Get ready for Liverpool Music Week 2017 with 10 absolute floor fillers by Chic & Nile Rodgers
Everybody Dance, legendary American band, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers is coming to Liverpool this Autumn and we’re already in a glitter ball frenzy.
Unless you’ve been living under the Runcorn Bridge since the late 70’s, you’ll know at least one Chic song but if you’re anything like us, you’ve got a good 7 or 8 timeless Chic tracks on your Spotify or Itunes playlists. From the instantly recognisable ‘Le Freak’, ‘I Want Your Love’ and ‘Good Times’ to the contemporary ‘Get Lucky’, Chic are the stalwart of dancefloor fillers the world over.
Did you know Nile Rodgers also wrote some iconic film soundtracks too? Beverley Hills Cop III, Coming to America and Halo all feature on his lengthy discography. From unforgettable Glasto sets to ITunes Festival and now headlining Liverpool Music Week 2017, we’ve lined up the ultimate Chic and Nile Rodgers playlist, which includes some surprising entries, so you can get practising your dance moves ahead of the gig on 26th October.
Here’s our top 10 Chic and Nile Rodgers tracks…..
1 – Everybody Dance, Chic
Just listen to that, as fresh today as it was on release in 1977. ‘Everybody Dance’ gets everyone on their feet.
2 – Get Lucky, Daft Punk Ft Nile Rodgers
Nile got funky in 2013 and his partnership with Daft Punk and Pharrell was a match made in heaven.
3 – Good Times, Chic
Another absolute banger that gets everyone up, whether its weddings, office parties or old skool nights, let the Good Times roll.
4 – Let’s Dance, David Bowie & Nile Rodgers
It’s well known that Nile is a man of many talents and his productions skills shone brightly on Bowie’s Let’s Dance’ album of 1983.
5 – Le Freak, Chic
Ahhhh Freak Out! This legendary 70’s track sold more than 7 million copies and spent 7 weeks at the top of the disco charts. Wonder if Nile’s lucky number is 7?
6 – We Are Family, Sister Sledge & Nile Rodgers
If you’ve never had a few bevs at a family party and sung this (badly) pointing at your cousin/aunty/nan then you’ve never lived. Nile also scores a production credit for this classic hit.
7 – Diana Ross, I’m Coming Out
One of Diana Ross’ most famous singles, ‘I’m Coming Out’ was written by Nile and fellow Chic band member Bernard Edwards and was released to critical acclaim back in 1980. Sing it now……’I’m Coming Out, I want the world to know….’.
8 – Give Me Your Love, Sigala Ft John Newman & Nile Rodgers
Nile got funky last year with a fresh new sound from Sigala and John Newman and produced one of the biggest tunes of the year in ‘Give Me Your Love’.
9 – Like A Virgin, Madonna
Oh yes, you read that right. Nile did indeed play a part in producing possibly one of the most famous and iconic tracks of all time. ‘Like A Virgin’ propelled Madge to international stardom with a pinch of controversy!
10 – I’ll Be There, Chic & Nile Rodgers
We’re finishing our playlist with one of our favourite ever Chic tracks, ‘I’ll Be There’. We love everything about it, the lyrics, the beat, the throwback to the bands other hits, the video……top class.