Throwback Thursday – Chicago, Saturday In The Park

Saturday In The Park is one of those songs that I’ve listened to for about all of my life. I have had these lyrics memorized since I was a toddler, and if anyone mentions the words “Saturday” or “park” you can guarantee this song starts blurting out of me right away. And I don’t even stop, I just carry on for the next four minutes until the song is over. The only thing missing are a bunch of brass instruments playing behind me.

So about the song itself, it is good. Well, that was easy enough. Overall, I would give it a 10/10. Yeah, it’s perfect to me. Then again, that could be my nostalgia talking. It is one of my favorites all-time as it has had a serious influence on my life since I was young, so I am allowed to be a little biased.

So go take a drive back to Nostalgia Avenue and make a right onto Memory Lane by giving this song a listen below:

-Austin Heath

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Throwback Thursday – Chicago, 25 or 6 to 4

Chicago’s “definitely not about drugs” song, 25 or 6 to 4, is a rock/jazz track released in June of 1970. I’ve always found this song enjoyable and combining Jazz and Rock well. But again, it is definitely not about drugs.

You may recognize the song from Rock Band 3, or from covers by several prominent artists (including Earth, Wind and Fire). It made its way to #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #7 in UK’s Top 100 as well.

Overall, I would rate the song a 9.5/10. I love the instrumentals and the combo of Jazz and Rock, though at times the track sounds a bit chaotic to me. It is a classic so of course, if you have not heard it, I recommend a listen:

-Austin Heath