Love Her Madly

Released March 1971
Format 7″ 45 RPM
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 3:20
Label Elektra

Writer(s) Robby Krieger
Producer(s) Bruce Botnick, The Doors

“Love Her Madly” is a song by The Doors that was released in March 1971. Composed by guitarist Robby Krieger, it served as the lead single from L.A. Woman, their final album with frontman Jim Morrison. Session musician and TCB Band member Jerry Scheff played bass guitar on the song. “Love Her Madly” became one of the highest-charting hits for The Doors. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and reached No. 3 in Canada.


Jim Morrison – Vocals, tambourine
Robby Krieger – electric and acoustic guitar
Ray Manzarek – Tack piano, Vox Continental
John Densmore – Drums
Jerry Scheff – Bass guitar

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 film Forrest Gump.

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

The song was also covered in 1999, in a reggae/ska style, by The Long Beach Dub Allstars for their debut album, Right Back.