Billboard #1 Hits: #407: “If You Leave Me Now”- Chicago. October 23, 1976. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single:” If You Leave Me Now”- Chicago
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Peter Cetera
- Time: 3:59
- B Side: “Together Again”
- Album- Chicago X
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, #1 in Canada, Netherlands, Ireland and South Africa.
I am not a big fan of the ballads of Peter Cetera in the 80’s with Chicago or his solo career- but this one really works for me- because of musical arrangement- which by the way won Chicago their first Grammy. This was one of only 5 #1 hits in a 9 month period in 1976 that wasn’t a disco song. It was also Chicago’s biggest international hit.