Chic (album)

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Chic
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Studio album by Chic
Released November 22, 1977 (1977-11-22)
Recorded 1977
Studio Electric Lady Studios and The Power Station, New York City
Genre Disco, R&B
Label Atlantic
Producer Nile 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]
Robert ChristgauB− [2]

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]

References[edit]

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