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Chicago – If You Leave Me Now

If You Leave Me Now” is the title of a popular hit ballad by the American rock group Chicago, from their album Chicago X. It was written and sung by bass guitar player Peter Cetera and released as a single in July 1976. It is also the title of a compilation album released by Columbia Records (Columbia 38590) in 1983. The single topped the US charts on October 23, 1976, and stayed there for two weeks, making it the first number one hit for the group as well as hitting number one on the Easy Listening charts.[2] It also reached number one in the UK on November 13, 1976, maintaining the position for three weeks. “If You Leave Me Now” was also Chicago’s biggest hit worldwide, topping the charts in other countries such as Australia. It won Grammy Awards for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. In addition, by August 1978 it had sold 1.4 million copies in the United States alone. The song had been featured in some several television series and movies such as in 2005 romantic film A Lot like Love starring Ashton Kutcher & Amanda Peet and it also included on the film’s soundtrack. Wikipedia®.

If You Leave Me Now – Chicago (Live)

Chicago’s bass player Peter Cetera wrote this and sang lead. After it became a huge hit, the band became known for its ballads that featured Cetera’s vocals and de-emphasized the horn section. This won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus and received Record of the Year. Songfacts®.

Chicago – If You Leave Me Now Lyrics:
If you leave me now you’ll take away the biggest part of me
Ooh ooh ooh no baby please don’t go
And if you leave me now you’ll take away the very heart of me
Ooh ooh ooh no baby please don’t go
Ooh ooh ooh girl I just want you to stay

A love like ours is love that’s hard to find
How could we let it slip away?
We’ve come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way?
When tomorrow comes then we’ll both regret the things we said today

A love like ours is love that’s hard to find
How could we let it slip away?
We’ve come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way?
When tomorrow comes then we’ll both regret the things we said today

If you leave me now you’ll take away the biggest part of me
Ooh ooh ooh no baby please don’t go
Ooh girl, just got to have you by my side
Ooh no baby, please don’t go
Oh Mama, I just got to have your lovin’, yeah

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