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Best Chicago Songs

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Rated 8 points - posted 4 years ago by BradHemphill in category Music.
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Beginnings Report Abuse
103 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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No question this should be toward the top of any Chicago's fan list. Kath's acoustic work here is so uplifting. You can really feel the emotion Robert Lamm pours into his lyrics and vocals. The line "When i kiss you, I feel a thousand different feelings" gets me every time. Songs finishes with nice horn jam with a latin beat coming in at the end.
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Saturday in the Park Report Abuse
100 points - added 4 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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No, soft,soft rock. If its not on their first two albums it struggles to qualify.
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hella good breh
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25 or 6 to 4 Report Abuse
95 points - added 4 years ago by BradHemphill - 3 comments
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Oh yeah, possibly one of the best-ever rock songs. And it hasn't aged at all. Still top-shelf quality.
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Hearing Terry Kath's blistering guitar work on this makes me understand completely why Jimi Hendrix claimed that Terry was better then him.
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Hardest core Chicago ever. has that Babe I'm Gonna Leave You riff. No question closest they came to cool.
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If You Leave Me Now Report Abuse
The horns are tremendous and this is easily the best vocal performance in the group's history which is saying a lot.
89 points - added 4 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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Again, cute song, but so soft that it could be called 'flaccid'.
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one of the most amazing songs ever
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Hard Habit To Break Report Abuse
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Does Anybody Know What Time it Is? Report Abuse
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Hard to Say I'm Sorry Report Abuse
One of many monster hits from the 80's
59 points - added 4 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Makes you feel something from inside.
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You're the Inspiration Report Abuse
"When you love somebody" refrain at the end is pop perfection.
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Feelin' Stronger Everyday Report Abuse
Crescendoing horns elevate this song all the way through. If you don't have happy feet by the time it is over, you are dead.
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Make Me Smile Report Abuse
This has everything that made early Chicago great. Terry Kath's soulful vocals and usual great guitar work. The song really showcases Danny Seraphine's skill on drums and IMO the best work their horn section had done.
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Dialogue, part 1 & 2 Report Abuse
Masterful lyrics, great call & response between Kath & Cetera, love the time signature change at the end.
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Old Days Report Abuse
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Will You Still Love me Report Abuse
After Cetera's departure, this song reaffirmed the band's confidence. Also served as a great intro to Jason Scheff.
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Questions 67 & 68 Report Abuse
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Wishing You Were Here Report Abuse
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Just You and Me Report Abuse
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Colour My World Report Abuse
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Searching So Long Report Abuse
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Love Me Tomorrow Report Abuse
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Stay the Night Report Abuse
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Baby, What a Big Surprise Report Abuse
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Listen Report Abuse
CTA's short and aggressive gem. Shows how great these guys were before they morphed into Peter Cetera's ballad hit machine of the 80's
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Along Comes a Woman Report Abuse
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I'm A Man Report Abuse
One of their best "rock" songs ... and one of THEIR favorites!
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Look Away Report Abuse
As good a pop song as anyone wrote in the decade.
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No Tell Lover Report Abuse
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Another Rainy Day in New York City Report Abuse
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What KInd of Man Would I Be? Report Abuse
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I Don't Want to Live Without Your Love Report Abuse
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Call on Me Report Abuse
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Alive Again Report Abuse
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If She Would Have Been Faithful Report Abuse
Their last big single. Familiar theme.
5 points - added 4 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Not there last big single considering this was from Chicago 18 and Chicago 19 had about 5 singles one of which being "Look Away" which was song of the year 1989.
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Lowdown Report Abuse
Best 'wah-wah' guitar work by Terry Kath. Little played gem, worthy of blowing your speakers.
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The Only One Report Abuse
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It Better End Soon (1st Movement) Report Abuse
The first minute of this song has one of the coolest jam sessions ever. Starts with each instrument coming in separately. .With Terry Kath belting out the politically charged lyrics that amazingly have as much, or more, meaning as they did 40 years ago. . ,
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Harry Truman Report Abuse
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Wake Up Sunshine Report Abuse
Starts the classic side of two set LP Chicago II.
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Happy cause i'm going home Report Abuse
0 points - added 1 month ago by guest - 1 comment
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It is not commercial but certainly an excellent piece
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