Hello, I Love You; The Doors, 8/3/68, 2 weeks at #1
Riffage 10, Rhythm 10, Fills 0, Solo 0; Total 20
Wait—this song has a guitar part!? You bet it does, and it’s amazing! Robby Krieger goes super-fuzzy with his tone—so much so that it almost sounds like a synth. But what a result! This song is probably the heaviest #1 hit to date.
The above is an excerpt from Volume 3 of “Number One with an AXE!”, a song-by-song look at the guitar’s role in all of America’s #1 Billboard hits.