Random Riffage: Chicago 25 or 6 to 4 or 5 to 8 or 4.5 to 2.34

Having nothing else to watch, I ended up on a recent episode of Family Guy. During a montage that was driving for a punchline it never found, there was a song playing in the background with a riff that was so goddamn memorable.

My roommate and I both began humming the rest of the song under our breath but neither of us could remember what the damn thing was.

Then we realized it was 2013 and just Googled it.

The song was “25 or 6 to 4” by the band Chicago, one of the most successful bands in American history.

It’s a killer jam with a killer riff, true-blue guitar noodling and a flipping horn section.

Get sum.


2 Responses to “Random Riffage: Chicago 25 or 6 to 4 or 5 to 8 or 4.5 to 2.34”

  1. It’s sad that so many people associate this band with the sappy cheesy love songs of their later, Peter Cetera led era. Their first few records were full of some awesome guitar playing (r.i.p. Terry Kath!) and definitely hummable riffs. This song is one of the best; I also really like “Beginnings” and their cover of “I’m a Man”…

  2. I would say that is their best song back way before they got all sappy in the 80’s.

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