1985 Chicago – Along Comes A Woman
By 1984, the band Chicago had released 17 studio albums and a few compilation and live albums. Peter Cetera had played bass and sung vocals for the group since 1967 and he sang lead vocals on all four of the singles from Chicago 17.
The fourth and final single from the album was Along Comes A Woman. The single reached #14 on the Hot 100.
The video for the single was a black and white mash-up of Casablanca and Indiana Jones that followed Peter as the lead actor.
Peter had paid Columbia to get a solo album released in 1981, but the resulting album had been a failure. He blamed Columbia for the poor showing, and by 1985 he was ready to try again. After the tour for Chicago 17, Peter wanted the band to take the summer off so members of the group could work on solo projects, but the management and some other members of the band insisted on immediately working on Chicago 18.
Unhappy with that choice, Peter simply left the group. His next two singles (Glory of Love and The Next Time I Fall) each reached the top of the Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary (AC) chart in 1986. He continued releasing top forty singles on the Hot 100 and/or AC chart into 2005.
Terry Kath had died in 1978, and Peter was now gone, but the remaining five members of Chicago were all still present for the recording of Chicago 18. The band released a new version of 25 Or 6 To 4 with new bass player Jason Scheff singing lead vocals as the first single from the new album, but the record stalled at #48 on the Hot 100. Fortunately, Jason also shared lead vocals on their next single, Will You Still Love Me? That single reached #3 on the Hot 100 in 1986 and many more successful singles followed.
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