rain or shine. Riders on the Storm is a musical trip till the end, by far the best song put out by the Doors, guaranteed.

Very special song at least for me, the day I bought this Greatest hits album of The Dorrs it was a stormy and rainy day and the same day I met a girl who after two months became my girlfriend. Now we are parted, but when I hear this song "Riders of the Storm" I am taken back to that day. Songs are like Time Machine that's the beauty of the songs

I love this song... Lets try and get this at No. 1 once again. Light my Fire is great but Riders of the Storm is incomparable with the sound of raindrops in the backdrop giving it a nostalgia and enigmatic feel throughout the song.

Such a great song. Had the album on my ipod and this was the last song I learned from it. Then, in one night, this became my favorite song off the album because of the amazing piano and the relaxing flow of the music.

2 Light My Fire

THIS is the song people think of when talking about the Doors, NOT Riders on the Storm. Don't get me wrong, it's an okay song, but Light My Fire is just better. The organ-like keyboards, the soothing yet haunting guitar solo, and Jim's cool voice make this such a good song.

I don't like The Doors but I like this song. One of my favs for sure. Even though Jim Morrison is overrated, I love this song and Break on through should be at least in the top 3. I love the lyrics and I love the keyboard playing, but I think this was one of their few good ones.

It has to have the organ and guitar solos! I love this song, and I love this band. Ray's intensity, Rob's lyrics... they all come together in one awesome classic.

Just listen to the keyboards in this song, this band did so much good to progressive/psychedelic rock music, all while going without a bass guitarist...

3 The End

Cathartic, Emotional, Heavy and Trippy, "The End" is the Doors' best recorded song. It features the greatest from every member: Jim Morrison's iconic vocals, philosophy and psychedelic imagery out in the Californian desert dominate this song along with one of the greatest guitar lines in Psychedelic music, the emotional eastern sound of the guitar drones throughout creating a haunting and hypnotic effect like a street performer playing flute while his cobra dances. The drumming is intricate and powerful and the organ drones throughout like the sound of the desert itself. This song is literally going through hell and war and then coming back to the world, a new man.

The End features the best of every member of the Doors. Jim Morrison gives his best lyrics with eleven minutes of philosophy mixed with weird psychedelic images and finishes it off by screaming about his mother. He delivers his greatest energy and most affecting feeling. Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore invent a whole new type of psychedelic music that sounds like it comes from a different planet. The End is one of the most unique and surreal pieces of music ever written and is the Doors best song.

Amazing thing about this song is doesn't matter how many versions live or studio I've heard it always takes me to a surreal place... Every version sets a Unique mood in its on right with different lyrics and instrumentals each more mysterious than the next. Improvisation takes over in this song and that's when true artists shine...

I really wanted to vote for "Touch Me", but in all honesty, there is no better song than "The End". It takes the greatest part of the era and sums it up into a much-too-short 11 minutes.

The Doors truly out-do themselves with this one. The Doors are an underrated band and songs such as this epitomize this.

4 Break On Through (To the Other Side)

Super hip and cool just like cream's song strange brew on Disraeli gears. 1967 best year ever for rock, psyche, and soul music!

One of the most underrated songs ever and it's amazing song that should be in the first top 10 list long live rock'n'roll and hail to jim morrison!

Simply the best and my all-time Doors favourite. One of the best rock'n'roll songs of all time! Break on through to the top 3!

Great song! The doors are the best. Late 60's rock forever man.

5 People are Strange

Great lyrics, awesome guitar. Apparently Jim was feeling morose one day or night and went for a walk alone, when he returned he introduced the band to this track, written during his walk. Not a top 5, but not to be overlooked.

I love to sing this song, it's nice and deep. It helps you forget about all the useless notes in the 5 octave and up that pop music now sells to the tasteless consumer.

The first doors song I listened to and still my favourite after hearing all of their albums. A true psychedelic masterpiece. Long live the Doors.

This is just lovely. A great song that stays in your mind for even days! I just heard it a week ago and I want to hear it everyday from now on.

6 L.A. Woman

L.A. woman is superb. The perfect blend of guitar and keyboard melody (with exquisite solos from each) and a knockout vocal performance from Morrison. I could personally do without the whole Mr. Mojo Risin' mumbo jumbo, but it does serve as a unique and effective buildup to the song's finale, an awesome repetition of the opening verse and chorus with redoubled instrumental flourishes. All in all, this is a fantastic song and in my opinion the one that truly captures what The Doors were all about: rock 'n' blues!

The defining doors song, perfect tune and brilliantly psychedelic lyrics. The first half of the song builds up to one of the greatest musical moments of all time: the ever speeding "Mr. mojo risin'" The finale is a goosebump inducing thrill ride which repeats the opening in an even more effective way than before (we have just entered the mind of Jim Morrison, AKA Mr. mojo rosin).
My family and girlfriend hates this song but surely everyone must appreciate how incredibly well structured this masterpiece truly is!

Their most perfectly realized work, containing the prog-level technique showcased in many of their albums and combining it with a raw, soulful blues feel. My favorite of theirs by far.

Honestly. Easily their best. Used to try to drive back from my girlfriends before this song ended when I was a kid. Best bit of the relationship. The day we broke up - I made it.

7 Roadhouse Blues

If this song isn't in top three, then the world must be psychotic and demented. The blunt and rusted guitar-work, the hard-hitting rifts and drives, and of course Jim's complementing vocals! This song is an accepted masterpiece of Classic Rock.

Let it roll baby roll, Let it roll baby roll, Let it roll baby roll...Let it roolll... All night know you listen to this song just for that moment!

Gives me goosebumps's. Morisson's perfect execution and groovy guitar play makes it one of the best songs of the Doors.

The song does justice to its name. The background music is a lso fabulous. Truly extraordinary. Deserves a better rank.

8 Touch Me

The imagery that Jim gives you with his lyrics is uncanny. Combined with the new twist of horn instruments, it really is my favourite song by the doors. Although, the doors probably have the largest amount of songs that I like as a whole. "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. "

Oh, God, I learned this like... Not even two days ago and it's almost already in the top 25 most played list. I mean, I knew it before, but I didn't remember it. And here I am. This song is so catchy and so awesome, you just HAVE to love it.

I'm gonna love you until the heavens stop the rain, I'm gonna love you until the stars fall from the sky. Jim you are a legend and the greatest frontman in the history of rock and roll.

I heard this on the radio today. I'd forgotten what an incredible tune it is. Sounds almost like Elvis in places.

9 Hello, I Love You

The day a girl says to me, "Hello, I love you. Won't you tell me your name? " I will marry her.

Come on?. This song is groovy dude!. This song should be on every The Doors playlist.

So nice. Wow, I'm going to try this as a pick up line. Thanks!

10 The Crystal Ship

For me, this song had never really rated, I never disliked it, I don't dislike anything of the doors, but not one I could listen to religiously, until I heard Robyn Hitchcock's cover. It breathed new life into the song, he didn't stray too far from the original recording, but for some reason he ignited the song. The second and final verses are perfectly written and constructed and tie the entire track together by pure genius.

The time you ran was too insane,
We'll meet again, and,

A million ways to spend your time when we get back,
I'll drop a line.

I think it's one of the best songs ever written. And one of the best songs performed by Jim. And it's very peaceful too.

Beautiful song. When I have my headache crisis I listen to classical music or The Crystal Ship by the Doors.

"The streets are fields that never die. "
Simply beautiful and enchanting track and one of Jim's finest vocal performance.

The Contenders
11 Love Her Madly

Beautiful lyrics and singing by Jim Morrison as always, and such a lovely melody.
"Don't you love her as she's walking out the door? Like she did one thousand times before"

Great vocals by Morrison and good lyrics
Manzarek did great as usual and the simple solo by Krieger was the icing on the cake... Definitely The Doors Best Song

One of the last Doors songs. For me second best song of the LA Woman album behind riders on the storm.

Great song, Jim has a one of kind voice I'd know it any where nobody can sing like him!

12 When the Music's Over

This song is brilliant. The songs holds power in the fact that has a similar structure to end in the fact that it's longer and deals with instrumental breaks that lead back into regular rhythm and features Jim using his spoken word talents again. What puts this song over the end for me is the final instrumental bridge that has right after a long slow beat being laid out by manzerak that explodes with Jim screaming we want the world and we want it... now... NOW! Persian night babe! see the light babe! save us! Jesus! save us! Which leads into what feels like a dramatic thumping end only to bring back the steady beat and to hear, "when the musics over". Bone chilling

One of the greatest songs of all time. Only Roger Daltrey and Jim Morrison can scream like that. Organ driven with short breaks for instrumentals with the narrator of the Lizard King himself. We want the world and we want it now, now? NOW!

This is the best song of 1967, and the best thing the Doors ever recorded. Great performance from Jim and the rest of the band members. Great band chemistry on this track, and one of the best album closers to ever come into existence.

This song gives you the best trip ever. The sudden start, melodious initial section, mysterious instrumental in the middle, the slow, quiet poem and the explosive end... Best trip ever...

13 Peace Frog

This is the song that got me into the doors and I love it. First heard it in tony hawk's American wasteland and have been a doors fan ever since then.

Definitely not the most famous song by The Doors but still my favorite. And it was in the Waterboy, so bonus points there.

Awesome song, surprised to see it regarded highly, I wouldn't have it in my top 20, but is a really well constructed song.

How is this not higher. I feel like dancing every time I hear it. Also, that organ, amazing.

14 Love Me Two Times

It starts with you driving in your car as if just another music piece has come on the radio. It suddenly ends with you red in the face from singing, yelling, and pounding to the beat and you've forgotten exactly how you got there.

Love once for tomorrow and once just for today..Love me two times..I'm gone away.

Great song and great guitar riff. Needs to be top ten!

Listen to it. You will understand.

15 Alabama Song

This is.. The best.. Doors song. Oh, don't ask why. Oh, don't ask why.

This is my favorite Doors song. Oh don't ask me why, but it is!

I just find this song very nice and fun should be in the top tens

16 Five to One

This song is an absolute jam. Morrison's vocals are brilliant and the feeling the song gives you is mesmerizing. Love it

No one here gets out alive now! Pure Jim Morrison.

What's not to love about this song, One hell of a band!

Greatest build up in any song ever!

17 Love Street

Why this amazing is so below! It should be in at least top 15.

The most beautiful Doors song.

This is my favorite doors song, how it it ths low, it's so melodic and beautiful.

When I listened it for the first time... I listened it for a whole night the poetry of jim is aesome

18 Strange Days

This is a top 10 song, easy. The rise of the keys in the intro is much like the rise in the Beatles here comes the sun bridge. The bass line is great, keys are brilliant, guitar is perfect, drums are genius. I can't fault a single doors release, maybe a soft parade track, but everything these guys did was nothing short of pure genius. Most underrated band of all time.

Their music was special as each one of the band was!

Most underrated doors song!

Very underrated song.

19 Back Door Man

All there songs were so good, wish I could of went to one of their concerts, if you want to know what classic rock is listen to The Doors!

What a classic rock. Where is Jim now to sing this? Oh man, I should have born in 50's to hear this.. This should be in top ten.

The Doors didn't write this song.

Why is this at 18?

20 Soul Kitchen

Why is this so low on the list?! LOVE this song, very psychedelic yet still has a very catchy groove to it.

What? ' In my top10 best songs ever and not even in the top 20 doors songs? This has gotta change.

1. Soul kitchen
2. Crystal ship
3. La woman

Why is this so low on the list?

Underrated song; hard to beat the combination of songs on their debut album

21 Not to Touch the Earth

Good to see this one rated. It's not a typically noted doors song, but deserving of a top 30 spot. Would have been a great track to see live.

Phenomenal tune. Most underrated Doors song. Put it on your iPod and go crank out some mileage on the trail.

Lyrics are brilliant, and this song is a perfect embodiment of chaos. Love it. Also the live versions are far superior to studio

This song needs to move up the rankings... if you have not already, please give it a listen!

22 Spanish Caravan

Are you insane? Why isn't this song at least in the top ten. It's just beautiful. The flamenco guitar of robbie krieger, the extraordinary lyrics, jim's voice...

... Nothing beats this song. The only reason Spanish Caravan isn't higher on this list is because it hasn't been heard by as many people. The Doors at their best!

Guitar at its very best

23 Summer's Almost Gone

This is such a beautifully constructed song about endings. Relationships, friendships and experiences. Ray is really at his best in this song.

24 Waiting for the Sun

This is my number 1 doors track. Perfect bass, beautiful guitar, great keys and killer vocals. It slowly builds up and the bridge is pure genius. It's a very haunting song and really expresses how far ahead of their time the doors were. I can't fault it.

This is the strangest life I have ever known.

Amazing song, amazing length, amazing voice.

"Waiting for the sun" is one of my favorite songs by the doors, and to see that it hasn't made it any higher is sort of disappointing. Nonetheless, the song isn't as popular as some, yet it should still have earned more nods than it has.

I have listened to this song regularly since the album was released. Perfect does not really make it justice. It just can't be beaten!

Arguably one of the first heavy metal songs ever made... For the album of the same name but not published until 1970. Killer riff.

25 The Soft Parade

Not a typical doors track, but still warrants recognition. I love how the song changes mood, much like L.A Woman. It really is a trip. Jim seems to take on a Kurt Cobain style of writing in his later work. Hyacinth House was written at Robbys and the line, I think the bathroom is clear is simply about waiting to use the toilet, soft parade seems to be another random collections of observations, peppermint, miniskirts, chocolate candy, Champion sax and a girl name Sandy. Good to see it made the top 20.

When I was back there in seminary school, there was a person there who put forth the proposition, that you can petition the lord with prayer.

Jim was a great singer, but one heck of a poet. This song proves that theory for sure.

This song is a trip, it's perfect!

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