Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
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Chicago That Toddlin' Town
Sheet music for "Chicago" featuring Blossom Seeley (1922)
Chicago - Frank Sinatra.jpg
Single by Frank Sinatra
"All the Way"
ReleasedOctober 1957
GenreVocal jazz, swing, traditional pop
LabelCapitol Records
Fred Fisher
Nelson Riddle
Frank Sinatra singles chronology
"You're Cheatin' Yourself (If You're Cheatin' on Me)"
Single by Sergio Franchi
Released1964 (1964)
LabelRCA Victor
Fred Fisher
RCA Victor release number 47-8315

"Chicago" is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and published in 1922. The original sheet music variously spelled the title "Todd'ling" or "Toddling." The song has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known version is by Frank Sinatra. The song mentions evangelist Billy Sunday as having not been able to "shut down" the city.

The song made a minor appearance on the U.S. pop charts, reaching #84 in the fall of 1957.[1] It was the first of two charting songs about Chicago recorded by Sinatra. The other was "My Kind of Town" from 1964, which reached U.S. #110.

Chart history

Chart (1957) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [2] 84
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [3] 45

Film appearances

Recorded versions

Live covers

  • Green Day during a concert at Chicago's United Center on July 13, 2009
  • Sergio Franchi recorded this song in Italian during his concert in 1965 for RCA Victor, Live at The Coconut Grove
  • CM Punk at the end of the 27 June 2011 edition of Monday Night Raw


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  3. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October 19, 1957
  4. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ The Capitol Years box set liner notes, 1990, p. 39.
  6. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "The Georgians". Retrieved 2012.

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