Love Her Madly
|"Love Her Madly"|
|Single by The Doors|
|from the album L.A. Woman|
|B-side||"(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further"|
|Format||7" 45 RPM|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, blues rock|
|The Doors singles chronology|
"Love Her Madly" (not to be confused with the 2000 Ray Manzarek film and album of the same title) is a song by The Doors that was released in March 1971. Composed by guitarist Robby Krieger, it served as the lead single from L.A. Woman, their final album with frontman Jim Morrison. Session musician and TCB Band member Jerry Scheff played bass guitar on the song. "Love Her Madly" became one of the highest-charting hits for The Doors. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and reached No. 3 in Canada.
- Jim Morrison - Vocals, tambourine
- Robby Krieger - Guitars
- Ray Manzarek - Tack piano, Vox Continental
- John Densmore - Drums
- Jerry Scheff - Bass guitar
The song was used in the 1994 period film Forrest Gump.
The B-side of the single is one of only three non-album B-sides by The Doors, the other two being "Who Scared You?" (B-side to "Wishful, Sinful") and the relatively rare "Tree Trunk" (B-side to "Get Up and Dance"). "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" had its first official album release on the Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine compilation. The song is also included as a bonus track on the 2007 reissue of L.A. Woman.
|Chart (1971)||Peak position|
|Australian Go-Set National Top 60||6|
|The Veronica Top 40||4|
|RPM Top 100 Singles||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||11|
|U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles||7|
Sales and Certifications
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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