Good Times (Chic song)


Good Times (Chic song)

Infobox Single
Name = Good Times




Artist = Chic
from Album = Risqué
A-side =
B-side = "A Warm Summer Night"
Released = 1979
Format = 7", 12"
Recorded = 1979-80
Genre = Disco, R&B
Length = 3:24 (7")8:08 (12"/LP)
Label = Atlantic 3584
Writer = Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer = Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Certification =
Last single = "I Want Your Love" (1978)
This single = "Good Times" (1979)
Next single = "My Forbidden Lover" (1979)
Misc =Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Audio file = Good Times by Chic.ogg

"Good Times" is a 1979-80 song composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. It was first recorded by their band Chic, for their 1979 album "Risqué". In August of that year, it became the band's second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. "Good Times" has become one of the most sampled pieces of music in history, most notably in rap and hip-hop music.

The song is ranked #224 on "Rolling Stone"'s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Chart positions

ongs that sample "Good Times"

"Good Times" features perhaps the most distinctive bassline in the history of recorded music. This is an incomplete list of songs that either use direct samples from "Good Times", or feature an original recording where the bassline or other motifs (particularly that of the instrumental break) are inspired by the song.

* "2345meia78" by Gabriel, O Pensador
* "Around the World" by Daft Punk
* "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/queen/biography Queen biography Rolling stone magazine] ] [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=4281] ]
* "Back to the Old School" by Just Ice
* "Basic Mega-Mix" by DJ Shadow
* "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" by The Beastie Boys
* "Birthday Party" by Furious Five
* "Body Hot" by Joe Budden
* "Dangerous" by Busta Rhymes (in the Soul Society remix)
* "Doowutchyalike" by Digital Underground
* "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by Father MC
* "Glow Of Love" by Change
* "High Tension" by SPK
* "Hit Me with That Shit" by G.P. WU
* "It's All Good" by Will Smith
* "Just the Two of Us" by Chubb Rock
* "Made It Back '99" by Beverley Knight
* "Monster Jam" by Spoonie Gee
* "Music to be Murdered By" by Dan the Automator
* "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" by Grandmaster Flash
* "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang
* "Rapture" by Blondie
* "Refugees on the Mic" by Fugees
* "The Reverend" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
* "Rhapazooty in Blue" by Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty
* "Rip It Up" by Orange Juice
* "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'" by De la Soul
* "Steppin with..." by Justin Warfield
* "SuperGood" by Club House
* "13 and Good" by Boogie Down Productions
* "Tripple Trouble" and "A.W.O.L" by The Beastie Boys
* "Underground Blues" by College Boyz
* "Wildstyle" by Timezone featuring Afrika Bambaata
* "MC's Delight" by Grandmaster Caz
* "Wot?" by Captain Sensible
*

Covers

* "Good Times" was covered in concert by John Taylor of Duran Duran during his solo days, and released in a medley with "Planet Earth" on his live album "5.30.98".

Lyrics

The lyrics are largely based on Milton Ager's "Happy Days Are Here Again." It also contains lines based on lyrics featured in "About a Quarter to Nine" made famous by Al Jolson. Nile Rodgers has stated that these depression-era lyrics were used as a hidden way to comment on the then-current economic depression in the United States. [http://www.empsfm.org/programs/index.asp?articleID=613]
* The line during the chorus, "Our new state of mind", is infamous for being mistaken as "Are you straight or bi?"

References

* [http://www.chictribute.com/disco/emul.html chictribute.com: Chic Emulators]
* [http://www.xampled.com/blog/sampled-from/chic/ Xampled: Chic]
* [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:fpfwxcrkldde All Music Guide entry]


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