Artist Countdown: The Doors Top 30 1pm ET @RadioMax

DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation, from his famous work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.” They were among the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.

They were signed to Elektra Records in 1966. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone. Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 32.5 million certified units in the US. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Touch Me 
2 Riders on the Storm
3 Light My Fire
4 Hello, I Love You
5 Love Her Madly
6 The Mosquito
7 People Are Strange 
8 The Unknown Soldier
9 Break on Through (To the Other Side)
10 Roadhouse Blues
11 Tightrope Ride 
12 Love Me Two Times
13 Get Up and Dance 
14 You Make Me Real
15 Wishful Sinful
16 Tell All the People
17 Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
18 The End
19 Waiting for the Sun
20 Ships with Sails
21 Ghost Song
22 Runnin’ Blue
23 Gloria
24 The Piano Bird
25 Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor (The Severed Garden)
26 Not to Touch the Earth
27 L.A. Woman
28 Orange County Suite
29 Five To One
30 Crawling King Snake

4 thoughts on “Artist Countdown: The Doors Top 30 1pm ET @RadioMax”

  1. Thomas – our listing is based on chart activity we can find, preference of our listeners and the final decision of the editor in case of a tie for any tune. I think the decision for “Touch Me” was based on the assumption that most would think “Light My Fire” would be number one, however, as much as the tune is great, I made the call to move it down the list. 🙂

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