Touch Me – The Doors

Australian Charts:
Touch Me peaked at no 10 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 26 March 1969.

‘Touch Me’ is a song by the Doors from their album The Soft Parade. Written by Robby Krieger, it is notable for its extensive usage of brass and string instruments, including a solo by featured saxophonist Curtis Amy. Ray Manzarek played harpsichord and organ on the song; he also interpolated the guitar riff from the 1967 Four Seasons song ‘C’mon Marianne’ in his part.
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Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote this song as ‘Hit Me’, based on fights he had with his girlfriend. The lyric was, “C’mon, hit me, I’m not afraid.” In a rare show of restraint, Jim Morrison insisted on changing it to ‘Touch Me’.
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