Chic (album)

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Chic
Chic-Chic.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 1977 (1977-11-22)
Recorded1977
StudioElectric Lady Studios and The Power Station, New York City
GenreDisco, R&B
LabelAtlantic
ProducerNile Rodgers
Bernard Edwards
Chic chronology
Chic
(1977)
C'est Chic
(1978)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Pitchfork7.6/10[3]

Chic is the self-titled debut album by Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1977.[1] The cover art featured two models, Valentine Monnier (left) and Alva Chinn (right), uncredited in a photograph taken by Frank Laffitte.

Release[edit]

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, except "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" and "São Paulo" by Edwards, Kenny Lehman, and Rodgers; all tracks produced by Edwards, Lehman, and Rodgers.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)"8:21
2."São Paulo"5:01
3."You Can Get By"5:36
Side two
No.TitleLength
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"4:32

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Chic at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Beta, Andy (December 12, 2018). "Chic / Sister Sledge: The Chic Organization 1977–1979". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Chic – Chic". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 17, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.