First Hit #1: December 6, 1986
There are many ways to establish a solo career. Peter Cetera chose to just do the same thing he did with Chicago – big ballads with heavy synthesizers and slightly cheesy but still appealing choruses about love. It went well for him, at least in 1986, because here we have his second hit. This does mark a very small change for Cetera, since he brings along a female vocalist along for the ride in the form of Amy Grant. But, while Grant has an appealing voice, we can’t forget that this is the Peter Cetera show, and she is only a minor player in the song overall. Yeah, she gets a few lines and sings some harmony, but Cetera steamrolls over everything else, and ensures there’s no question about whose album this is going on. But then again, that’s fair, it’s Cetera’s song, and a pinch of Grant does at least give us an appealing flavor that wouldn’t otherwise be there. It’s nothing new from Cetera, and I don’t think he’s actually all that interested in doing something new to be honest, but if you liked him before you’re going to find something to like here.
If you don’t like Cetera, this is just going to confirm everything you think of him.