Five To One
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
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Year Released
Waiting For The Sun
Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek
RIAA Certification
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Tubbs and Switek go to hotel checking on poison heroin lead
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"Five to One" is a song performed by The Doors, recorded on the album Waiting For The Sun in 1968. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Back in the World".


  • The second line in this song was the basis for the title of the 1980 Jim Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive, written by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman, credited with revitalizing interest in The Doors.
  • Depending on who you ask, the title refers to the ratio of whites to blacks, old to young, pot smokers to non-pot smokers, or Viet Cong to Americans.
  • The live performance of this song in 1969 led to Morrison's infamous arrest in Miami for "inciting a riot" due to his drunken rants and "indecent exposure" for allegedly exposing himself to the crowd at the Dinner Key Auditorium, for which he was posthumously pardoned by then-Florida Governor Charlie Crist in 2010.


  • Jim Morrison - vocals
  • Robby Kreiger - guitar
  • Ray Manzarek - organ
  • John Densmore - drums
Five To One (Live Roundhouse London)03:56

Five To One (Live Roundhouse London)

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