Chic (album)

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Studio album by Chic
Released November 22, 1977
Recorded 1977 at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York, Vocals The Power Station, New York City, New York
Genre Disco, funk, R&B, jazz, samba
Length 37:43
Label Atlantic
Wounded Bird Records
Producer Nile Rodgers,
Bernard Edwards
Chic chronology
C'est Chic
Singles from Chic
  1. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Everybody Dance"/"You Can Get By"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B− [2]

Chic is the self-titled debut album by the American R&B band, released on Atlantic Records in 1977.

It includes the hit singles "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" - originally released on Buddah Records - (US Hot 100 #6, R&B #6, US Club Play #1, UK #6) and "Everybody Dance" (US Hot 100 #38, R&B #12, US Club Play #1, UK #9). Chic's debut album reached #27 on the US Pop charts, #12 on the R&B charts and was certified Gold by the RIAA, selling more than half a million copies.

Chic was released on compact disc by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991. The album was digitally remastered and re-issued by Wounded Bird Records in 2006 and by Warner Music Japan in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers unless otherwise noted.

Side A
  1. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (Edwards, Lehman, Rodgers) - 8:21
  2. "São Paulo" (Edwards, Lehman, Rodgers) - 5:01
  3. "You Can Get By" - 5:36
Side B
  1. "Everybody Dance" - 6:41
  2. "Est-ce que c'est Chic?" - 3:53
  3. "Falling in Love with You" - 4:29
  4. "Strike Up the Band" (Edwards, Lehman, Rodgers) - 4:32