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Listen To The Music was the song that launched the Doobie Brothers into the national and international spotlight. It was released in 1972 on their second album Toulouse Street and featured one of Tom Johnston's signature opening guitar riffs- a syncopated hammer-on into an E major/A major cycle. The chord progression mostly stays in the key of E, using barre chords and partial barre chords but the main challenge is getting the opening strumming pattern just right.