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YMMV: Chic
  • Ascended Fanon: Two songs that Sampled Up Chic originals have ended up being incorporated back into the Chic tracks when played live:
    • "Good Times" started being played as a medley with "Rappers Delight" almost as soon as the latter was released, and has been played that way ever since.
    • A similar thing happened with Modjo's "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" being put into a medley with Chic's original "Soup For One" - the latter being Rescued From The Scrappy Heap as a result.
  • Award Snub: They were nominated for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for the eighth time in 2013.
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: They wrote and produced Carly Simon's hit "Why" for the film Soup For One. The film and even the soundtrack album have long since slipped into obscurity, but the song remains familiar and has attracted quite a few cover versions.
  • Epic Riff: A few, but most epically of all, the much-copied bassline from "Good Times".
    • There's also "I Want Your Love".
  • Sampled Up: Although it's a session remake rather than a direct sample, "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang effectively did this to "Good Times"... briefly. Though now the two songs are probably about equally well-known, not least because the rip-off is so infamous. Rodgers and Edwards actually liked "Rapper's Delight" and incorporated bits of it into their own live performances later on - they just didn't like not getting paid for it. It was all sorted out in the end.
    • Never forget Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on The Wheels of Steel".
    • Also "Soup For One", known to the rest of the world as Modjo's "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)".
    • "Soup For One" was effectively Rescued from the Scrappy Heap by the success of "Lady", and just like "Good Times"/"Rappers Delight", it's now unthinkable that they would play "Soup For One" without segueing into "Lady".
    • Alcazar's "Crying At the Discotheque" covered up "Spacer". According to Pet Shop Boys' Chris Lowe, "they took the backing track and wrote a better song over the top".
  • Signature Song: "Le Freak". They were also responsible for the signature songs of two other acts: Sister Sledge ("We Are Family") and Sheila & B. Devotion ("Spacer").
  • What Could Have Been: They turned down the chance to produce The Rolling Stones early in their career; later, their record label nixed the idea of a collaboration with Aretha Franklin. They also recorded an album with Johnny Mathis which was never released; it probably wouldn't have changed their fortunes significantly, but it's certainly a What Could Have Been for Mathis.

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