500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Chic, 'Good Times'

229. Chic, 'Good Times'

Writers: Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards
Rodgers, Edwards
June '79, Atlantic
19 weeks; No. 1

The tone was half-ironic when Chic released "Good Times," a hedonistic roller-disco tune, during the Seventies recession. The other half was pure joy, and Edwards' bass line - bouncing on one note, then climbing - proved too snappy for just one song. Queen borrowed it for "Another One Bites the Dust"; in the South Bronx, the Sugarhill Gang put it under "Rapper's Delight."

Appears on: Risqué (Atlantic)

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