The music is similar to The Kinks' song "All Day And All Of The Night
." So similar, that The Doors paid royalties from the British single to The Kinks after the threat of legal action.
Looking back, Ray Davies was philosophical about the episode, recalling to Mojo
magazine September 2012: "The funniest thing was when my publisher came to me on tour and said The Doors had used the riff for 'All Day And All Of The Night' for 'Hello, I Love You.' I said rather than sue them, can't we just get them to own up? My publisher said, 'They have, that's why we should sue them!' (laughs) Jim Morrison admitted it, which to me was the most important thing. The most important thing, actually, is to take (the idea) somewhere else."