Old Days" is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album (1975), with lead vocals by Chicago VIII Peter Cetera. The second single released from that album, it reached #5 on the U.S. [1 ] and #3 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard Hot 100 [2 ]
Pankow has said that the song is a nostalgic piece about his childhood:
"It touches on key phrases that, although they date me, are pretty right-on in terms of images of my childhood. ' The Howdy Doody Show' on television and collecting baseball cards and comic books." [3 ]
Cetera apparently hated singing the song in concert,
as the Howdy Doody show was his least favorite show during his childhood.
The song is still popular at Chicago concerts, with
Jason Scheff or Keith Howland now singing the lead vocal. star The Sopranos Vincent Curatola has been known to guest vocal with the band on the song as well.
"Old Days" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie
(2004). The band also reworked the song in 2009 to serve as the theme for the "Monsters in the Morning" show airing on Starsky & Hutch Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Personnel [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Chicago VIII liner notes. ^ "Chicago Awards". Allmusic . Retrieved 2012-08-17. ^ "Chicago official website". Archived from the original on 2007-06-09 . Retrieved 2007-07-05. External links [edit ]