|Released March 1971 (1971-03)|
|Format 7" 45 RPM|
|B-side "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further"|
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock
"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.
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.
The B-side of the single is one of only three non-album B-sides by The Doors, the other two being "Who Scared You?" (B-side to "Wishful, Sinful") and the relatively rare "Treetrunk" (B-side to "Get Up and Dance"). "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" had its first official album release on the Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine compilation. The song is also included as a bonus track on the 2007 reissue of L.A. Woman.