The Mosquito (song)

"The Mosquito" is a song by American rock band the Doors from their 1972 album Full Circle. In the same year it was released as a single.[1]

"The Mosquito"
Single by the Doors
from the album Full Circle
LanguageEnglish
A-side"The Mosquito"
B-side"It Slipped My Mind"
Released1972 (1972)
Format7" single
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
  • John Densmore
  • Robby Krieger
  • Ray Manzarek
The Doors singles chronology
"Ships with Sails / In the Eye of the Sun"
(1971)
"The Mosquito"
(1972)
"Get Up and Dance / Treetrunk"
(1972)
"Le Moustique"
Single by Joe Dassin
from the album Joe
LanguageFrench
A-side"Le Moustique"
B-side"C'est ma tournée"
"La Complainte de l'heure de pointe (À vélo dans Paris)"
Released1973 (1973)
Format7" single
LabelCBS Disques
Lyricist(s)French adaptation: Pierre Delanoë
Joe Dassin singles chronology
"S'aimer sous la pluie"
(1973)
"Le Moustique"
(1973)
"Salut les amoureux"
(1973)

It was translated into French (under the title "Le Moustique") by Pierre Delanoë. The French version was recorded by Joe Dassin. It was included on his 1972 album Joe and in 1973 released as a single.[2]

Track listingsEdit

Joe Dassin versionEdit

7" Single CBS 1339 (1973, France)

  1. "Le moustique" (2:18)
  2. "C'est ma tournée" (3:10)[3]

7" Single CBS 1339 (1973, Yugoslavia)

  1. "Le moustique" (2:18)
  2. "La complainte de l'heure de pointe (À vélo dans Paris)" (1:54)[2][4]

7" Single RCA Victor 75-5151 (1973, Canada)

  1. "Le moustique" (2:18)
  2. "Louisiana" (2:45)[5]

ChartsEdit

"The Mosquito" by The Doors
Chart (1972) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 17
"Le Moustique" by Joe Dassin

The single "Le Moustique" by Joe Dassin reached at least the top 10 in France[8] and at least the top 5 in Finland[9][10] (according to the charts, courtesy respectively of the Centre d'Information et de Documentation du Disque and of Intro, that U.S. Billboard published in its "Hits of the World" section).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at – The Doors – The Mosquito" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. ^ a b "ultratop.be - Joe Dassin - Le moustique". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  3. ^ "Joe Dassin - Le Moustique (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. ^ "Joe Dassin - Le Moustique (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ "Joe Dassin - Le Moustique (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – The Doors Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Doors – The Mosquito" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  8. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-04-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 46–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-05-26). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 60–. ISSN 0006-2510. EL MOUSTIQUE Joe Dassin.
  10. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (1973-06-30). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 57–. ISSN 0006-2510. LE MOSQUITO Joe Dassin.

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