The Doobie Brothers: Only Pick One Song. One Song Only. Don't Pick More Than One. One.

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I'm gonna have to think about it. So many to choose from. Pre-M.M. Doobies or post? Hmmmm....

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

i mean ya got long train runnin' on the one hand...

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

"what a fool believes"

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Scott is right. "Long Train Running," for the bassline alone.

xhuxk, Friday, 22 April 2005 22:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

(okay, also for seeing miss lucy down around the tracks, and she lost her home and her family and she won't be coming back, i guess....)

xhuxk, Friday, 22 April 2005 22:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I might definitely have to pick long train runnin'. they all sound so good on the car radio though. i heard black water a couple months ago in the car and i almost started crying like a baby. what can i say, i'm a 70's kid.

scott seward (scott seward), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

Even though it's a cover, "Jesus Is Just Alright" with me.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Ukaiah"

steve hise, Friday, 22 April 2005 22:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have a huge soft spot for another cover of theirs: "Take Me in Your Arms." A rilly great L.A. pop stab at the Motown song.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've always loved "Long Train Runnin'," but if I have to pick only one, it'll be "Another Park, Another Sunday."

Betting this scans 8:1 in favor of pre-Michael-McDonald tracks.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Friday, 22 April 2005 23:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

Pre-M.M. "Black Water"

M.M. era - "Real Love"

Randy Reiss (undeadsinatra), Friday, 22 April 2005 23:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Takin' it To the Street".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 22 April 2005 23:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Eyes of Silver"

Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 22 April 2005 23:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

I Cheat the Hangman

Dave Vinson (Gaughin), Saturday, 23 April 2005 00:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think I'll pass.

Roadkill Bingo (Roadkill Bingo), Saturday, 23 April 2005 00:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Scratch that. I'll take the song that they play on The Simpsons when Homer takes Mr. Burns' yacht into International Waters and the guy from the Coast Guard says, "But we only want to party."

Roadkill Bingo (Roadkill Bingo), Saturday, 23 April 2005 00:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm torn between China Grove and It Keeps You Runnin' so I'll choose For Someone Special

jim wentworth (wench), Saturday, 23 April 2005 00:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

Minute By Minute

mucho, Saturday, 23 April 2005 00:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't know why, but I'll take "what a fool believes".

Garibaldianne (Garibaldianne), Saturday, 23 April 2005 01:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ah, I forgot about "It Keeps You Runnin'". I'm sticking with "Takin' it To the Street", though.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 23 April 2005 01:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Black Water"

Keith C (kcraw916), Saturday, 23 April 2005 01:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Long Train Runnin'" deserves to be their theme song - especially since as a youngster, I thought they were singing "Well now look/We're the Doobies now!"

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Saturday, 23 April 2005 02:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Southern Cross

leslie (leslie), Saturday, 23 April 2005 04:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

"It Keeps You Runnin" is the one.

happy fun ball (kenan), Saturday, 23 April 2005 04:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

"What a Fool Believes" easy

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 23 April 2005 04:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Long Train Runnin'" deserves to be their theme song - especially since as a youngster, I thought they were singing "Well now look/We're the Doobies now!"

-- Myonga Von Bontee (scottyfield...), April 23rd, 2005.

HYSTERICS.

Al (sitcom), Saturday, 23 April 2005 05:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I hate to say it....but could it be that the Doobies actually had a fair amount of decent songs?

I must be losing my mind. Time to go listen to some Venom and jab myself in the trachea with a rusty fork.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 23 April 2005 05:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

I literally grew up on the Doobies best of, there are very few songs that are burned into my brain more indelibly than theirs. the Doobies fucking rule.

Al (sitcom), Saturday, 23 April 2005 05:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Song to See You Through

Scott CE (Scott CE), Saturday, 23 April 2005 05:39 (8 years ago) Permalink


Rockin Down The Highway, good driving tune.

Jim Reckling (Jim Reckling), Saturday, 23 April 2005 16:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like "Another Park, Another Sunday," for some reason. I don't mind "Takin' It to the Streets," as far as their Steely Dan period goes.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Saturday, 23 April 2005 18:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Listen to the Music". What can I say, it's one of those songs I'll stop everything and listen to if it comes on the radio.

Vic Funk, Saturday, 23 April 2005 18:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

A song that I used to hate with great exuberance, but must begrudgingly tip the hat to... "What A Fool Believes"

I still don't understand a fucking thing he sings in it, but that verse lead melody is just killer.

HS

hector savage, Sunday, 24 April 2005 12:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

A bit on the side of the thread, but it's been 7 years, so I don't care. How the hell did Led Zep get away with Trampled Under Foot? It basically is Long Train Coming, as you guys are of course well aware. I've never found any info on those two songs. I mean, the Doobies must have been big enough to sue, right?

Mule, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm sure that manager with the baseball bat had a word with Doobie Freres and worked it out.

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Valid point. But still.. It's just too obvious. Both songs are great though, so it's not really a problem. I just wondered if there was any story on them.

Mule, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really surprised Kid Rock hasn't done a mash-up of these two songs.

henry s, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

My One is Takin' It to the Streets!

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:58 (1 year ago) Permalink


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