Chic discography

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Chic discography
Studio albums9
Live albums2
Compilation albums12
Singles22
Soundtrack albums1

The group released a number of albums in the period 1977 to 1983. After 1983's Believer the group did not record a studio album until 1992's Chic-Ism. The band have since continued to tour and release live and compilation albums. The group's first studio album in 23 years, titled It's About Time was released in September 2018. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards produced for a series of artists in the years 1978 to 1982. They sometimes produced under the name 'The Chic Organization'.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US R&B
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
UK
[6]
1977 Chic
  • Released: November 22, 1977
  • Label: Atlantic
27 12 67 25
1978 C'est Chic
  • Released: August 11, 1978
  • Label: Atlantic
4 1 18 5 10 9 2
1979 Risqué
  • Released: July 30, 1979
  • Label: Atlantic
5 2 75 15 29
1980 Real People
  • Released: June 30, 1980
  • Label: Atlantic
30 8
1981 Take It Off
  • Released: November 16, 1981
  • Label: Atlantic
124 36
1982 Tongue in Chic
  • Released: November 1, 1982
  • Label: Atlantic
173 47
1983 Believer
  • Released: November 14, 1983
  • Label: Atlantic
14
1992 Chic-ism 39 55 44
2018 It's About Time 72 66 10
2019 Executive Realness
  • Released: February 15, 2019
  • Label: Virgin EMI
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Charting compilations
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US R&B
[1]
NLD
[5]
UK
[6]
1979 Les Plus Grands Succès De Chic: Chic's Greatest Hits 88 44 47 30
1987 Freak Out: The Greatest Hits of Chic and Sister Sledge
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Atlantic/WEA
72
2013 Nile Rodgers presents The Chic Organization: Up All Night 2*
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

* Compilation albums chart.

Complete list

All of the combined Chic and Sister Sledge compilations also contain some Sister Sledge material without Chic's involvement. The two "Nile Rodgers presents The Chic Organization" collections contain "Chic Organization" productions for other artists alongside Chic's own material.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[10]
US
R&B

[10]
US
Dan

[10]
US
A/C

[10]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[11]
NLD
[12]
UK
[6]
1977 "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" 6 6 1 28 6 40 11 22 6 Chic
1978 "Everybody Dance" 38 12 45 6 9
"You Can Get By"
"Le Freak" 1 1 1 48 1 1 5 20 2 7 C'est Chic
"I Want Your Love" 7 5 9 81 10 27 20 14 4
"Chic Cheer"
1979 "Good Times" 1 1 3 26 48 2 36 21 17 5 Risqué
"My Forbidden Lover" 43 33 47 28 23 15
"My Feet Keep Dancing" 101 42 18 21
1980 "Rebels Are We" 61 8 29 Real People
"Real People" 79 51
"Chip off the Old Block"
1981 "Stage Fright" 105 34 Take It Off
1982 "Soup for One" 80 14 Soup for One
"Hangin'" 48 40 64 Tongue in Chic
1983 "Give Me the Lovin'" 57 Believer
1984 "You Are Beautiful" 6
"Party Everybody" 43
"Chic Cheer" (1984 Mix) 81 N/A
1987 "Jack Le Freak" 15 13 6 19 N/A
1988 "Good Times" (New Single Mix '88) 63 N/A
1990 "MegaChic - Chic Medley" 58 N/A
1992 "Chic Mystique" 48 1 25 19 48 Chic-Ism
"Your Love" 3 91 73
2015 "I'll Be There" 1 68 N/A
2018 "Till the World Falls"
(featuring Mura Masa, Cosha and Vic Mensa)
It's About Time
"Sober"
(featuring Craig David and Stefflon Don)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured performer[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak chart positions Album
FIN NLD UK
1982 "Together" Odyssey Happy Together
2006 "Sensitivity" Shapeshifters 18 21 40 Sound Advice
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • "Happy Together" is written and played by Rodgers and Edwards, with regular Chic member Robert Sabino also appearing, but produced by Jimmy Douglass.
  • "Sensitivity" samples an unreleased Chic track, "Love and Be Loved", with additional guitar by Rodgers.

Artists produced by Chic[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Artist Album details Peak Chart positions
[13][14][15][16]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US R&B UK
1978 Norma Jean Wright Norma Jean
  • Label: Bearsville/Warner Bros.
1979 Sister Sledge We Are Family
  • Label: Cotillion/Atlantic
3 1 7
1980 Sheila and B. Devotion King of the World
  • Label: Mirage/Atco/Atlantic
Sister Sledge Love Somebody Today
  • Label: Cotillion/Atlantic
31 7
Diana Ross diana
  • Label: Motown/MCA
2 1 12
1981 Debbie Harry Koo Koo
  • Label: Chrysalis/CBS
28 6
Johnny Mathis I Love My Lady
  • Label: Columbia/CBS
  • Recorded 1981, released 2017
1982 Fonzi Thornton Untitled
  • Label: Unreleased
Various Artists (soundtrack album) Soup for One
  • Label: Warner Bros.
168 42

The title of the Fonzi Thornton album is given by several websites as Frostbite, though there is no known official source for this.

The core members of Chic (Edwards, Rodgers and Thompson, together with keyboard player Robert Sabino) also performed together on Madonna's 1984 album Like a Virgin, which was produced by Rodgers, though it is not officially a Chic Organization work.

Singles[edit]

Year Artist Title Peak chart positions
[14][16][23][24]
Album
US US R&B US Dan US A/C UK
1978 Norma Jean Wright "Saturday" 103 15 10 Norma Jean
1979 Sister Sledge "He's The Greatest Dancer" 9 1 1 6 We Are Family
"We Are Family" 2 1 30 7
"Lost in Music" 35 17
Norma Jean Wright "High Society" 19 92 N/A
1980 Sheila & B. Devotion "Spacer" 28 44 18 King of the World
Sister Sledge "Got to Love Somebody Today" 64 6 34 34 Love Somebody Today
"Reach Your Peak" 101 21
"Let's Go on Vacation" 63
Diana Ross "Upside Down" 1 1 1 18 2 diana
"I'm Coming Out" 5 5 13
"My Old Piano" 109 5
1981 Debbie Harry "Backfired" 43 71 29 32 Koo Koo
"The Jam Was Moving" 82
1982 Diana Ross "Tenderness" 73 diana
Carly Simon "Why" 74 10 Soup for One
1984 Sister Sledge "Thinking of You" 11 We Are Family
"Lost In Music" (1984 Remix by Nile Rodgers) 4
"We Are Family" (1984 Remix by Bernard Edwards) 33
1993 "Thinking of You" ('93 Mixes by RAMP) 21 The Very Best of Sister Sledge (1973–1993)
"Lost In Music" (Sure Is Pure Remixes) 14
"We Are Family" ('93 Mixes by Sure Is Pure) 31 5

References[edit]

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