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Chicago United States 

See also: Chicago Transit Authority.

The best album by Chicago is Chicago II which is ranked number 1,834 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,018.

The best album taking into account parent or child acts is The Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago Transit Authority which is ranked number 1,112 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,866.

Chicago is ranked number 427 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,645.

Members who like this artist also like: Led Zeppelin, Eagles and The Rolling Stones.

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Chicago best albums

The following albums by Chicago are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Chicago Transit AuthorityUnited States Chicago Transit Authority
Year of Release:1969Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1969:31Rank Score:1,866
Rank in 1960s109Overall Rank:1,112
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:1,018
Rank in 1970s386Overall Rank:1,834
Average Rating:  74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

Chicago VUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1972Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:272
Rank in 1970s920Overall Rank:5,177
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Chicago IIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1971Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,454
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Chicago VIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1974Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1974:105Rank Score:217
Rank in 1970s1,064Overall Rank:6,167
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Chicago XIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1977Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1977:112Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s1,204Overall Rank:7,326
Average Rating:  63/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Chicago XUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1976Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1976:114Rank Score:158
Rank in 1970s1,258Overall Rank:7,819
Average Rating:  68/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Chicago VIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:154Rank Score:140
Rank in 1970s1,347Overall Rank:8,588
Average Rating:  69/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Chicago IX – Chicago's Greatest Hits
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United States Chicago
Year of Release:1975Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1975:154Rank Score:111
Rank in 1970s1,573Overall Rank:10,349
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Live At Carnegie HallUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1971Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1971:166Rank Score:110
Rank in 1970s1,585Overall Rank:10,410
Average Rating:  71/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 427

This may not be a complete discography for Chicago. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Chicago best tracks

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1.25 Or 6 To 4
(from the album Chicago II)
 87/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 85/100 (23 votes)
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3.Beginnings
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 84/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Make Me Smile
(from the album Chicago II)
 83/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.Questions 67 And 68
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 83/100 (23 votes)
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6.I'm A Man
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 82/100 (22 votes)
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7.You're The Inspiration
(from the album Chicago 17)
 81/100 (5 votes)
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8.If You Leave Me Now
(from the album Chicago X)
 81/100 (12 votes)
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9.Colour My World
(from the album Chicago II)
 81/100 (21 votes)
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10.Hard Habit To Break
(from the album Chicago 17)
 80/100 (4 votes)
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11.Saturday In The Park
(from the album Chicago V)
 79/100 (5 votes)
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12.Listen
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 79/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Lowdown
(from the album Chicago III)
 78/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Introduction
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 78/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Free
(from the album Chicago III)
 78/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Sing A Mean Tune Kid
(from the album Chicago III)
 78/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Motorboat To Mars
(from the album Chicago III)
 78/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.South California Purples
(from the album The Chicago Transit Authority)
 78/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Wishing You Were Here
(from the album Chicago VII)
 78/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Now More Than Ever
(from the album Chicago II)
 78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Chicago ratings

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77/100 (from 26 votes)
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88/100
 
70/100
07/31/2016 01:13
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 20:07
Love them or hate them there is no denying that in the US Chicago were one of the most successful bands of all time. Never the critic’s favourites, and with only sporadic success in the UK , Chicago had 10 successive top ten albums including five consecutive number ones in America between 1970 and 1977.

Whilst many people will remember Chicago for their AOR power ballads of the 80’s their beginnings are much more exciting and radical. Chicago Transit Authority, as the band were known as at the time they originally signed with Columbia in 1968, were a brave amalgamation of pop, rock and Jazz with a punchy brass section. Their sound was exciting, the songs varied and the arrangements exceptional. They were blessed with three excellent songwriters each of whom had a distinctive vocal style.

Critically the band gradually declined form there startling debut but commercially they were phenomenally successful.

After their first two albums Chicago would start to take themselves a little bit too seriously, releasing a string of sprawling double albums which the critics attacked with vigour. Despite this the public kept buying and within the morass of music that the band produced in their earliest years there are some splendid tracks.

Chicago went on to release another 20 or so albums with a second period of huge success in the early eighties
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From skelter54 05/30/2013 17:19
A great band in the 70s.
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