Takin' It to the Streets (song)
|"Takin' It to the Streets"|
|Single by The Doobie Brothers|
|from the album Takin' It to the Streets|
|B-side||"For Someone Special"|
|Format||7" (45 rpm)|
3:56 (album version)|
3:36 (single version)
|The Doobie Brothers singles chronology|
"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.
The song peaked at number 13 in the US and number 7 in Canada. It has been used as the theme music for the Sam Newman-hosted segment "Street Talk" on The Footy Show (covering the Australian Football League) since the program debuted in 1994.
Christine Anu and Deni Hines version
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.
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