BILLBOARD #1 HIT: #358: “BLACK WATER”- THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – MARCH 15, 1975

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Billboard #1 Hit: #358: “Black Water”- The Doobie Brothers. March 15, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Black Water”- The Doobie Brothers
  • Record Company-Warner Brothers
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Patrick Simmons
  • Time: 4:18
  • B-side:”Another Park, Another Sunday”
  • Album- What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

“Black Water” was the first of two #1’s in the career of The Doobie Brothers. It was originally released as the b-side with “Another Park, Another Sunday” was the a-side- the group just never looked at it as being a single. It would later be re-released as an A-side after it began getting airplay on a Roanoke, Virginia radio station- and then it broke out all over the country- hitting #1 in March 1975.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HIT: #358: “BLACK WATER”- THE DOOBIE BROTHERS – MARCH 15, 1975

  1. I really dig the Doobies, especially their early pre-Michael McDonald phase. Nothing wrong with McDonald per se. It’s just that I prefer their more rock-oriented music. I think their 1989 reunion album Cycles is great.

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