The Top 20 Greatest Doors Songs

American rock group The Doors, from left to right: John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Jim Morrison (singer), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
American rock group The Doors, from left to right: John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Jim Morrison (singer), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

America's most influential band scored hits with some classic tracks, but there were plenty more real gems that were never released as singles. You'll find some of both here. So will The Doors' best ever track be a familiar single, or something you can only find hidden away on one of their albums? And how many of your favourites made our Doors Top 20? Read on and find out...

20. Not To Touch The Earth

Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, claimed that on his last day on earth, Jim listened to tapes of his old songs and became fixated on this track, playing it over and over. The central part of Celebration Of The Lizard, the epic poem the band attempted to record during the Waiting For The Sun sessions, the line ‘Dead president’s corpse in the driver’s car’ now seems oddly prophetic of Jim’s death. The music is a sparse rhythmic mantra.

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