In the year 1967, The Doors released Light My Fire.
That was such a moment, such a song.
The Doors were an American rock band, active since 1965, with four incredible members: Jim Morrison – vocalist, Ray Manzarek – keyboardist, Robby Krieger – guitarist, and John Densmore – drummer.
Light My Fire is one of their greatest songs, and also the one we are addressing in today’s article.
The song was released under the Elektra label in April 1967, having on its B-side the song Crystal Ship.
Light My Fire was released as part of the band’s eponymous debut album, named The Doors.
Once released, the free Light My Fire piano sheets spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The interesting fact about the song is that it re-entered the Billboard one year later, peaking at number 87.
It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in September 1967 for exceeding one million units shipped.
It is still considered the band’s greatest song in their entire career.
The song was written by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek, and was produced by Paul A. Rothchild.
The composers of the song say the song was inspired by the melody of Hey Joe and the lyrics of the Rolling Stones’ Play with Fire.
Light My Fire has a length of 7:06 minutes in its album version and 2:52 minutes in the single version for radio and other media usage and belongs to the baroque pop and acid rock music genres.
The song was also used in commercials and TV shows, for example, it appeared in The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967, performed live by The Doors.
The composition of the free Light My Fire piano sheet music is made out of simple instruments but used with such talent: drums, electric guitar, organ, vocals, and piano bass.
Please feel free to use the sheets available on our website right now, in order to learn how to play Light My Fire at your piano at home.