“I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)“ (also known as “I Keep Forgettin’“) is a song by American singer-songwriter Michael McDonald, from his debut album If That’s What It Takes. It was written by McDonald and Ed Sanford. Its similarity to the earlier song “I Keep Forgettin'”, by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, recorded by Chuck Jackson resulted in Leiber and Stoller also being given a songwriting credit.
Michael McDonald recorded it, with his sister Maureen providing background vocals. It was featured on If That’s What It Takes, his first solo album away from The Doobie Brothers. Released as a single, it peaked at #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles charts, and #7 on the Billboard R&B chart. Greg Phillinganes, Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro of the band Toto played the clavinet, guitar and drums respectively. Noted bassist Louis Johnson laid down the song’s pronounced bassline.
If That’s What It Takes is the name of Michael McDonald’s debut solo album, released in 1982 Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer. McDonald’s music career spans more than forty years. His early career included singing with Steely Dan. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 […]
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