Friday, July 23, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 74: The Night Chicago Died

The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace (1974)

How do you follow up a song about a soldier dying in the civil war? How about with one about a police officer that survives a shoot-out with mobsters? That's exactly what Paper Lace did in those heady story-song days of the 70's and went straight to number one in the US. This track is an eternal earworm, from the blazing siren that opens the track, to the insane fun sing along that is the chorus (and just try to visit Chicago without singing it every other minute!).

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