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Charted: August 25, 1979

Rating: 4.224 (average of 7 ratings)

Genre: disco

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Good Times
  2. A Warm Summer Night
  3. My Feet Keep Dancing
  4. My Forbidden Lover
  5. Can’t Stand to Love You
  6. Will You Cry Whne You Hear This Song
  7. What about Me


sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 5
peak on U.K. album chart 29

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Good Times (6/16/79) #1 US, #5 UK, #1 RB, #28 AC. Sales: ½ million
  • My Forbidden Lover (10/6/79) #43 US, #33 RB
  • My Feet Keep Dancing (12/8/79) #42 RB


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. One of Blender’s 100 Greatest American Albums

“Chic started out as a rock trio, but couldn’t crack the music barrier. So they went disco, and for a while ruled the charts” (Blender) with “good times and classic bass lines” (Blender). “Chic was very much in its prime when it recorded its third album, Risqué which contained hits that ranged from My Feet Keep Dancing and My Forbidden Lover to the influential Good Times. That feel-good manifesto is one of the first songs that comes to mind when one thinks of the disco era and the Jimmy Carter years” (Henderson).

“Chic’s popularity certainly wasn’t limited to the disco crowd. The fact that” (Henderson) “the smooth bass-driven ‘Good Times’” (Blender) “became the foundation for both the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ and Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ tells you a lot – it underscores the fact that Chic was influencing everyone from early rappers to art rockers. A group that many rock critics were so quick to dismiss was having an impact in many different areas. From hip-hoppers to new wavers in London and Manchester, Risqué was considered primary listening” (Henderson).

“And Risqué is impressive not only because of its up-tempo cuts, but also because of slow material that includes the lush A Warm Summer Night and the dramatic ballad Will You Cry When You Hear This Song. Risqué is definitely among Chic's essential albums” (Henderson).

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Last updated October 26, 2008.