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Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. The self-described "rock and roll band with horns" began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success among American bands, Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records.

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Filmography

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Selected Chicago film and TV show credits.

Composer Credits

2015
The History of Chicago
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2012
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass
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2011
The Yule Tide Good Samaritan
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Music Department Credits

2012
OrdinaryMan
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Producer Credits

2015
The History of Chicago
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2011
The Yule Tide Good Samaritan
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Soundtrack Credits

2014
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2014) (TV Movie)
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2014
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock
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2013
Nebraska (2013)
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2013
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2013
Clear History
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2012
This Is 40 (2012)
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2010
Parenthood (2010) (TV Show)
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2009
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2009
We Believe (2009)
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2009
Miranda (2009) (TV Show)
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2008
Fringe (2008) (TV Show)
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2005
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2005
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2005
Criminal Minds (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
Mike & Mike (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
My Name Is Earl (2005) (TV Show)
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2004
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2004
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2002
Sonny (2002)
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2002
The Bachelor (2002) (TV Show)
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2001
Exit Wounds (2001)
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2000
Little Nicky (2000)
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2000
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1999
Three Kings (1999)
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1999
The Sopranos (1999) (TV Show)
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1997
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1991
My Girl (1991)
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1990
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1990
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1989
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Show)
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1983
Two of a Kind (1983)
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1982
Summer Lovers (1982)
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1979
The Innes Book of Records (TV Show)
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1975
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Show)
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1974
Honolulu Hustle
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1964
Top of the Pops (1964) (TV Show)
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Albums

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List of albums by Chicago, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Chicago.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
If You Leave Me Now 1976 11,835
25 Or 6 to 4 1970 10,212
You're The Inspiration 1989 13,616
Saturday in The Park 1996 13,752
If You Leave Me Now - Remastered -
Colour My World 1970 37,353
Beginnings 1969 39,833
Make Me Smile 1970 42,662
Hard Habit to Break 1989 41,758
Feelin' Stronger Every Day 1973 53,505
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Chicago songs.

Band Members

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List of Chicago group members, including current and former members.


Other NamesThe Big Thing
The Chicago Transit Authority
Group MembersRobert Lamm
Lee Loughnane
James Pankow
Walter Parazaider
Jason Scheff
Tris Imboden
Keith Howland
Lou Pardini
Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Former MembersDanny Seraphine
Peter Cetera
Terry Kath
Laudir de Oliveira
Donnie Dacus
Chris Pinnick
Bill Champlin
Dawayne Bailey
Drew Hester
Daniel de los Reyes
GenreRock
soft rock
jazz fusion
pop rock
Genre LinksRock, Pop/Rock
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
Year(s) Active1967–present
Music StyleAdult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Jazz-Rock, AM Pop
Music MoodEarnest, Gentle, Sweet, Passionate, Energetic, Brassy, Intimate, Cheerful, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Sentimental, Freewheeling, Romantic, Lush, Smooth, Warm, Soothing, Summery, Stylish, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured
LabelsColumbia
Full Moon
Rhino
Balkanton (Bulgaria)
Melodiya (Russia)
Official Websitechicagotheband.com
Associated ActsThe Beach Boys
Doobie Brothers
Earth
Wind & Fire
Sons of Champlin
Honk
Toto
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