Call on Me

Album: Chicago VII (1974)
Charted: 6
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  • The feelin' was clear
    Clear as a blue sky on a Sunday day
    Everything was you, woah oh
    'Cause no one made me feel
    The way I felt with you, oh oh
    Call on me 'cause

    I love you
    You know I do
    You love me too

    Then came a change
    When I said I would soon be leavin' you
    Nothin' else to do
    Please remember I never lose the thought of you
    Call on me 'cause

    I love you
    You know I do
    You love me too

    Oh, oh, oh, oh

    You've got to find
    Someone else to somehow take my place
    Share his life with you, woah oh
    But if you need a friend
    You can always count on me
    Count on me 'cause

    I love you
    You know I do
    You love me too

    You can count on me oh
    You can count on me
    You can count on me baby
    You can count on me
    You can count on me oh
    You can count on me
    You can count on me baby
    You can count on me
    You can count on me oh
    You can count on me
    You can count on me baby
    You can count on me
    You can count on me oh
    You can count on me
    You can count on me baby
    You can count on me Writer/s: LEE LOUGHNANE
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 2

  • Mort Sahl Fan from UsAccording to Cetera, though, he needed some help. "I tried to help Lee Loughnane with a song," Cetera says, "and that song turned out to be 'Call On Me.' Lee had written a song. It wasn't called, 'Call On Me,' it was called something else, and it in fact was terrible. I talked to him at the ranch one day, and he was all bent out of shape. He said that he had played the song for the guys, and they had told him in fact to get the heck out of there with the song. I said, 'Well, come on, let's have a go.' So Lee and I went and re-wrote the lyrics and re-wrote the melody and came up with the song called, 'Call On Me,' which was a big hit for him." Loughnane remembers it a little differently. "Peter changed a couple of the words and the way he sang the melody in order for him to be able to play the bass and sing the melody at the same time because that's the way he felt it." Loughnane added, "I appreciate his efforts, and we did make the song a hit."
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 16th 1974, the ABC television network aired the Chicago special 'Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch', featured guests were Anne Murray and Charlie Rich...
    At the time Chicago's "Call On Me" was in its second week at #6 on Billboard's Hot Top 100, that would be its peak position on the chart...
    Two days after the special aired, on August 18th, the record would reach #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    The song was track two of side four on the group's sixth studio album, 'Chicago VII', and on April 21st, 1974 the album peaked at #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    Two other tracks from the album also made the Top 100 chart; "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" {peaked at #9 for 3 weeks on May 5th, 1974} and "Wishing You Were Here" {reached #11 for 2 weeks on November 4th, 1974}...
    And for what it’s worth; the day the special aired the #1 record on the Top 100 was "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace.
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