All I Care About

Songfacts®:

  • This song from the 1975 musical Chicago introduces the lawyer Billy Flynn, who in the big screen version is played by Richard Gere. All he cares about is love, he insists, as he demands five thousand dollars up front to represent the distressed heroine, Roxie, who is facing a murder charge.

    The song is performed with a female chorus accompaniment, and as a striptease. Unfortunately it is the lawyer who strips, not the girls! Jerry Orbach played Flynn in the original Broadway production.
  • Like the rest of the show, "All I Care About" has music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is copyright 1975 by Kander-Ebb Inc., & Unichappell Music, Inc., and is written, unusually, in 12/8 time. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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