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The Doobie Brothers' Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

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The Doobie Brothers on stage at the Palladium in New York on Nov. 16, 1978.

Ahead of The Doobie Brothers' impending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday (Nov. 7), Billboard is looking back at the iconic rock group’s impressive history on the Billboard Hot 100.

Aside from The Doobie Brothers, this year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex, Depeche Mode, Irving Azoff and Jon Landau.

The 35th annual induction ceremony will take place virtually due to Covid-19, airing on HBO and streaming on HBO Max.

Check out The Doobie Brothers’ biggest hits on the Hot 100 below.


Rank, Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

1. "Black Water," No. 1, March 15, 1975

2. "What A Fool Believes," No. 1, April 14, 1979

3. "Long Train Runnin'," No. 8, June 30, 1973

4. "Real Love," No. 5, Oct. 25, 1980

5. "The Doctor," No. 9, July 15, 1989

6. "Takin' It To The Streets," No. 13, June 26, 1976

7. "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)," No. 11, June 21, 1975

8. "China Grove," No. 15, Oct. 6, 1973

9. "Listen To The Music," No. 11, Nov. 4, 1972

10. "Minute By Minute," No. 14, June 23, 1979


Doobie Brothers' Biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the November 7, 2020, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.