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
GenreRock, blue-eyed soul
Songwriter(s)James Pankow
Producer(s)James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"Feelin' Stronger Every Day"
"Just You 'N' Me"
"(I've Been) Searchin' So Long"

"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.


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.


Chart performance[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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