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The Doobie Brothers: "Another Park, Another Sunday"
The Hook: The FM rock favorite was prevented from being a bigger pop hit because a line in it was perceived in Texas as too negative.
Album: What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
Writer: Tom Johnston
Stats: Peaked at number-32 the Billboard Hot 100
Background: Doobie Brothers singer-guitarist Tom Johnston tells us that while "Another Park, Another Sunday" became an FM rock staple, it never was the pop hit many thought it could have been. He explains why.
Doobie Brothers singer-guitarist on “Another Park, Another Sunday” not becoming as big a pop hit as it should have been. OC:…liked it. :25
“’Another Park, Another Sunday’ was a really nice song. I remember there were a lot of people telling me that when the album came out, that they loved that song. And it did get put out as a single and it was killed in Texas, because of the words, ‘And the radio just seems to bring me down,’ which is in reference to a song coming off the radio reminding you of the love that you lost, or something like that. And they killed it – effectively. And I never really forgot that. That was a very nice song and everybody liked it.”