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"Love Her Madly"
Single by The Doors
from the album L.A. Woman
B-side "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further"
Released March 1971
Format 7" 45 RPM
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 3:20
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Robby Krieger
Producer Bruce Botnick
The Doors singles chronology
"Universal Mind"
(1970)
"Love Her Madly"
(1971)
"Riders on the Storm"
(1971)

"Love Her Madly" is a 1971 song by The Doors which appears on L.A. Woman, their final album with frontman Jim Morrison. The song was composed by the band's guitarist, Robby Krieger. Jerry Scheff plays the bass on this song. The song was released as a single in April 1971 and became one of The Doors' biggest chart hits, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It did even better in the official Australian chart, peaking at #4.

In 2000, Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek recorded a new version of "Love Her Madly" with Bo Diddley for the Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.

The song was used in the 1994 period film Forrest Gump.

The song was covered by pianist George Winston on his album Night Divides the Day - The Music of the Doors.

B-side

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 re-issue of L.A. Woman.

Chart positions

Chart (1971) Peak position
Australian Go-Set National Top 60[1] 6
Netherlands Singles Chart[2] 4
RPM Top 100 Singles[3] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 11
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 Singles[5] 8

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