Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2022 - Chicago

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Originally from my hometown of Chicago, this band adopted its name after being informed they could no longer use the name Chicago Transit Authority, their original name.

Known early on for their use of a full horn section, unusual for the time they had hit after hit with songs like Color My World and Make Me Smile. In 1978 guitarist Terry Kath died in a tragic accident and his hard-charging guitar and distinctive deep voice changed the band's sound.

In 1982 they released their 16th album which broke away from their old sound reducing the use of horns in exchange for use of synthesizers. Chicago 16 was well received and reached platinum status on the Billboard album chart.

Our song Hard to Say I’m Sorry was included in the album Chicago 16 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured in the 1982 movie Summer Lovers and received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

One of the best-selling Rock & Roll bands of all time, it took until 2016 before the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A long-overdue honor.

Today's song from the band Chicago, Hard to Say I'm Sorry.



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Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joe. You know I am not a music fan. That said, saw Chicago live in concert in DesMoines Iowa way back in the late 60's and have been a fan ever since. Enjoy your day.

Jun 27, 2022 05:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Joseph, for sharing this selection.

Have an outstanding week.

Jun 27, 2022 05:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joseph,

Love this series you provided to us this moth. You've really brought back some great oldies but goodies! This selection from band Chicago "hard to say I'm sorry" will be playing in my head today!

Jun 27, 2022 05:09 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good morning and thanks for another great song. Love this Band.

Jun 27, 2022 07:09 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

One of my favourite bands, love the saxophone sound, and love this song too. 

Jun 27, 2022 09:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joseph- Love Chicago!!!   And I remember taking my brother and a few of his friends to see them when they came to Houston. My brother now has his own band and plays in another. 

Jun 27, 2022 06:18 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Wonderful song, Joseph.  They aren't making music as enjoyable today, as they did back in the day!  

Jun 28, 2022 12:34 AM