Chic (album)

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Studio album by Chic
Released November 22, 1977
Recorded 1977
Studio Electric Lady Studios and The Power Station, New York City, New York, United States
Length 37:43
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, Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1977. The cover art featured two models - Valentine Monnier (left) and Alva Chinn (right) - uncredited, in a photograph taken by Frank Laffitte.


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, Kenny 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




  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Chic at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review