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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes – Featuring Michael McDonald

What a Fool Believes is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins…..as the best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers with McDonald singing lead vocals for their 1978 album  Minute by Minute…..which debuted at # 73 on January 20, 1979….and reached # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 1979 for one week…..as the song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

The song was one of the few non-disco # 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the first eight months of 1979. The lyrics tell a story of a man who is reunited with an old love interest and attempts to rekindle a romantic relationship with her before discovering that one never really existed. 

As seen in this video herewith…..The Doobie Brothers featuring Michael McDonald on vocals perform  “What A Fool Believes” live during their 1983 Farewell Concert.                                                                          

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