|Studio album by Chic|
|Released||August 11, 1978|
|Genre||Soul, funk, R&B|
|Producer||Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards|
|Singles from C'est Chic|
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C'est Chic includes the band's classic hit "Le Freak", which topped the US Hot 100 chart, US R&B, and US Club Play in October 1978, selling six million copies in the US alone and is to date both Atlantic Records' and parent company Warner Music's best-selling single ever – a record it's held for 35 years. The album also contains the hit single "I Want Your Love" (#5 R&B, #7 Pop, #4 UK).
C'est Chic reached No. 4 on Billboard's album chart and topped the US R&B chart for eleven weeks. C'est Chic was Billboard Magazine's 1979 R&B Album of the Year, claiming the number one spot on Billboard's Year End Review. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over a million copies. In the UK it peaked at No.2 and has been certified Gold by the BPI.
All songs written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.
- Side A
- Side B
- "I Want Your Love" – 6:45 Listen (help·info)
- "At Last I Am Free" – 7:08
- "Sometimes You Win" – 4:26
- "(Funny) Bone" – 3:41
(LP only hidden track- moog solo)
- Alfa Anderson - lead vocals
- Luci Martin - lead vocals
- Bernard Edwards - vocals, bass guitar
- Nile Rodgers - guitar, vocals
- Tony Thompson - drums
- Diva Gray – vocals
- David Lasley – vocals
- Luther Vandross – vocals
- Robert Sabino – clavinet, acoustic piano and electric piano
- Andy Schwartz – clavinet, acoustic piano and electric piano
- Raymond Jones – Fender Rhodes
- Sammy Figueroa – percussion
- Jose Rossy – tubular bells
- Marianne Carroll (The Chic Strings) – strings
- Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
- Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
- Jon Faddis – trumpet
- Ellen Seeling – trumpet
- Alex Foster – saxophone
- Jean Fineberg – saxophone
- Barry Rodgers – trombone
- Gene Orloff – concert master
- Bernard Edwards – producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
- Nile Rodgers – producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
- Bob Clearmountain – sound engineer
- Burt Szerlip – engineer
- Jeff Hendrickson – engineer
- Ray Willard – engineer
- All songs recorded and mixed at Power Station in New York. Mastered at Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
Early 1980 their compatriot Dingetje (more or less the Dutch Weird Al Yankovic) made it the backing track for Dit is de zender van Illegale Joop chronicling a 27 MC-conversation on soon-to-be-closed pirate-radio.
"Le Freak" is one of the featured songs in the video game Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2.
"Le Freak" is heard in the 2004 movie Shrek 2.
"Le Freak" is heard on the third Toy Story movie during the scene where Ken is trying his clothes and Barbie is watching.
- List of number-one R&B albums of 1978 (U.S.)
- List of number-one R&B albums of 1979 (U.S.)
- Billboard Year-End