Doctor Doctor (UFO song)

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"Doctor Doctor"
UFO-Doctor-Doctor-EP.jpg
Single by UFO
from the album Phenomenon and Strangers in the Night
B-side "Lipstick Traces"
Released22 March 1974 [1]
January 1979 (live single) [2]
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length4:10 (studio)
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s) Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
Producer(s) Ron Nevison
UFO singles chronology
"Only You Can Rock Me"
(1978)
"Doctor Doctor"
(1974)
"Shoot Shoot"
(1979)

"Doctor Doctor" is a song by the British hard rock band UFO, written by the band's guitarist Michael Schenker and original singer Phil Mogg. It was released as a single from the album Phenomenon in 1974, but it did not enter the UK Singles Chart. [3] The song peaked in Australia at number 97, becoming the group's only charting single in that territory. [4]

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However, a live recording from the 1979 album Strangers in the Night was released as a single and became the first top 40 hit for the band. [5] In 2010, a live version with Vinnie Moore was released in the Best of a Decade album. [6] [7]

UFO and Schenker's subsequent band, the Michael Schenker Group, continue to play "Doctor Doctor" live at almost all of their concerts. It has been covered by several heavy metal bands, most notably by Iron Maiden, who have famously played the song over their PA as the intro to almost every Iron Maiden concert for decades. [8]

Chart

Chart (1979)Peak
Position
UK Singles (OCC) [9] 35

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