Friday, September 9, 2022

Top 500 Songs - Allman Brothers Band, Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald

Long before I knew who the Allman Brothers Band was, one of their songs resonated deeply with me. Field of Dreams was one of a few movies that I remember distinctly from my childhood, and the song Jessica features prominently during a traveling period in the film. Then at some point in high school, I began to become more familiar with music in general, and learned about the band as a whole. Though none of their music ever surpassed Jessica, it turns out the Allman Brothers had put together quite the library of great tunes.

Let's ride!

Allman Brothers Band

  1. Jessica
  2. Midnight Rider
  3. Melissa
  4. Ramblin' Man
  5. Whipping Post
  6. Little Martha

Sometime in my early adulthood, I discovered a series of online videos called Yacht Rock (full series visible here on YouTube). That reignited my appreciation for the Doobie Brothers, a band I was aware of as a kid, but didn't really listen to.

A cool thing about the Doobie Brothers is that they had two distinct eras: one before Michael McDonald joined, and one after. The songs will be combined into a single list for our purposes, though. Combining all songs into one list is the whole point, after all. And we'll throw Michael McDonald's tunes in at the end of the list as well.

Doobie Brothers

  1. What a Fool Believes
  2. Minute by Minute
  3. Long Train Runnin'
  4. China Grove
  5. It Keeps You Runnin'
  6. Jesus Is Just Alright
  7. Listen to the Music
  8. Black Water
  9. Takin' It to the Streets

Michael McDonald

  1. Living for the City
  2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
  3. Into the Mystic


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