Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)

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"Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)"
Single by GQ
from the album Disco Nights
B-side "Boogie Oogie Oogie"
Released February 1979
Format
Recorded
Genre Disco
Length 5:51
Label Arista
Writer(s)
  • Emanuel LeBlanc
  • Herb Lane
  • Keith Crier
  • Paul Service
Producer(s)
  • Larkin Arnold
  • Beau Ray Fleming
  • Jimmy Simpson
GQ singles chronology
"Zone"
(1976)
(as The Rhythm Makers)
"Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)"
(1979)
"Make My Dreams a Reality"
(1979)

"Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" is a song written by Emanuel LeBlanc, Herb Lane, Keith Crier, and Paul Service and performed by American band GQ from their debut studio album Disco Nights in 1979. The single spent two weeks at number one on the soul chart during the spring of 1979, becoming the first number-one soul hit for Arista Records, and peaked at #12 on the pop chart in April of that year.[1] The single also peaked at #3 on the disco chart.[2]

The song was produced by Larkin Arnold, Beau Ray, and Fleming Jimmy Simpson.[3]

The single ranked #76 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1979.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

Kon Kan sampled the song in their 1988 song "I Beg Your Pardon".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 223. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 112. 
  3. ^ "GQ, "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" Single Release". Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1979". Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
Preceded by
"I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" by Instant Funk
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
April 14–21, 1979
Succeeded by
"Reunited" by Peaches & Herb