Listen To The Music

Album: Toulouse Street (1972)
Charted: 29 11
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  • Don't you feel it growing, day by day
    People getting ready for the news
    Some are happy, some are sad
    Whoa, gotta let the music play

    What the people need is a way to make 'em smile
    It ain't so hard to do if you know how
    Gotta get a message, get it on through
    Oh, now momma don't you ask me why

    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    All the time

    Well I know, you know baby, everything I say
    Meet me in the country for a day
    We'll be happy, and we'll dance
    Oh, we're gonna dance our blues away

    And if I'm feeling good to you and you're feeling good to me
    There ain't nothing we can't do or say
    Feeling good, feeling fine
    Oh, baby, let the music play

    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    All the time

    Like a lazy flowing river
    Surrounding castles in the sky
    And the crowd is growing bigger
    Listening for the happy sounds
    And I got to let them fly

    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    All the time

    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    All the time

    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    Whoa, oh listen to the music
    All the time Writer/s: Tom Johnston
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Steve from Boston, MaMy wife and I are seeing them in a few weeks for their 50 year tour. Small venue. Can’t wait!
  • Nannerl from Cincinnati, OhBack in the 70s, I heard this at every wedding reception & event I attended. It got everyone out on the dance floor & groovin'.
  • Bruce from San Jose, Calif.Play this as you’re driving your seconds you’ll probably catch yourself subconsciously strumming your steering wheel or stick shift like a guitar as you drive along and get into the music!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 27th 1972, "Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Brothers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #89; and on October 29th, 1972 it peaked at 11 {for 2 weeks} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on the Canadian RPM 100 Singles chart...
    Between 1971 and 1989 the California group had twenty-eight Top 100 records; five made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Black Water" for 1 week on March 9th, 1975 and "What A Fool Believes" for 1 week on April 8th, 1979...
    The guys just missed having seven Top 10 records when "Listen to the Music" and "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)" both peaked at #11 on the Top 100...
    On a personal note: Without the Doobie Brothers, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a joke!
  • Bruce from San Jose, CaSuch a happy, foot-tappin' feel-good song! This world needs more feel-good music like this, don't you think?

    Makes me wanna learn guitar just so I can play this song.....
  • Camille from Toronto, OhTom Johnston's right, who isn't pulled in by this appealing guitar tune as soon as it starts; instantly lifts your spirits. Altho the utopian world he idealizes in the song doesn't exist, it's still not a bad idea to keep the dream alive. Long live rock!
  • Thor from St. Paul, MnIronically, the record company gave the Doobies an ultimatum to write a hit record on their second album or lose their contract. "Listen to the Music" was that hit record.
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InThis goes on my playlist as one of the most joyful songs ever, right alongside The Who's "Going Mobile" and Satchmo's "What A Wonderful World."
    Kick back, listen, and get nice and mellow.
  • Richard from New York City, NyThe version the Doobie Brothers did "Live at Wolf Trap" is awesome.
  • Eric from Lyndonville, VtSuch an unbelievably great song
  • Carol from Clayton, CaNothing compares to the original version of this song, and the album version is the best! One of my very all time favorites, played this so many times, drove my family crazy & the record turned white from the needle!
  • Matt from Raleigh, NcPerhaps the pefect pop/rock song. Funky, yet country, yet rock and a great message - a great blend.
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzI think Johnston is has been taken over by big business....but the classics are always there. It's a great tune!
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