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The Very Best Songs about Chicago, Illinois

Discover the very best songs about Chicago, Illinois. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or call the Windy City home, we have your back. From Frank Sinatra to Aretha Franklin, from Steve Goodman to The Blues Brothers, from Sufjan Stevens to Common, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Chicago, Illinois in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Chicago, and then explore by genre – including blues and jazz, rock, alternative, standards and soundtracks, folk and singer/songwriters, hip hop, pop, and even some holiday tunes. There are definitely a couple of references to Al Capone and fast living. You’ll find all the best songs about Chicago, Illinois right here.

Top 10 songs about Chicago, Illinois

  1. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace (iTunes | Amazon) This 1974 fictional account of a Capone-era shootout by a British rock band in was briefly a #1 hit in the US
  2. My Kind Of Town – Frank Sinatra (iTunes | Amazon) Ol’ Blue Eyes sings the praises of the Windy City in this 1964 classic that’s come to symbolize not only Chicago, but Sinatra himself
  3. Sweet Home Chicago – The Blues Brothers (iTunes | Amazon) Jake and Elwood Blues cover the classic 1937 Chicago-leaning blues song from the (classic itself) movie The Blue Brothers
  4. Back To Chicago – Styx (iTunes | Amazon) Big ’70s and 80s rock band haiing from Chicago sang about a return to the city of their roots in 1994
  5. Chicago At Night – Spoon (iTunes | Amazon) “But Then She’d Never Been To Chicago At Night Before The Fall” sings Spoon in this 2001 pop-rock track
  6. Take Me Back To Chicago – Chicago (iTunes | Amazon) This 1977 rock track from Chicago’s 11th album yearns for better days in the nostalgic Windy City
  7. Chi-City – Common (iTunes | Amazon) Hip-hop master Common waxes eloquent about his experiences in his home town
  8. Chicago – Sufjan Stevens (iTunes | Amazon) Stephens’ signature song from the album “Illinoise” tells a semi-autobiographical tale of him on a road trip along with his youthful idealism
  9. Sidewalks Of Chicago – Merle Haggard (iTunes | Amazon) Country legend Haggard sings “Now I’m walkin’ on the sidewalks of Chicago. If I buy the bread I can’t afford the wine”
  10. Shy-Town – Gorillaz (iTunes | Amazon) This alternative Chicago shout out from the infamous virtual British rock band was recorded on the road in 2010 on founder Damon Albam’s iPad

Want more of the best songs about Chicago, Illinois? Check our list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. No matter your musical taste, you can find a sound you like among the best songs about Chicago. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

More Songs About Chicago

BLUES & JAZZ SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

ROCK SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

STANDARDS & SOUNDTRACK SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

FOLK & SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

POP SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT CHICAGO

Suggest Songs about Chicago, Illinois

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