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TIMELINE

  • ChicChic is the creation of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards who formed the group in 1972 - two years after meeting in New York City. In the late 70s, Chic topped the pop, soul, and disco charts and gave the dance music sound some added credibility with Rodgers being a premiere guitarist and Edwards on bass. The original members of Chic included Rodgers, Edwards, Tony Thompson on drums, Tom Coppola on keyboards, and vocalists Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin.

1977...

  • Chic - "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (Single)October 22: Chic topped the Billboard Dance/Disco chart for 8 weeks with "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)."
  • Chic - 'Chic'December 10: Chic hit the Billboard Top 40 chart with "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)."

1978...

  • February 11: Chic hit the Billboard Top 10 with "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)."
  • Chic - "Everybody Dance" (Single)June 17: Chic hit the Billboard Top 40 chart with "Everybody Dance."
  • November 18: Chic hit the Billboard Top 40 chart with their biggest hit "Le Freak." The famous chorus 'aaa, freak out' originally sung 'aaa, freak off' (a take on 'aaa, f*ck off'.
  • Chic - 'C'est Chic'November 25: Chic topped the Billboard Dance/Disco chart for 7 weeks with "Le Freak / I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer."
  • December 2: Chic topped the Billboard Soul Singles chart for 5 weeks with "Le Freak."
  • December 9: Chic topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 6 weeks with "Le Freak."
  • December 16: Chic topped the Billboard Soul LPs chart for 11 weeks with C'est Chic.

Chic - "My Forbidden Lover" (Single) Chic - "Real People" (Single) Chic - "Le Freak" (Single) Chic - "Good Times" (Single) Chic - 'Les Plus Grands Succes De Chic: Chic's Greatest Hits'

1979...

  • Chic - "I Want Your Love" (Single)March 10: Chic hit the Billboard Top 40 chart with "I Want Your Love."
  • April 21: Chic hit the Billboard Top 10 with "I Want Your Love."
  • July 7: Chic hit the Billboard Top 40 chart with "Good Times."
  • July 28: Chic topped the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart for 6 weeks with "Good Times."
  • Chic - 'Risque'July 30: Chic released Risque.
  • August 18: Chic topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 1 week with "Good Times."

1980...

  • While enjoying the success of Chic, Rodgers and Edwards also helped compose, produce, arrange, and perform with many soul and disco artists including Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, and Debbie Harry.

Chic - "Rebels Are We" (Single) Chic - 'Take It Off' Chic - 'Tongue In Chic' Chic - 'Believer'

1981...

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1987...

1992....

  • Chic - 'Chic-ism'March 3: Chic released Chic-ism.
  • March 21: Chic topped the Dance Music Club Play chart for 1 week with "Chic Mystique."

1999....

  • Chic - 'Live At The Budokan'February 23: The live LP Live At The Budokan was released. The set includes live performances from April 17, 1996 in Tokyo - and the last performance of Bernard Edwards who died the following day of pneumonia.

2005....

  • September 19: Chic was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.

2015...

  • June 20: Chic 'featuring Nile Rodgers' topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart for 1 week with "I'll Be There."

2018...

  • Chic - 'It's About Time'March 21: The National Recording Registry selected "Le Freak" for preservation noting the song being "...culturally, historically, or artistically significant."

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Chic - 'Chic'
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Chic

Released: November 22, 1977
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 27
Tracks: "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah" - "Sao Paulo" - "You Can Get By" - "Everybody Dance" - "Est-ce que c'est Chic?" - "Falling In Love With You" - "Strike Up The Band"

Chic - 'C'est Chic'
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C'est Chic

Released: August 11, 1978
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 4
Billboard # 1: Soul LPs
Rolling Stone: 4 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Chic Cheer" - "Le Freak" - "Savoir Faire" - "Happy Man" - "I Want Your Love" - "At Last I Am Free" - "Sometimes You Win" - "(Funny) Bone"

Chic - 'Risque'
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Risque

Released: July 30, 1979
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 5
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Good Times" - "A Warm Summer Night" - "My Feet Keep Dancing" - "My Forbidden Love" - "Can't Stand To Love You" - "Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)" - "What About Me?"

Chic - 'Les Plus Grands Succes De Chic: Chic's Greatest Hits'
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Les Plus Grands Succes De Chic: Chic's Greatest Hits

Released: December, 1979
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 88
Tracks: "Le Freak" (7" Edit) - "I Want Your Love" (7" Edit) - "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (7" Edit) - "Everybody Dance" (12" Mix) - "Chic Cheer" - "Good Times" (12" Mix) - "My Feet Keep Dancing"

Chic - 'Real People'
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Real People

Released: June 30, 1980
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 30
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Open Up" - "Real People" - "I Loved You More" - "I Got Protection" - "Rebels Are We" - "Chip Off The Old Block" - "26" - "You Can't Do It Alone"

Chic - 'Take It Off'
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Take It Off

Released: November 16, 1981
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 124
Tracks: "Stage Fright" - "Burn Hard" - "So Fine" - "Flash Back" - "Telling Lies" - "Your Love Is Cancelled" - "Would You Be My Baby" - "Take It Off" - "Just Out Of Reach" - "Baby Doll"

Chic - 'Tongue In Chic'
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Tongue In Chic

Released: November 1, 1982
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 173
Tracks: "Hangin'" - "I Feel Your Love Comin' On" - "When You Love Someone" - "Chic (Everybody Say)" - "Hey Fool" - "Sharing Love" - "City Lights"

Chic - 'Believer'
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Believer

Released: November 14, 1983
Tracks: "Believer" - "You Are Beautiful" - "Take A Closer Look" - "Give Me The Lovin'" - "Show Me Your Light" - "You Got Some Love For Me" - "In Love With Music" - "Party Everybody"

Chic - 'Freak Out: The Greatest Hits Of Chic And Sister Sledge'
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Freak Out: The Greatest Hits Of Chic And Sister Sledge

Released: 1987
Chic Tracks: "Le Freak" (7" Edit) - "I Want Your Love" (7" Edit) - "Everybody Dance" (7" Edit) - "My Forbidden Lover" - "Good Times" (7" Edit) - "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (7" Edit) - "My Feet Keep Dancing" (7" Edit) - "Jack Le Freak" ('Le Freak' 1987 Remix) (7" Edit)

Chic - 'Chic-ism'
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Chic-ism

Released: March 3, 1992
Tracks: "Chic Mstique" - "Your Love" - "Jusagroove" - "Something You Can Feel" - "One And Only One" - "Doin' That Thing To Me" - "Chicism" - "In It To Win It" - "My Love's For Real" - "Take My Love" - "High" - "M.M.F.T.C.F." - "Chic Mystique" (Reprise)

Chic - 'Live At The Budokan'
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Live At The Budokan

Released: February 23, 1999
Live Tracks: "Bernard Introduction" - "Band Introduction" - "Le Freak" (with Slash) - "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" - "I Want Your Love" - "Sister Sledge Intro" - "We Are Family" (with Sister Sledge) - "Do That Dance" - "Good Times" (Intro) - "Good Times/Rapper's Delight" - "Stone Free" (Intro) - "Stone Free" (with Steve Winwood & Slash) - "Chic Cheer" - "Backstage" - "Bernard #2"

Chic - 'It's About Time'
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It's About Time

Released: September 28 2018
Tracks: "Till The World Falls" (featuring Mura Masa, Cosha & Vic Mensa) -"Boogie All Night" (featuring Nao) - "Sober" (featuring Craig David & Stefflon Don) - "Do You Wanna Party" - "Dance With Me" (featuring Hailee Steinfeld) - "I Dance My Dance" - "State Of Mine (It's About Time) (featuring Philippe Saisse) - "Queen" (featuring Elton John & Emeli Sande) - "I Want Your Love" (featuring Lady Gaga) - "New Jack Sober" (Teddy Riley Version) (featuring Craig David & Stefflon Don)


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 "Le Freak"

from the LP
C'est Chic
Billboard chart run: 37 - 6 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 11 - 15 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 1
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Soul Singles, Hot Dance/Disco
1(6) 19 1979 Chic - "Le Freak" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Good Times

from the LP
Risque
Billboard chart run: 25 - 13 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 9 - 11 - 25 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 20
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Soul Singles
1(1) 14 1979 Chic - "Good Times" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)

from the LP
Chic
Billboard chart run: 37 - 35 - 30 - 30 - 26 - 23 - 18 - 15 - 11 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 25
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot Dance/Disco
6 17 1978 Chic - "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 I Want Your Love

from the LP
C'est Chic
Billboard chart run: 39 - 28 - 23 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 16 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 70
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot Dance/Disco
7 12 1979 Chic - "I Want Your Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Everybody Dance

from the LP
Chic
Billboard chart run: 38 - off
38 1 1978 Chic - "Everybody Dance" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Rebels Are We

from the LP Real People
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 234
35 2 1980 Chic - "Rebels Are We" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  My Forbidden Lover

from the LP
Risque
** ** 1979 Chic - "My Forbidden Lover" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Real People

from the LP
Real People
** ** 1980 Chic - "Real People" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
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