The Mosquito (song)

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"The Mosquito"
Single by The Doors
from the album Full Circle
Language English
A-side "The Mosquito"
B-side "It Slipped My Mind"
Released 1972 (1972)
Format 7" single
Label Elektra
Songwriter(s) John Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek
The Doors singles chronology
"Ships with Sails / In the Eye of the Sun"
(1971)
"The Mosquito"
(1972)
"Get Up and Dance / Treetrunk"
(1972)
"Le Moustique"
Single by Joe Dassin
from the album Joe
Language French
A-side "Le Moustique"
B-side "C'est ma tournée"
"La Complainte de l'heure de pointe (À vélo dans Paris)"
Released 1973 (1973)
Format 7" single
Label CBS Disques
Lyricist(s) French adaptation: Pierre Delanoë
Joe Dassin singles chronology
"S'aimer sous la pluie"
(1973)
"Le Moustique"
(1973)
"Salut les amoureux"
(1973)

"The Mosquito" is a song by The Doors from their 1972 album Full Circle. In the same year it was released as a single.[1]

Soon it was adapted into French (under the title "Le Moustique") by Pierre Delanoë. The French version was recorded by Joe Dassin. It was included on his 1972 album Joe and in 1973 released as a single.[2]

Track listings[edit]

Joe Dassin version[edit]

7" Single CBS 1339 (1973, France)

  1. "Le moustique" (2:18)
  2. "C'est ma tournée" (3:10)[3]

7" Single CBS 1339 (1973, Yugoslavia)

  1. "Le moustique" (2:18)
  2. "La complainte de l'heure de pointe (À vélo dans Paris)" (1:54)[2][4]

7" Single RCA Victor 75-5151 (1973, Canada)

  1. "Le moustique" (2:18)
  2. "Louisiana" (2:45)[5]

Charts[edit]

"The Mosquito" by The Doors
Chart (1972) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 17
"Le Moustique" by Joe Dassin

The single "Le Moustique" by Joe Dassin reached at least the top 10 in France[8] and at least the top 5 in Finland[9][10] (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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at – The Doors – The Mosquito" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. ^ a b "ultratop.be - Joe Dassin - Le moustique". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Joe Dassin - Le Moustique (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Joe Dassin - Le Moustique (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Joe Dassin - Le Moustique (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – The Doors Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Doors – The Mosquito" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  8. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-04-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 46–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-05-26). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 60–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  10. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-06-30). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 57–. ISSN 0006-2510. 

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