Love Me Two Times


Love Me Two Times

Infobox Single
Name = Love Me Two Times


Artist = The Doors
from Album = Strange Days
B-side = Moonlight Drive
Released = November 1967
Format =
Recorded = May and August 1967
Genre = Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock
Length = 3:16
Label = Elektra
Writer = Jim Morrison Robby Krieger Ray Manzarek John Densmore
Producer = Paul A. Rothchild
Certification =
Chart position = * #25 (U.S. Hot 100)
Last single = "People Are Strange" (1967)
This single = "Love Me Two Times" (1967)
Next single = "The Unknown Soldier" (1968)
"Love Me Two Times" is a song by The Doors. It was written by Robby Krieger and first appeared on the 1967 album "Strange Days". It was released as the second single (after "People Are Strange") from that album, and reached #25 on the charts in the US. [ [http://wm05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=THE|DOORS&sql=11:wifqxqe5ldhe~T51 allmusic ((( The Doors > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))) ] ]

Ray Manzarek played the final version of this song on a clavinet (the modern-day version of a clavichord), not a harpsichord.

"Love Me Two Times" was considered to be somewhat risqué for radio airplay.fact|date=July 2007

According to band members, the song was about a soldier/sailor on his last day with his girlfriend before shipping out, ostensibly to war (Vietnam).fact|date=July 2007

"Love Me Two Times" is a confirmed playable track in the upcoming video game, Guitar Hero World Tour.

Cover versions

*"Love Me Two Times" was covered by Aerosmith for the soundtrack of the 1990 film "Air America" and for their presence, in the same year, on "MTV Unplugged". [ [http://www.rockthisway.de/mtvunplugged.htm Aerosmith on MTV Unplugged] ] The 1990 cover reached #27 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In 2001, the song was included on their greatest hits album, "". In addition, their version was included on the Doors tribute album "Stoned Immaculate".
*It was also covered by pianist George Winston on his album "Night Divides the Day - The Music of the Doors".
*The song is also breifly covered in the song "Bitchin' Camaro" by the Dead Milkmen.

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