THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1979-Number 5 single.
Best Bit-At 3.23.It is fairly well known that BBC Radio 1 DJ Tony Blackburn when introducing a song by Chic for the first time referred to them as ‘Chick.’
Bernie Edwards(1952-1996) and Nile Rogers first met in 1970,they officially became Chic in 1976,the additions of drummer Tony Thompson(1954-2003) and female vocalist Norma Jean Wright came later.In a very productive period between 1977-1983 Edwards and Rogers wrote and produced 16 Albums for artists such as Chic,Diana Ross,Debbie Harry,The Sister Sledge and Johnny Mathis.
‘Good Times’ is one of the most sampled songs in Pop Music history.The first ever Rap record to be a major hit,’Rappers Delight’ by the Sugarhill Gang borrows heavily from it,John Deacon’s bass line on Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ was inspired by Deacon listening to Bernie Edwards and the song was heavily sampled in one of ‘Hip-Hop’s’ most influential songs,’The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel,’ by Grandmaster Flash.
‘Let’s get together,how ’bout a quarter to ten,come tomorrow,let’s all do it again.’
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