Light My Fire (7:09)

Cover of The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits

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“Light My Fire” is a song originally performed by The Doors which was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967. It spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard’s Hot 100, and one week on the Cashbox Top 100. It was re-released in 1968, peaking at number 87. The song was largely written by Robby Krieger, and credited to the entire band.

According to the Light My Fire Songfacts, this was the last song Jim Morrison performed live. It was a show at The Warehouse in New Orleans.

A live version was released in 1983 on their album Alive, She Cried, the first of several live or compilation albums released in subsequent decades to include the song.

The song is #35 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also included in the Songs of the Century list and was ranked number 7 in VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

José Feliciano’s cover version won a 1969 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, the same year he won another Grammy for Best New Artist.

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  • GreenSplendor

    absolutly DIVINE. perfect song from an exceptional album.

    22 Jan 6:50pm Reply
  • marjo47

    Always loved.

    8 Jan 5:49pm Reply
  • Nochek

    lOve.

    7 Jan 6:04pm Reply
  • Sophia_Pantlv

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES! (2)

    6 Jan 11:19am Reply
  • filiflu

    just remembering the poet.

    4 Jan 8:56pm Reply
  • octopuss22

    Oh my... that organ solo at 1:08 is stunning. I love how it escalates to it's culmination.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • corpsetastic

    The nine minutes is the ONLY version you need.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • TWHsr

    Cool.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • djcoolak

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    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • speedking1956

    Superoldie

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Cure1980

    Yes this is one of my love songs i like till my end is coming.--

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • germanrock

    Uno de los mas grandes temas de la historia del rockkk!

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    One of the best songs of all time.

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • vinman76

    Our love will become a funeral fire... LOVE IT!

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Listening to the debut album ^The Doors" released January 4,1967. Reached #4 on the US Billboard charts and is a muti-platinum album. This song is credited as written by the band Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore.

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    A classic from a genius.

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • cyrone

    )

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • indiaquick

    a great loss to the world music when jim died

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • gipotalamuss

    The Doors the best!!!

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
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