Light My Fire
The Doors
Doors 1967 Light My Fire Crystal Ship 45 1

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on, baby, light my fire

1967
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967 for three weeks
  • from the album The Doors (1967)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #35 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first hit single for The Doors and their first No.1
  • the song has 3 version lengths:
         7:06 (album version)
         4:40 (long radio version)
         3:07 (single version)
  • considered by many to be the signature song of The Doors
  • on the record:
         Jim Morrison- vocals
         Robby Krieger- guitar
         Ray Manzarek- Vox Continental organ
         John Densmore- drums
         Larry Knechtel- bass
  • written primarily by Robbie Krieger, credited to The Doors
  • guitarist Robbie Krieger has said that it was the first song that he wrote for the Doors although he does credit singer Jim Morrison for the second verse which speaks about 'wallowing in the mire' and 'our love become a funeral pyre'
  • the best known cover of "Light My Fire" was José Feliciano's version which peaked at No. 3 in 1968, one year after the Doors original
  • produced by Paul A. Rothchild
  • recorded August 1966 at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
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