348. Chicago • We Can Last Forever

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Rating: 3.3/10 (3 votes cast)

Yes, a minor post-Cetera Chicago ballad is better than an R.E.M. classic. I appreciate how illogical that seems.

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Artist Chicago
Year 1989
Album Chicago 19
Music & Lyrics Jason Scheff, John Dexter
US 55
US AC 12
RateYourMusic.com 1.62/5
My Rating 8.35/10

This is not one of the Chicago ballads one immediately thinks of when considering the great Chicago loves songs of the 70s and 80s. It’s one of several mediocre Chicago love songs. But a mediocre Chicago love songs is a 300-348 song for me. I’d still put it on a mixtape.

I regret that I cannot find a real video for this song.

It’s going to be a small challenge to figure who was in Chicago back in 1989, and even bigger challenge that finds a picture of the band from that era. The band members come and go so frequently.

The music fans at rateyourmusic.com show no love for this song.

348. Chicago • We Can Last Forever, 3.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings


  1. Danielle says:

    I’m just not a big fan of these newer love-ballad Chicago songs. I do, however, love all of their early stuff, all the loud brass accompaniments like in 25 or 6 to 4… I still gave it a 4 though, because it’s way better than other love-ballads during the same time period.

    • toastie says:

      Ironically, I was just discussing Chicago with someone who knows nothing of the early stuff. I’m adamant that Chicago deserves the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame for that early stuff. They sold more albums in the 70s than any other band! But I like the love ballads that ruined their reputation better. :-)

  2. Jason says:

    Agreed, they do belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All artists change their sound over the years. The voting process is rather mysterious though.

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