My Forbidden Lover

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"My Forbidden Lover"
Single by Chic
from the album Risqué
B-side"What About Me?"
LabelAtlantic (3620)
  • Bernard Edwards
  • Nile Rodgers
Chic singles chronology
"Good Times"
"My Forbidden Lover"
"My Feet Keep Dancing"

"My Forbidden Lover" is the second single from Chic's 1979 album Risqué. The song was written and produced by Chic's two frontmen, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

The song's backing track has been sampled in the 1999 Nerio's Dubwork song "Sunshine and Happiness", the 2001 Alcazar song "Sexual Guarantee", the 2006 Luther Vandross song "Shine" (along with its cover by Booty Luv), the Darryl Pandy song "Sunshine & Happiness", and the 2010 The Black Eyed Peas song "Fashion Beats".

Canadian producer deadmau5 sampled this song in one of his early works, I Don't Want No Other, released on his SectionZ page in 2001.


Chart (1979) Peak
United Kingdom 15
Belgium 19
Netherlands 23
Ireland 28
Germany 47

Track listings[edit]

US promo 12" single including the extended version of "My Forbidden Lover".
Atlantic 7" 3620 September 18, 1979
  • A. "My Forbidden Lover" (7" Edit) - 3:30
  • B. "What About Me?" - 4:10
Atlantic promo 12" DSKO 207, 1979
  • A. "My Forbidden Lover" (Extended 12" Mix) - 6:29
  • B. "What About Me?" - 4:10


The song reached #15 on the UK pop charts in October 1979, spending 8 weeks on the chart. On US disco chart, along with the tracks, "Good Times" and "My Feet Keep Dancing", "My Forbidden Lover" went to #3.[1] It failed to enter the US Billboard top 40 pop chart.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 56.