Wishing You Were Here

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For the Alison Moyet song, see Wishing You Were Here (Alison Moyet song). For the Deborah Gibson song, see M.Y.O.B. (album).
"Wishing You Were Here"
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago VII
B-side "Life Saver"
Released October 1974
Format 7" single
Genre Rock
Length 4:37
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Peter Cetera
Producer(s) James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"Call on Me"
(1974)
"Wishing You Were Here"
(1974)
"Harry Truman"
(1975)

"Wishing You Were Here" is a song written by Peter Cetera for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974), with lead vocals by Terry Kath (uncredited on the original album package), while Cetera sang the song's bridge. The third single released from that album, it reached #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #9 on the Cash Box Top 100, and hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart.[1]

The Beach Boys' contribution[edit]

The Beach Boys were at Caribou Ranch when "Wishing You Were Here" was recorded, and three members of that band -- Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson—joined Cetera, at the singer's request.

The Beach Boys' collaboration with Chicago continued into 1975, where the two bands collaborated for the "Beachago" tour.[2] "Wishing You Were Here," as well as other Chicago songs such as "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," were performed by the two bands together.

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