Make It with You

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"Make It with You"
Bread - MakeItWithYou.jpg
Single by Bread
from the album On the Waters
B-side"Why Do You Keep Me Waiting"
ReleasedApril 1970[1]
Format7" 45 RPM
Recorded1970
GenreSoft rock
Length3:18
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)David Gates
Producer(s)David Gates
Bread singles chronology
"Could I"
(1969)
"Make It with You"
(1970)
"It Don't Matter to Me"
(1970)

"Make It with You" is a song written by David Gates and originally recorded by the pop-rock group Bread, of which Gates was a member. Only Gates and drummer Mike Botts appear on the song[2] which was a #1 hit.

Release[edit]

The song first appeared on Bread's 1970 album, On the Waters. Released as a single that June, it was the group's first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent the week of August 22, 1970, at number one, their only single to do so; it also reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Billboard ranked "Make It with You" as the No. 13 song of 1970, and it was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies.

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Notable cover versions[edit]

Many artists have recorded cover versions of "Make It with You." Among the most notable is Ralfi Pagan's Latin-soul version which reached number 32 on the Billboard R&B chart in the summer of 1971.[12] Later on, this version was featured on the seventh East Side Story compilation. Cilla Black covered the song on her 1971 album Images. In the Philippines, it was covered by Martin Nievera from his album "Forever Forever" in 1999. It was also covered by an acoustic band group, Ben&Ben in 2020 and used as a theme song in a TV Series of the same title.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Make It With You / Why Do You Keep Me Waiting - Bread". 45cat. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  2. ^ a b "Bread - Retrospective". Albumlinernotes.com. 1940-12-11. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Make It with You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 9 November 1970
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  10. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  11. ^ "Top 100 Year End Charts: 1970". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  12. ^ Joel Whitburn Top R&B Singles 1942 - 2004 ISBN 0-89820-160-8

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