Just You 'n' Me

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"Just You 'N' Me"
Just You n Me cover.jpg
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago VI
B-side"Critic's Choice"
ReleasedSeptember 1973
Format7"
GenreRock, blue-eyed soul
Length3:42
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)James Pankow
Producer(s)James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"Feelin' Stronger Every Day"
(1973)
"Just You 'N' Me"
(1973)
"(I've Been) Searchin' So Long"
(1974)

"Just You 'n' Me" is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their fifth studio album Chicago VI (1973). The lead vocals are sung by bassist Peter Cetera.

Background[edit]

The second single released from that album, it was more successful than the first single, "Feelin' Stronger Every Day", reaching #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] and #1 on the Cash Box Top 100.[2] Walter Parazaider plays a soprano saxophone solo during the instrumental section while guitarist Terry Kath uses a wah-wah pedal and phase shifter on his guitar. "Just You 'n' Me" was written after a fight between Pankow and his future wife Karen:

"We had had a huge fight, it was a nasty lovers' quarrel, if you will. She locked herself in the bathroom and wouldn't come out...'Just You 'n' Me' poured out of me in its entirety. Usually when I write songs I come up with an idea for a chorus or a hook and fill in the blanks in stages. This was a moment of clarity I've never experienced before or after. It remains a special event in my songwriting experience".[3]

"Just You 'n' Me" was the very last song played by Chicago radio station WLS before switching to a talk radio format in 1989.

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Chicago's Jimmy Pankow on Band's 50th Anniversary & What's Next for Them". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 49.
  5. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, December 15, 1973
  6. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (July 8, 2017). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  7. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 29, 1973

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