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The 40 Best Songs By The Chic Organization (Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards)

This is a countdown of the 40 Best Chic Organization songs, all written and produced by the team of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards between 1977 and 1983. This list only includes those songs billed under the Chic Organization production umbrella and does not include songs that Rodgers and Edwards produced separately from Chic - either together or apart.

The music these two disco/funk gods created during the Chic years was pure magic, with flourishes of strings, tightly syncopated drum riffs, piano accessories and sharp vocals that made their sound unique yet one others tried to emulate for years - even after disco's "death" in 1980.

This list is a tribute to the originals - and to the artists who were fortunate enough to work with the maestros Edwards and Rodgers to make the Chic sound part of their own.

I hope you enjoy, after all, C'est Chic!

DJRob

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41. When You Love Someone - Chic

SOMETHING EXTRA: The countdown starts with a song that just missed my top-40 Chic list. It's a near-miss at #41 that I feel still deserves some recognition. I admittedly discovered this song in the late 1990s or early 2000s, many years after its original release and way too late for anyone who describes himself as Chic's biggest fan. In the years since, not too many people that I've played it for have warmed to it, but the song's structure is something for the ages (and something Chic hadn't experimented with before). It starts off as a mid-tempo funk ballad, with Alfa Anderson singing longingly and painfully about unrequited love. Then it suddenly morphs into a signature Rodgers/Edwards/Thompson jam session as Anderson's tone changes to a celebration of found love. It's like Shangri-La around you!

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