Roadhouse Blues

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"Roadhouse Blues" is a song by the American rock band the Doors from their 1970 album Morrison Hotel. It was released as the B-side of "You Make Me Real", which peaked at No. 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[5] "Roadhouse Blues" charted in its own right on the Cash Box Top 100, peaking at No. 76.[6] The song became a concert staple for the group and it has been covered by numerous artists.

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"Roadhouse Blues"
Single by the Doors
from the album Morrison Hotel
A-side"You Make Me Real"
ReleasedMarch 1970 (1970-03)
RecordedNovember 4–5, 1969
StudioElektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles
GenreBlues rock[1][2][3]
  • 4:04 (album version)[4]
  • 3:49 (single version)
Composer(s)The Doors
Lyricist(s)Jim Morrison
Producer(s)Paul A. Rothchild
The Doors singles chronology
"Runnin' Blue"
"Roadhouse Blues"
"Love Her Madly"
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Hailed by sound engineer Bruce Botnick as "the all-time American bar band song,"[7] "Roadhouse Blues"–despite its relatively unsuccessful chart peak–received strong airplay on rock radio stations.[8] The song's title was considered for the name of the album, but it was eventually changed.[7] It was ranked the 153rd top classic-rock song by Q104,3,[9] and the eleventh best rock song of all time by Time Out.[10]