Call on Me (Chicago song)

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"Call on Me"
Call on Me cover.jpg
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago VII
B-side "Prelude to Aire"
Released June 1974
Format 7"
Genre Soft rock, jazz fusion
Length 4:02
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Lee Loughnane
Producer(s) James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"(I've Been) Searchin' So Long"
"Call On Me"
"Wishing You Were Here"

"Call on Me" is a song written by Lee Loughnane for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VII (1974), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals and the song makes prominent use of conga drums played by Guille Garcia. The second single released from the album, it reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart.[1]

"Call on Me" was the first Loughnane composition to be released by the band. It was written with uncredited help from Peter Cetera.[2] Loughnane was the last original Chicago member to receive a songwriting credit.


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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 54. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William James (1991). Chicago Group Portrait (Box Set) (CD booklet archived online) (Media notes). New York City, NY: Columbia Records. p. 7. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1974/Top 100 Songs of 1974". Retrieved 2016-10-09. 

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