No Lookin' Back

Album: No Lookin' Back (1985)
Charted: 34

Songfacts®:

  • Originally recorded by Kenny Loggins for his Vox Humana album, the song was written by Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Ed Sandford who had written "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" with McDonald. It was the second time McDonald had "covered" a Loggins tune. "What a Fool Believes" was written for the Doobie Brothers but Michael and the Doobies recorded it after Kenny sang his "preview" version. McDonald also co-wrote "This Is It" for Kenny, then the two collaborated on "I Gotta Try," which Michael sang first then Kenny. The two sort of rivaled each other for a while. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sara - Silver Spring, MD

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1986 {January 18th} Michael McDonald performed "No Lookin' Back" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Eighteen weeks earlier it peaked at position #34 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, and it spent twelve weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart...
    Between 1982 and 1998 the St. Louis, Missouri native had ten records on the Top 100 chart, three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "On My Own", a duet with Patti LaBelle, it held the top spot for three weeks in June of 1986...
    Besides the above "On My Own", his other two Top 10 records were "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" {#4 for 3 weeks in October of 1982} and "Sweet Freedom" {#7 for 3 weeks in August of 1986}
    Michael McDonald will celebrate his 68th birthday next month on February 12th, 2020...
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