Doctor Doctor (UFO song)

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"Doctor Doctor"
Single by UFO
from the album Phenomenon and Strangers in the Night
B-side"Lipstick Traces"
Released22 March 1974[1]
January 1979 (live single)[2]
Length4:10 (studio)
Songwriter(s)Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
Producer(s)Leo Lyons
UFO singles chronology
"Galactic Love"
"Doctor Doctor"
"Shoot Shoot"

"Doctor Doctor" is a song by the British hard rock band UFO, composed by guitarist Michael Schenker at the age of 18, with lyrics by singer Phil Mogg. It was released as a single from the album Phenomenon in 1974.

The song did not enter the UK Singles Chart on release,[3] but peaked in Australia at number 97, becoming the group's only charting single in that territory.[4] A live recording from the 1979 album Strangers in the Night was released as a single and became the first top 40 hit for the band.[5] In 2010, a live version with Vinnie Moore was released in the Best of a Decade album.[6][7]

UFO and Schenker's subsequent band, the Michael Schenker Group, play "Doctor Doctor" live at almost all their concerts. It has been covered by several bands, most notably Iron Maiden, who have famously played the song over their PA as the intro to almost all their concerts since 2000.[8]



Chart (1979) Peak
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 35


  1. ^ "UFO singles".
  2. ^ "UFO singles".
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (1995). The Great Rock Discography. Edinburgh, Great Britain: Canongate Books. p. 853. ISBN 0-86241-541-1.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 316. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "UFO Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  6. ^ "CD Reviews - The Best Of A Decade Ufo". 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  7. ^ Greg Prato (2010-09-20). "The Best of a Decade - UFO | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  8. ^ "Lord of the Flies". The Iron Maiden Commentary. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 15, 2021.

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