It Don’t Matter To Me – Bread | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#10) & Adult Contemporary (#2); 1970

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

The members of Bread were unfazed when their self-titled first album made nary a ripple on the pop music scene. They simply set about recording another one, after which they’d decide what to do about a career together.

Fortunately, On The Waters included Make It With You, a pretty love song penned by lead singer David Gates. On the strength of Make It With You alone, the album went to #12, and both 45 and LP won gold records.

Oddly, for the follow-up single the band reached back to the first album, and re recorded one of its tracks, It Don’t Matter To Me. Bread made the right call as It Don’t Matter reached #10 pop.

Adult contemporary radio programmers in particular loved the group’s soft sound: Bread notched 11 straight Top 4 hits on the AC chart, all of them written by Gates.

The Bread hits, by the way, were not David’s first experience with the Top 40. In 1964 The Murmaids had taken his Popsicles And Icicles to #3.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • David Gates

Lyrics Written by:

  • David Gates