Feelin' Stronger Every Day
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|"Feelin' Stronger Every Day"|
|Single by Chicago|
|from the album Chicago VI|
|Songwriter(s)||Peter Cetera, James Pankow|
|Producer(s)||James William Guercio|
|Chicago singles chronology|
"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.
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"
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."
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.”
- Peter Cetera – lead vocals, bass
- Robert Lamm – keyboards, backing vocals
- Terry Kath – guitar, backing vocals
- Danny Seraphine – drums
- James Pankow – trombone
- Lee Loughnane – trumpet
- Walter Parazaider – tenor saxophone
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