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Band Name Origins:

  • Terry Kath played guitar--and whoever said that the Chicago Transit Authority didn't care for them naming themselves after that and the pure length are correct. Submitted by: cjack62
  • M Ling got it wrong. He had it right up untill the part where they just shortened the name. The City of Chicago saw that this band was named Chicago Transit Authority and they thought they were poking fun or making fun of them so they sued them, and insted they agreed to change there name. So they shortened it to "Chicago" Submitted by: AJ

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Take Me Back To Chicago"Appears on their 1985 greatest-hits compilation of the same name, as well as their 1977 album, "Chicago XI". - Cassandra

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Peter Cetera""Peter broke it off with Chicago describing his experience with the band as being like a marriage. They divorced." - Celeste
"Peter Cetera""He had a hit in 1986 with Glory of Love which was co-written by David Foster. " - Celeste
"Peter Cetera""After leaving Chicago he had a top 10 hit with the Oscar-nominated "Glory of Love" (Theme from the Karate Kid II). He also recorded duets with Cher ("After All") and Amy Grant ("Next Time I Fall"). In addition he produced Karen Carpenter's final album and "I Stand Alone" by ABBA's Agentha Faltskog." - KL Fan

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Beginnings"Even though the title is in the plural, in the song it is singular. - Isac
"South California Purples"Huh? - Agrimorfee
"Poem 58"I wonder what they did to the other 57 Poems. - Paul Warren

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"No Tail Lover""No Tell Lover"Marge Pegram
"Motel Lover""No Tell Lover"Marge Pegram
"Hotel Lover""No Tell Lover"Marge Pegram
"Feelin' Spastic Everyday""Feelin' Stronger Everyday"MOR
"I Don't Want To Give Them All My Drugs""I Don't Want To Live Without Your Love"Dave G

There are additional Chicago new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Wake Up Sunshine,"When and how did the sunshine fall asleep?Peter
"Feeling Stronger Every Day,"Some days you feel weaker.Papa Rotzi
"Colour My World,"The world is not something you can colour.Isac
"Alive Again,"Not until there is solid proof of reincarnation.Peter
"We Can Last Forever,"No, you can't.Yvette Bristle

There are additional Chicago literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," Elton John"Hard To Say I'm Sorry," Chicago
"Talking In Your Sleep," The Romantics"Hard Habit To Break," Chicago
"Apologize," One Republic"Hard To Say I'm Sorry," Chicago
"You Took Me By Surprise," Jessi Colter"Baby, What A Big Surprise," Chicago
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fight 602" originally "Flight 602"
Preacher That Likes Nicole
"Light 602" originally "Flight 602"
Preacher That Likes Nicole
"Mononucleosis" originally "Mongonucleosis"
"Show Me A Sin" originally "Show Me A Sign"
Yvette Bristle
"Colour My Word" originally "Colour My World"
In a coloring book, perhaps?

There are additional Chicago song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"If You Leave Meg Now" originally "If You Leave Me Now"
"If You Leave Men Now" originally "If You Leave Me Now"
"Make Men Smile" originally "Make Me Smile"
"Show Men A Sign" originally "Show Me A Sign"
Yvette Bristle
"Show Moe A Sign" originally "Show Me A Sign"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional Chicago song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Fall On Me" originally "Call On Me"
title of a song by R.E.M.
"Wishing You Were Hero" originally "Wishing You Were Here"
Yvette Bristle
"Wishing You Were Herd" originally "Wishing You Were Here"
Yvette Bristle
"Wishing You Were Hare" originally "Wishing You Were Here"
Yvette Bristle
"Wishing You Were Herb" originally "Wishing You Were Here"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional Chicago song titles with a letter changed available.


Mar 15
a parody of "Saturday in the Park" by Chicago
"Save the Forest" anthem complete with HandFarts & Tire Pump solos.
YouTube: (Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Saturday In the Park""Saturday In the Slums"Cactus Impersonator
"25 or 6 to 4""Down at lumbar #4"Jonathan Spurlock
"Feelin' Stronger Every Day""Gettin' Grounded Every Day"Darius Whitehead
"Beginnings""Vegannings"Vegan Minstrel
"Flight 602""Flight 12/24"Jonathan Spurlock
"Chasin' The Wind""Wavin' His Dick"Hu's On First
"Another Rainy Day in New York City""Amused, Insane, and Gay in Blue Duck's Titty"Porfle Popnecker
"What Kind Of Man Would I Be?""What Kind Of Land Would We Be?"Hu's On First
"I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love""I Don't Wanna Listen To The Trump"Hu's On First
"You're Not Alone""I Meant Her Nose"Hu's On First

There are additional Chicago song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Color My WorldArt suppliesWinter Pepper
Feeling Stronger Every DayFitness productsCotton Lorraine
Feelin' Stronger Every DayOlympic Athletesjorge
Color My WorldCrayola Crayons/MarkersDa Phoenix

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
You're The InspirationNasal sprayAnonymous
Alive AgainFuneral ParlorTodd W. Zimmerman
You're the InspirationWriter's Block HotlineChris Norton
Hard Habit To BreakDrug Abuse HotlineBillyHtchcoc
If You Leave Me NowSeparation Anxiety HotlineAndrew
There are additional Chicago on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Leavin' on a Jet Plane
   Peter, Paul, and Mary
Flight 602
Leavin' on Flight 602
Plausible title, given the number of people flying
Jonathan Spurlock
Saturday Night
   Bay City Rollers
Saturday In The Park
Saturday Night In The Park
Alive And Kicking
   Simple Minds
Alive Again
Alive And Kicking Again
Frosty The Cat
It's A Great Day To Be Alive
   Travis Tritt
Alive Again
It's A Great Day To Be Alive Again
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Hello Chicago People
Hello People combined with Chicago
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Tourists In Chicago
The Tourists combined with Chicago
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Journey To Chicago
Journey combined with Chicago
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Frankie Goes To Chicago
Frankie Goes To Hollywood combined with Chicago
Submitted By: Noah McKelvie

There are additional Chicago Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hard Habit to Break"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a hard apple to break
Original Lyrics:
You're a hard habit to break
"Will You Still Love Me?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Deep inside I'm always new
Original Lyrics:
Deep inside I always knew
"25 or 6 to 4"
Misheard Lyrics:
Waiting for the break of dead
Original Lyrics:
Waiting for the break of day
"Questions 67 and 68"
Misheard Lyrics:
Does it matter in the heart?
Original Lyrics:
Does it matter anyhow?
There are additional Chicago misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Harry Truman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pouty children
Original Lyrics:
Harry Truman

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Based on someone hearing "Harry Truman" as "pouty children" in the song "I Know What Boys Like" by the Waitresses, I thought of this as well for Chicago.

There are additional Chicago misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
it's only the veganning
Original Lyrics:
it's only the beginning
Submitted by: vegan minstrel
"Saturday In The Park"
Better Lyrics:
A dog eating cat food
Original Lyrics:
A men selling ice cream
Submitted by: Lesley-Anne Up
"Saturday In The Park"
Better Lyrics:
The most worst day in the park the day he came and knocked up my wife
Original Lyrics:
Saturday in the park i think it was the fourth of july
Submitted by: white trash
There are additional Chicago parody fragments available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"No Tell Lover"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I want her
I can't leave her
I won't live without her
She's my no tell lover
Why They're Repetitive:
But I bet it's not etched in stone.
Submitted by: mor
"Dialogue (pt.1&2)"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
we can make it better, (3x)
we can change the world now(3x)
we can save the children (6x)
we can make it happen (about 27x)
Why They're Repetitive:
they repeat it like a mantra
Submitted by: robert
There are additional Chicago repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"South California Purples"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I am he
As you are he
As you are me and we are all together.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Say what??!! What the heck is THAT supposed to mean?
Submitted by: J. Halton
"25 or 6 to 4"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
25 or 6 to 4
Why They're Nonsensical:
It seems that the songwriter couldn't tell what time it was. But how could you be confused as to whether it's 25 minutes or 6 minutes before the hour? I mean, a 19 minute discrepancy is pretty easy to spot if you ask me!
Submitted by: Joe
There are additional Chicago nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Question 67 & 68"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'd like to know
Can you tell me
Please don't tell me
It really doesn't matter anyhow
Why They're Insincere:
So, do you want to know or not? You're saying both twice in these three lines of lyrics...
Submitted by: Andre Engels

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

The Misrhymed Lyrics:
The entire song!
Why They're Misrhymed:
The song's protagonist is a songwriter who falls so completely in love that he wishes he 'could sing it to you.' But unfortunately (the song goes), he 'just can't think of the right words to say.'
The subtle joke (that very few people notice) is that none of the lines in the entire song rhyme!
Submitted by: Cliff Walker

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"You're Not Alone"
The Lyrics:
'I see you there a silhouette in the moonlight.'
'Now loneliness fits you like a glove.'
Who They Mention:
O. J. Simpson ('Orenthal James')
Submitted by: Steve
The Lyrics:
The crowd called out for more Zappa and the Mothers next We finished with a roar Jimi was so kind to us Had us on the tour
Who They Mention:
Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendriz
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Chicago celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"If You Leave Me Now"
The Song Lyrics:
When tomorrow comes and we'll both regret
The things we said today
Song They Mention:
Things We Said Today (by the Beatles).
Submitted by: Rpollck
"We Can Last Forever"
The Song Lyrics:
Don't ask me why
'Cause I don't even know
Song They Mention:
"Don't Ask Me Why" by Billy Joel
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Chicago Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Skin Tight"
Opening Lines:
Skin tight. Fits me like a glove.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Another Rainy Day In New York City"
Opening Lines:
Another rainy day in New York City. Softly sweet, so silently it falls.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Saturday in the Park"
The Made Up Words:
varreh, issey
This is supposed to be in the Italian line of the song, but this part was improvised.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Space Change:

"Quest: Ions 67 And 68" originally "Questions 67 And 68"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"He: Art's In Touble" originally "Hearts In Trouble"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Heart Sin Trouble" originally "Hearts In Trouble"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"If You Leave Men, Ow! " originally "If You Leave Me Now"
Some guys are very sensitive.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Search In For So Long" originally "Searchin' For So Long "
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Chicago Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Go, Chica Submitted by: Lana
G.I. Coach Submitted by: Cal Amari
A Chic Go Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hurt Mary Ran" originally "Harry Truman"
Submitted by: Carrie-Ann Crowe
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time I Sit?" originally "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"Does Anybody Really Know What Mite It Is?" originally "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
Submitted by: Lily Orange
"Harm Arty Urn" originally "Harry Truman"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"Hurry, Art Man!" originally "Harry Truman"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna

There are additional Chicago Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Another Rainy Day In New Your City"
The Lyrics:
Another rainy day in New York City
Because it is about a rainy day in New York City.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
"Niagara Falls"
The Lyrics:
Look at the title, it says it all.
This is a love song, and Niagara Falls is the honeymoon capital of the world.
Submitted by: Niagara Falls 4ever
There are additional Chicago Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Hard To Say I'm Sorry"
The Lyrics:
After all that we have been through
Peter Cetera's pronunciation of "we" sounds more like "hooey".
Submitted by: RJSchex

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" Length: 5:08
"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" is track #5 on their thirteenth studio album released in 1982. It reaching #1 on Billboard's Pop Chart, making them one of their biggest hit singles. Note that the version that lasting at 5 minutes and 8 seconds is the album version of this song, which was a medley with "Get Away".
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Ballet for a Girl in Buchanon" Length: 12:38
Submitted by: Evan
"Oh, Thank You Great Spirit" Length: 7:18
Another long song with extended instrumental section from Chicago.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
"Devil's Sweet" Length: 10:07
Chicago VII featured several instrumental tracks with a heavy jazz influence. This instrumental track was the longest on the two-album set.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
"Liberation" Length: 14:36
The last track on Chicago's debut album may be the longest on this list. Several of the songs on this album checked in at more than 5:00 in length.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger

There are additional Chicago Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Saturday Pin The Ark" originally "Saturday In The Park"
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
"Shake Up Sun Wine" originally "Wake Up Sunshine"
Whatever sun wine is......
Submitted by: Mary Byram
"Shake Up One Shine" originally "Wake Up Sunshine"
Submitted by: Mary Byram
"To Nell, Lover" originally "No Tell Lover"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Maul On Key" originally "Call On Me"
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Saturday at the Park"
The Lyrics:
Eicay vare, eise narde.
Though this sounds Italian, these are made-up Italian words.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"If You Leave Me Now"
The Lyrics:
If you leave me now
You'll take away the biggest part of me
Baby, please don't go!
The song has a very beautiful, if mellow, introduction, but for the whole song, the singer is whining and begging his lover not to break up with him, threatening her with claims that the consequences will be too great for him to bear if she does.
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
The Lyrics:
Does anybody really know what time it is
Does anybody really care
If so I can't imagine why
We've all got time enough to cry
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" was the super group, Chicago's, first top five hit. Released late in 1969 and going near the top in early 1970. With an upbeat jazz tempo, but with a very serious message about what seemed to be the lack of caring (that very well could be depressing) it is interesting that it made it into the top five (#3 to be exact). At the end of the song, "cry" is turned into "die".
Submitted by: Peter

Hidden Messages:

"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
In the Third Verse, you'll hear someone talking. Don't fret, it's someone saying "People runnin' everywhere. Don't know where to go, don't know where I am. Can't see past the next step. Don't have time to think the last mile. Have no time to look around, just run around, run around and think why"? (I think this is why this song was used on "Little Nicky" to find if there's any subliminal messages.
Submitted by: Paul Waren
"You're The Inspiration"
When played backwards, you'll hear "noisy wool" around the part that goes "Always on my mind, you're in my heart, in my soul".
Submitted by: DJ Blaze

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Critics' Choice"
1963 film
Submitted by: Sutch

Missing Parts:

"25 or 6 to 4"
What happened to 1-24 or 1-5 to 1-3?
Submitted by: ThatAwesomeGuy
"Poem 58"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Questions 67 & 68"
Where are Questions 1-66?
Submitted by: Raphael

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Old Days"
The Lyrics:
Howdy Doody, Baseball Cards, and Birthdays take me back to a world gone away.
Howdy Doody, which aired in the 50's on NBC.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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