C'est Chic

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C'est Chic
C'est Chic cover.jpg
Studio album by Chic
Released August 11, 1978 (1978-08-11)
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco, R&B, funk
Length 41:23
Label Atlantic
Producer Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards
Chic chronology
Chic
(1977)Chic1977
C'est Chic
(1978)
Risqué
(1979)Risqué1979
Cover of Trés Chic
Trés Chic.jpg
Singles from C'est Chic
  1. "Le Freak"
    Released: September 21, 1978[1]
  2. "I Want Your Love"
    Released: January 29, 1979[2]
  3. "Chic Cheer (1984 Mix By Bernard Edwards)"
    Released: November, 1984[3]

C'est Chic is the second studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1978.

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau B[5]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[6]

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,[7] 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.[citation needed] The album also contains the hit single "I Want Your Love" (#5 R&B,[7] #7 Pop,[7] #4 UK[8]).

C'est Chic reached #4 on Billboard's album chart and topped the US R&B chart for eleven weeks.[9] 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,[10] selling over a million copies. In the UK it peaked at #2[8] and has been certified Gold by the BPI.[11]

The European version was originally called Trés Chic, with the cover featuring a woman wrapped around a neon light tube. It was withdrawn and replaced with the C'est Chic version with a less risqué cover. Trés Chic had a different track listing.

C'est Chic was released on compact disc by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991 (catalogue number 7567-81552-2). The album was digitally remastered and re-issued by Warner Music Japan in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers; except where indicated.

C'est Chic[edit]

Side one
  1. "Chic Cheer" – 4:42
  2. "Le Freak" – 5:23 About this sound Listen 
  3. "Savoir Faire" – 5:01
  4. "Happy Man" – 4:17
Side two
  1. "I Want Your Love" – 6:55 About this sound Listen 
  2. "At Last I Am Free" – 7:08
  3. "Sometimes You Win" – 4:26
  4. "(Funny) Bone" – 3:41
    • (LP only hidden track- moog solo)

Trés Chic[edit]

Side one
  1. "Chic Cheer" – 4:42
  2. "Le Freak" – 5:23 About this sound Listen 
  3. "I Want Your Love" – 6:55 About this sound Listen 
  4. "Happy Man" – 4:17
  5. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (Edwards, Kenny Lehman, Rodgers) – 3:35
Side two
  1. "Savoir Faire" – 5:01
  2. "At Last I Am Free" – 7:08
  3. "Sometimes You Win" – 4:26
  4. "(Funny) Bone" – 3:41
  5. "Everybody Dance" - 3:22

Personnel[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[12] Gold 192,300[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]