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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?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"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:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"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
"Colour My World,"That's going to take a lot of paint!Glenn

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"The Way You Make Me Feel," Michael Jackson"Wishing You Were Here," Chicago
"Macho Man," The Village People"Feelin' Stronger Every Day," Chicago
"All Apologies," Nirvana"Hard To Say I'm Sorry," Chicago
"Here Comes The Rain, Baby," Eddy Arnold"Another Rainy Day In New York City," Chicago
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Mononucleosis" originally "Mongonucleosis"
Jennifer
"Show Me A Sin" originally "Show Me A Sign"
Yvette Bristle
"Colour My Word" originally "Colour My World"
In a coloring book, perhaps?
Isac
"Color My World" originally "Colour My World"
Changes the spelling from British to American
Isac
"Fee" originally "Free"
Candy Welty

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"
Serafina
"If You Leave Men Now" originally "If You Leave Me Now"
Serafina
"Make Men Smile" originally "Make Me Smile"
Serafina
"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:

"We Can Stop the Hurlin'" originally "We Can Stop the Hurtin'"
Lisa Rose
"We Can Stop the Huntin'" originally "We Can Stop the Hurtin'"
Lisa Rose
"Poet 58" originally "Poem 58"
Regina Olsen
"Show Ma A Sign" originally "Show Me A Sign"
Yvette Bristle
"Tree" originally "Free"
Candy Welty

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

Recordings:

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
"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
"Hard To Say I'm Sorry""Hard To Say He's Sorry (Donald Trump)"Hu's On First
"What Kind Of Man Would I Be?""What Kind Of Food Could I Eat?"Hu's On First
"Look Away""I'm Not Gay"Hu's On First
"Saturday (in The Park)""Caturday (In The Park)"Callmelennie
"25 or 6 to 4""43 to 8, the Score!"Melanie Lee

There are additional Chicago song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
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
Company/Organization
Submittor
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
Submittor
Alive And Kicking
   Simple Minds
Alive Again
   Chicago
Alive And Kicking Again
Frosty The Cat
It's A Great Day To Be Alive
   Travis Tritt
Alive Again
   Chicago
It's A Great Day To Be Alive Again
Isac
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
   Lou Rawls
If You Leave Me Now
   Chicago
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine If You Leave Me Now
Sutch
Song For A Rainy Day
   Angela Bofill
Another Rainy Day In New York City
   Chicago
Song For Another Rainy Day In New York City
Singing won't make it rain again in New York City
Isac
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:

"Saturday in the Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
Missing children, oh they got lost.
Original Lyrics:
Listen, children, all is not lost.
"If You Leave Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're breathing now
You take away the biggest fart of me
Original Lyrics:
If you leave me now
You take away the biggest part of me
"Saturday in the Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
A man playing singsongs, singing foreign songs
Original Lyrics:
A man playing guitar, singing for us all
"You're the Inspiration"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you here with satan
Original Lyrics:
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin'...
There are additional Chicago misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Saturday in the Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
Missing children, oh they got lost.
Original Lyrics:
Listen, children, all is not lost.

Story about this misheard lyric by: JD

For the longest time I thought this part of the song was about children who get lost when they go to the park with their parents and get separated, especially one as large as Central Park in New York. But this is a happy song and no kids go missing.

There are additional Chicago misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"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
"Heart In Pieces"
Better Lyrics:
When you hear the engine,
when you hear the sound of the tires bearing down,
it's just my cat in pieces,
When I see the road kill,
when he's all stretched out with two dozen sharpened claws,
it's my cat in pieces.
Original Lyrics:
When you hear the thunder,
when you hear the sound of a mountain crashing down,
it's just my heart in pieces,
When I feel the hunger,
when I'm reaching out with a hundred thousand hands,
it's my heart in pieces,
Submitted by: OneGoodWoman

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:

"Beginnings"
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
"Scrapbook"
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:

"Another Rainy Day In New York City"
Opening Lines:
Another rainy day in New York City. Softly sweet, so silently it falls.
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Old Days"
Opening Lines:
Old days, good times I remember
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional Chicago spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Saturday in the Park"
The Made Up Words:
varreh, issey
Comments:
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:

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

Song Title Anagrams:

"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
"Army Ran Hurt" 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
Why:
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.
Why:
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
Why:
Peter Cetera's pronunciation of "we" sounds more like "hooey".
Submitted by: RJSchex
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"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
"Street Player" Length: 9:10
This song was later used in The Bucketheads "The Bomb".
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"I'm a Man" Length: 7:39
The Spencer Davis Group's version of this song was 1/3 of the length of the Chicago rendition.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"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.
Why:
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
Oo-oo-oooh-oh
Baby, please don't go!
Why:
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
Why:
"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"
Self-explanatory
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.
Why:
Howdy Doody, which aired in the 50's on NBC.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

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