Feelin' Stronger Every Day

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"Feelin' Stronger Every Day"
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago VI
ReleasedJune 1973
Songwriter(s)Peter Cetera, James Pankow
Producer(s)James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"Dialogue (Part I & II)"
"Feelin' Stronger Every Day"
"Just You 'n' Me"

"Feelin' Stronger Every Day" is a song written by Peter Cetera and James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VI (1973). The first single released from that album, it reached #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song was a collaboration between bassist, Peter Cetera and trombonist, James Pankow. Regarding the song's composition, drummer Danny Seraphine recalled,

"Peter wrote that song [with trombonist James Pankow] about his marriage falling apart. He'd gone through a real hard time and was starting to feel stronger again"[2]

Cetera himself recalled, "I can remember the exact beginnings of that one... We were at the Akron Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio, an outdoor gig that was delayed a bit because of rain, and so, we got there our normal hour and a half before the gig, and we're sitting around, and we were told we're gonna hold for at least an hour, and I heard Jimmy [Pankow] in the other room playing the actual beginning of that song... and I said, 'What is that?' and he went, 'Oh, I don't know, I'm just messing around.'... I went and got my bass, and we sat there and played around with it, and a few weeks later, after we got off the road, I went to his house, and we wrote 'Feelin' Stronger Every Day."[3]

Pankow noted that "Stronger Every Day' was about a relationship but yet, underlying that relationship it's almost like the band is feeling stronger than ever.”[3]

Cetera played bass and sang lead vocals,[4] while keyboardist Robert Lamm played Hohner Pianet as well as acoustic piano.[citation needed]


Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ "Chicago Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  2. ^ Rosen, Craig (1996). The Billboard Book Of Number One Albums. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 163. ISBN 0-8230-7586-9.
  3. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William James (1991). Chicago Group Portrait (Box Set) (CD booklet archived online) (Media notes). New York City, NY: Columbia Records. p. 6. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Chicago Group Portrait (Box Set) (CD booklet archived online) (Media notes). New York City, NY: Columbia Records. 1991. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1973/Top 100 Songs of 1973". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-11. Retrieved 2016-06-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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