Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)

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Chicago - Frank Sinatra.jpg
Single by Frank Sinatra
A-side "All the Way"
Released October 1957
Format 45
Recorded 1957
Genre Vocal jazz, swing, traditional pop
Length 2:10
Label Capitol Records
Songwriter(s) Fred Fisher
Producer(s) Nelson Riddle
Frank Sinatra singles chronology
"You're Cheatin' Yourself (If You're Cheatin' on Me)"
"You're Cheatin' Yourself (If You're Cheatin' on Me)"

"Chicago" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and published in 1922. The original sheet music variously spelled the title "Todd'ling" or "Toddling." The song has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known version is by Frank Sinatra. The song mentions evangelist Billy Sunday as having not been able to "shut down" the city.

The song made a minor appearance on the U.S. pop charts, reaching #84 in the fall of 1957.[1] It was the first of two charting songs about Chicago recorded by Sinatra. The other was "My Kind of Town" from 1964, which reached U.S. #110.

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Recorded versions[edit]

Live covers[edit]

  • Green Day during a concert at Chicago's United Center on July 13, 2009
  • Sergio Franchi recorded this song in Italian during his concert in 1965 for RCA Victor, Live at The Coconut Grove
  • CM Punk at the end of the 27 June 2011 edition of Monday Night Raw


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  2. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ The Capitol Years box set liner notes, 1990, p. 39.
  4. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Georgians". Retrieved April 21, 2012. 

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