|Single by Chicago|
|from the album Chicago VIII|
|Producer(s)||James William Guercio|
|Chicago singles chronology|
"Old Days" is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Peter Cetera. The second single released from that album, it reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Easy Listening chart.
Pankow has said that the song is a nostalgic piece about his childhood:
- "It touches on key phrases that, although they date me, are pretty right-on in terms of images of my childhood. 'The Howdy Doody Show' on television and collecting baseball cards and comic books." 
Cetera apparently hated singing the song in concert, as the Howdy Doody show was his least favorite show during his childhood.
The song is still popular at Chicago concerts, with Jeff Coffey now singing the lead vocal. The Sopranos star Vincent Curatola has been known to guest vocal with the band on the song as well.
"Old Days" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie Starsky & Hutch (2004). The band also reworked the song in 2009 to serve as the theme for the "Monsters in the Morning" show airing on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Weekly singles charts
- Peter Cetera - lead vocals, bass
- Robert Lamm - piano, Hammond organ, harpsichord, backing vocals
- Terry Kath - fuzzed wah-wah electric guitars, backing vocals
- Danny Seraphine - drums
- Laudir de Oliveira - percussion
- James Pankow - trombone, backing vocals
- Lee Loughnane - trumpet
- Walter Parazaider - tenor saxophone
- Additional Personnel
- Patrick Williams - string orchestrations
- Chicago VIII liner notes.
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- "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1975-07-21. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
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