|Single by Giorgio Moroder|
|from the album Midnight Express|
|Giorgio Moroder singles chronology|
"Chase" (also known as "The Chase") is an instrumental composition by Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder. It was released as a single during 1978 from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack album Midnight Express (1978). It is a disco instrumental that was subsequently extended and released as a maxi single. It made the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1979, peaking at number 33, and the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 48.
Created especially for the film Midnight Express, Alan Parker, the director of the film, explicitly asked Moroder for a song in the style of "I Feel Love", which Moroder composed for Donna Summer. It was Moroder's first time composing a movie soundtrack. Although a disco piece, "Chase", along with "I Feel Love", is more specifically considered the pioneering introduction of the hi-NRG genre, which came to prominence in the early 1980s. The music was arranged by Harold Faltermeyer under the leadership of Giorgio Moroder. A remix of the song, credited to Giorgio Moroder vs. Jam & Spoon and renamed "The Chase", was released in 2000 and had a positive commercial performance, charting in several countries.
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- Giorgio Moroder: Midnight Express at Discogs (list of releases)
- Giorgio Moroder: Chase (single) at Discogs (list of releases)
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