Takin' It to the Streets (song)

"Takin' It to the Streets" is a song by the American rock band The Doobie Brothers from the album of the same name. It was their first single with Michael McDonald on vocals and was written by McDonald.

"Takin' It to the Streets"
Takin' It to the Streets - Doobie Brothers.jpg
Single by The Doobie Brothers
from the album Takin' It to the Streets
B-side"For Someone Special"
ReleasedMarch 17, 1976
Format7" (45 rpm)
StudioWarner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood, California
Length3:56 (album version)
3:36 (Best of the Doobies version)
3:20 (single version)[1]
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Michael McDonald
Producer(s)Ted Templeman
The Doobie Brothers singles chronology
"I Cheat the Hangman"
"Takin' It to the Streets"
"Wheels of Fortune"

The song peaked at number 13 in the US and number 7 in Canada.[2]


Chart performanceEdit

Christine Anu and Deni Hines versionEdit

"Takin' It to the Streets"
Single by Christine Anu and Deni Hines
ReleasedNovember 15, 2008
FormatCD single
Songwriter(s)Michael McDonald
Christine Anu singles chronology
"Talk About Love"
"Takin' It to the Streets"
"Come Home"
Deni Hines singles chronology
"I Only Have Eyes for You"
"Takin' It to the Streets"
"Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)"

In November 2008, Australian singers Christine Anu and Deni Hines recorded and released a version of the song. 50% of net profits of the song went to the Salvation Army's Oasis Youth Support Network and the Everyone Is Homeless Fund. Anu and Hines promoted the single with a tour throughout May and June 2009.[5][6]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Takin It to the Streets" – 3:33
  2. "Nak E Ba Na Na" by Christine Anu – 3:01
  3. "Freedom" by Deni Hines – 3:43

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/wbs8196
  2. ^ a b "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  5. ^ "CHRISTINE ANU AND DENI HINES TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS". WaterFront Records. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Christine Anu & Deni Hines Join Forces On One Tour". Girl.com.au. Retrieved June 5, 2016.

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