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Make It With You
"Make It with You"
Bread - MakeItWithYou.jpg
Single by Bread
from the album On the Waters
"Why Do You Keep Me Waiting"
ReleasedJune 1970
Format7" 45 RPM
GenreSoft rock
David Gates
David Gates
Bread singles chronology
"Could I"
"Make It with You"
"It Don't Matter to Me"

"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[1] which 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."[]


Chart performance

Cover versions

Peggy Lee, Cleo Laine, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Christian Bautista, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dusty Springfield, Nancy Wilson, Cilla Black, the Originals, the Main Ingredient, the Whispers, Marc Anthony, Teddy Pendergrass, Don Julian & the Larks, Let Loose, Dennis Brown, Andy Williams, Lou Donaldson, Tony Mottola, The Pasadenas, Robert Finley and Marc Cohn have all recorded cover versions of "Make It with You." Ralfi Pagan reached #32 on the Billboard R&B chart in the summer of 1971 with a Latin-soul version of the song.[11]

It has also been recorded in Spanish as "Cerca de ti" (Barrio Boyzz, 1993) and "Quiero hacerte el amor" (M.C. Blvd., 1996).

See also


  1. ^ a b "Bread - Retrospective". 1940-12-11. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search Results - Make It with You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 9 November 1970
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970". Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved .CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ Joel Whitburn Top R&B Singles 1942 - 2004 ISBN 0-89820-160-8

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