Billboard Top 40 Hits: 1971: #121: ‘ Beginnings’- Chicago. June 26, 1971.
- Single: ‘Beginnings’- Chicago
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Jazz Rock
- Written by Robert Lamm
- Time: 6:27
- B-side: ‘Colour My World’
- Album-Chicago Transit Authority
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #7 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
Chicago had released ‘Beginnings’ at the beginning of their career in 1969 as a single and it went nowhere- not even cracking the Hot 100. Released two years later- after Chicago had started to enjoy great success- three Top 10 hits and a couple more Top 40 hits after that “Beginnings’ was finally a hit reaching the Top 10. The b-side to the 1971 re-release ‘Colour My World’ also became a hit in the United States. Songwriter Robert Lamm said he was inspired to write ‘Beginnings’ after seeing a Richie Havens concert.