It was written and sung by bass player Peter Cetera and released as a single on July 31, It is also the title of a Chicago compilation album released by Columbia Records Columbia Cancer - Leif Strand - Zodiac The single topped the US charts on October 23,and stayed there for two weeks, making it the first number one hit for the group as well as hitting number one on the Easy Listening charts. In the UK it maintained the number one position for three weeks.
In Chicago teamed with the American Cancer Society and offered the opportunity to bid on the chance to sing their hit, "If You Leave Me Now" with them on stage live at their concerts, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society to fight breast cancer. According to Mike Stahl, Chicago's live audio engineer during the s, Terry Kath would always "quietly" walk off stage when the band was about to perform "If You Leave Me Now" because he was not present in the studio when the band recorded the song, and since he wasn't on the recording "he would never, ever play it live.
Inthe german music group Chess covered the song and landed a modest success. While the original is a ballad, the version of Chess is much more danceable If You Leave Me Now - Various - Superhits International - vocal adapted to the state of dance music of the s. The website SecondHandSongs lists over 90 covers of "If You Leave Me Now" by recording artists from around the world between andamong them: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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