TOP 10 DOORS SONGS

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THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL GALLUCCI AND PUBLISHED BY ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK ON APRIL 6, 2013.

Like so many other classic bands from the '60s, the Doors truly were a sum of their parts. But more than any of their contemporaries, they came dangerously close to being overshadowed by the magnetic presence of Jim Morrison, one of rock's original swaggering rock gods. He got most of the attention -- much of it for his onstage antics, which often included drunken confrontations with fans, police and his penis. But the band's music is why they matter 40 years after their debut album came out. They made six mostly great records before Morrison's inevitable death at the age of 27. Our list of the Top 10 Doors Songs covers all of them.

10 ‘Roadhouse Blues’
From: 'Morrison Hotel' (1970)

The opening track on the Doors' fifth album drew from their blues roots while jolting the genre with an electric performance by the entire band. Even though the song wasn't a huge hit (as the B-side of 'You Make Me Real,' it reached No. 50), 'Roadhouse Blues' became one of the band's most popular songs, thanks in no small part to the hedonistic lifestyle espoused by Morrison.

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