YMMV / Chic

  • Award Snub: They were nominated for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for the eighth time in 2013.
    • While Nile Rodgers was selected to receive the Award for Musical Excellence, they're now up to eleven nominations (and, possibly, counting).
  • 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").
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