Song of the Day: Frank Sinatra, “My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)”

A very happy birthday to the City of Chicago, which was incorporated on this date in 1837. I was born there and lived the first half of my life there, and it still holds a spo in my heart. "My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)" was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen for use in the 1964 Rat Pack movie Robin and The 7 Hoods, and was sung by Frank Sinatra. Frank’s single only reached #110 on the Hot 100 in 1964, but it’s one of his better known songs, at least for those of us who grew up in The Windy City, which any Chicagoan can tell you doesn’t refer to the weather (although it does get quite breezy there).

7 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Frank Sinatra, “My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)”

    1. That was a name given to it when the city was bidding for the World’s Fair in 1893. Apparently a newspaper in either New York or Boston thought the town’s boastfulness was unwarranted (pot, meet kettle) and gave it that sobriquet…


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