Songs Gone Wrong
Songs Gone Wrong

Episode · 1 year ago

You're the Inspiration by Chicago


This episode Drew and Dave talk about an 80s classic ballad from Chicago, You're the Inspiration. Does this song hold up? Some other things this episode:

-Drew gives his Doctoral Dissertation on Chicago

-Sledgehammer = Glory of Love?

-Chicago has 46 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100

-Songs in the Shower

-Drew hates the Kardashians

-Drew may or may not have butchered Erico's name

-Dave might have solved a master riddle between two men born in 1946


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Hey everyone, and welcome to songs gone wrong, where we, along with you, the fans, decide if these hit songs got it right or did those songs go wrong? One of your host drew Zachman, and joining me as always as Dave Schultz. Dave, how are you doing? Good Sir, I am bebopping, rocking and ready to talk some tunes. My good old buddy drew. How are you doing, good man? And Yeah, happy New Year, and after the two thousand and twenty we had, we can all use a little, shall I say, inspiration, as we had the twenty one. I did there, I did. I didn't Even't have to mention it. I definitely heard that. I think a lot of people did as well, and our listeners are the smartest ever, so I'm Yep, say the best, the best. But you guys haven't done so already. For New to our show, make sure you hit subscribe to make sure you get all of our episodes and they come out, which in fact is twice a week. And if you could also leave us a five star review, that would be greatly appreciated. And if you do so, let us know. We'll have a songs gone wrong sticker mailed to your house. It's nice. You can. It is very nice, and you can also follow us on twitter at songs gone also instagram is at songs gone. You drop us an email, sgw podcast at gmailcom, or you can visit our website, songs gone wrongcom, and also we have our own songs gone wrong playlist on spotify, so you can keep up to date with the songs we discuss each episode. Now, David, yes, you deentifye about our media empire. All Right, oh, the biggest empire. So that's big. Bigley join us this episode. Yep, speaking of social media, right, we talked about doing a Chicago Song on our previous episode and we put up we put up a poll on our twitter webs yeah, and here's where we landed. Okay, now we put we put four songs up coming. In fourth place was will you still love me that? That pulled in six percent of the votes. Couch, yeah, look away had twelve percent of the vote. M Hard to say, I'm sorry, had twenty nine percent, and the winner pretty clear runaway. When here was your the inspiration. Hey, took home the win with fifty three percent of the votes. Now this was I'll tell what this is tough the like, trying to figure out what songs the Putt in the top four, you know, to the thought. I'm not saying these are my top four, I just figured these would be top you know, for songs that people might know. Chicago has a mountain of great songs to choose from. So, yeah, this was, I was a little tricky, but hey, this is where we are. So, if you haven't guessed already, also by judging by the title of this episode, we're talking about your the inspiration, which is from the band Chicago, which was author album Chicago Seventeen, which came out in one thousand nineteen eighty four. Now, Dave, yeah, if I'm Ay, you may. Yeah, what's I don't? Thank you. Thank you very much. Before we dig into the song, I think it might be worthwhile to talk about Chicago as a whole. Now I'll try to give a quick history lesson in just a few minutes, because their history is it's pretty amazing. Okay, I will say so. Are Are you ready? I hold on, let's see my body, my mind, my soul. Yes, I am ready. Okay, now, CHICAGO. They formed in nineteen sixty seven. Now, did you know that actually the members are from Boston, of all places. Did you know that? I did not know that, but now I respect them even more. I'm just kidding. There from Chicago, Boston. Anyway. They initially called them, so I love Boston, by the way, that it's a great town. I have nothing. Don't, don't,...

...yeah, don't start on a joking. I was because you are. We we were having this whole twitter spet. Yeah, not a spat, we're just talking. Well, it wasn't a spat because apparently, fans of the show, there's some very fine ladies out there who are Boston. Well, ones a Boston Fan, the other one supported my view of Boston, me being from Massachusetts. So, you know, a spat would I wouldn't call it that. I think you're no overstepping your bounds. Shenanigans, perhaps, Tom Get tomfoolery, if you will. Yeah, now, Boston's Boston's a great I love going there to hang out. It's a great place. But they are, yea Chicago. They are from Chicago. They initially called themselves the Chicago Transit Authority before changing it to just Chicago in nineteen sixty nine. Now earlier. They had a big jazz sound, as they used a lot of horns or our music, so kind of like a rock pop band with a horn section. So like rock jazz, I guess you could say was their style. But anyway, you know, starting golf, Terry Cath was the singer, before they brought in Peter Satara to play bass and sing as well. Also Robert Lam handled some singing duties as well. Then starting going like the late s early S, you saw a shift where Satara kind of handled more vocals, but then tragically in nineteen seventy eight cath actually died of an unintentional self inflicted gunshot wounds. So after that Satara stepped up as vocalist, with lamb also singing as well. And then around one thousand nine hundred and eighty one, they brought in a Keyboardist, Bill Champlain, who would eventually sing on several monster Chicago hits. And Satara eventually left Chicago in one thousand nine hundred and eighty five after helping them put out seventeen albums. Satara would then go on to a successful solo career, belting out such hits as glory of love, the theme from the karate kid part two, and the next time I fall a duet with amy grants. But after Satara left, lamb and champlain handled vocalist duties for several years along with new bassist Jason Chef. Now, starting in nineteen sixty nine, they released an album every year until nineteen eighty, which is pretty crazy, and then in the s they released albums every other year and then when the s rolled around, they kind of to they started to fade a little bit. But here's what is so interesting about this band. Right, they had dealt with tragedy and the death of Terry Cath earlier, right, and then they know, at the onset they had kind of more like that jazz rock sounds very kind of like horn heavy, I guess you could say. You know, and they had a lot of hit songs like twenty five or six to four great song and Saturday in the park, and I think you start to see what direction they might head on their nineteen seventy six album, Chicago ten, when they release the single if you leave me now, which was their first number one hit, kind of had that like smooth slow jam ballad style to it. And then and there early s you see them. They're working now at this point with David foster a bit more and they lean towards the power ballad songs right with hits such as hard to say I'm sorry, off their eighty two album Chicago sixteen, hard habit to break, and you're the inspiration, off their nineteen eighty four album Chicago seventeen, and will you still love me, off their nineteen eighty six album Chicago eighteen, and then look away off their one thousand nine hundred and eighty eight album Chicago nineteen. Now one thing I want to point out when you listen to will you still love me, for the longest time I thought that was Peter Satara. Now, eventually a young drew did some digging and found out about Jason Chef. So I've known about this for a bit now. But if you listen to that song, it sounds like Satara, especially when chef sings the high parts. It sounds very Satara esque. That's word. It should be Satara Esk, but you can hear the difference, I think a little bit in the lower parts, but still I was like, Holy Shit, like they sound pretty damn familiar, which leads me, Dave, to my next topic. Can you name me any bands...

...that has had five singers sing on hit songs. Wow, that is a nick piece of Trivia. Off the top of my head. No, I'd be hard pressed to do so. So that is very impressive indeed. Yeah, I mean it's crazy. Five different singers, you know, and also like how many bands have kind of changed their sound like they did, you know, like initially started out like Moreley Jazz Rock and then kind of transitioning into more ballad's, kind of like a I'll call like a classical s band. Not classical is in the music genre, but just like your typical s kind of power ballad bands. But and they threw some horns around, you know, in the S two. It wasn't like they completely got away from that, but it's almost like they had almost like two sounds. You know, earlier on they were kind of a little bit more Edgier, I guess you could say, with a jazz and the Rock, whereas in the S it was like we're just gonna, you know, basically thing about love and love lost and things like that. But the fact that they did it, you know, kind of changing their style a little bit and then also with that many singers, it's impressive, you know. I mean I how many bands have even been successful with two singers? Right? I mean Van Halen, right, we talked about that during the right now episode. You know, David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. I'm all. I get them credit for two singers, not three. Sorry, Gary Sharron, sure you know as ACDC right, had bon Scott and then Brian Johnson. Genesis said Peter Gabriel and moved on to Phil Collins. We're saying it a little bit with alson chains, right, as William Duvall, I think, is on a great job with them after former former singer lane s day passed away in two thousand and two. But you know, but these bands had success with two singers, not three or four or five. Chicago did what they did with five singers. So I'm inspired by them. Nice, nice way to tie that in. Yeah, I gotta say. But so, yeah, like I said, this song, you're the inspiration. It was on the album Chicago Seventeen, which came out in one thousand nine hundred and eighty four, and it was written by Peter Satara and David Foster. Now, if you don't know who David Foster is, who boy? Now I had known about him for a bit and then one night I was sitting with my wife while she was watching a real housewives of I forget, like some town in California, and David Foster was on there. He was, I guess, married to somebody who was one of the cast members, and I was like, no shit, they'redret this like massive house with like this beautiful piano and on the wall or like all these like grammys and stuff. Yeah, that was David Foster. was like, Oh, no shit. Well, he is no longer with that housewife and is since married Catherine mcphee, who is thirty six. He is seventy one. Wow, hope you at all. Yeah, holy Mac or Rony. Yeah, that's something else. Anyway, I hope you can write some baby songs, because they were expecting a baby. Like she's do with the baby. So I hopefully he has enough energy to keep up with a child that's seventy one. But yeah, maybe it's something about a not being able to raise you. But I'm going to leave you a whole Oh yeah, bad, a whole bassinet full of cash. Seriously, I'm sure Cather mcphee married him strictly for his you know, because she loves him. has nothing to do with his money. It's good luck. Also, I have like a sneaking suspicion there. Nanny. Is praig going to raise the kid anyway? But Way to go down of the year. Anyway. Nice judge, drew. I am look at you. Am Huh. Sorry, they y'all say what the kids are going to be. A hell of a musician, though, but be he fossib really is, though, an accomplished musician, writer, producer. He has won sixteen Grammy Awards, including three four producer of the year. It has been nominated forty seven times. Wow, that's nuts. So here, here are some other songs he has written. I don't know if you know this one. It's a Kenny loggin song called forever. No, I feel like. I feel like if you hear it you'll know. But he also helped. He also helped write glory of love with Peter Satara some other Chicago songs. Hard to say, I'm sorry, which I'm guess saying makes sense, since foster has experience in this department since he's been married five times now. But Anyway, the Whitney Houston Song, I have nothing, HMM, love me tomorrow by Chicago.

He helped write man in motion from the s almost fire with John Parr. He wrote, helped writes stay the night by Chicago. He also helped right voices that care, along with his then wife Linda Thompson, and Peter Satara, I also mentioned. He wrote will you still love me, by Chicago. You're the inspiration, by Chicago, and those are just like. That's like a small sample of some of the songs he's around. There's like some big hits. They're right. But yeah, but so dave, what are some of your memories of this particular song from Chicago? Are You done with your dissertation? I yet. I'll hold on. Let me turn to page. Yeah, Nope, we're good. We're good. That was some heavylifting there, drew. I'm just trying to educate the fans as yes, you educated me as well. I just sat back and listen and I was wowed, floored, if you will. Now I've got to admit something. When you talk Chicago to me it all boils down to basically one man, and that is Peter Sata. Now, when this song came out, I was a wee lad. I wasn't a Chicago Fan, but I mean who could really avoid glory of love by Peter Satara when karate kid too came out? Yep, and I as a kid, I really enjoyed that song and I liked his vocal stylings. But I have a confession to make. I always had this thought, I don't know, blame it on, you know, childhood idiocy or something, that he and David Rashi, the actor who starred at the time in a show that I loved called Sledgehammer. I don't know if you're familiar with it. Oh, I, Yep, okay, I thought they were the same person. I. Yes, I they do look very similar. I completely agree, or at least they did, and I had be watching sledge hammer and I'm like hey, or vice versa, or see the glory of love video and be like hey, it's the same dude. He's quite the talented chap. Look at him go. And it took me many years to figure out they were actually separate human beings, both talented in their own rights. Now, over the years I grew to like Chicago more when I became aware of them, especially when I kind of branched my listening tree out, because we've mentioned many times on this show. We were kind of stuck in ruts as teenagers. It was like, Oh, it's going to be heavier, nothing else. Or you know, you go through phases, if you will. Yeah, Chicago with something that came to me more in my mellow stages of life, and I do enjoy their songs, but yeah, it's all if it's at Peter Satara in it, I like the song more than any other. Yeah, no, you're not. I mean, Hey, that's that's over. And Hey, real quick thing, because you came with all this, you know, knowledge, dropping the knowledge bombs on us. To be fair to myself, David Rash is from Illinois and he went to the University of Chicago. So tying that in to Peter Satara, who was a bass player and singer of Chicago. So, you know, maybe they are the same. We should investigate this should be should become a thing or not? Oh shut up. Oh Wow. Okay, so here we go. Peter Some Tara is seventy six years old. He was born in September of nineteen forty four. David rash she also seventy six years old. He was born in August of nineteen forty four. So but I'm about five weeks before Peter Satara. Wow, and to see you know what, I think you're on the something, buddy. Totally Yikes. And they called me crazy, I tell you, drew, they called me nuts. Now I you know what, yeah, they very well might be, very well might be the same person. But yeah, I remember hearing that Song. I remember that shows letchme right, which was phenomenal, by the way. I love watching that. Yeah, but I remember hearing Chicago and like all their hits on the radio. So I was aware of them. But then my sister had there. It's like a greatest hits from nineteen eighty two through nineteen eighty nine that album, and I remember listening to that quite a bit. Act I think we have like I want to say it...

...was like ninety three or ninety four. We had a really bad snowstorm here in the northeast and both of my parents are at work. There's my sister who was like four years older than me, and we're just like hang out at home while school was out. You know, it's because of the snowstorm, and she would just like play the CD. So she was a big Chicago fan to and like this album. So I would just listen along and man, it was great. Had A ton of great songs. And after that I started checking out through other stuff and it was just impressed that how good that band was and they had a lot of like diverse song mean the s I feel like the kind of went one way, but when you factor in the entire catalog of Chicago and a lot of good stuff to pick from, right, yeah, but I'll tell you what. And people still like Chicago because on spotify they have over six point two million monthly listeners, which is pretty good. Is that all? That's not bad, man, that's not bad. And you're the inspiration. has over a hundred and fifty eight million streams. And Yeah, and of all the Chicago songs, that's the second most streamed one. Well, hence, hence it success in our poll. Right, that's true. That's true. And if you leave me now, is their most stream song. Now Chicago, if you look at the billboard hot one hundred Chart Infro here, Chicago has had forty six songs crack the US billboard. Hot One hundred, forty six, David, yes, forty six, Yep, I was winning. If you to use my full name like my mother would, if I was in trouble. You like, David? Yes, it is quite the hit list. They've had twenty a top ten hits and three number ones. Now you're the inspiration. Peaked at number three back in January of one thousand nine hundred and eighty five. So maybe people were inspired for the New Year. Maybe they're like one thousand nine hundred and eighty four, the like the onus nine hundred and eighty four, whatever. But you know what, it's a new year. Let's get spired and listen to Chicago. Forget this, George Orwell, crap, I know. Fuck yeah, but they had forty six songs cracked the hot one hundred. Dave, forty six sound if you heard me. I did. I heard you. Might when I get that tattooed. So Wild tramp stamp of that I might. But yeah, other songs on the billboard hot one hundred at that time. Rights we look at the top five specifically. Number one was like a virgion by Madonna. Number two was all I need by Jack Wagner. Number three was you're the inspiration. Number four was I want to know what love is by foreigner, and five was easy lover by our good friends Philip Bailey and Phil Collins. And if anyone wants to learn more about that song, I think there's this one great podcast that discussed that song. If I'm not mistaken, it a lot of great information. Make sure you hit up our archives immediately because we have a laundry list of great tunes if you guys to check out. Well, I mean, I wouldn't do it immediately. Wake finish this episode and then go back to the archives. Well, you can always be pausing if you're not caught up. Yeah, I mean, if you want to, it's up to you. I mean, drew, you know you can afford some people you like. You listen or else, you know, stop this show. You get to finish it. You started it, you going all the way through it. This is hey, you know what, this is a resolution people's a lot of times people start things they don't finish. I want them to start this episode and finish it. Well, I'm more Willy Nilly. That will help them and their goals and resolutions for two thousand and twenty one. I'm trying to help our listeners. Dave. Yeah, no, I get that. I get that. I'm saying, if you want to bounce around a little bit to hear me and drew talk some songs. Be My guest. That's what I'm here for, is what I live for, breathe for. I'd rather people just follow the rules and stick to your standard operating procedures here. Okay, either way, it would every way you want to do it, as long as you're listening to songs gone wrong. There are no rates. Yes, that's right. Yeah, well, honestly, I'm not going to complain one where or the other. But how does this song fit into the album? Here? I think if it's in perfectly well, you know, you have a decent mix on here. There's another power ballad and hard habit to break. This album in general is a monster album because they had hard habits to break. But then you have stayed the night, which is a great tune, and along comes a woman, which is that's my favorite on the album. Actually, once in a lifetimes another good songs. So I think this song fits in perfectly well with the rest of its songs. And Yeah, along...

...comes a woman, so awesome. It's great tune. But that's pretty much. It's pretty much it, you know. Do you know that song hard habit to break? Yeah, you know, it's one of those things where I don't know if I've revealed this on the show before and if I have, apologies in advance, and even then in itself, this is a confession of the high ast order. But what I do research for our show? I'm nothing like drew. Drew's got spreadsheet. See here, he's good, pages and notes pouring out of his Ying Yang. ME, however, I listen to songs while I'm in the shower, and this might provide a terrible mental image for some folks, but I bring this up because, you know, showering isn't a one soong thing. I'm not in and out like that. So I tend to ask, well, I use Alexa. I don't want to say her name too loud, otherwise she might hear me and start doing as I command. But I tend to ask her to play the whole album, or even then sometimes I might say play the greatest hits of or whatever the case maybe. But yeah, it's a it's a good record. I like it. I like it very much and again it's got Peter Satara on it, so you can't go wrong. Or can you stick around to the end? Yeah, but yeah, we're also going to change our podcast name to songs in a shower. Yeah, the way, there's yeah, yeah, I'll be the spin off show, Dave in the shower. Yeah, yeah, I'll wash myself with a rag on a stick. I love a good spinoff. But lyrically speaking, I mean this song when I'll blow you away. I mean it's good, it's I'm not saying it's terrible, but it's very simple. Yeah, but kind of boring, like he's literally saying what you mean. You know, like you're very important to me. I love you very much. You're always on my mind. Yada, Yada, Yada, like exhaustles, the tear, basically laid all out there for you, like it's it's like a paint by numbers, except this pay by numbers is being painted by Peter fucking Satara. So we have that going for it. But lyrically, I like, I'm not it's not the worst song I've heard like lyrically speaking, but it's also okay, Oh, you're the inspiration. Yeah, but you don't into my life. True. This, this, so many times we've had the this discussion on the show and you have looked in the cracks, okay, the tiny crevices of the words to find meaning. Okay, and sometimes you're right, sometimes you're wrong, but still you kind of get your own interpretation of what the artist is trying to say here. It is very straightforward laid out. Oh yeah, perfectly, and I enjoy that because, whether it be any other form of entertainment, I don't like to kind of be let around by the nose or if something ends have having something left open to interpretation. It has it's times, it has this moments, but there are those instances where I really just prefer for you just to say this is what this is about, biggety Bam, biggety boom. Is Good as is. You're welcome, and I think this fits that bill. Yeah, no, I mean, I'm not going to argue there. It's the right to the point. You could write this song. Imagine you are fourteen years old and you're writing a love letter. You would have paid someone to write poem this good, and I would have paid even more to have Peter Satara reading to the girl that I was trying to will well, you know. Oh Yeah, interesting, my budget was limited back and that was in one thousand nine hundred and eighty four. It probably would have cost you a lot of money, because I read that he originally was going to write this song for Kenny Rodgers and Oh wow, yeah, he was asked last minute to put it together, but he was packing for a trip to Italy. So he worked on the music and then he flew off to Italy and then he said he was among like the columns and all the marble and everything, you know, living a life of grandeur and luxury. Hmm, and he saw something by Michael Angelo or a statue of Michael Angelo. I could be wrong here, but he was like, Oh, there, it is inspiration. That is inspiration, and then he came home and...

...wrote the lyrics. So that would have been a very costly love note to have written by Peter Satera. It's true, which is also a weird thing, because when you think about songs or art, do you prefer knowing that somebody was rich beyond what you maybe you could imagine when they were crafting their works? Or, let's say, on the polar opposite, like in s Grune Grune band, they were just some kids in the basement who couldn't even scratching of money together, basically for like a pack of smokes, but they still crafted this song, you know. I mean like that is. I think it depends on what the content is, though. Yeah, no, true, true, but I mean, you know, if they're like I'm not going to listen to like fucking Toby Keith sing to me about how hard it is to like get by every day. I'm like, Bro, you're fucking rich singing about your little red fucking Solo Cups, you know, yeah, like, I don't need him tell me now. On the other end, you know, like Pearl Jam's first album writing to me, or you're writing about songs you know about like black. I mean, good Lord, I mean that Song gives you all the feels, you know, and if it's like I said, I feel like it depends on what the content is. Anybody can write about love, whether you're rich or poor, it doesn't matter. You're going to feel that either way. But when you're rich, I mean, yes, you may have struggled previously, but now you're you're on the other end, you know. So I'm not. I don't want to listen to you. I'd rather listen to somebody who's, you know, coming up. Yeah, it's just a weird thing to me. Like I have a hard time grasping like Oh, yeah, well, I'm going to go take a two week trip to say, the Mediterrane or Mediterranean or something, and I'm on my private jet, I'm going to be on a yea, yeah, and for me it's like well, I would assume it's easier to work that way. Then I work a full time job, my life sucks, I come home through a crappy apartment and I still have to find the inspiration to craft something worth while. I don't know. I would think the path of the wealthy would be easier, and maybe I just assume such a thing because I've never been that wealthy and I dream of it, many others do, as this life of just pure joy and everything being wonderful. I'm sure it's not for everybody, but yet if you said to me, Oh, I need you to make this and you could do it here or there, I would assume it's ultimately much better place to do so from a point of an indus a dispensable income. If you yeah, yeah, I know I know what you're saying there. Well good, I don't know to stop me before I went on the whole way about the damn thing. Now, but now I know what I know what you're saying. That's true. I yeah, I mean it like it. It depends on each person. I mean everybody has different goals. I mean maybe some people just like being rich and sitting by a pool all day, whereas maybe some other people, like you know what I want to I think about my legacy I want to have. I want to write as many hit songs as humanly possible, you know. So it depends on what what people want to do. Maybe there's a wealthy musician out there is like, damn, I can't write anymore, I need to go hit the streets. Yeah, but I mean like like if Kim Kardashian wrote a song about inspiration, I would not listen to that one big. So I'm like here, first of all she's a fucking moron. But yeah, and of all I'm like, Oh, you, I do not want to listen to you, I mean talk about anything, let alone inspiration or anything. So yeah, so, yeah, and I think that's part of it. But okay, when you got Peter Saara, yeah, true. So, I mean what's the song about? I mean, honestly, it's probably some Chicksa Tara and or David Foss or trying to nail. I think that's probably what the song is about. Anyway. Dave, you yes, what do you think? You're the inspiration by by Chicago. Is this a legit hitter? I think it's a song gone wrong. I personally enjoy this song immensely, from the Intro, I mean it really. It's Nice how the piano kicks and but then they hit you with the guitar. I love that, as that thump the beginning of the tune. It's like one of those things where you might not be paying attention, but then you get it, turn your head, you know what's going on over here.

The song is beautifully crafted. It's wonderfully written. I again lyrics aside being simplistic, but here is some of the criteria I'm going to judge this song on. Now, as long as we have high school dances, weddings or digital photo frames, this song will never die. o correct, because no matter what situation you're in, if someone wants a little bit of inspiration, they going to use this song. All that being said, I am going to say this is a legit hit. Drew, yeah, I I'm so. I'm guessing David Foster told Catherine mcphee she was inspiration and boom panty dropper. But no, he can't use that line. Everybody knows he wrote the song. It's not like you could just well, he could. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know if it would have worked for him to say, Oh, I wrote this hit song for Chicago because mcphee, given her youthful age, like I said, she's like thirty six, he's like seventy one. We're probably like who Chicago, but anyway, you jealous. No, don't tell the truth. Come on now, you got a vendetta against this guy over this whole thing. No, it's just weird. He's like he's like my dad's age, right now here, but still this whole she's younger than me. It's weird anyway. Okay, all right, your verdict, kid, and are having a kid verdict. But now, is this my favorite Chicago Song? Don't. It's actually not even close. Like, I don't. I don't think this is even crack my top fifteen, maybe even top twenty. Now, do I get the same feels for this one that I do other songs from Chicago? Not Really. I mean when? When? So, when I hear the opening piano to a will you still love me? Man, my my nipples perk right the fuck up. I love that song. God is so good. Now, Dave, I think I feel the same way in general about this song, like how you did about sweet freedom. Right lyrically, I don't think either song necessarily blows you away. It's very basic from the lyrical standpoint, but you like how Michael McDonald sang that song. I really like house, the Tara sings this song, you know. And while this song isn't anywhere near my top five Chicago songs all time, and honestly I think it's like my fifth favorite song on this album alone, I still think it's a legit hit, and I think that speaks more to how good Chicago is, where you know they can put something out there that maybe isn't this issarily their best song, in my opinion anyway, but it's still good enough to be a hit. That is the power of the Chicago Transit Authority. Good Sir. So I say this is a legit hit. I'm buying it. Did you ever slow dance to this in high school or anything? Was a Cuz I know from my experience in high school dances this was the jam like you know, before you even answer that, I got another question for you. Okay, why is it the kids are always afraid of boys, are always afraid to ask girls to dance? Oh, I don't know. You were, weren't you? You're a friend, like, Oh, I was a fucking nerd are you kidding me? She's gonna say no. He's correct. And it's funny how, all these years later, you realize that's like nothing. It would not matter. Yeah, one, I own it if that girl said no to dance to you know, you're the inspiration, but it was like the world breaking at the time. Oh yeah, I mean when a crush you're younger. I mean with a lot of things for that, mad I mean I back when I was a kid, I was a huge sports not I mean baseball, football, basketball. I watched every sport and I was heavily invested in them. You know, and now you know I if you know the Yankees lose, I'm like whatever. Oh, I mean if they win, I'm happy, you know, don't get me wrong, but if they lose on my I what? I don't fucking care. I'm not making any money off this or you know. This really affects me like if I have a bad day, like do I think Aaron judge is going to come up and be like, Heye, you're listen, I heard you had a bad day right port. You still let me buy your let me Buy Your Jersey, yeah, or your podcast or whatever, you know, which our podcast is free, by the way, right. Think is very nice of us. Yep, but you know, I don't yeah, a lot of those things when we were kids and you know, dating and you know that stuff in general, it's like your look back and are like just fucking talk to them, you know, like the worst thing that can happen, as...

...they say now, and even then, who the fuck cares, you know, and ten not even ten years, like five years later, gonna be like whatever, stupid, I don't know. or You could have asked, they might have said yes, in your life would have changed forever. All with this song is the backdrop to you becoming a successful human being. But I apparently I never listened to a song, given my lack of success as a human being. Yeah, not, fucking suck it life, man, Holy Cheez, Oh my God. But yeah, we are in agreement, which is nice. Yep, it is a good thing, but let's let's see what the fans have to say about this. What do you think? Well, first off, starting off, two thousand and twenty one like this is a beautiful thing. So if we can go for all three, the trifecta of everybody approving this song is a hit, we are often run it baby. So yeah, let's find out. All right. So sixty percent, Dave, YEP, sixty percent said that this is a legit hit. Okay, now, yeah, now, I so. I actually I took a video of it and my she put the Kabash on it. But I asked my I played the song and I took a video of my seven year old daughter, Abbey, and I was like, I wanted to get her reaction to it. MMM, she was like this is the worst song ever. So she so she doesn't like Chicago, which is unfortunate, but well, I'll still work on that. But we did get some other feedback now on twitter. So Ryan Boem, at Ryan Boem said this is cheeseball trash. Melinda Barnett, at Molina Barnett, said, I mean if Chicago only existed to make the karate kids soundtrack, that would be okay, but I don't like this song. But it's a legit hit, whether I like it or not. And Erico at Erico, and Erico, correct me if I'm wrong. I'm going to say you're it's Erico. Terrio, I could be wrong, or Terry Olt. I'm trying to take tro. It's th CHRI IA U Lt. I'm going to say it's Terrio. I'm going to say Terrio. Yeah, Erico, let us know if this right. But he said a hundred percent a legit hit. But I do know what you're saying. Dj at Djsko D said love most Chicago songs, but this one is not one of my favorites. Jeremy Patrick at APPO TACO thirteen said, how is this even a debate? Irish Keith at Tis Meself, you know, said a Christ. I'll mighty. Why did you make me listen to this? This is pure utter shits. Me had his wreck now. Sorry, Buddy. And speaking of you're talking about, you know how the songs played at weddings and dances and stuff. So we had feedback from a follow her name see, she goes by at Real Moses tweets. said it was the song I dance to with my husband at our wedding and which I divorced shortly after, will always be a song gone wrong for me. Yeah, yeah, we just said, like, imagine your world changing for the better, because you asked the girl to dance during this song and she just completely showed the the other side of the coin, if you will, for that one. Oh, she showed it. Yep, it's like nope. And then, finally, we have Carmela de Valdos McCoy at Caramel to to says she used the Sesame Street Yip, Yep Martians, but she actually went nope, nope, nope. Oh so, and it's anytime someone uses the Yipyep Martians, I always appreciate that. I Love I love that show. Yeah, well, yeah, but that was a nope, nope, nope. So that's me. Yeah, I think that number is low, the sixty percent. I mean there's a lot of votes to on this. So yeah, I think I think this song is you get, you get both sides. And also, Carmela said, she also said that it could just be me, but I have a deeply unpleasant visceral reaction to Chicago. So you know, it's you get the good and the bad. Yeah, I do have to get props, so to Irish Keith and Melinda Barnett, for they seem like they're chiming in on every song, and I truly appreciate that. On social media, you guys, you guys are champs. We're gonna have to have like an all star Club. Not Saying is favoritism or anything. We love you all the same, but I'm speaking to the listeners here. But...

...they always give us there there two cents on these tunes. I dig it. Yeah, then we get, we get a lot of great feedback from all of our lists because we have we have the best listeners in the world. Yeah, and Milinda, if I'm correct, was also part of the Yankees Red Sox. You called it what skirmish? What was it again, com Tom Foolery or Shenani Shenanigans? That's what it was earlier, because that's the other thing too. If you follow us on social media, we may just make fools out of ourselves in real time for your amusement. We do. Yeah, WHAT'S THE WAY? Hey, far, but what's the restaurant with the mots roll sticks and the Goofy Shit on the wall? Oh, chananigans, please tell me know what I'm talking about. That's from wasn't it waiting or something? Super trooverse super troopers. That's what it was, I thought you talking about. I knew there's some kind of well, I think that. I believe the restaurant in waiting, I think was actually called Shenanigans. It might have said yes, and that movie, by the way, both of them super troopers and waiting our fucking hilarious movies. But but yeah, that's all we got, man, is it? Wow, that's it all right for our first episode of Two Thousand and twenty one now, and and you guys also mean to my offer stands. Of anybody wants to help, you know, turning their resolutions in their project plan, just let me know. Shoot me a note over on twitter. Well, hey, the grammar, email whatever. If people you out, stop because if people didn't listen to the last episode, they wouldn't know about that offer. So you get a guide them over there, because right now some people home. What it will I'm hungover near just happened? I don't think he's gone. What is he talking about? While the offer is we're going to have dave shipped to your house, yes, yes, with a bag of Frio's and a gown of milk down to milk. Yes, but beyond all that, if you have not listened to our previous episode or any of the other ones, make sure you check us out. What are you waiting for? Because that's a great thing. About two thousand and twenty one and I would like to have some new listeners. So, if you like the show, tell your friends, your co workers, your Nana, your cousins, your enemies, neighbors, passer by is on the street. Yes, you say, Hey, check out that songs gone wrong show. That's what you should be doing. And if you were cool enough to leave us at five star review, you could even support a sticker and show them our swell logo. So that should be your resolution for two thousand and twenty one listeners and five star reviews. And Yeah, act now. We'll send you a second sticker for free. AGO will send you some more stuff and that maybe you just random stuff. We keep saying we're gonna we never do. So let's let's really throw some crazy packages together. All right, we'll do that. We'll do and also, by the way, that that first sticker is also free. So it's not really like a buy one, get one free, because they're both free. Leave us a five star review. We'll give you stickers and shit. Yeah, operators are standing by. Here's what we can do. How about? I'll put together a little care package, and might be two care packages. But what we can do is I will have we can do like a song's gone wrong t shirt. We can have that sent over to you and maybe I'll will do some songs gone wrong stickers and maybe I'll put together like a CD bundle. There you go, and we'll have that shift to you guys. Well, well, we'll figure something out day. Well, we'll work on that. We'll put together like some kind of like a raffle or some shit. There you go. That would be fantastic. I think this hands would like that. Yes, and if you are a regular listener, you know that I offered autograph eight by tens to all of you who are interested and glossy ass. Yeah, and yeah, but the thing is, I don't think anybody asked for one. So not yet. Yeah, not ever. So, yeah, if you're a new listener, you're missing out on offers that you may not take us up on, but we're going to actually come with some cool stuff this year. So, yeah, I dig it. You're well YEP, Yep, I've I've just totally volunteered you to go to the post office way more than you probably want to. So you're welcome. Yeah, that's fine, what we do. Yep, we... about our listeners. So that's all. That's all I have. So anything else? They've Nope, just thanks to the listeners yet again for being the dopest, coolest, rattist, most bodacious, tubular, awesome people on the face of the earth. I hope the best things are happening to you this year and when they do, hopefully we are in your ear buds. So yes, grassies, yes, and and our listeners certainly are our inspiration. MMM, want a dance? Want a dance? True, no, Oh, I'M gonna go back in stand over here by the wall. I don't know how to dance. I don't anyway. Thanks everybody again for listening to songs gone wrong and hope you have a very happy new year.

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