Questions 67 and 68

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"Questions 67 and 68"
Single by Chicago
from the album The Chicago Transit Authority
B-side "Listen" (Original)
"I'm A Man" (Re-release)
Released July 1969,
September 1971
Format 7"
Recorded January 27/30, 1969
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 5:03 (Initial release)
3:26 (1971 edit)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Robert Lamm
Producer(s) James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
"Questions 67 and 68"


"Questions 67 and 68" /
"I'm A Man"

"Saturday in the Park"

"Questions 67 and 68" is a 1969 song written by Robert Lamm for the rock band Chicago (then known as The Chicago Transit Authority) and recorded for their debut album The Chicago Transit Authority. It was their first single release. Lead vocals are shared by Lamm and Peter Cetera.

Lyrical content[edit]

The questions in "Questions 67 and 68" address the nature of a romantic relationship Lamm had during 1967 and 1968.[1] The lyrics include the title phrase only as the last words.

Chart performance[edit]

Released in July of 1969, the song peaked at #71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #82 on the Cash Box Top 100.[2] After the band's success with subsequent singles, "Questions 67 and 68" was edited to a more radio-friendly length and was re-released in September 1971, with "I'm A Man" as the B-side. The edited single climbed to #24 on Billboard and #13 on Cash Box.[3]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
Canada RPM 54
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 71
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [4] 82
Chart (1971) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 24
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 34
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [5] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [6] 173

Japanese release[edit]

Cetera and Lamm recorded Japanese-language vocals for the song in 1971, and the version of the song with those vocals was released as a single in Japan. Columbia Records released the song only as a radio-only promotional 45 rpm single, with the English version on the other side.[7] This recording was released digitally in 1998 on the Japan-only compilation CD The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1971 Volume II Special Edition (green cover), which also contains "Lowdown" sung in Japanese. The group performed the song live with the Japanese lyrics during tours of Japan in 1972, documented on the Live In Japan album, and again in 1995.[8]


Cover versions[edit]

Panic! at the Disco samples this song in "Hallelujah."


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  3. ^ "Chicago Transit Authority Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
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  7. ^ Chicago- Questions 67 & 68 (U.S. promotional 7" 45, entry)
  8. ^ Chicago- Questions 67 & 68 "Live" sung in Japanese - NMETV Latest Music Videos and Clips

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