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Billboard Top 40 Singles 1971: #34: ‘Free’- Chicago.

  • Single: ‘Free’- Chicago
  • Record Company- Columbia
  • Genre: Jazz Rock
  • Written by Robert Lamm
  • Time: 2:16
  • B-side:’Free Country’
  • Album-Chicago III
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at # 20 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

“Free” is one of those Chicago hits that you never hear on the radio. It was from their Chicago 3 album- and was their 4th overall Top 40 hit. During their career 1969-97 they had 50 Hot 100 singles with 35 making the Top 40. They had 3 #1 hits: ‘If You Leave Me Now” 1976, ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry” 1982 and ‘Look Away” 1988.

8 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 SINGLES 1971: # 34: ‘FREE’- CHICAGO

  1. I went to the dentist this morning and was chatting with him. I told him about the “Red Army” movie as he’s a big Red Wings fan. He told me about a Russian group, Leonid & Friends, that plays Chicago music. Check it out:

    • I wasn’t tuned into the radio in 1971 other than baseball games– not sure if it got a lot of airplay here at the time but it was a #20 hit so I am guessing it was played–just not one that the stations have played much around here since. maybe they should instead of the usual 5 or 6- mix it up a bit.

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