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The Doors

Light My Fire

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“Light My Fire” is a song originally performed by The Doors which was recorded in August 1966 and released the first week of January 1967 on the Doors’ debut album. Released as a single in April, it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and one week on the Cash Box Top 100, nearly a year after its recording. Then, a year later, it re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 following the success of Jose Feliciano’s version of the song, peaking at number 87. The song was largely written by Robby Krieger, and credited to the entire band. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1967, representing sales of one million units. A live version was released in 1983 on their album Alive, She Cried, the first of several live... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Come on baby, light my fire ... Try to set the night on fire ... Try now we can only lose

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This song is listed #35 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Anonymous wrote on August, 12th 2008 at 2:02am:
the doors are the magnificent


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