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"The Mosquito"
Single by the Doors
from the album Full Circle
B-side"It Slipped My Mind"
Released1972 (1972)
  • John Densmore
  • Robby Krieger
  • Ray Manzarek
The Doors singles chronology
"Ships with Sails"
"The Mosquito"
"Get Up and Dance"

"The Mosquito" is a song by American rock band the Doors from their 1972 album Full Circle. In the same year it was released as a single. Billboard called it an "unusual off beat disc" with a "clever Latin beat".[1] Record World called it an "infectious ditty with calypso feel."[2] The vocal is by Robby Krieger.[3]


Chart (1972) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 15
Finland (Suomen Virallinen)[5] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 17
West Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 25

Joe Dassin version[edit]

"Le Moustique"
Single by Joe Dassin
from the album Joe
LanguageFrench (adapted by Pierre Delanoë)
Released1973 (1973)
LabelCBS Disques
Joe Dassin singles chronology
"S'aimer sous la pluie"
"Le Moustique"
"Salut les amoureux"

A French-language version was recorded by Joe Dassin as "Le Moustique") with lyrics adaptated by Pierre Delanoë. It was included on his 1972 album Joe and in 1973 released as a single.[8]


The single "Le Moustique" by Joe Dassin reached at least the top 10 in France[9] and at least the top 5 in Finland[10][11] (according to the charts, courtesy respectively of the Centre d'Information et de Documentation du Disque and of Intro, that U.S. Billboard published in its "Hits of the World" section).


  1. ^ "Radio Action and Pick Singles" (PDF). Billboard. September 16, 1972. p. 21. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  2. ^ "Single Picks" (PDF). Record World. September 9, 1972. p. 10. Retrieved 2023-03-29.
  3. ^ "The Doors: Other Voices and Full Circle, PopMatters". 13 February 2012.
  4. ^ "The Doors – The Mosquito" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  5. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. p. 127. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  6. ^ "The Doors – The Mosquito" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Doors – The Mosquito" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. To see peak chart position, click "TITEL VON The Doors"
  8. ^ "ultratop.be - Joe Dassin - Le moustique". Ultratop. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-04-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 46–. ISSN 0006-2510. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  10. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-05-26). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 60–. ISSN 0006-2510. EL MOUSTIQUE Joe Dassin. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  11. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-06-30). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 57–. ISSN 0006-2510. LE MOSQUITO Joe Dassin. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)