Music > Artists > R&B/Soul
Formed:
1977 in New York, NY

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s






Chic

Biography

There can be little argument that Chic was disco's greatest band; and, working in a heavily producer-dominated field, they were most definitely a band. By the time Chic appeared in the late '70s, disco was already slipping into the excess that eventually caused its downfall. Chic bucked the trend by stripping disco's sound down to its basic elements; their funky, stylish grooves had an organic sense of interplay that was missing from many of their overproduced competitors. Chic's sound was anchored by the scratchy, James Brown-style rhythm guitar of Nile Rodgers and the indelible, widely imitated (sometimes outright stolen) bass lines of Bernard Edwards; as producers, they used keyboard and string embellishments economically, which kept the emphasis on rhythm. Chic's distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their time, but also helped create a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and even hip-hop in the post-disco era. Not coincidentally, Rodgers and Edwards wound up as two of the most successful producers of the '80s.

Top Albums

Le Freak - Single, Chic
1. Le Freak - S..
Everybody Dance - Single, Chic
2. Everybody Da..
Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic, Chic
3. Dance, Dance..
Rhino Hi-Five - Chic - EP, Chic
4. Rhino Hi-Fiv..
Chic, Chic
5. Chic
C'est Chic, Chic
6. C'est Chic
The Very Best of Chic, Chic
7. The Very Bes..
Les plus grands succès de Chic (Chic's Greatest Hits), Chic
8. Les plus gra..
Risqué, Chic
9. Risqué
Chic Live At the Budokan (Live), Chic
10. Chic Live At..
The 12" Singles Collection, Chic
11. The 12"..
Chic Live, Vol. 2 (Unedited), Chic
12. Chic Live, V..
Chic Live, Vol. 1, Chic
13. Chic Live, V..
Real People, Chic
14. Real People
Take It Off, Chic
15. Take It Off
Le Freak Live, Chic
16. Le Freak Liv..
Greatest Hits Live, Sister Sledge
17. Greatest Hit..
Believer, Chic
18. Believer
The Studio Album Collection 1977 - 1992, Chic
19. The Studio A..
Tongue In Chic, Chic
20. Tongue In Ch..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Le FreakDance, Dance, Dance: The Be..5:28$0.69
2.
Good TimesDance, Dance, Dance: The Be..3:43$1.29
3.
Everybody Dance (LP Version)Chic6:43$1.29
4.
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah,..Dance, Dance, Dance: The Be..8:21$1.29
5.
I Want Your LoveRhino Hi-Five - Chic - EP6:55$1.29
6.
Everybody Dance (12" Mix)Dance, Dance, Dance: The Be..8:27$1.29
7.
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah,..Chic8:22$1.29
8.
I Want Your LoveDance, Dance, Dance: The Be..6:55$1.29
9.
Warm Summer NightRisqué6:04$1.29
10.
Good TimesRisqué3:42$1.29
11.
Good TimesRhino Hi-Five - Chic - EP8:15$1.29
12.
I Want Your LoveC'est Chic6:55$1.29
13.
Le FreakC'est Chic5:28$1.29
14.
Everybody DanceEverybody Dance - Single5:16$0.99
15.
Le FreakLe Freak - Single5:05$0.99
16.
We Are FamilySoul Covers: Soul and R&..5:19$0.99
17.
I'm Coming OutGolden Oldies Classic Cover..4:00$0.99
18.
Chic Mystique (Reprise)Studio Album Collection 197..4:05$0.99
19.
M.M.F.T.C.F.Studio Album Collection 197..4:37$0.99
20.
HighStudio Album Collection 197..4:29$0.99
21.
Take My LoveStudio Album Collection 197..5:36$0.99
22.
My Love's For RealStudio Album Collection 197..4:52$0.99
23.
In It To Win ItStudio Album Collection 197..5:30$0.99
24.
ChicismStudio Album Collection 197..4:07$0.99
25.
Doin' That Thing To MeStudio Album Collection 197..4:07$0.99

Top Music Videos

Le Freak, Chic
1. Le Freak
Good Times, Chic
2. Good Times
Good Times (Live), Chic
3. Good Times (Li..
Medley: I'm Coming Out / Upside Down / He's The Greatest Dancer / We Are Family, Chic
4. Medley: I'm Co..
Dance Dance Dance, Chic
5. Dance Dance Da..
Everybody Dance, Chic
6. Everybody Danc..
Everybody Dance (Live), Chic
7. Everybody Danc..
I'm Thinking Of You, Chic
8. I'm Thinking O..


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