Stage Fright (Chic song)

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"Stage Fright"
Single by Chic
from the album 'Take It Off'
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Funk
Length 3:39
Label Atlantic 3887
Writer(s) Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer(s) Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Chic singles chronology
"Real People"
"Stage Fright"
"Soup for One"

"Stage Fright" is the first and only single taken from Chic's fifth studio album Take It Off. The song, featuring a solo lead vocal by Luci Martin, is a highlight of CHIC's post-Disco offerings; showcasing the funk ensemble at its most stripped down and rawest. Though widely ignored upon its release; just missing Billboard's Hot 100 chart but faring better on Billboard's Hot Soul/Black Singles chart, the track remains a much sampled and interpolated tune in the CHIC arsenal.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[1] 34

Track listings[edit]

Atlantic 7" 3887, 1981
  • A. "Stage Fright" (7" Edit) - 3:39
  • B. "So Fine" - 4:10
Atlantic promo 12" DMD 306, 1981
  • A. "Stage Fright" 3:55
  • B. "So Fine" - 4:10


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 116. 

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