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10 Best Songs About Doors 

10 Best Songs About Doors 

There’s a certain association that many people develop with doors – you see them in movies, TV shows, and comics. You also see them in songs, music videos, and commercials. They appear as part of the plot or theme in countless movies. Doors are also a common contextual motif for literary works. Here are the ten best songs about doors.

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“The Other Side of the Door” – Taylor Swift

This song is about a girl who had a relationship with someone who has moved away. She spends her life yearning for a reunion with him. It has lyrics that go, “I walk the alley in my bare feet/ When it’s freezing I’m wrapped up in a blanket.” This is one of the most popular songs on the singer’s 2010 album Fearless.

Liz Rose and Scott Sutton wrote the song. The music video features Swift in a bathrobe, trying to reach for the doorknob on the other side of the door, but she’s unable to do so. This song was included on Swift’s album “Speak Now.”


“Back at your Door” – Maroon 5

This song is about a couple who are breaking up. It has lyrics such as, “You say goodbye / I say I love you / Can we just pretend that it’s all okay?” This song was included on the group’s album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.” The music video features band members walking along the beach to reach their respective cars, but they cannot get there. This song was included on the band’s album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” 


“The Green Door” – Jim Liwe

This song is about a stalker that wants to take his love in his arms and run away with them. In the music video, the main character walks down a busy street, trying to reach for his love’s green door. This song was included on Lowe’s album “All Day and All of the Night.”

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“Secret Door” – Arctic monkeys

This song is about a girl with a boyfriend, but she always fantasizes about a secret affair. She is also in love with her best friend. This song was included on the band’s album “Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not.”


“House of the four Doors” – The Moody Blues

This song is about a woman that moves out of her parents’ house, only to find herself trapped in a house. The music video shows the woman running through the house, trying to escape. This song was included on the band’s album “The moody Blues.”


“The Door” by Alice Blue

This song is about a woman who has two lovers in her life. She cannot enter the door and walk towards it on her way to choose one for herself. This song was included on the band’s album “Lovers,” released 1999 for Germany and 2001 for the rest of Europe.

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“Kick in the Door” – The Notorious B.I.G

This song is about a man with financial problems. He wants to get out and join the fight, but he can’t because he can’t afford it. He uses this as a reason to kick in the door and leave his problems behind. This song was included on Biggie’s album “Life After Death.”


“Let My Love Open the Door” – Pete Townshend

This song is about a man who wants to share his love with another person. The song’s lyrics are straightforward, but they convey an important message. The music video is more creative, showing a man standing on the ledge of the building and waiting for someone to hear him. This song was included on Townshend’s album “Empty glass.”


“Back Door Man” – The Doors

This song is about a man that has six friends who help him overcome his social and financial troubles. The lyrics say they are not to blame. They are just doing what he wants them to do. The music video features the singer walking through the house and the outside, trying to reach the doorknob on the front, but he cannot do so.


“In through The Doggie Door” – Sugar Ray

This song is about a girl that goes through the doggy door because she knows what to expect. She is in a very intimate relationship with the man who lives on the other side of the door. It has lyrics like “Wanna be your doggie for a day?”. This song was released in 2000 and was included on Sugar Ray’s album “Sugar Ray.”


Final Thoughts

While much research has been done on the human fascination with doors, we can still not explain it. Perhaps they are natural boundaries of a new world, unlike other items that come and go.

After all, if you go through a door, you know where you will end up. Many stories have been told about people who pass through doors and wind up in places they least expect to be. Maybe the fascination with doors is just a result of there being so many different uses for them.