The Doobie Brothers are one of the most successful rock bands of all time. They have been generating hit after hit for over 40 years. With their distinctive sound and great songwriting, it’s no wonder that they’re still on top today. In this article, we will be discussing the ten best songs by The Doobie Brothers of all time.
10. It Keeps you Runnin’
This song was released in 1979 and is one of their most popular songs. The lyrics tell the story of a man who has lost his love, but he’s not giving up. He knows that it keeps him running every day and doesn’t want to give up on what they had together just because she’s gone. It reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was one of their biggest songs at the time. This song has a very catchy beat propelled by Michael McDonald’s piano solo in the beginning. It tells about how somebody can be your best friend even when you’re not feeling well or don’t have anything to offer them because they just want to help you out.
9. Dependin on You
This song was released in 1978 and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s about how you can’t depend on anybody but yourself. You have to take care of yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. It has a very catchy piano riff that repeats throughout the whole song with drums and bass guitar backing. This song is about a man who takes risks and doesn’t care if he succeeds or fails. He knows that there’s always going to be somebody else out there who will at least try, so why should he give up? The lyrics are really great for this song and are especially catchy.
8. Take Me in Your Arms
This song was released in 1975 and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics are about a man who wants to bring his woman into his arms but can’t seem to find her anywhere because she’s always out there with somebody else. The song is about how someone was in a bad relationship with somebody else and still loved them despite everything between them. The lyrics are very catchy on this one, which makes it really fun to listen to. It has an upbeat, feel-good vibe that will make you happy when you’re feeling down!
7. Minute by Minute
This song was released in 1978 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s about a girl who is always with her guy because she knows that he’ll take good care of her, even if it means going out for hamburgers at midnight when she doesn’t want to leave him or do anything else but stay home with him. The lyrics are really catchy, and the song is about being in a relationship with someone who you know will always take care of you.
6. Takin It to the Streets
Takin’ It to the Streets is one of those songs that every person knows. The song was released in 1976 and peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. This track has a more traditional sound than some of their other tracks, which are more rock-oriented, such as Black Water or Rockin Down the Highway. The song was written by Tommy Johnston and Mike Botts of the Doobie Brothers. It speaks to what many people were feeling in 1976, which was an overall sense of post-Vietnam War pride. The lyrics talk about being able to go anywhere that you want; “We can take it right on down just a little bit more.”
5. China Grove
This is a song that the Doobie Brothers have been playing since 1973. It was originally released on their album “The Captain and Me” in 1975 but became more popular when re-released as a single. The lyrics talk about what many people say is the perfect place to be: China Grove. We are then told that this place has “everything we need.” China Grove is a popular Doobie Brothers’ song because of its lyrics that speak to many people looking for in their lives- an escape from reality.
4. Listen to the Music
The Doobie Brothers released this song in 1972, and it became one of their first hits. The lyrics talk about how music can be a shared experience between people since we all have different definitions of what makes the perfect tune to listen to: “Everybody’s got their own special style / When you think that they’re not right for mine.” The song also talks about how different types of people are brought together through the power of music, which is why it’s a good thing to listen: “We all get our kicks on route 66.” It’s an important message for many who need things that will bring them joy. Doobie brothers revisited ‘listen to the music’ in 2017, according to Forbes.
3. Black Water
This song was released in 1974 and talks about how it’s not always easy to be on the water. The lyrics talk about a tough time when we are out “in the black water,” trying to find our way home as fast as possible so that we’re safe from danger: “I’m scared of what I see / In this black water.” The song is a good one for those who can relate to being in tough times and wanting out as quickly as possible.
2. Long Train Runnin’
This is a song that the Doobie Brothers released in 1973, and it became one of their first hits. The lyrics talk about how long train keeps on rollin’ no matter where you are: “It’s been so easy livin’, movin’ to these tunes / Yeah, we’re dancin’. All aboard.” The song talks about how music can be a shared experience between people since we all have different definitions of what makes the perfect tune to listen to: “Everybody’s got their own special style / When you think that they’re not right for mine.” The lyrics also talk about an important message for many who need things that will bring them joy: “We all get our kicks on route 66.” It’s an important message for many who need things that will bring them joy.
1. What a Fool Believes
The song was originally released in 1978 and became a big hit for the Doobie Brothers. It peaked at number two on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and R&B Singles charts, making it their first platinum record. The lyrics talk about how love can be deceiving: “Love’s got you fooled.” It talks about how people can sometimes do things they know are not right, such as “foolin’ around.”
The Doobie Brothers have been around since 1970, and they continue to tour today. They’ve released songs that speak to what many people are feeling, which is why their music has endured for so long- because it’s relatable.