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"Baby, What a Big Surprise"
Single by Chicago
from the album Chicago XI
B-side "Takin’ It On Uptown"
Released September 1977
Format 7"
Recorded April - June 1977
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:04
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Peter Cetera
Producer James William Guercio
Chicago singles chronology
You Are On My Mind
Baby, What a Big Surprise
Little One

"Baby, What a Big Surprise" is a song written by Peter Cetera for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago XI (1977), with Cetera singing lead vocals. The first single released from that album, it reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys provided additional backing vocals on the recording.

Although Chicago XI yielded two more minor singles, "Baby, What a Big Surprise" was Chicago's last Top Ten single before the accidental death of guitarist Terry Kath, and was also their last Top Ten single produced by James William Guercio.

Cover versions

  • Cetera re-recorded the song as a solo artist for his 1997 album You're the Inspiration: A Collection.


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