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MAKE IT WITH YOU (song)

Make It with You

Released June 1970
Format 7″ 45 RPM
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:18
Label Elektra

Writer(s) David Gates
Producer(s) David Gates

“Make It with You” is a song written by David Gates and originally recorded by the pop-rock group Bread, of which Gates was a member. Only Gates and drummer Mike Botts appear on the song and the song was a #1 hit.

The song first appeared on Bread’s 1970 album, On the Waters. Released as a single that June, it was the group’s first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent the week of August 22, 1970, at number one, their only single to do so; it also reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Billboard ranked “Make It with You” as the No. 13 song of 1970, and it was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies.

When the song was released, David Gates’s mother was asked by a local interviewer how her son’s music career was going. Misunderstanding the song’s title, she replied that his group had just recorded a song called “Naked with You.”

Personnel

David Gates – lead & harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, strings
Mike Botts – drums