This Door Swings Both Ways

"This Door Swings Both Ways" is a song written by Estelle Levitt and Don Thomas and performed by the Herman's Hermits. It reached #3 in Canada[1], #8 in New Zealand, #12 in the United States, #18 in the United Kingdom, and #38 in Australia in 1966.[2] It was featured on their 1966 album, Both Sides of Herman's Hermits.[3]

"This Door Swings Both Ways"
Single by Herman's Hermits
from the album Both Sides of Herman's Hermits
B-side"For Love"
ReleasedJune 1966 (US)
17 June 1966 (UK)
RecordedDe Lane Lea Studios, London, 27 May 1966
GenrePop rock
LabelMGM 13548
Songwriter(s)Estelle Levitt, Don Thomas
Producer(s)Mickie Most
Herman's Hermits singles chronology
"Listen People" / "You Won't Be Leaving"
"This Door Swings Both Ways"
"Dandy" / "No Milk Today"

The song was produced by Mickie Most.[4]


  1. ^ "RPM Top 100 Singles - August 22, 1966" (PDF).
  2. ^ Herman's Hermits, "This Door Swings Both Ways" Chart Positions Retrieved January 7, 2015
  3. ^ Herman's Hermits, Both Sides of Herman's Hermits Retrieved January 7, 2015
  4. ^ Herman's Hermits, "This Door Swings Both Ways" single release Retrieved January 7, 2015