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Chicago, “Let It Snow” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998)

Chicago, “Let It Snow” from Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album (1998)

“Let It Snow” closes with one of the famed Chicago horn section’s 10 best moments. When listening in my car, I always play it a second time.

Chicago, “Winter Wonderland” from Chicago Christmas: What’s It Gonna Be Santa? (2003)

Chicago, “Winter Wonderland” from Chicago Christmas: What’s It Gonna Be Santa? (2003)

Chicago tosses out the often-corny way “Winder Wonderland” is usually rendered in this Robert Lamm-sung version.

Chicago, “Lowdown” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Lowdown” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Given the results of the recent election, the opening lyrics to Chicago’s “Lowdown” feel especially true for many right now.

Chicago, “Mother” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Mother” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

A highlight from Chicago’s most jazz-oriented album to date, “Mother” is a perfect example of the era’s political activism and musical eclecticism.

Chicago, “Happy ‘Cause I’m Goin’ Home” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Happy ‘Cause I’m Goin’ Home” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

I’ve long thought Peter Cetera was underrated as a bass player, and Chicago’s “Happy ‘Cause I’m Goin’ Home” illustrates the point.

Chicago, “At the Sunrise” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “At the Sunrise” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Why is Chicago’s “At the Sunrise” overlooked? Maybe because ‘Chicago III’ has so many great songs, and this one falls through the cracks?

Chicago, “Free Country” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Free Country” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

The most unmelodic, atonal instrumental Chicago ever released, “Free Country” is not a piece I would ever play separately – but it works as part of the “Travel Suite.”

Chicago, “Motorboat to Mars” / “Free” from Chicago III (1971) Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Motorboat to Mars” / “Free” from Chicago III (1971) Saturdays in the Park

“Free” isn’t as well remembered as some of Chicago’s bigger classic hits of the era, but I have a great time every time I hear it.

Chicago, “Flight 602” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Flight 602” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

With ‘Flight 602,” Chicago’s Robert Lamm describes the boredom of waiting to go onstage, but this engaging song is anything but boring.

Chicago, “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Think Chicago is incapable of rocking? Too tightly arranged, not grungy enough? “I Don’t Want Your Money” proved detractors wrong on all of counts.