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Hard Habit to Break
"Hard Habit to Break"
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Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago 17
"Remember The Feeling"
ReleasedJune 11, 1984 (1984-06-11)
Recorded1983-1984
GenreSoft rock[1]
Length4:44
LabelFull Moon/Warner Bros.
Steve Kipner, John Lewis Parker
David Foster
Chicago singles chronology
"Stay the Night"
(1984)
"Hard Habit to Break"
(1984)
"You're the Inspiration"
(1984)
"Stay the Night"
(1984)
"Hard Habit to Break"
(1984)
"You're the Inspiration"
(1984)

"Hard Habit to Break" is a song written by Steve Kipner and John Lewis Parker, produced and arranged by David Foster and recorded by the group Chicago for their album Chicago 17 (1984), with Bill Champlin and Peter Cetera sharing lead vocals. Released as the second single from the album, it reached  No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100[2] and was prevented from any more chart movement by "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" by Billy Ocean and "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder. "Hard Habit to Break" also peaked at  No. 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3][4] Overseas it peaked at  No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart.[5][6] The record was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year[7] and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices,[8] and won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s). [9][10]

Puerto Rican singer Glenn Monroig recorded a Spanish-language cover version entitled "El Vicio Que No Puedo Romper" for his album Apasionado (1986). All-4-One also recorded a cover version on their compilation album Greatest Hits (2004).

Personnel

Additional personnel

References

  1. ^ "Explore: Soft Rock | Top Songs | AllMusic". Web.archive.org. 2011-11-12. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Hot 100 Singles (October 27, 1984)". Billboard. Vol. 96 no. 44. October 27, 1984. p. 64. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Chicago - Chart history | Billboard Adult Contemporary (p2)". www.billboard.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 55.
  5. ^ "Chicago charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Chicago 17 Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  7. ^ HILBURN, ROBERT (1985-02-24). "Grammy Picks: Is It Tina's Turn To Grab The Grammys?". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "David Foster". GRAMMY.com. May 14, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "27th Annual GRAMMY Awards". GRAMMY.com. 2013-01-16. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Grein, Paul (1986-07-26). "With Hit Songs for Steppingstones, Star-Shaper Foster Is Now Writing His Own Script For Total Success". Billboard. 100 (30). p. D-10.

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