I Want Your Love (Chic song)
"I Want Your Love" is a song by American band Chic from their second album C'est Chic. Featuring a solo lead vocal by Alfa Anderson, the song became a successful follow-up to their iconic hit single "Le Freak". In the United States, "I Want Your Love" reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club Songs in November 1978 and number five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in June 1979, it peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1979 and remained on the chart for 19 weeks. In the United Kingdom, it reached number four on the UK Singles chart and spent 11 weeks on the chart. " swirls around a tricky horn-and-strings riff that builds and builds until the track levitates," Rolling Stone wrote. AllMusic's Jason Birchmeier called the song a "timeless floor-filler" and a "dancefloor anthem." Amy Hanson from AllMusic: "Chic's smooth, up-tempo follow-up to their searing disco epic "Le Freak," "I Want Your Love" was a chart-topper in its own right in early 1979. And while it may not have been as commercially heart-stopping as the former, it was a stunning, better, example of just how Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers could magic a song together.
"Simple, yet extraordinarily textured, this is Rodgers' autobiographical and bittersweet lament of an unrequited love. Dominant here is the song's four-note riff, which plays out across the intro on bells before being swept up in the lilting strings which drive the melody. Echoed by both horns and vocals, the melancholy refrain "I want your love, I need your love" was the passionate repetition that made the song so endearing an unending circle -- a sonic masterpiece." 7" vinyl singleA. "I Want Your Love" – 3:28 B. " Bone" – 3:4112" vinyl singleA. "I Want Your Love" – 6:53 B. " Bone" – 3:41 Singer/musician Jody Watley recorded "I Want Your Love" as part of her 2006 album The Makeover. Watley's version was released as a single in 2007 and reached #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart for the week of June 16, 2007; the Watley cover was featured Nile Rodgers on guitar. Bernard Edwards, Chic's co-founder, had produced a massive hit for Watley in the form of her 1987 single "Don't You Want Me". US Digital Download"I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" US CD single"I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" UK CD single"I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" "I Want Your Love" List of number-one dance singles of 1978 List of number-one dance singles of 2007 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. is an American record producer, musician, composer and guitarist. The co-founder of Chic, he has written and performed on records that have cumulatively sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, he is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Known for his "chucking" guitar style, Rolling Stone wrote in 2014 that "the full scope of Nile Rodgers' career is still hard to fathom."Formed as the Big Apple Band in 1970 with bassist Bernard Edwards, Chic released their self-titled debut album in 1977. It included the hit singles "Dance, Dance" and "Everybody Dance"; the 1978 album C'est Chic produced the hits "I Want Your Love" and "Le Freak", with the latter selling more than 7 million singles worldwide. The song "Good Times" from the 1979 album Risque was a number one single on the pop and soul charts, became one of the most-sampled songs of all time, "ushering in" hip-hop via The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", inspiring Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust", anchoring the Daft Punk hit "Around the World".
With Edwards, Rodgers wrote and produced music for other artists, including the songs "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "We Are Family" for Sister Sledge and "I'm Coming Out" for Diana Ross. After Chic's 1983 breakup Rodgers produced "a string of the post-disco era's biggest albums and singles", including David Bowie's Let's Dance, "Original Sin" by INXS, Duran Duran's "The Reflex" and "Notorious", Madonna's Like a Virgin, he worked with artists including The B-52s, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, The Vaughan Brothers, Bryan Ferry, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, winning three Grammy Awards in 2014 for his work on their album Random Access Memories. Rodgers was born in New York City, on September 19, 1952, to Beverly Goodman, she became pregnant the first time she had sex, gave birth to Rodgers when she was 14. His biological father, Nile Rodgers Sr. – a traveling percussionist who specialized in Afro-Cuban beats – was present as Rodgers grew up. In 1959, Goodman married Bobby Glanzrock, who Rodgers described in his 2011 autobiography as a "beatnik PhD, whose observations had angles that would make Miles Davis contemplate his cool."
Richard Pryor, Thelonious Monk, Lenny Bruce visited their home in Greenwich Village. Glanzrock and Goodman were addicted to heroin, Rodgers began using drugs at 13. Before learning to play the guitar at 16, Rodgers played the clarinet; as a teenager, he played guitar with African, Latin and Boogaloo bands. He became a subsection leader of the Lower Manhattan branch of the New York Black Panther Party as a teenager. Rodgers met bassist Bernard Edwards in 1970 while working as a touring musician for the Sesame Street stage show. Together they formed The Big Apple Band, worked as back-up musicians for the vocal group New York City. New York City's one hit allowed them to tour extensively opening for The Jackson 5 on the American leg of their first world tour in 1973; the band dissolved after their second album failed to yield a hit, but Nile and Bernard joined forces with drummer Tony Thompson, worked and recorded as a funk rock band called The Boys, which played numerous gigs up and down the East Coast.
Although there was label interest, record companies passed on the band after discovering its members were black, believing that black rock artists would be too hard to promote. As the Big Apple Band and Edwards worked with Ashford & Simpson, Luther Vandross, many others. Since another New York artist, Walter Murphy, had a band called The Big Apple Band and Edwards were forced to change their band's name to avoid confusion. Thus, in 1977 the band was renamed as Chic. Inspired by Roxy Music, Chic developed a sound, a fusion of jazz and funk grooves with melodies and lyrics with a European influence. Between gigs, they recorded the song "Dance, Dance", with then-boss Luther Vandross on vocals. Released by Buddah Records, it was an instant hit when it was re-released by Atlantic in the summer of 1977. Atlantic picked up an album option with Rodgers and Edwards, who wrote more songs, Chic's self-titled debut was released in November; the band scored numerous top ten hits and helped propel disco to new levels of popularity, with "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love", "Everybody Dance", "Dance, Dance", "My Forbidden Lover", "Good Times" becoming club/pop/R&B standards.
"Le Freak" was Atlantic Records' only triple platinum selling single at the time, "Good Times" shot to No. 1 in August 1979 in spite of that year's "Disco Sucks" movement protesting that style of music. The success of Chic's first singles led Atlantic to offer Rodgers and Edwards the opportunity to produce any act on its roster, they chose Sister Sledge, whose 1979 album, We Are Family, peaked at No. 3 and remained on the charts well into 1980. The first two singles, "He's the Greatest Dancer" and the title cut "We Are Family" both reached No. 1 on the R&B chart, No. 6 and No. 2 on the Pop chart. In April 2018, "We Are Family"; the 1979 disco backlash derailed Chic, Edwards retreated from work, while Rodgers' drug use accelerated. Rodgers and Edwards delivered their final Atlantic album under contract, Believer, in 1982, they completed one of their last projects together in 1980, writing and producing the album Diana for Diana Ross, which yielded the hits "Upside Down" and "
Believer (Chic album)
Believer is the seventh studio album by American band Chic, their last for the Atlantic Records label, the last featuring the classic line-up of Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, Tony Thompson. The album includes the singles "Give Me The Lovin'", "You Are Beautiful", "Party Everybody"; the album failed to make much of shortly after its release the group disbanded. 1983 had seen Nile Rodgers releasing his first solo album, Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove - largely overlooked, at least on a commercial level. The following production assignment for David Bowie's Let's Dance album was to change the future for both Rodgers and his colleague Bernard Edwards completely. Believer was transferred to compact disc and re-released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991; the album was digitally remastered and re-issued by Wounded Bird Records in 2006. All tracks written by Nile Rodgers. Side A"Believer" - 5:06 "You Are Beautiful" - 4:34 "Take a Closer Look" - 4:38 "Give Me the Lovin'" - 4:52 Listen Side B"Show Me Your Light" - 3:57 "You Got Some Love For Me" - 4:52 "In Love With Music" - 3:52 "Party Everybody" - 4:51 Alfa Anderson - Lead vocals Luci Martin - Lead vocals Nile Rodgers - guitar, Lead vocals/rap Bernard Edwards - vocals, bass guitar Tony Thompson - drums Brenda White - vocals Fonzi Thornton - vocals Curtis King - vocal Rob Sabino - keyboards Bernard Edwards - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Nile Rodgers - producer for Chic Organization Ltd. Jason Corsaro - sound engineer Lynn Dreese Breslin - art direction Pater Sato - illustration Atlantic 7" 89725, 1983A. "Give Me The Lovin'" - 3:38 B. "You Got Some Love" - 4:52Atlantic promo 12" DMD 693, 1983A. "Give Me The Lovin" - 4:52 B. "Give Me The Lovin'" - 3:38
Omar Hakim is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer, producer and composer. He has worked with David Bowie, Madonna, Dire Straits, Kate Bush, George Benson, Miles Davis, Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion. A graduate of the New York School of Music and Art, Omar Hakim began his career recording with various pop and soul groups, his father, Hasan Hakim, had played trombone for Count Basie. Hakim credits jazz vibraphonist Mike Mainieri with giving him his first break in 1980. Hakim first came to major attention as a member of Weather Report. Hakim played drums on David Bowie's most commercially successful album, 1983's Let's Dance, as well as the follow-up, Tonight, in 1984. Bowie described Hakim as "a fascinating drummer, with impeccable timing" and "always fresh in his approach". In the mid-1980s, Hakim joined Dire Straits as drummer while recording their fifth album Brothers in Arms. Hakim temporarily replaced the band’s then-permanent drummer Terry Williams, when his performance was felt to be unsuitable for the desired sound of the album after most of the album tracks had been recorded.
Hakim re-recorded all the drum tracks on the album in two days and left for other commitments. Hakim and Williams are both credited on the album. Hakim was part of the band for Sting's first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, appearing in the film Bring on the Night. By this time, Hakim was teaching himself to program drum machines, which put him in greater demand as a pop, R&B session musician, landed him work with Madonna. Meanwhile, he continued his work as a jazz fusion drummer. In December 1989, Hakim released his first solo album, Rhythm Deep, which occupied a middle ground between jazz, R&B, pop, gave him a chance to showcase his vocal abilities as well; the results earned Hakim a Grammy nomination in early 1990. During the 1990s, Hakim continued to improve his skills in the realm of electronic percussion, keeping abreast of new technologies, he performed on albums by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jewel, among other pop stars, kept his jazz work going as well, though it had tapered off by the middle of the decade.
In 2000, Hakim released his second solo CD, The Groovesmith, produced and mixed in his personal recording studio "The OH-Zone". In 2010, Hakim formed a band with wife Rachel Z called "The Trio of OZ" and they recorded and toured extensively internationally behind their successful eponymous release. In 2014, he released his third album, entitled. Hakim played drums for the Kate Bush 22-night residency called Before the Dawn in London from August 26 – October 1, 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo. On June 18, 2015, Journey announced that Hakim would replace longtime drummer Deen Castronovo on their North American tour after Castronovo was arrested for domestic violence in Salem, Oregon. Omar was featured on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine in 2014. Omar was featured on the cover of DrumHead Magazine in 2017. Omar became the Chairman of the Percussion Department of Berklee College of Music in 2017, replacing the previous Department Chair, John Ramsey. Between 1988 and 1989 Hakim appeared as the house band drummer in The Sunday Night Band during the first half season of the acclaimed music performance program Sunday Night on NBC late-night television.
After being temporarily replaced by drummer J. T. Lewis for the remainder of that season, Hakim reappeared in the band for the second season in the fall of 1989, when the program returned under the new name Night Music. Rhythm Deep The Groovesmith The Omar Hakim Experience With Victor Bailey 1989 Bottom's Up 1999 Low Blow 2001 That's RightWith David Bowie 1983 Let's Dance 1984 Tonight 1989 Blue Jean 1989 Sound + Vision 1990 ChangesbowieWith Chic 1999 Live at the Budokan 2002 In Japan 2006 Night in AmsterdamWith Miles Davis 1986 Tutu 1987 Music from Siesta 1989 AmandlaWith Dire Straits 1985 Brothers in Arms 1988 Money for Nothing compilation 1998 Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits compilation 2005 The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations compilationWith Najee 1986 Najee's Theme 1990 Tokyo Blue 1992 Just an Illusion 2000 Love Songs 2003 EmbraceWith Lee Ritenour 1988 Festival 1995 Larry & Lee 2005 World of BrazilWith Special EFX 1988 Confidential 1988 Double Feature 1990 Just Like Magic 1991 Peace of the World 2013 GenesisWith Weather Report 1984 Domino Theory 1984 Sportin' Life 1985 This Is This!
2002 Live and Unreleased 2006 Forecast: Tomorrow 2011 Live in Cologne 1983With others
Risqué is the third studio album by American disco band Chic, released on Atlantic Records on July 30, 1979. One of the records that defined the disco era, the album became influential not only within the movement, but in other styles such as hip hop, art rock and new wave. Risqué includes three classic Chic hits. Risqué reached # 5 on # 2 on the US R&B chart, it has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales over 1 million copies. It peaked at #29 in the UK and was certified Silver by the BPI. Risqué was released on compact disc by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1991; the album was digitally remastered and re-issued by Warner Music Japan in 2011. "Good Times" has been extensively sampled in other artists' works. "Will You Cry" was sampled in "Just a Moment" by Nas from the album Street's Disciple. The information regarding accolades attributed to Risqué is adapted from Acclaimed Music, except where otherwise noted. All tracks written by Nile Rodgers. Alfa Anderson - Lead vocals Luci Martin - Lead vocals Bernard Edwards - Lead vocals, bass guitar Nile Rodgers - guitar, vocals Tony Thompson - drums Fonzi Thornton - vocals Michelle Cobbs - backing vocals Ullanda McCullough - backing vocals Robert Sabino - keyboards Andy Schwartz - keyboards Raymond Jones - keyboards Sammy Figueroa - percussion Gene Orloff - concert master Karen Karlsrud - strings Cheryl Hong - strings Karen Milne - strings Valerie Haywood - strings Jon Faddis - trumpet Ellen Seeling - trumpet Alex Foster - saxophone Jean Fineberg - saxophone Barry Rogers - trombone Bernard Edwards - producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Nile Rodgers - producer for Chic Organization Ltd. Bob Clearmountain - sound engineer Jackson Schwartz - engineer Jeff Hendrickson - engineer Jim Galante - engineer Peter Robbins - engineer Ray Willard - engineer Dennis King - mastering Carin Goldberg - art direction Ken Ambrose - photography All songs recorded and mixed at Power Station in New York. Mastered at Atlantic Studios, New York. Risqué at Radio3Net
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, Donna Summer, he became a lead singer of the group Change, which released its gold-certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981, his hit songs include "Never Too Much", "Here and Now", "Any Love", "Power of Love/Love Power", "I Can Make It Better" and "For You to Love". Many of his songs were covers of original music by other artists such as "If This World Were Mine", "Since I Lost My Baby", "Superstar" and "Always and Forever". Duets such as "The Closer I Get to You" with Beyoncé, "Endless Love" with Mariah Carey and "The Best Things in Life Are Free" with Janet Jackson were all hit songs in his career.
During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before his death, "Dance with My Father". Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. was born on April 20, 1951, at Bellevue Hospital, in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. He was the fourth child and second son of Sr.. His father was an upholsterer and singer, his mother was a nurse. Vandross was raised in Manhattan's Lower East Side in the NYCHA Alfred E. Smith Houses public housing development. At the age of three, having his own phonograph, Vandross taught himself to play the piano by ear. Vandross's father died of diabetes. In 2003, Vandross dedicated it to him, his family moved to the Bronx. His sisters, Patricia "Pat" and Ann began taking Vandross to the Apollo Theater and to a theater in Brooklyn to see Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin.
Patricia sang with the vocal group The Crests and was featured on the songs "My Juanita" and "Sweetest One". Vandross graduated from William Howard Taft High School in the Bronx in 1969, attended Western Michigan University for a year before dropping out to continue pursuing a career in music. While in high school, Vandross founded the first Patti LaBelle fan club, he performed in a group, Shades of Jade, that once played at the Apollo Theater. During his early years in show business he appeared several times at the Apollo's famous amateur night. While a member of a theater workshop, Listen My Brother, he was involved in the singles "Only Love Can Make a Better World" and "Listen My Brother", he appeared with the group in several episodes of the first season of Sesame Street during 1969–1970. Vandross added backing vocals to Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway in 1972, worked on Delores Hall's Hall-Mark album, he sang with her on the song "Who's Gonna Make It Easier for Me", which he wrote, he contributed another song, "In This Lonely Hour".
Having co-written "Fascination" for David Bowie's Young Americans, he went on to tour with him as a back-up vocalist in September 1974. Vandross wrote "Everybody Rejoice" for the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz. Vandross sang backing vocals for artists including Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Ben E. King, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, for the bands Chic and Todd Rundgren's Utopia. Before his solo breakthrough, Vandross was part of a singing quintet in the late 1970s named Luther, consisting of former Shades of Jade members Anthony Hinton and Diane Sumler, as well as Theresa V. Reed, Christine Wiltshire, signed to Cotillion Records. Although the singles "It's Good for the Soul", "Funky Music", "The Second Time Around" were successful, their two albums, the self-titled Luther and This Close to You, which Vandross produced, did not sell enough to make the charts. Vandross bought back the rights to those albums after Cotillion dropped the group, preventing them from being re-released.
Vandross wrote and sang commercial jingles from 1977 until the early 1980s, for companies including NBC, Mountain Dew, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Juicy Fruit. He continued his successful career as a popular session singer during the late 1970s, he played Jamison in the 1993 film The Meteor Man. In 1978, Vandross sang lead vocals for Greg Diamond's disco band, Bionic Boogie, on the song titled "Hot Butterfly". In 1978, he appeared on Quincy Jones's Sounds...and Stuff Like That!!, most notably on the song "I'm Gonna Miss You in the Morning" along with Patti Austin. Vandross sang with the band Soirée and was the lead vocalist on the track "You Are the Sunshine of My Life". Additionally, he sang the lead vocals on the group Mascara's LP title song "See You in L. A." released in 1979. Vandross appeared on the group Charme's 1979 album Let It In. Vandross made his career breakthrough as a featured singer with the vaunted pop-dance act Change, a studio concept created by French-Italian businessman Jacques Fred Petrus.
Their 1980 hits, "The Glow of Love" and "Searching", featured Vandross as the lead singer. In a 200
"Le Freak" is a song by American R&B band Chic. It was R&B number-one song. Along with the tracks "I Want Your Love" and "Chic Cheer", "Le Freak" scored number one on the disco charts for seven weeks; the single achieved sales of 7 million and scored number seven in the UK Singles Chart. Billboard magazine ranked it as the number 3 song for 1979; the song was ranked number 21 on Billboard magazine's top 100 songs of the first 55 years of the "Hot 100" chart. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or artistically significant." Part of the lyrics mention "Stompin' at the Savoy", referencing a song of the same name composed by Edgar Sampson. They invite the listener to "Come on down to 54", a reference to Studio 54, a popular nightclub in New York City at that time; this song commemorates Studio 54 for its notoriously long customer waiting lines, exclusive clientele, discourteous doormen. According to guitarist Nile Rodgers, the song was devised during New Year's Eve of 1977, as a result of his and bassist Bernard Edwards' being refused entrance to Studio 54, where they had been invited by Grace Jones, due to her failure to notify the nightclub's staff.
He said the lyrics of the refrain were "Fuck off!" Rather than "Freak out!". MC Lyte sampled the song "Woo Woo" featuring Brownstone's Nicci Gilbert, which first appeared on the soundtrack to the 1998 movie Woo and appeared on her album Seven & Seven, titled "Woo Woo" which released three months later; this record remained until 2008, when three different songs, "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, "Whatever You Like" by T. I. and his follow-up single featuring Rihanna all achieved this feat. Bruno Mars managed this in 2011 with "Grenade", as did The Weeknd with his 2015 single "Can't Feel My Face". On July 14, 2018, Drake surpassed all of these singles when his hit "Nice For What" reached the pole position four separate times. In 1987, an acid house-styled re-mix was issued under the title "Jack Le Freak", it reached number 18 in the United Kingdom. In 2010, "Le Freak" was covered by the electronica band Millionaires for the MTV movie Turn the Beat Around; the bass line from the song was used by American industrial rock group My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult for their track, "Waiting for Mommie" on the Confessions of a Knife... album, released in 1990 by Wax Trax!
Records. The song is used in the films Heavy Weights, The Last Days of Disco, Mystery Men, 102 Dalmatians, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Shrek 2, It's Pat!, Son of the Mask, Roll Bounce, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Furry Vengeance, Toy Story 3, Super 8, Think Like a Man Too. The song was used in the second episode of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars as a "Lip Sync For Your Legacy" song, it was performed by contestants Alaska and Katya, each seeking to win $10,000 and the power to eliminate a competitor. Le Freak shares melody and backing rhythm with the 2014 worldwide hit Uptown Funk recorded by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars; the song appears in a 2016 TV commercial for Walmart. Atlantic 7" 3519, September 21, 1978 A. "Le Freak" – 3:30 B. "Savoir Faire" – 4:57Atlantic promo 12" DSKO 131, 1978 / Atlantic 12" DK 4700, 1978 A. "Le Freak" – 5:23 B. "Savoir Faire" – 4:57Atlantic 12" DK 4620, 1978 / Atlantic Oldies promo 12" DSKO 178, 1979 A. "Le Freak" – 5:23 B. "You Can Get By" – 5:36 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics