EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #159: “MAKE ME SMILE”- CHICAGO

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single: #159: ” Make Me Smile”- Chicago. April 4, 1970.

  • Single: “Make Me Smile”- Chicago
  • Record Company- Columbia
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by James Pankow
  • Time: 2:58
  • B-side: “Colour My World”
  • Album- Chicago
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #9 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chicago- a pop rock group out of— Chicago- “Make Me Smile” was their first hit. From 1969-97 there would be many hits from this band- 50 Hot 100 singles, 34 made the Top 40 and out of those 34 – 20 of those made the Top 10- a pretty good batting average. I always liked the 70’s Chicago- but will pass on the rather lame easy listening group that Chicago became in the 80’s. They had 3 #1 hits: “If You Leave Me Now”- 1976, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” 1982 and “Look Away” 1988.

3 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #159: “MAKE ME SMILE”- CHICAGO

  1. I’m with you here. The early phase of Chicago was much more compelling than what they did in the ’80s.

    It’s not that I outright hate their ballads and don’t have an issue to hear them – but not all the time. At some point, Chicago started to look like Peter Cetera’s backing band, and the ballads became too overwhelming.

    • It came a point in the 80s where to me the songs all started to sound the same. I agree they started to sound like Cetera’s banding band.

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