If That's What It Takes

Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1982 Ratings: #32 / 158
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Based on 11 ratings
1982 Ratings: #178
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August 1, 1982 / Release Date
LP / Format
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An must-have for Yacht Rock collectors; he takes everything that ruined the Doobie Brother's hippy-rock sound and made his solo work stand out. Sure he gave the Doobies' their biggest hits by taking the band into yacht rock territory, but it always worked better for McDonald solo, and he'd go onto sell just as well on his own with a string of hits "Ya Mo Be There", "Islands in the Stream" and of course this album's iconic boating anthem "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time ... read more

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Track List

  1. Playin' by the Rules
  2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
  3. Love Lies
  4. I Gotta Try
  5. I Can Let Go Now
  6. That's Why
  7. If That's What It Takes
  8. No Such Luck
  9. Losin' End
  10. Believe in It
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Added on: March 8, 2017