Alive Again (Chicago song)

"Alive Again"
Single by Chicago
from the album Hot Streets
B-side "Love Was New"
Released October 1978
Format 7"
Genre Disco/ Hard rock
Length 3:32 (single version)
4:10 (album version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) James Pankow
Producer(s) Phil Ramone & Chicago
Chicago singles chronology
"Take Me Back to Chicago"
"Alive Again"
"No Tell Lover"

"Alive Again" is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Hot Streets (1978), with Peter Cetera singing lead vocals. The first single released from that album, it reached #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] In Canada, "Alive Again" spent two weeks at number 11.[2]

"Alive Again" was Chicago's first new single after their split with producer James William Guercio. It was also their first hit after the accidental death of Terry Kath; Donnie Dacus played guitar on the recording.

The opening guitar and horns riff of this song were used in the opening highlights montage by the NBA on CBS from 1979 to 1981.

An instrumental version was used as the opening theme to the syndicated radio show "The Don & Mike Show" in 2003.


Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1978) Peak
Canada RPM [2] 11
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [3] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 39
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [4] 13

Year-end charts

Chart (1978) Position
Canada 114


  1. "Billboard Singles". All Media Guide / Billboard. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
  2. 1 2 "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  3. "Lyrics: She Did It by Eric Carmen". 1977-08-27. Retrieved 2016-10-13.

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