Wednesday 10pm: Top 100 Albums of The 70s – #89 – Doobie Brothers – Minute by Minute (1978)

Minute by Minute is the eighth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released on December 1, 1978 by Warner Bros. Records. It was their first without Tom Johnston as a full-fledged member of the band, and would be the last to include members Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and John Hartman.

The album spent 87 weeks on the chart. In the spring of 1979 Minute by Minute was the best-selling album in the U.S. for five non-consecutive weeks. It was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA.

The song “What a Fool Believes” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1979 and became the band’s biggest hit. The title track and “Depending on You” were also released as singles and reached the top 30.

Minute by Minute made The Doobie Brothers one of the big winners at the 22nd Grammy Awards. The album got the trophy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group; the single “What a Fool Believes” earned them three Grammys, including Song and Record of the Year.

1. “Here to Love You” 3:58
2. “What a Fool Believes” 3:41
3. “Minute by Minute” 3:26
4. “Dependin’ on You” 3:44
5. “Don’t Stop to Watch the Wheels” 3:26
6. “Open Your Eyes” 3:18
7. “Sweet Feelin'” 2:41
8. “Steamer Lane Breakdown” 3:24
9. “You Never Change” 3:26
10. “How Do the Fools Survive?” 5:12

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