Takin' It to the Streets (song)

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"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"
Released April 1976
Format 7" (45 rpm)
Genre Soft Rock, blue-eyed soul
Length 3:56 (album version)
3:36 (single version)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Michael McDonald
Producer(s) Ted Templeman
The Doobie Brothers singles chronology
"I Cheat the Hangman"
"Takin' It to the Streets"
"Wheels of Fortune"

"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.[1] 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.

Chart performance[edit]

Christine Anu and Deni Hines version[edit]

"Takin' It to the Streets"
Takin' it to the streets Hines and Anu.jpg
Single by Christine Anu and Deni Hines
Released November 15, 2008
Format CD single
Length 3:33
Label Heritage
Writer(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.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  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


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

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