Is “You Found The One” the best wedding song, EVER?
by on March 1, 2015 in Chicago Music

Well, that’s a pretty lofty goal and as the co-writer of the song I would have to say no… and that’s only because I’m so close to it that I would feel like an idiot saying something like that!

BUTTTTTT, I can’t tell you how many people have actually told me they feel that way.  And with the (kind of), re-release of my 1st solo album, “Chauncy”, the comments and reports are starting to come in again…

You see?  THAT’S why you need to keep creating your music and putting it out there JASON!!!!!

It’s about what it DOES for people… and so, it’s off to the races again.  SOOOO cool to be back in the game.

But going back to the question of what the best wedding song might be… wow, there are SO MANY choices and having been in the band Chicago for almost 30 years I’ve had more people than I can count tell me they’ve been married to Chicago songs.

Songs such as “You’re The Inspiration”, in fact, just last night a couple told me that was *their song*.

I have also had many people tell me that the first song that became a big hit for the band, “Will You Still Love Me” was their wedding song as well as all kinds of great milestones in their lives.

But getting back to “You Found The One”… funny how the fact my first solo album was really just an art project… smack in the middle of a great period for me having made many records with Chicago and having shared in a lot of success up to that point I was wondering if I’d ever do something out on my own because frankly… I didn’t really care.  Why would I?

If there is that great vehicle to point my songs toward, Chicago, why would I want to make solo records?

But the day came when my buddy Jack Forchette came to me and said there was an opportunity to make a solo cd for Japan.

Being that I had been hired to do many great projects for Japan I saw there was a demand for my stuff, so I jumped at it.

We had a short break one summer, I believe it was 1999, or maybe it was 1998… (someone help me with this!  Some of you remember!), and we had 30 days off between 2 heavy Chicago tours.

I took the deal to make my c.d. and POWERED through those 30 days.  It was the first time I was fully responsible… to produce and FINISH the project.

It was such a great learning experience because I didn’t have time to 2nd guess… I’m the kind of guy given an unlimited timeframe that I’ll just keep *undeciding*.  (nice word, huh?)  And I know a lot of people are like that…

But, having 30 days?  This was right in my wheelhouse… had to work fast, and we did!  John Keane hadn’t touched a drumstick in a year, he told me!  He’d been too busy scoring for his tv show, CSI… but he said he’d *try* to get what he could over that weekend we cut drums for “Chauncy”.

And guess what?  He cut ALL 9 songs in a day and a half… I knew it John!  Can’t keep a good man down!

So there it is… I’ll get into more detail on the making of Chauncy in another post but for now I just wanted to address that question.  What is the best wedding song EVER?

And I’m not asking the question for you to tell me it’s “You Found The One”!  I want to really hear what you think it is…

Please put it in the comments, if you would…

Until then… have a GREAT DAY and I’ll talk to you soon…





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