"Listen to the Music" is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers on their second album Toulouse Street, released in 1972. It was written by Tom Johnston, the band's lead vocalist and guitarist. The song was their first big hit in 1972 and it remains a concert staple for the band.
Johnston told Songfacts, that Listen To The Music "was all based around this somewhat Utopian view of the world. The idea was that music would lift man up to a higher plane .