List of songs about Chicago

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This is a list of songs about Chicago.

0–9[edit]

A[edit]

  • "An Afternoon in Midway Plaisance. Fantasie for Piano.", 1893 - Composer: Gustav Luders[1]
  • "Apostrophe to Chicago" - Composer & Lyricist: Mrs. Emily M. (Blakeslee) Boyden
  • "Awake! Awake!" - Composer & Lyricist: Mrs. Emily M. (Blakeslee) Boyden

B[edit]

  • "Back to Chicago" - Styx, from Edge of the Century 1990
  • "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
  • "Baseball Dreams" - Ralph's World
  • "The Belle of Chicago" 1892 - Composer: John Phillip Sousa
  • "The Belle of Chicago Barn Dance" - Composer: Theo. Bonheur
  • "The Belle of Lincoln Park" - Composer & Lyricist: Geo. Maywood
  • "Best Wishes to your Black Lung" - Less Than Jake
  • "Big Bill the Builder" (mayor) 1928 - Composers & Lyricists: Milton Weil, Bernie Grossman & Larry Shay
  • "The Billiken Man" 1909 - Composer: Melville J. Gideon, Lyricist: E. Ray Goetz, Sung by Blanche Ring
  • "Born in Chicago" - Paul Butterfield 1965, blues
  • "Boost Chicago" - Composer: Armin P. Bauer
  • "Bow to the Masta", 1999 - Kool Keith
  • "Boy Reporter Blues, Dedicated to Horace Wade - Boy Reporter of the Chicago Evening American" 1924 - Composers: Dell Lampe & J. Bodewalt Lampe, Lyricist: Haven Gillespie
  • "The Burning Iroquois" (theater) 1904 - Composer: Edward Stanley, Lyricist: Mathew Goodwin
  • "The Burning of the Iroquois" 1904 - Composer: Thos. R. Confare, Lyricist: Morris S. Silver

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

  • "Fair Women of Chicago Waltzes" 1893 - Composer: Theo. H. Northrup
  • "Far, Far Away" - Wilco
  • "Ferris Wheel March" 1893 - Composer: Geo. Maywood
  • "Ferris Wheel Waltz" 1893 - Composer: G. Valisi, Lyricist: Harry C. Clyde
  • "First Steps" 1993 - Composer: Tommy Stinson, from Bash & Pop, "Friday Night is Killing Me"*
  • "The Forest of Love and Romance, Theme song of the Black Forest Village, A Century of Progress Chicago" 1933 - Composer: Ernie Kratzinger, Lyricist: Charles Kallen
  • "Full Moon" - Common
  • "Funeral March In Memoriam, Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago" 1893, Composer : W. Herbert Layon

G[edit]

H[edit]

  • "Hail Chicago (March)" 1933 - Composer: Stanley Kay, Lyricist: A. Seaborg
  • "Hail, Chicago! Official Song of the Pageant of Progress" 1921 - Composer: Bob Allen, Lyricist: Ted Turnquist
  • "Hail to Thee, Chicago" - Composer: John E. King, Lyricist: Estella A. Johnson-Hunt
  • "Hands Open"- Snow Patrol
  • "Happy Summertime" - R. Kelly ft. Snoop Dogg, from TP.3 Reloaded 2005
  • "The Hat He Never Ate" - Composer: Ben Harney, Lyricist: Howard S. Taylor
  • "Hello Chicago" - Topher Jones & Amada Ft. Ido vs. The World
  • "Hello Chicago Fox-Trot" 1933 - Composer: Anthony Misuraca, Lyricist: Joseph Argento
  • "Hitch Hike" - The Rolling Stones, from Out Of Our Heads 1965, originally by Marvin Gaye
  • "Home" - Kanye West
  • "Homecoming" - Kanye West, Ft. Chris Martin from double platinum Graduation (album) 2008
  • "Homesick At Spacecamp" - Fall Out Boy

I[edit]

  • "I Am Proud of Chicago" - Composer & Lyricist: Ben Schwartzberg
  • "I Came Home" - Rhymefest
  • "I Dream of Chicago" - Parlours
  • "I Used to Work in Chicago. I Did But I Don't Anymore" 1944 - Composers & Lyricists: Larry Vincent & Sunny Skylar
  • "I'll Meet You In Chicago (At The Fair)" 1928 - Composers & Lyricists: Charlie Harrison & Fred Rose
  • "I'm a Ramblin' Man" - Waylon Jennings
  • "I'm Dying Tomorrow" - Alkaline Trio
  • "I'm from Chicago" 1917 - Composer: Leo Edwards, Lyricist: Blanche Merrill
  • "I'm Going Right Back to Chicago" (Coon Song) 1906 - Composer: Egbert Van Alstyne, Lyricist: Harry Williams
  • "In Cairo Street: A Characteristic Fantasie for Piano" 1893 - Composer: Geo. Schleiffarth
  • "In Chicago" - Composer & Lyricist: Olive Jeane
  • "In 1933. (Where Will You Be)" - Composer & Lyricist: Art Kassel, Arranger: Charles Adams
  • "In Old Chicago" 1937- Composers & Lyricists: Mack Gordon & Harry Revel
  • "In Tha Chi" - Shawnna ft. Syleena Johnson, from Block Music 2006
  • "In The Kitchen - Umphrey's McGee
  • "In The Ghetto"- Elvis Presley
  • "Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago" - Soul Coughing
  • "It's a Cold Winter" by Frankie Knuckles
  • "It's a Way They Have in Chicago" (from Sinbad) 1896 - Composer: Gustav Lüders, Lyricist: M.E. Rourke
  • "It's a Way They Have in Chicago" (from the Royal Chef) 1904 - Composer: Ben M. Jerome, Lyricists: Geo. E. Stoddard & Chas. S. Taylor
  • "I've Got All This Ringing In My Ears and None On My Fingers" - Fall Out Boy, from Infinity on High 2007

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

  • "The Man from the South with a Big Cigar in his Mouth" 1930 - Composers & Lyricists: Rube Bloom & Harry M. Woods
  • "The March Maroon, University of Chicago March and Two-Step" 1906 - Composer: Harry Turner
  • "Marching on to Chicago" 1933 - Composers & Lyricists: Richard Daly, Thomas Parmiter & Clitus Wickens
  • "Mecca Flat Blues" 1924 - Composer: Jimmy Blythe, Lyricists: Jimmy Blythe & Priscilla Stewart
  • "Meet Me in Chicago" - Mat Kearney, Buddy Guy
  • "Mercy Me" - Alkaline Trio
  • "Miss Chicago (The Great 'Pageant' Song)" 1921 - Composer: Edmund Braham, Lyricist: W.S. Greelish
  • "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow" - Brian Wilson
  • "My Kind of Town" - Frank Sinatra 1964

N[edit]

O[edit]

  • "Ode for the opening of the World's Fair. Held at Chicago, 1892" - Composer: C. W. Chadwick, Lyricist: Harriet Monroe
  • "Oh City of a Century" - Composer: Eleanor Everest Freer
  • "Oh You Chicago, Oh You New York" 1910 - Composer: Albert Von Tilzer, Lyricists: Junie McCree & Sydney Rosenfeld
  • "On a Freezing Chicago Street" - Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
  • "On the Midway, or the Jolly Bum, Bum" 1893 - Composer & Lyricist: Louis Ortenstein
  • "On The South Side of Chicago" - Freddy Cole
  • "The Original Chicago Blues" 1915 - Composer: James White
  • "Our Chicago" (U of C) 1926 - Composer & Lyricist: Norman Reid
  • "GO" - Ofycial & Wade White Owl feat Papi

P[edit]

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S[edit]

T[edit]

U[edit]

  • "The University Quickstep", 1865 - Inscribed to the President and Friends of the Chicago University, Composer: E. M. Shaw

V[edit]

  • "Via Chicago", 1999 - Summerteeth by Wilco
  • "The Viking March - Captain Andersen's Viking Ship from Norway to the World's Fair", 1893 - Composer: H. C. Verner

W[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

  • "Zelda", 2007 - Isn't This Supposed to Be Fun!? by Farewell

Songs about Chicago sport teams[edit]

  • "All the Way", 2008 - Eddie Vedder
  • "Bear Down Chicago Bears", 1941 - Composer & Lyricist: Jerry Downs
  • "Chelsea Dagger", with text modified by Blackhawks' fans, 2006 - Composer and Lyricist: Jon Fratelli, Performers: The Fratellis
  • "The Chicago Cubs Song - Hey Hey! Holy Mackerel!", 1969 - Composer: John Frigo, Lyricist: I. C. Haag
  • "Come On You Cubs Play Ball", 1937 - Composer & Lyricists: anon, Tiffany Music Company
  • "Cubs on Parade (The Great March and Two-Step)", 1907 - Composer: H.R. Hempel, Arranger: Jos. Techen
  • "The Glory of the Cubs", 1908 - Composer: Arthur Marshall, Lyricist: F.R. Sweirngen
  • "Go Cubs Go", 1984 - Composer & Lyricist: Steve Goodman
  • "Here Come the Hawks", 1968 - Composer: J. Swayzee, Producer: The Dick Marx Orchestra and Choir
  • "Hurrah for the Cubs", 1930 - Composer: Burrell Van Buren, Lyricist: Betty Douglas
  • "Let's Go, Go-Go White Sox", 1959 - Composer & Lyricists: Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers
  • "Super Bowl Shuffle", 1985 - Composers: B. Daniels, L. Barry, Lyricists: R. Meyer, M. Owens, Performers: Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew, the 1985 Chicago Bears
  • "Watch the Cubs Play Ball", 1941 - Composer & Lyricist: Harry A. Magill
  • "Wave the Flag (For Old Chicago)", 1929 - fight song of the University of Chicago; Lyricist: Gordon Erickson
  • "White Sox Fitted", 2010 - Composer & Lyricist: Young General
  • "The White Sox March", 1907 - Composer: T.F. Durand
  • "We're The Cubbies", 2012 Composer & Lyricist & Audio Engineer: Michael Droste CubsSong.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Works by Gustav Luders (1865-1913)". Geoff Grainger. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Weston's march to Chicago". IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana. Indiana University. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Windy City Boogie Woogie". King Cole Trio: Transcriptions and Early Recordings, Vol. 6 (1941-1943). Hong Kong: Naxos Digital Services Ltd. 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Harry Carroll (1892-1962)". Sheet Music Galore. Geoff Grainger. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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