Chase (instrumental)

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"Chase"
Single by Giorgio Moroder
from the album Midnight Express
B-side
  • "Love's Theme"
  • "Istanbul Blues"
  • "(Theme From) Midnight Express"
Released 1978
Format
Recorded 1978
Genre
Length
  • 13:06 (maxi single)
  • 8:26 (LP version)
  • 3:38 (single version)
Label Casablanca
Writer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder singles chronology
"Let The Music Play"
(1977)
"Chase"
(1978)
"E=MC2"
(1979)

"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).[1][2] 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.

Background[edit]

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.[3] 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.[citation needed] The music was arranged by Harold Faltermeyer under the leadership of Giorgio Moroder.[citation needed] 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.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Chase"   13:06
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Chase"   3:38
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Love's Theme"   3:20

Charts[edit]

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