List of songs about Chicago

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This is a list of songs about Chicago.

0–9[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

  • "Back Down On State Street" – Ben Sidran
  • "Back Streets of Lombard" – Ground Zero
  • "Back to Chicago" – Styx, from Edge of the Century, 1990
  • "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" – Jim Croce
  • "Bamako Chicago Express" - Don Moye
  • "Baseball Dreams" – Ralph's World
  • "Battle of Chicago" – Berkshire Seven
  • "Bear Down Chicago Bears" - John Frigo
  • "The Belle of Chicago", 1892 – composer: John Philip Sousa
  • "The Belle of Chicago Barn Dance" – composer: Theo. Bonheur
  • "The Belle of Lincoln Park" – composer & lyricist: Geo. Maywood
  • "Best Wishes to your Black Lung" – Less Than Jake
  • "Big Bill the Builder" (mayor), 1928 – composers & lyricists: Milton Weil, Bernie Grossman & Larry Shay
  • "The Big Unit" – The Mountain Goats
  • "The Billiken Man", 1909 – composer: Melville J. Gideon; lyricist: E. Ray Goetz; sung by Blanche Ring
  • "Black Sox Two Step (Noir Chaussette's Two Step)" – Sidney Brown
  • "Blowin' in from Chicago", 2005 – composer: Hank Hirsh; Six Perfections Music; Around and Back
  • "Blue Line" – Local H
  • "Blues for the South Side" – Ronnie Earl
  • "Blues for the West Side" – Eddie Shaw
  • "Boost Chicago" – composer: Armin P. Bauer
  • "Born in Chicago" – Paul Butterfield 1965, blues
  • "Born in Illinois" (in a place they call Chicago) Music & Lyrics by Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley (Chicago Native)Recorded by Award Winning Blues Artist Mark "Big Poppa" Stampley
  • "Bow to the Masta", 1999 – Kool Keith
  • "Boy Reporter Blues, Dedicated to Horace Wade – Boy Reporter of the Chicago Evening American", 1924 – composers: Dell Lampe & J. Bodewalt Lampe; lyricist: Haven Gillespie
  • "Break Down on Lake Shore Drive" – The Black Dog
  • "Bryn Mawr Stomp" – Local H
  • "Bucktown Stomp" – Johnny Dodds' Washboard Six
  • "The Burning Iroquois" (theater), 1904 – composer: Edward Stanley; lyricist: Mathew Goodwin
  • "The Burning of the Iroquois", 1904 – composer: Thos. R. Confare; lyricist: Morris S. Silver

C[edit]

D[edit]

E[edit]

F[edit]

  • "Fair Women of Chicago Waltzes", 1893 – composer: Theo. H. Northrup
  • "Far, Far Away" – Wilco
  • "Ferris Wheel March", 1893 – composer: Geo. Maywood
  • "Ferris Wheel Waltz", 1893 – composer: G. Valisi; lyricist: Harry C. Clyde
  • "First Steps", 1993 – composer: Tommy Stinson, from Bash & Pop
  • "Food from Chicago" – Lord Christo
  • "The Forest of Love and Romance, Theme song of the Black Forest Village, A Century of Progress Chicago", 1933 – composer: Ernie Kratzinger; lyricist: Charles Kallen
  • "Forty-Seventh and State" – Bud Freeman
  • "From Chicago to the Sky" – Seventh Avenue
  • "From Chicago with Love" – Harlan Howard
  • "Full Moon" – Common
  • "Funeral March in Memoriam, Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago", 1893, composer: W. Herbert Layon

G[edit]

  • "Get Busy" – Mr. Lee
  • "The Girl from Chicago" – Benny Bell
  • "Git On Up" – Fast Eddie and Sundance
  • "Go Cubs Go" – Steve Goodman
  • "Go Go Chicago. Wonder City Home of Mine." – composer & lyricist: Clitus M. Wickens
  • "Go Go Gadget Flow" – Lupe Fiasco, from Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, 2007
  • "GO" – Ofycial & Wade White Owl, featuring Papi
  • "Goin' Back to Chicago" – Chet Oliver
  • "Goin' Back to Chicago" – Smokey Hogg
  • "Goin' to Chicago Blues", 1939 – composer: Count Basie Orchestra, Lou Rawls
  • "Goin' to Chicago" – traditional; recorded by Mike Westbrook
  • "Golden Ring" – Tammy Wynette & George Jones
  • "Goodbye to Guyville" – Urge Overkill
  • "Got To Leave Chi-Town" - Chicago Blues A Living History
  • "Grand Exposition March" – composer: Louis Falk
  • "Grand Terrace Rhythm" – Bob Crosby
  • "Great Big Friendly Town Chicago" – Dora Hall
  • "Greater Chicago March" – composer: Jacob Valentine Havener; lyricist: Agner Clark Winkler
  • "Green Mill Garden Blues", 1920 – composer: unknown (88 key piano roll)
  • "Greetings. Chicago's Official Song. 1833–Chicago–1933" – composer & lyricist: George D. Gaw; transcriber & arranger: Frank Barden
  • "Growing Up" – Fall Out Boy, from Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, 2003
  • "A Guided Tour of Chicago" – The Lawrence Arms, 1999

H[edit]

  • "Hail Chicago (March)", 1933 – composer: Stanley Kay; lyricist: A. Seaborg
  • "Hail to Thee, Chicago" – composer: John E. King; lyricist: Estella A. Johnson-Hunt
  • "Hail, Chicago, Hail", 1949 – composer and lyricist: Lesley Kirk
  • "Hail, Chicago! Official Song of the Pageant of Progress", 1921 – composer: Bob Allen; lyricist: Ted Turnquist
  • "Hands Open"– Snow Patrol
  • "Happy Summertime" – R. Kelly, featuring Snoop Dogg, from TP.3 Reloaded, 2005
  • "Harlem Avenue" by Red Callender
  • "Hastings Street" – Blind Blake
  • "The Hat He Never Ate" – composer: Ben Harney; lyricist: Howard S. Taylor
  • "Hello Chicago Fox-Trot", 1933 – composer: Anthony Misuraca; lyricist: Joseph Argento
  • "Hello Chicago" – Topher Jones & Amada, featuring Ido vs. The World
  • "Highway 55" – The O'Kanes
  • "Hitch Hike" – The Rolling Stones, from Out Of Our Heads, 1965; originally by Marvin Gaye
  • "Home" – Kanye West
  • "Home In Chicago" - Dave Riley And Bob Corritore
  • "Homecoming" – Kanye West, featuring Chris Martin from Graduation, 2008 (charted at #9 on UK Singles, music video features the bean sculpture in Millennium Park)
  • "Homesick at Spacecamp" – Fall Out Boy from Take This To Your Grave, 2003

I[edit]

  • "I-94" - Jules Blattner
  • "(I've Got the) Old Chicago Blues" – Bob Gentile
  • "I Am Proud of Chicago" – composer & lyricist: Ben Schwartzberg
  • "I Came Home" – Rhymefest
  • "I Dream of Chicago" – Parlours
  • "I Got a Mind to Go to Chicago" – Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band
  • "I Got the Chicago Blues" – Jim Peterik
  • "I Left My Mind In Chicago" - Abu Talib (musician)
  • "I Love Chicago" - Little Mike and the Tornadoes
  • "I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)" – Taffy
  • "I Might Need Security" – Chance The Rapper
  • "I Smell Chicago" by Catfish Hodge
  • "I Used to Work in Chicago. I Did But I Don't Anymore", 1944 – composers & lyricists: Larry Vincent & Sunny Skylar
  • "(I Want To Go To) Chicago" - R.T. & The Rockmen Unlimited
  • "I–94" – Jules Blattner
  • "I'll Meet You in Chicago (at the Fair)", 1928 – composers & lyricists: Charlie Harrison & Fred Rose
  • "I'm a Ramblin' Man" – Waylon Jennings
  • "I'm Dying Tomorrow" – Alkaline Trio
  • "I'm from Chicago", 1917 – composer: Leo Edwards; lyricist: Blanche Merrill
  • "I'm Going Right Back to Chicago" (Coon Song) 1906 – composer: Egbert Van Alstyne; lyricist: Harry Williams
  • "I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers" – Fall Out Boy, from Infinity on High, 2007
  • "I've Got To Leave Chi-Town" - Carey Bell & Lurrie Bell
  • "In 1933 (Where Will You Be)" – composer & lyricist: Art Kassel; arranger: Charles Adams
  • "In Cairo Street: A Characteristic Fantasie for Piano", 1893 – composer: Geo. Schleiffarth
  • "In Chicago" – composer & lyricist: Olive Jeane
  • "In Old Chicago", 1937 – composers & lyricists: Mack Gordon & Harry Revel
  • "In Tha Chi" – Shawnna, featuring Syleena Johnson, from Block Music, 2006
  • "In the Ghetto"– Elvis Presley
  • "In the Kitchen – Umphrey's McGee from Anchor Drops, 2004, progressive rock
  • "Inner Circles of Chicago" – Rodger Wilhoit
  • "Into the Chicago Abyss" – Southall Riot
  • "Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago" – Soul Coughing
  • "It's a Cold Winter" – Frankie Knuckles, Chicago house
  • "It's a Way They Have in Chicago" (from Sinbad) 1896 – composer: Gustav Lüders; lyricist: M.E. Rourke
  • "It's a Way They Have in Chicago" (from the Royal Chef) 1904 – composer: Ben M. Jerome; lyricists: Geo. E. Stoddard & Chas. S. Taylor

J[edit]

  • "Jackson Park El Train" by Harold Mabern Trio
  • "Jackson Park Express" – "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • "Jazz Music" – Gang Starr (a different song to the group's more famous "Jazz Thing")
  • "Jazz Thing" – Gang Starr
  • "Jesus Just Left Chicago" – ZZ Top
  • "Joe Chicago" – Big Walter Horton
  • "Joe Murphy's Farewell To Chicago" – Old Rope String Band
  • "Jolly Bears, To Those on the Board of Trade of Chicago. Polka Humoristic", 1880 – composer: Geo. Schleiffarth
  • "Just Blew in from the Windy City" – Doris Day, 1953
  • "Just for Money" – Paul Hardcastle

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

N[edit]

O[edit]

  • "Ode for the opening of the World's Fair. Held at Chicago, 1892" – composer: C. W. Chadwick; lyricist: Harriet Monroe
  • "Oh City of a Century" – composer: Eleanor Everest Freer
  • "Oh You Chicago, Oh You New York", 1910 – composer: Albert Von Tilzer; lyricists: Junie McCree & Sydney Rosenfeld
  • "The Oldest Living Groupie in Chicago" – Doug Ashdown
  • "On a Freezing Chicago Street" – Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
  • "On the Midway, or the Jolly Bum, Bum", 1893 – composer & lyricist: Louis Ortenstein
  • "On the South Side of Chicago" – Freddy Cole
  • "One Way Ride (To Chicago)" – Lois Johnson
  • "Only in Chicago" – Barry Manilow
  • "The Original Chicago Blues", 1915 – composer: James White
  • "Our Chicago" (U of C), 1926 – composer & lyricist: Norman Reid

P[edit]

Q[edit]

R[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

U[edit]

  • "The University Quickstep", 1865 – inscribed to the President and Friends of the Chicago University; composer: E. M. Shaw

V[edit]

  • "Vacation in Chicago" – Cold War Kids
  • "Vernon Park" - Lil' Mark
  • "Via Chicago", 1999 – Summerteeth by Wilco
  • "The Viking March – Captain Andersen's Viking Ship from Norway to the World's Fair", 1893 – composer: H. C. Verner

W[edit]

Y[edit]

  • "Yes Chicago Is... (Suite)" - Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • "You Haven't Seen The U.S.A. Until You've Seen Chicago!" - Dick Marx Orchestra
  • "You Wake Up in the Morning in Chicago", 1915 – composer: Harry Carroll; lyricists: Ballard MacDonald and Coleman Goetz[5]
  • "You'll Find 'Em in Chicago" (from The Yankee Regent), 1905 – composer: Ben M. Jerome; lyricists: Chas S. Adelman and I. L. Blumenstock
  • "You're Dead", 2001 – From Here to Infirmary by Alkaline Trio

Z[edit]

  • "Zelda", 2007 – Isn't This Supposed to Be Fun!? by Farewell

Songs about Chicago sport teams[edit]

  • "All the Way", 2008 – Eddie Vedder
  • "Bear Down Chicago Bears", 1941 – composer & lyricist: Jerry Downs
  • "Chelsea Dagger", with text modified by Blackhawks' fans, 2006 – composer and lyricist: Jon Fratelli; performers: The Fratellis
  • "The Chicago Cubs Song – Hey Hey! Holy Mackerel!", 1969 – composer: John Frigo; lyricist: I. C. Haag
  • "Come On You Cubs Play Ball", 1937 – composer & lyricist: Bernard "Whitey" Berquist[6]
  • "Cubs on Parade (The Great March and Two-Step)", 1907 – composer: H.R. Hempel; arranger: Jos. Techen
  • "The Glory of the Cubs", 1908 – composer: Arthur Marshall; lyricist: F.R. Sweirngen
  • "Go Cubs Go", 1984 – composer & lyricist: Steve Goodman
  • "Here Come the Hawks", 1968 – composer: J. Swayzee; producer: The Dick Marx Orchestra and Choir
  • "Hurrah for the Cubs", 1930 – composer: Burrell Van Buren; lyricist: Betty Douglas
  • "Let's Go, Go-Go White Sox", 1959 – composer & lyricists: Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers
  • "Super Bowl Shuffle", 1985 – composers: B. Daniels, L. Barry; lyricists: R. Meyer, M. Owens; performers: Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew, the 1985 Chicago Bears
  • "Watch the Cubs Play Ball", 1941 – composer & lyricist: Harry A. Magill
  • "Wave the Flag (For Old Chicago)", 1929 – fight song of the University of Chicago; lyricist: Gordon Erickson
  • "We're The Cubbies", 2012 – composer, lyricist, and audio engineer: Michael Droste CubsSong.com
  • "White Sox Fitted", 2010 – composer & lyricist: Young General
  • "The White Sox March", 1907 – composer: T.F. Durand

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Works by Gustav Luders (1865–1913)". Geoff Grainger. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Home". www.humminghouse.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Weston's march to Chicago". IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana. Indiana University. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Windy City Boogie Woogie". King Cole Trio: Transcriptions and Early Recordings, Vol. 6 (1941–1943). Hong Kong: Naxos Digital Services Ltd. 2004. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Harry Carroll (1892–1962)". Sheet Music Galore. Geoff Grainger. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  6. ^ 100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Jimmy Greenfield, 2012.