This song has an interesting history. Released as a single, it's B-side, "Black Water
," became a #1 hit after DJs flipped the record and started playing that one instead. There is another reason by radio rejected "Another Park, Another Sunday," however. Doobie Brothers lead singer Tom Johnston, who wrote the song, said in a Songfacts interview
, "It was doing real well, and then it got yanked off the radio for the line, 'And the radio just seems to bring me down,' because the song being played reminded me of the girl. But radio took it as, 'Oh, yeah? The radio brings you down, huh? Well, guess what?' – yank. They pulled it off the air. Which I thought was a little over the top, because at that time, 'Sweet Virginia
' by the Rolling Stones was out, and they were singing about sweeping the s--t off the shoes, and that was okay."