This Doobie Brothers “Listen To The Music” Performance Defines REAL Rock

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Good Vibes All Around

As their all-time best performance of first hit “Listen To The Music,” the Doobie Brothers make the meaning behind this iconic song very easy for us. We love the beat of this song and the great memories it brings flooding back!

“Whoa listen to the music, whoa listen to the music, whoa listen to the music all the time….”

Playing the Midnight Special, before the Michael McDonald times, Tom Johnston seriously rocks these vocals with ease and brings the crowd on their feet! Originally written to spread peace and bring the silliness of war and hate to light, the Doobie Brothers really show us what was and still is important: listening to the music and feeling good vibes.

Interesting Quote: “It was all based around this somewhat Utopian view of the world. The idea was that music would lift man up to a higher plane, and that world leaders, if they were able to sit down on some big grassy knoll where the sun was shining and hear music – such as the type I was playing – would figure out that everybody had more in common than they had not in common, and it was certainly not worth getting in such a bad state of affairs about. Everybody in the world would therefore benefit from this point of view. Just basically that music would make everything better. And of course I’ve since kind of realized it doesn’t work that way.” – Tom Johnston

We love Michael, but we could listen to Tom sing this all day, the beat, the vibe and the vocals are all on point and really get you in the mood to dance!

+ Listen To The Music Lyrics +

Don’t you feel it growing, day by day
People getting ready for the news
Some are happy, some are sad
Oh, we got to 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 mama, don’t you ask me why

Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
All the time

Well I know, you know better
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 listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa 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 listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
Whoa listen to the music
All the time

 

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