Thursday, August 31, 2006

Number 856 - Peter Cetera

Number 856

Peter Cetera

"Glory Of Love"

Genre:Soft Rock
I am the voice of Chicago!
No, he is not the Mayor of Chicago, just more popular.
Peter Cetera's journey of music kicked of in 60s being the frontman for a group called "The Exceptions". In 1967 he was "poached" to join a band called the "Chicago Transit Authourity" (ick) just to play the bass.
They changed their name to just "Chicago" (wise move) and not long after allowed Peter Cetera to take over the main vocals (even wiser move).
The rest, as they say in Bollywood, was history...........
"By the early 1970s, Chicago was among the most popular acts in America, their brand of muscular jazz-rock spawning such major hits as "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Saturday in the Park," many of them featuring Cetera on vocals. In 1976 he penned the gossamer ballad "If You Leave Me Now," and when it hit number one, most of Chicago's subsequent work followed in the same soft-rock style. Although the band's fortunes dwindled over the remainder of the decade, in 1982 they returned to the top of the charts with "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"; several more smashes, including "Hard Habit to Break" and "You're the Inspiration," were to follow. Although Cetera recorded his eponymously titled solo debut in 1981, he remained with Chicago full-time until 1985. Upon quitting the band, he soon returned to the top of the charts with "The Glory of Love," the first single from his album Solitude/Solitaire as well as the theme to the film The Karate Kid Part II; that same year he scored another number one smash, "The Next Time I Fall," a duet with Amy Grant. A year later he produced Agnetha Faltskog's I Stand Alone, and upon resurfacing in 1988 with One More Story, Cetera scored with another duet, "After All," this one recorded with Cher. After a four-year hiatus, he issued World Falling Down, his final release for Warner Bros.; One Clear Voice followed in 1995. In 1997, Cetera released You're the Inspiration, a collection of past hits and new material. Cetera stepped out of the limelight for a few years to enjoy his life and his family, and returned in 2001 with Another Perfect World"
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Believe it or not, Rolling Stone didnt like Chicago either) and the Album ranked at Number (Sorry, to succesful to be in our list)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 60.7 out of 108
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