Wishing You Were Here (4:35)

Cover of The Chicago Story

From The Chicago Story and 32 other releases

“Wishing You Were Here” is a mellow AM radio style song written by Peter Cetera for the 1974 album Chicago VII. Main vocals provided by the late Terry Kath, (but strangely not credited as such on the original album pressing) with Cetera leading the bridge. Fascinating point of interest in this tune are the smooth backing harmonies provided by three members of The Beach Boys-Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine.


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Sleepless hours and dreamless nights and far aways
Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here
Heaven knows and Lord it shows when I'm away
Ooo ooo ooo, wishing you were here

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  • Assedor

    This, no doubt, a cult band will delight more than one generation.

    9 Oct 4:02am Reply
  • supermediadave

    Why do you still haunt me???

    8 Sep 10:59pm Reply
  • cjfreckles

    soon to be in Cincinnati with REO

    12 Jul 6:29pm Reply
  • CidaDuarteF


    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lynnbookworm_91

    sad & lovely...one of my favorite Chicago songs

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Liloucat

    Only one word : GREAT band :)))))))))))

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • MackSpane

    Just have to think of a certain woman, sit back, listen to this to get the tears flowing.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • rushfan1

    Memories of my childhood..

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • pjbird


    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KinomiyaMichiru

    Love this song.

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • jelene

    makes my heart ache too :(

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Irlandese64

    still makes my heart ache

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • vickielynngibbs

    Went to see Chicago last week and they were still awesome:-) Great light show!

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Irlandese64

    makes my heart ache

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • nanohernan

    Good song... ! ;)

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ddluvsruski

    I love Chicago. Their harmonies are tight and the brass was ahead of it's time which make the band who they were. This song reminds me of college and missing my boyfriend.

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • pawpawt

    !!! WoW !!!!

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • CybrKhatru

    My favorite Chicago tune as well. The harmonies by Dennis, Carl, and Al are amazing.

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Chicago was the first musical group that I bought (based on a recommendation from the record store assistant...). I never heard of them, but they blew my doors off...(Blood Sweat and Tears were big for a short while...). They went the distance with several personnel changes. Haven't heard much from them lately, but the rewrote the script on "Horn fusion."

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mlilly14

    I love the melodies that Chicago and the Beach Boys made for this song. Especially Dennis Wilson's voice, Never really heard in the Beach Boy stuff...if you have not hear Pacific Ocean Blue-definitely pick it up!!!

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
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