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At the bottom, I have also included some mini-lists with bands, albums and album-covers related to Chicago. Upon further thought, I have excluded some songs that artists say are written about life in Chicago but which provide no such concrete clue. These songs have been put in the “Unclear” list. After all, every song is written with some place in mind (I guess) but the main list only has tracks that make a clear reference to the city or one of its landmarks / historical events / personalities / teams, etc. So, to make a long story short, here is THE GREATEST “CHICAGO-SONGS” LIST IN THE WORLD:

1. 1 In The Morning – L.L. Cool J.
2. 10 Minutes Chrono – 113 (FR)
3. 20 Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
3.2. “ – Commander Cody
3.3. “ – Paul McCartney
3.4. “ – Stray Cats
3.5. “ – Tiger Army
4. 2120 South Michigan Avenue – The Rolling Stones
4.2. 2120 South Michigan Avenue – Die Haut
5. 25 Degrees North – The Broadways
6. 30 Days In The Hole – Humble Pie
7. 3000 Miles Away – Daily Planet
8. 312 – Bohemia
9. 3AM QVC Shopping Spree Hangover – The Lawrence Arms
10. 43d Ward – Win Stracke
11. 7 Weeks – Gym Class Heroes, ft. William Beckett
12. 74 Fullerton – Slapstick [74 Fullerton is a bus-line in Chicago]
13. A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request – Steve Goodman
14. A Guided Tour of Chicago – The Lawrence Arms
15. A Penny For My Thoughts – Common Sense
16. Addicted – LIT
17. Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody – John Prine
18. Ain’t Yo Bidness – Insane Clown Posse [aka ICP]
19. Airplane – Crucial Conflict
20. Al Capone – Gangsters
21. Al Capone – Raul Seixas
22. Al Capone – Wesley Willis
23. All The Way – Eddie Vedder [reference to Chicago Cubs]
24. Almost Honest – Josh Kelley
25. America What Time Is Love – KLF
26. American Boy – Kanye West, feat. Estelle
27. An Afternoon in Midway Plaisance. Fantasie for Piano – [Gustav Luders (or Lueders)]
28. Angelface (Multiples 5 Vs.Travel 4) – Atmosphere
29. April 29, 1992 (Miami) – Sublime
30. Apollo XI – OMD [aka Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark]
31. Apostrophe to Chicago – [Mrs. Emily M. (Blakeslee) Boyden]
32. Area 312 – Rez Band [aka Resurrection Band]
33. Arizona Sky – China Crisis
34. Around My Way – Talib Kweli [reference to Smooth Operator - Sade]
35. Asphalt Cowboy – Blake Shelton
35.2. “ – Jason Aldean
36. At Chicago – Matt Ammerman
37. Awake! Awake! – [Mrs. Emily M. (Blakeslee) Boyden]
38. Back Home – Fort Minor
39. Back To Chicago – Duke Tumatoe & The All Star Frogs
40. Back To Chicago – Styx
41. Backin’ to Birmingham – Lester Flatt
42. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
42.2. “ – Frank Sinatra
43. Ball Game – Da Brat
44. Bass – Chi-Boyz
45. Battle Cry – Army Of The Pharaohs
46. Be (Intro) – Common
47. Bear Down, Chicago Bears – [Al Hoffman under the pseudonym of Jerry Downs]
48. Best Wishes To Your Black Lungs – Less Than Jake
49. Big Bill the Builder (mayor) – [Milton Weil, Bernie Grossman & Larry Shay]
50. Bird Walk – Soulja Boy
51. Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance) – Elton John
52. Black Christmas – Army of the Pharaohs [reference to White Sox hat]
53. Black Man – Stevie Wonder
54. Blue Chicago Moon – Songs: Ohia
55. Blues For Mayor Daley – Junior Wells
56. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Andrews Sisters
56.2. “ – En Vogue
56.3. “ – Bette Midler
56.4. “ – Puppini Sisters
57. Boom – Mario
58. Boost Chicago – [Armin P. Bauer]
59. Born In Chicago (in 1941) – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band [Nick Gravenites]
59.2. “ – Mike Bloomfield
59.3. “ – Blue Watusis
59.4. “ – Slammin’ Watusis
59.5. “ (in 1951) – George Thorogood And The Destroyers
59.6. “ (in 1971) – Pixies [Nick Gravenites / Black Francis]
60. Bounce – Take 5
61. Brooke’s Chicago Marine Band – Roland Seitz
62. Buc Buc Buk – Daddy-O
63. Bud Billiken – Franz Jackson
64. Buffalo Bill – [unknown, to the tune of The Wabash Cannonball] [see explanation]
65. Bulls-Eye (Suddenly) – Syleena Johnson, feat. Common
66. C-h-i-c-a-g-o – [Gertrude E. Ketchum]
67. C-h-i-c-a-g-o in Illinois – [Tom Lynn, Jack Tomlinson]
68. C-h-i-c-a-g-o Spells Chicago – [Frank D. Brayn, Chas. H. Smith, Al LaRue]
69. C-Town – Bone, Thugs N’ Harmony, feat. Twista
70. Cachou Lajaunie – Fabulous Trobadors (FR)
71. Cairo Street Waltz – [Signor Guglielmo Ricci]
72. Calendar Hung Itself – Bright Eyes
73. California – The Nadas
74. Callin’ Me – Lil’ Zane
75. Camp Fire – Wu-Tang Clan
76. Can’t We All Just Get Along (At The Dinner Table) – Guttermouth
77. Canto A La Salsa – Brave Combo
78. Carry On – Telegraph
79. Charley Patton Songs – Gomez
80. Chasing Dreams – Jamie Notarthomas
81. Chi-City – Common
82. Chi Town – Da Brat
83. Chi-Town Breakdown – Eric Noden
84. Chi Town’s Finest – Beenie Man & Mya
85. Chicago – Big D and The Kids Table
86. Chicago – Bis
87. Chicago – Da Brat
88. Chicago – The Doobie Brothers
89. Chicago – [Granville English, Charles G. Blanden]
90. Chicago – Robert FRIPP
91. Chicago – The FUGS
92. Chicago – Hieroglyphics
93. Chicago – Ingram Hill
94. Chicago – Graham Nash
94.2. “ – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (live)
95. Chicago – The Purple Hearts
96. Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
97. Chicago – Shawnna
98. Chicago – The Tossers
99. Chicago – Uglysuit
100. Chicago – Kate Voegele
101. Chicago – Lucy Wainwright Roche
102. Chicago – Sean Watkins
103. Chicago – [Aubrey Stauffer]
104. Chicago (How I Love Chicago) – [Ben Trace, Al Trace & Teddy Phillips]
105. Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town) – Chicago [Composer : Fred Fisher]
105.2. “ – Tony Bennett
105.3. “ – Eddie CONDON & HIS ORCHESTRA
105.4. “ – Judy Garland
105.5. “ – Django REINHARDT
105.6. “ – Frank Sinatra
105.7. “ – Rufus Wainwright
105.8. “ – Paul WHITEMAN’S CHARLESTON BAND
106. Chicago… – Screeching Weasel
107. Chicago 7 – Warren Farren
108. Chicago Ad March – [A. H. Nussbaum]
109. Chicago Anyday – Susan Werner
110. Chicago At Night – Spoon
111. Chicago Beautiful – [Juanita Mabelle Rosness]
112. Chicago Blues – Arthur Crudup
113. Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues – Earth, Wind & Fire
114. Chicago Bust Rag – Steve Goodman [Greg Hildebrand]
115. Chicago Boogie Style – Chicago Blues Band
116. Chicago Bound – Jimmy Rogers
117. Chicago Bound – Canned Heat
118. Chicago Bound Blues – Bessie Smith
119. Chicago Breakdown – Louis ARMSTRONG [Composer: Jelly Roll MORTON]
120. Chicago By the Inland Sea – [Russell Wood]
121. Chicago Centennial Jubilee March 1803-1903 – [John W. Baume]
122. Chicago Chicago Chicago – [Ben Trace, Al Trace & Herbie Herbert]
123. Chicago, City of Destiny – [August Halter, Dr. Edward L. Fernald]
124. Chicago Cops – Bob Gibson & Bob (Hamilton) Camp [Written by Bob Gibson and Frank Hamilton to the tune of The Unreconstructed Rebel]
125. Chicago, Damn – Bobbi Humphrey
126. Chicago Day Waltz – [G. Valisi]
127. Chicago, Detroit, L.A. – Zoot Woman
128. Chicago Fanphair ’93 – Local H [they also have a song titled ‘Eddie Vedder’: he’s born in Chicago suburb Evanston]
129. Chicago Fire – We Are Action
130. Chicago, Illinois – Lesley Ann Warren /Henry Mancini [Victor/Victoria soundtrack]
131. Chicago, Illinois (Looks Mighty Good to Me) – [Ernest H. Kelley, Jas. J. Kennedy, Jean Walz]
132. Chicago In Mind – Albert Ammons
133. Chicago Institute – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
134. Chicago Is Burning – The Lawrence Arms
135. Chicago Is Large – Nazgul
136. Chicago Is So Two Years Ago – Fall Out Boy
137. Chicago Life Waltzes – [F. Puehringer]
138. Chicago March – [Edmund Forman]
139. Chicago March – [Henry S. Sawyer]
140. Chicago, Marine Band – [Wm. F. Peters]
141. Chicago Moan Blues – Tampa Red
142. Chicago, My Home Town – [Paul S. Hargrow]
143. Chicago, New York – The Aislers Seat
144. Chicago Now – FALL
145. Chicago Overcoat – Pink Spiders
146. Chicago, Prairie Gem of Illinois – [Laura Aborn]
147. Chicago Quickstep – [Mrs. D. C. Payne]
148. Chicago-Rillas – Rhymefest, feat. Bump J, Mikkey
149. Chicago’s “7” – Walt Wilder
150. Chicago’s Gift to a ‘Nation’s Hero’ (U.S. Grant) – [W.C. Robey]
151. Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night – The Hold Steady
152. Chicago Skyline – Loren Davidson
153. Chicago Song – David Sanborn
154. Chicago Story – Tom T. Hall
154.2. “ – Bobby Bare
155. Chicago Story #1 – Skip Haynes
156. Chicago Style – [Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen]
156.2. “ – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby
156.3. “ – Rosemary CLOONEY & Bing CROSBY (live)
157. Chicago, The City of Today – [Bill Snyder, Ann Marsters]
158. Chicago, The Most Beautiful City – [Frank Padula]
159. Chicago Theatre of the Air Theme – [Adolf G. Hoffmann, Francis Coughlin]
160. Chicago x 12 – Rogue Wave
161. Chicago Town Blues – Art Thieme
162. Chicago Town Waltzes – [Rudolph Patek, T.R.A.M Vienna]
163. Chicago Tribune March – [W. Paris Chambers]
164. Chicago Waltz – [Joseph P. Elsnic]
165. Chicago Wind – Merle Haggard
166. Chicago World’s Exposition – [Victor Vogel]
167. City of CHI – Juice
168. City of Chicago – Luka Bloom & Barry Moore
168.2. “ – Christy Moore
169. City of Promise. 1934 Century of Progress Song – [Jos. Snabl-Antes, Vasek Niederle, Libushka Bartusek]
170. Closer To Our Graves – Lucky Boys Confusion
171. City of New Orleans – Steve Goodman
171.2. “ – Arlo Guthrie
171.3. “ – Willie Nelson
172. Coast 2 Coast – Angie Martinez, ft. Wyclef Jean [reference to Smooth Operator / Sade]
173. Cold Chill – Stevie Wonder
174. College Days – [tune: ‘Working on the Raildroad’-‘Levee Song’, contained in Illini Song Book, 1926]
175. Columbia Fair (Grand March) – [Theodore Moelling]
176. Columbian Guard – [T. P. Brooke]
177. Columbus Fair (Grand March) – [Geo. Schleiffarth]
178. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! – Sufjan Stevens
179. Come On You Cubs Play Ball – [anonymous, Tiffany Music Company]
180. Come to Chicago – [Dorothy Giffey, James Andrichen]
181. Crook County – Twista
182. Cubs In Five – The Mountain Goats
183. Cubs on Parade (The Great March and Two-Step) – [H.R. Hempel, Jos. Techen]
184. Cuttin’ The Rug – Izzy Straddlin
185. Daley’s Gone – Steve Goodman
186. Dancing In The Streets – Martha and The Vandellas
186.2. “ – Mick Jagger & David Bowie
186.3. „ – Human Nature
186.4. „ – Nikki Webster
186.5. „ – Van Halen
187. Daylight – Eightball & MJG
188. Dead End Street – Lou Rawls
189. Dear Chicago – Ryan Adams
190. Dear Chicago – August Premier
191. Deep Dish – Ani Di Franco
192. Déjà Vu – Beyonce , feat. Jay-Z
193. Diddley Daddy – Bo Diddley
194. DIY – KMFDM
195. Doggz II – Redman
196. Don’t Forget About Me – Jim Jones
197. Doo Rags – Nas
198. Dope Boys – The Game, feat. Travis Barker [reference to White Sox]
199. Down And Out – Cam’ron
200. D.P.A. – Company Flow
201. Dr. Chicago – Udo LINDENBERG & DAS PANIK ORCHESTER
202. Drive Slow – Paul Wall feat. GLC, Kanye West [references: Chi-town, Lakeshore, Calumet, Bulls jacket]
202.2. “ – Kanye West [references as above + 79th St & May: Chicago]
203. Drowning – Hootie & The Blowfish
204. Duff Taylor and Baltimore Bill – Jim Craig
205. Ecstasy – Danity Kane
206. EL-A-Noy – Win Stracke
207. El Jefe – Daddy Yankee
208. Elected – Alice Cooper
209. (Native Girl) Elephant Walk – Donald & The Delighters
210. Everybody Movin’ – Bob Sinclair
211. Everybody Rise – Busta Rhymes
212. Everybody Rise Again – Busta Rhymes
213. Everything I Am – Kanye West
214. Face The Face – Pete Townshend
215. Faces In The Jazzamatazz – Ken Nordine
216. Fallen Soldiers – Cormega
217. Falling Off This Train (In Chicago) – Chancellorpink
218. Far, Far Away – Wilco
219. Ferris Wheel Waltz – [G. Valisi, Harry C. Clyde]
220. Final Tic – Crucial Conflict
221. Follow With Pride – Buckshot
222. Footworkin’ – Keke Palmer
223. Freaky Thangs – Ludacris
224. Free Or Dead – Atmosphere
225. Fuck You Lucy – Atmosphere
226. Full Moon – Armand Van Helden ft. Common
227. Funeral March In Memoriam, Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago – [W. Herbert Layon]
228. Gangsta Music – Diplomats
229. Gate Of Horn – Roger McGuinn
230. Gentleman From The Windy City – Son Seals
231. Georgia Hard – Robbie Fulks
232. Get Buck Muthafucka – Three 6 Mafia [‘New Chicago” is an Indiana town, but there is reference to South Side …school of rap]
233. Get Up – Crucial Conflict
234. Getcha Getcha – Nelly
235. Gettin’ It – Chingy
236. Ghost In Chicago – Fletch
237. Go, Cubs, Go – Steve Goodman
238. Go Go Chicago. Wonder City Home of Mine. – [Clitus M. Wickens]
239. Go Go Gadget Flow – Lupe Fiasco
240. Go-Go Sox – Paul Mall and the Bleacher Boys
241. Go Hard – Benzino
242. Go U Northwestern [Northwestern University Song]
243. Goin’ Crazy – Tha Liks
244. Goin’ To Chicago – Ten Years After
245. Goin’ Back To Chicago – Smokey Hogg
246. Going Back To Miami – The Blues Brothers
247. Going Nowhere Slow – Bloodhound Gang
248. Going To Chicago (Blues) – Count Basie
248.2. “ – Peggy Lee
248.3. “ – Isaac HAYES
248.4. “ – Mark Murphy
248.5. “ – Joe Williams
249. Golden Ring – Tammy Wynette And George Jones
250. Good Night Kiss – RZA
251. Gotta Be There – Jennifer Lopez
252. Grand Exposition March – [Louis Falk]
253. Greater Chicago March – [Jacob Valentine Havener, Agner Clark Winkler]
254. Greetings. Chicago’s Official Song. 1833-Chicago-1933 – [George D. Gaw, Frank Barden]
255. Growing Up – Fall Out Boy
256. Growing Up – Turk [aka Young Turk]
257. Habitat – Moss Def
258. Hail Chicago (March) – [Stanley Kay, A. Seaborg]
259. Hail, Chicago! Official Song of the Pageant of Progress – [Bob Allen, Ted Turnquist]
260. Hail to Thee, Chicago – [John E. King, Estella A. Johnson-Hunt]
261. Hands Open – Snow Patrol [reference to Sufjan Stevens ‘Chicago’ song]
262. Happy Summertime – R. Kelly feat. Snoop Dogg
263. Harm’s Way – Waco Brothers
264. Have You Been To New York? – E6
265. Haymarket Square – Against All Authority
266. Head Of Household – Jagged Edge [reference to Jordan and Pippen]
267. Heaven Ain’t Hard To Find – Tupac Shakur
268. Heaven Only Knows – David Allan Coe
269. Hello Chicago Fox-Trot – [Anthony Misuraca, Joseph Argento]
270. Here Come the Cubs – The Beach Boys
271. Here Come the Hawks! – [J. Swayzee, The Dick Marx Orchestra and Choir]
272. Here Comes The Neighbourhood – The Lawrence Arms
273. Here We Come Again – Riot
274. Hey Chicago – Low
275. Hey Ladies – Busta Rhymes
276. High School U.S.A. – Tommy Facenda [main / national version]
277. Hippie Boy – Flying Burrito Brothers
278. Hit It Till The Morning – R. Kelly
279. Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye
279.2. “ – The Rolling Stones [slightly different, reference to another street]
280. Holiday – James McMurtry
281. Home – Groove Coverage
282. Home – Kanye West
283. Homecoming – Kanye West
284. Homesick At Spacecamp – Fall Out Boy
285. Hoo Bangin’ (WSCG Style) – Westside Connection
286. Hush Hush Tip – N-Tyce f/ Method Man
287. Hustle – Youngbloodz
288. I Ain’t Already There – Toby Keith
289. I Am Proud of Chicago – [Ben Schwartzberg]
290. I Can’t Do It Alone – Bebe Neuwirth
291. I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You – Jason Robert Brown
292. I’d Take Her To Chicago – Memphis Slim
293. I Hate Chicago – Mark Wills
294. I’ll Meet You In Chicago (At The Fair) – [Charlie Harrison & Fred Rose]
295. I’m About To Explode – Crucial Conflict
296. I’m Dying Tomorrow – Alkaline Trio
297. I’m From Chicago – [Leo Edwards, Blanche Merrill]
298. I’m Going Right Back to Chicago (Coon Song) – [Egbert Van Alstyne, Harry Williams]
299. I’m Leaving for Chicago – Skip Haynes
300. I Need A Man – Foxy Brown
301. I Shot Ya – L.L. Cool J.
302. I Take a Lot of Pride In What I Am – Merle Haggard
303. I Think They Like Me – Dame Four
303.2. “ – Franchise Boys(ft. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat,& Bow Wow)
304. I Used to Work in Chicago. I Did But I Don’t Anymore – [Larry Vincent & Sunny Skylar]
305. I’ve Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash
306. I’ve Been Thinking – Common [previously known as ‘Common Sense’]
307. I Wish I Was In Chicago (On St. Valentine’s Day) – Richard M. Sherman
308. I Wonder – Kanye West
309. If Frank Had Been a Cowboy – Bob Colladay
310. If My Mary Were Here – Harry Chapin [reference to Lincoln Park]
311. Il Dritto Di Chicago – Fred Buscaglione
312. Illinois Medley – [University of Illinois song / contained in Illini Song Book, 1926]
313. Illinois & Michigan Canal – Arranmore
314. In 1933. (Where Will You Be) – [Art Kassel, Charles Adams]
315. In Cairo Street: A Characteristic Fantasie for Piano – [Geo. Schleiffarth]
316. In Chicago – [Olive Jeane]
317. In Chicago – Skip Haynes
318. In My Continental – Atmosphere
319. In My Day – Gregory Hines [Original score Jelly’s Last Jam - Chicago reference in skit, before actual lyrics]
320. In Old Chicago – Alice Faye [Music-Lyrics by Mack Gordon & Harry Revel]
321. In Tha Chi – Shawnna
322. In The Ghetto – Elvis Presley [by Mac Davis]
322.2. “ – Apache Indian
322.3. “ – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
322.4. “ – Chris CLARK
322.5. “ – Frank Flynn
322.6. “ – Merle Haggard
322.7. “ – Leatherface
322.8. “ – Natalie Merchant
322.9. “ – Dolly Parton
322.10. “ – The Cranberries
322.11. “ – Three 6 Mafia
322.12. “ – Ricky Shane [titled: ‘In Chicago’ – in German]
323. In The Kitchen – Umphrey’s McGee
324. In The Windy City – The Chicago Thieves
325. Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago – Soul Coughing
326. Is This The End (Part 2) – Puff Daddy
327. It’s A Big Daddy Thing – Big Daddy Kane
328. It’s A Way They Have in Chicago – [Gustav Luders, M. E. Rourke]
329. It’s Your World – Common
330. Jack & Jill – Avant
331. Jam On It – Mos Def
332. Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top
332.2. “ – Phish
333. Johnny’s Jump – Bob Riedy Band
334. Jolly Bears, To Those on the Board of Trade of Chicago. Polka Humoristic – [Geo. Schleiffarth]
335. Just Blew In From The Windy City – Doris Day
336. Just For Money – Paul Hardcastle
337. Just Havin’ Fun (JB Theme) – Jonathon Brandmeier, aka “Johnny B & The Leisure Suits”
338. Kasimir S. Pulaski Day – Big Black
339. Kathleen (Catholicism Made Easier) – Randy Newman
340. Keep On Trying – Dancer
341. Keep Rising – Group Home
342. Kenesaw Mountain Landis – Jonathan Coultron
343. Kentucky Moon – The Kinks
344. La Complainte Du Phoque En Alaska – Beau Dommage [Michel Rivard] (FR)
345. L.A. Goodbye – The Ides of March
346. Lake Effect Kid – Fall Out Boy [Chicago natives: “back to the city I grew up in”]
347. Lake Michigan – The Broadways [Chicago area band – references to “downtown”, “tall buildings”, etc. are most likely about Chicago]
348. Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah
349. Lake Shore Drive – Art Porter Jr.
350. Lake Shore Drive – Cinque Cento
351. Lake Shore Drive – Innocence Mission
352. Lake Shore Drive (Slight Return) – Harris Newman
353. Lake Shore Driving – Duran Duran
354. Last Call – Kanye West
355. LAX To O’Hare – The Academy Is
356. LBC – Lucky Boys Confusion
357. Leader Of The Band – Dan Fogelberg
358. Leavin’ Chicago – Roosevelt Sykes
359. Leaving Chicago – Knockout
360. Leaving Chicago AMF – Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah
361. Legit Ballaz – Twista
362. Let Me Entertain You – Queen
363. Let’s Go – Trick Daddy
364. Let’s Go Chicago! I Will – [Earl Cleland]
365. Let’s Go, Go-Go White Sox – Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers
366. Lincoln Park. A Solo and Chorus – [T. Glass, Geo.W. Morse]
367. (Margie’s at the) Lincoln Park Inn – Tom T. Hall
367.2. “ – Liz Anderson
367.3. “ – Bobby Bare
367.4. “ – Cal Smith
367.5. “ – The Statler Brothers
367.6. “ – Mel Tillis
368. Lincoln Park Pirates – Steve Goodman
369. Little Joe From Chicago – Nat King Cole
370. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me – Dean Martin [Hank Mills, Dick Jennings]
370.2. “ – Merle Haggard
370.3. “ – Robert Mitchum
370.4. “ – Charlie Walker
371. Living A Lie – Cam’ron
372. Living In America – James Brown
373. Living In America – 2 Live Crew
374. Living in Chicago – BEE GEES
375. Lobster & Scrimp – Timbaland
376. Los Alamos – Yello
377. Love/Hate (So Chicago) – Shock Stars
378. Love In The Windy City – Howard Ferguson
379. Love Train – Big & Rich
380. Lyrical Molestation – Da Brat
381. Ma Baker – Boney M.
382. Machine Gun – Jimi Hendrix
383. Mama Chicago – Bonnie Koloc
384. Marching on to Chicago – [Richard Daly, Thomas Parmiter & Clitus Wickens]
385. Math – Ookla the Mok
386. McBride Argyle Station – Tom Dundee [folk]
387. Me and My Brother – Black Sheep [reference to Michael Jordan]
388. Mercy Me – Alkaline Trio
389. Midnight Rider – Saxon
390. Midwest Invasion – Twista
391. Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Paris – Jay-Jay Johanson
392. Miss Chicago (The Great ‘Pageant’ Song) – [Edmund Braham, W.S. Greelish]
393. Mister Cee’s Master Plan – Big Daddy Kane
394. Moma’s Gotta Die Tonight – Body Count
395. Money Flow – Do Or Die
396. More Gangsta Music – Cam’ron
397. Mr. Flamboyant – Click
398. Mrs. O’ Leary’s Cow – Brian Wilson
399. Murders, Pimps + Thugs – Do Or Die
400. My Bloc – Tupac Shakur
401. My Kind Of Town – Frank Sinatra
402. My Life – The Game, ft. Lil’ Wayne
403. My Nigga’s – Lil’ Boosie
404. My Way – Kanye West
405. Nauvoo (City of Joseph) – Illinois First!
406. Nelson And Simone – Illinois First!
407. Never Get Enough – Antoinette
408. New Heart For Christmas – Kill Hannah
409. New York’s My Home – Sammy Davis Jr.
409.2. “ – Ray Charles
410. Nobody Knows Chicago – Big Joe Williams
411. North Side Story – Street Brats
412. North To Chicago – Hank Snow
412.2. “ – Jerry Reed
413. Not Like Me – Lil’ Wayne
414. Nowadays – Ann Reinking & Bebe Neuwirth [Fred Ebb & John Kander]
415. Ode for the opening of the World’s Fair. Held at Chicago, 1892 – [C. W. Chadwick, Harriet Monroe]
416. Oh City of a Century – [Eleanor Everest Freer]
417. Oh Illinois – Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
418. Ohne Krimi Geht Die Mimi Nie Ins Bett – Bill Ramsey (DE)
419. Old Chicago – Fred Holstein
420. Old Mother Leary (or “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” or “There’ll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”) – [unknown / parody to jazz song ‘A Hot Time in the Old Town’]
421. On A Freezing Chicago Street – Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
422. On My Way – Jadakiss
423. On The South Side Of Chicago – Ray Price
424. On The Tequila – Alanis Morissette
425. On, Wisconsin! [University of Wisconsin–Madison fight song, version contained in Illini Song Book]
426. One Less Thing – Liz Phair
427. One Of Four (Thank You) – Aesop Rock
428. One Night In Las Vegas – Chely Wright
429. Only in Chicago – Barry MANILOW
430. Orange Pineapple Juice – Common Sense [aka Common]
431. Our Chicago (U of C) – [Norman Reid]
432. Overnight – Scarface (feat. Do or Die, Rock Roc & Snypaz)
433. Paris, Tokyo – Lupe Fiasco
434. Peace Frog – The Doors
435. Perfect – Snoop Dogg
436. Phenomenon – L.L. Cool J.
437. Picketlines And Pepperspray – Silent Film
438. Pimpin’ All Over The World – Ludacris
439. Pobre Juan – Mana
440. Police Song – Broadways
441. Poppin’ Tags – Jay-Z
442. Prairie Fire That Wanders About – Sufjan Stevens
443. Prayer Changes – R. Kelly
444. Project Chick – Cash Money Millonaires
445. Props Over Here – Beatnuts
446. Proteck Ya II Neck
447. Pure Uncut – Master P.
448. Pussy Money & Weed – Lil’ Wayne [reference to John Paxson]
449. Put The Blame On Mame – Rita Hayworth [dubbed by Anita Ellis]
450. Rags 2 Riches – Lil’ Flip
451. Raise Your Hands – Bon Jovi
452. Relaxing Town – Stephen Stills [reference to Soldier’s Field and Mayor Daley]
453. Return Of Theodore Unit – Ghostface Killah
454. Ricochet – Ice-T
455. Ride Wit Me – T.I.
456. Riverview – Billy Corgan
457. Rock ‘N’ Roll – Mos Def
458. Rock’N’Roll McDonald’s – Wesley Willis
459. Rocky World – Daniel Lanois
460. Roll Call – All 4 One
461. Roll Call (aka Real Nigga Roll Call) – Lil John feat. Ice Cube
462. Roll Wit Us – Dogg Pound
463. Rollin’ On The Island – Kid Rock
464. Root Of All Evil – Kyprios
465. Round And Round Mi Mundo – La Sombra
466. Roun’ The Globe – Nappy Roots
467. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 – Nat King Cole
467.2. “ – Chuck Berry
467.3. “ – Chelsea
467.4. “ – Cheetah Girls
467.5. “ – Depeche Mode
467.6. “ – Harry JAMES (vocals: Gordon POLK)
467.7. “ – Pied Pipers
467.8. “ – The Rolling Stones [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Route_66_(song) for more covers]
467.9. “ – Them
468. Same Girl – R. Kelly & Usher
469. San Francisco – Alkaline Trio
470. See You Tonight – Eyeliners
471. Shame! – Big Daddy Kane [reference. to Steve Kerr and Scottie Pippen]
472. She’s A Rebel – Green Day
473. Sidewalks of Chicago – Porter Wagoner
473.2. “ – Merle Haggard
474. Shake That Shit – Shawnna ft. Ludacris
475. Shake Ya Body – R. Kelly
476. She Shook Him In Chicago-(Madame Sherry 1909) – [Karl L. Hoschna, Otto Hauerbach]
477. Shout Baby Shout – Colin James [same verse as in Johny’s Jump]
478. Show Me What You Got – Limp Bizkit
479. Showtime in Chicago – Joe JACKSON
480. Sirius – The Alan Parsons Project [used to introduce the Chicago Bulls starting line-up]
481. Slow Down Chicago – Canasta
482. Slowly Roll By – Loren Davidson
483. Smooth Operator – Sade
484. Snooky and Moody’s Boogie – Snooky Pryor and Moody Jones [reference to Sedgwick St.]
485. Snowed In – Albert Collins
486. So Far To Go – Common
487. So Long Toots – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
488. Someday We’ll Know – New Radicals
488.2. “ – Mandy Moore feat. Jonathan Foreman
489. Somethin’ More – Original Cast [Jelly’s Last Jam]
490. Somewhere On Fullerton – Allister
491. South Bay Surfer – The Beach Boys
492. South of Cincinnati – Dwight Yoakam
493. South Union – Lucky Boys Confusion
494. Southside – Common
495. Southside Chicago – Otis Brown & The Delights
496. Southside Irish – Arranmore
497. Southside Mojo – JaGoFF
498. Special – Cracklin Moth
499. Spies – Randy NEWMAN
500. Spinning My Wheels – Jonathan Cain
501. Start The Show – Common feat. Kanye West
502. State Street Tomorrow – Theme Song – [Carelton Colby, Maurice Wetzel from the Radio Station KYW staff]
503. Stay Chi – Juice
504. Step In The Name Of Love – R. Kelly
505. Story Of The Blues – Gary Moore
506. Stratford-On-Guy – Liz Phair
507. Supreme – Benefit
508. Sweater – Modest Mouse
509. Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson
509.2. “ – Luther Allison
509.3. “ – The Blues Brothers
509.4. “ – Jonathon Brandmeier, aka “Johnny B & The Leisure Suits”
509.5. “ – Walter Davis
510. Sweet Spots – The Fiery Furnaces
511. Swim – South Park Mexican
512. Swing Out Chicago – Windy City Rev Ups
513. Symphony 2000 – Method Man [reference to Jordan and Pippen]
514. Take Me Back To Chicago – Chicago
515. Talkin’ Bout Chicago – Syl Johnson
516. Texas Skies – Freddy Jones Band
517. Thanks for Chicago, Mr. James –Scott WALKER
518. That’s Shawty Lo – Shawty Lo
519. That’s That – Snoop Dog ft. R. Kelly
520. The Ballad Of Jean DuSable – Illinois First!
521. The Belle of Chicago – [John Phillip Sousa]
522. The Belle of Chicago Barn Dance – [Theo Bonheur]
523. The Belle of Lincoln Park – [Geo. Maywood (George Maywood)]
524. The Billiken Man – Blanche Ring [Melville J. Gideon, E. Ray Goetz]
525. The Burning of the Iroquois (theater) – [Thos. R. Confare, Morris S. Silver]
526. The Chicago Cubs Song-Hey Hey! Holy Mackerel! – [John Frigo, I.. C. Haag]
527. The Chicago Express (March Two-Step) – [Percy Wenrich]
528. The Chicago Glide – [Prof. Joseph Gearen]
529. The Chicago Language Tape – Yuri Rasovsky
530. The Chicago Strut – Gregory Hines [Jelly’s Last Jam]
531. The Chicago Tribune Centennial March – [Robert Trendler, Jack La Frandre]
532. The Chicago Two-Step – [J. P. Brooks]
533. The Crock Of Gold – Thursday
534. The Corner – Common
535. The Debt Collectors – Ben Lee
536. The Eggplant That Ate Chicago – Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band
537. The EL – Rhett Miller
538. The Flame That Killed John Wayne – Mekons
539. The Forest of Love and Romance, Theme song of the Black Forest Village, A Century of Progress Chicago – [Ernie Kratzinger, Charles Kallen]
540. The Friends of Mr. Cairo – Jon and Vangelis
541. The Garfield El – The Fiery Furnaces
542. The Girl in Chicago – Gene WISNIEWSKI
543. The Glory of the Cubs – [Arthur Marshall, F.R. Sweirngen]
544. The Great Chicago Drug Bust – Greg Hildebrand [unreleased]
545. The Great Chicago Fire – Inspector Muffin
546. The Hat He Never Ate – [Ben Harney, Howard S. Taylor]
547. The Hawk – Albert Collins
548. The Last Day Of The Fair – [Frank Swain]
549. The Last High – Dandy Warhols
550. The Load-Out / Stay – Jackson Browne
551. The March Maroon, University of Chicago March and Two-Step – [Harry Turner]
552. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
552.2. “ – Vanity Fare
552.3. La Noche En Que Chicago Se Murio – Banda Toro [Spanish ‘translation’]
553. The ‘Priest’ They Called Him – Nirvana [ref. to Lincoln Park & North Park St.]
554. The Rebirth – Chapter 13
555. The Rhythm of State Street (The official song of the State Street Council) – [Wendall Hall]
556. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens
557. The Sheik of Chicago – Joe STAMPLEY
558. The Song of the Ferris Wheel – World’s Fair 1893 – [Geo. Schleiffarth, M. A. Sturgis]
559. The Story Of Bo Diddley – Animals
560. The Streets of Old Chicago – Mark Dvorak
561. The Super Bowl Shuffle – Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew
562. The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders – Sufjan Stevens
563. The University of Chicago Alma Mater – [Edwin H. Lewis]
564. The White City March and Twostep – [Hampton Durant]
565. The White Sox March – [T.F. Durand]
566. The Windy City – To Find Himself
567. The Windy City Blew Away One Fourth Of Me – Midnight Fall
568. The Woman Downstairs – Handsome Family
569. The World’s Fair or A Voyage to Chicago – [Leonard Gautier]
570. There’s Got To Be A Change – Jonny Lang
571. This Is Chicago! – Howard Ferguson
572. This Way – Dilated Peoples
573. Throw Back – Fabolous
574. Thug Angels – Wyclef Jean
575. To The Kill – Violent Femmes
576. Toast Song – Bob & Tom
577. Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins [marginal entry to this list– vague references to Chicago but widely recognized as a “Chicago song”]
578. Tonight Will Last Forever – Mest
579. Train To Chicago – Drink Me
579.2. “ – Mike Doughty
580. Trance on Sedgewick St. – Skip Haynes [Terry Callier]
581. Traveling Man – Hans Theessink
582. Truckin’ – Grateful Dead
583. True North – Kathy Mattea
584. Tut-Ench-Amon – Falco
585. Twenty Flight Rock – Tiger Army
586. Two Words – Mos Def ft. Kanye West
587. U Don’t Dans 2 Tekno Anymore – Alabama 3 [aka A3]
588. Un Azteka – Dyablo
589. Via Chicago – Wilco
590. Victory or Death – Twista
591. VIP – Do Or Die
592. Wabash Cannonball – J.A. Roff [traditional]
592.2. “ – Roy Acuff
592.3. “ – Johnny Cash
593. Wack, Wack, Wacker Drive – The Grimm Brothers
594. Walk Wit Me – D.A. Smart
595. Watch the Cubs Play Ball – [Harry A. Magill]
596. Wave The Flag of Old Chicago (The University of Chicago Fight Song)
597. We Do That Too – A.G.
598. We’re All Crazy In Chicago – Jonathon Brandmeier, aka “Johnny B & The Leisure Suits”
599. We Ride – Jay Z
600. Welcome To Chicago, Motherfucker – Kill Hannah
601. Wells St. – Skip Haynes
602. What The Heck Richard Speck; Eight Nurses You Wrecked! – Macabre
603. What’s That Smell – Macabre
604. Wheels A-Rolling, Official Song – Chicago Railroad Fair – [Helen Purcell Maxwell, Philip Maxwell]
605. When The Cubs Win The World Series – The Cleaning Ladies
606. When The Fire Comes Down – Hank Williams
607. When The Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin
607.2. “ – KANSAS JOE & MEMPHIS MINNIE
608. When the Wind Blows in Chicago – Scott Turner-Audie Murphy
608.2. “ – Roy Clark
609. Where You At? (The Whole City Behind Us) – Kanye West
610. Whip Game Proper – Twista
611. William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed – Phil Ochs
612. Willie The Wimp – Stevie Ray Vaughn
613. Windy City – The Sweet
614. Windy City Anne – Tom T. Hall
615. Windy City Blues – Marshall Tucker Band
616. Windy City Boogie – Chicago Gangsters
617. Windy City Breakdown – Jonathan Cain
618. Windy City Girl – Howard Ferguson
619. Windy City Rag – Alison Krauss and Union Station
620. Windy City Theme – Windy City
621. Winter In Chicago – 504 Plan
622. Wizard Oil – Win Stracke
623. What If – Fredro Starr [reference to Jordan and Pippen]
624. When A Woman’s Fed Up – R. Kelly
625. When The Cubs Go Marching In – Steve Goodman
626. Where In The World Is Carmen SanDiego – Rockapella
627. Where Were You In Chicago? – Phil Ochs
628. Whip Game Proper – Twista
629. Wrigley Field – Wesley Willis
630. Ya Know How It Goes – Grand Puba [references to Michael Jordan, Lincoln Ave.-Dolton, Ill – Chicago suburb]
631. You Can Always Be Gone – Catie Curtis
632. You Can’t Stop Us Now – Nas [reference to Wrigley Field's]
633. You’ll Never Know – RZA
634. You’re Dead – Alkaline Trio
635. You Wake Up in the Morning in Chicago – [Harry Carroll, Ballard Macdonald & Coleman Goetz]
636. Young Niggaz – Tupac Shakur
637. Zippy – Michael Peter Smith [aka Michael Smith]
638. Αχ, Ελλάδα – Μανώλης Ρασούλης (GR)
639. Εννέα Όγδοα – Πασχάλης Τερζής (GR)
640. Η Ανεμώνα του Σικάγου – Λάκης Παπαδόπουλος (GR) [reference to…3rd Avenue, which does not exist in Chicago…]
641. Τρεις Αμερικάνοι – Μανώλης Μητσιάς [στ. Νίκος Γκάτσος] (GR)
642. Περνώ σε θύμισες παλιές – [στ. Λεωνίδας Παπούτσης] (GR)
643. Ήρθαν οι MC’s – Ζωντανοί Νεκροί (GR)
644. Δύση Ανατολή – Τάνια Κικίδη (GR)
645. Η Μπέμπα η Τραβεστί – Λήτης (GR)
646. Σούπερμαν – Αφροδίτη Μάνου (GR)

I have used brackets [ ] for comments or to indicate composers and lyricists of older songs, many of which may no longer be commercially available, and which had originally been issued in music sheets.
Song with Unclear – Vague reference to Chicago:
5-3-10-4 – Alkaline Trio [about going to school in Chicago, but no explicit reference except for stockyards and trains]
Betya – C-Murder [reference to “the new Jordans”]
Bubble Gum – The Returnables […about falling in love on the CTA, according to another list. I haven’t read or listened to it myself]
Division St. Girl – Songs: Ohia / Jason Molina [possible reference to / wordplay on Chicago’s Division St.]
Empire State Express – Eddie James “Son” House, Jr. [Regular trip from Syarcuse, NY to Cleveland, Ohio but the initial train trip was from Syracuse, NY to Chicago but only for exhibition purposes, for the 1893 Chicago World Fair. Train donated to Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, in 1962. Song written in 1965 with no apparent reference to Chicago].
I’m Alright – Master P. [reference to Michael Jordan, but young…]
I’m Throwed – Paul Wall [reference to Steve Kerr, but perhaps as a San Antonio Spur]
Knees LSD Again – Mitch Aliotta [unknown lyrics-I haven't listened to it]
Prairie Song – Billy Corgan [references to Chicago are vague, not explicit]
Proteck Ya Neck II In The Zoo lyrics – Ol’ Dirty Bastard (feat. Brooklyn Zu, Sunz of Man) [reference to Scottie Pippen, but when?]
Red Leaves of October – Michael Peter Smith [Chicago area resident-have seen it mentioned in other lists]
Someday – Chicago [samples of protest chants from 1968 DNC included]
Southbound Jericho Parkway – Roy Orbison [there is a “Southbound Jericho Turnpike” in Chicago]
Star Witness – Neko Case [about Humboldt Park area but no clear reference]
Swing Life Away – Rise Against [about life in Chicago but no clear reference]
The Mob – Lil’ Wayne [reference to Bill Cartwright. Has references to other Bulls players in other songs, so it’s probably about Cartwright as a Chicago Bulls player…]
To Try For The Sun – Donovan [refers to “the windy city”, lowercase letters]
Without Love – The Doobie Brothers [reference to Illinois Central railroad]
Babies Of The 80’s – Something Corporate [reference to film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off]
Koolaid – Just Jack [reference to film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off & Breakfast Club, both shot in Chicago area]
Pass Out – The Alkaholiks [reference to film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off]
Who Writes Your Lyric – Princess Superstar [reference to film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off]

Not about Chicago:
Back in ’72 (Bob Seger) [refers to the town of Lincoln Park, Michigan]
Down By The Embarrass – Win Stracke [reference is to Chicago River]
Take The Time – Freddy Jones Band [I’ve seen it in another list on Chicago songs (incorrectly in my view) and that’s the only reason I’m including it here]
Teenage Lust (MC5) [refers to the town of Lincoln Park, Michigan]
Windy City – June Tabor [nice song but ‘it’s nothing to do with Chicago’ as confirmed by songwriter Ian Telfer himself, in an email exchange we had]

Artist / Band Names with reference to Chicago:
2120 South Michigan Avenue
312 Chicago
Chi-Ill
Chi-town Sher
Chicago (formerly Chicago Transit Authority)
Chicago Blues Band
Chicago Gangsters
Chicago Mass Choir
Climax Chicago Blues Band
Haymarket Riot
Johnny Young’s South Side Blues Band
Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band
Kid Named Chicago
Lakeshore Drive
Mayor Daley
Old Chicago Blues Band
Otis Spann’S South Side Piano
The Art Ensemble of Chicago
The Chicago Mandolin Orchestra
The Chicago Thieves
The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
Walt Whitman And The Soul Children Of Chicago
Whodunit: Chicago Knows Who (No Cigar), a 21-song Who tribute album
Windy City
Windy City Rev Ups

Music Albums with reference to Chicago on the title:
Back To Chicago – Duke Tumatoe & The All Star Frogs
Chicago-The Musical – John Kander / Fred Ebb [Original Score]
Chicago And Other Ports – Fred Holstein
Chicago Blue – Howlin’ Wolf
Chicago Massive – Drastic
Chicago Songs – Skip Haynes
Chicago Town and Points West – Art Thieme
Chicago Transit Authority – (“C.T.A.”à “Chicago”)
Chicago Wind – Merle Haggard
Experience the NOW Sound of Chicago’s HOT Wicker Park – V/A
Fast Times At Barrington High – The Academy Is…
Gathering at The Earl of Old Town – Steve Goodman
In The Windy City – The Chicago Thieves
Live In Chicago – Windy City Rev Ups [and many others…]
Live In Cook County Jail – B.B. King
Sweet Home Chicago – Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones (live)
Take Me Out To A Cubs Game – V/A
Talkin’ Bout Chicago – Syl Johnson
The Cowsills Plus The Lincoln Park Zoo (The Cowsills)
The Great Chicago Fire: A Cold Day in Hell – Malik Yusef
The Other Evening In Chicago – Bob Franke
The Streets of Old Chicago – Mark Dvorak
The Windy City – [Musical 1982-83]
This Is Chicago! (Toasting Chicago With New Music) – Howard Ferguson
Windy City – [unreleased --- 1984 OST –Jack Nitzsche]
Windy City Hits: The Best of Chicago Mass Choir – Chicago Mass Choir

Music Albums with pictures of Chicago on the cover:
Chicago XI – Chicago [map of Chicago area on the LP cover]
Sublime – Sublime [drawing of Sears Tower on the CD / not the cover]
Virtual Limits EP – Moonman [‘Chicago’ in road sign of I-94 on the CD]