Steal Away

Album: Robbie Dupree (1980)
Charted: 6
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  • C'mon and hold me
    Just like you told me
    Then show me
    What I want to know

    Why don't we steal away
    Why don't we steal away
    Into the night
    I know it ain't right
    Tease me, why don't you please me
    Then show me
    What you came here for

    Why don't we steal away
    Why don't we steal away
    Into the night
    I know it ain't right
    Into the night babe
    Make it tonight ooohh

    I caught you glancing my way
    And I know what you're after (no second chances tonight)

    Why don't we steal away
    Why don't we steal away
    Why don't we steal away
    Why don't we steal away
    Into the night

    I know it ain't right
    Into the night
    I know it ain't right
    Why don't we steal away
    I know it ain't right
    Into the night, babe
    Why don't we steal away
    Make it tonight
    Why don't we steal away Writer/s: RICK CHUDACOFF, ROBERT H DUPUIS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Zach from BostonThe reason this song sounds similar to “What a Fool Believes” is because the co-writer Rick Chudacoff arranged it! Both have his sonic imprint and represent two of Yacht Rock’s most iconic tracks.
  • P0lly from AfricaHmm... listening to this song just makes me think of The Doobie Brothers' 'What a Fool Believes'
  • Keith Mccarthy from Southern CaliforniaRegarding the comment from Bruce from San Jose, Calif. - I noticed exactly the same thing, especially when listening to Robbie Dupree's entire album. He uses a lot of syncopated, bouncing keyboard in his music. In addition, some of the harmonies in his songs (not just "Steal Away") are reminiscent of harmonies that Michael McDonald uses in much of his music. It'd be great to hear Robbie Dupree's comments regarding this similarity.
  • Bruce from San Jose, Calif.Not sure if anyone else out there may have noticed, but this tune sounded like it had some Doobie Brothers riff influence....The iconic Doobie Bris tune ”What a Fool Believes” comes to mind as similar in tune to Steal Away....

    In fact I was half-expecting something written here that Michael MacDonald and The Doobie Brothers has some role in the Steal Away tune development....

    Or, perhaps just a coincidence then....anyway, I thought it worth mentioning...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 17th 1980, Robbie Dupree performed "Steal Away" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at position #21 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eight weeks later it would peak at #6 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 23 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #85 on Billboard's Hot R&B singles chart...
    And as posted below, thirteen days after his 'Bandstand' appearance, on May 30th, he would perform the song on the NBC-TV late night program 'The Midnight Special'.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 30th 1980, Robbie Dupree performed "Steal Away" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'...
    One month earlier on April 6th, 1980 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; and exactly three months later on July 6th it peaked at #6 (for 2 weeks) and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 7 of those 23 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    He had two other records make the Top 100; "Hot Rod Hearts" (at #15 in 1980) and "Brooklyn Girls" (reached #54 in 1981)...
    Mr. Dupree, born Robert Dupuis, will celebrate his 68th birthday this coming December 23rd, 2014.
  • Guy from New York, NyThe song's lyrics suggest a romantic mood because Dupree says that he and the woman should steal, which is wrong yet irresistible.
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