Rebels Are We

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"Rebels Are We"
Single by Chic
from the album Real People
B-side"Open Up"
GenreDisco, Funk, New wave
LabelAtlantic 3665
Songwriter(s)Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer(s)Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Chic singles chronology
"My Feet Keep Dancing"
"Rebels Are We"
"Real People"

"Rebels Are We" is a song by American R&B band Chic. It was the first single from their fourth studio album, 1980's Real People. The song, featuring a solo lead vocal by Luci Martin, marked a change of direction for the band; incorporating harder rock/new wave elements into their trademark funk sound. Though not as successful as CHIC's iconic disco-era anthems (peaking at #8 on Billboard's "Hot Soul/Black Singles" chart and #61 on Billboard's "Hot 100" chart), the track remains a fan favorite and has attracted critical praise over the years; the song has been included in many compilation albums such as The Best of Chic, Volume 2 and The Very Best of Chic.

Track listings[edit]

Atlantic 7" 3665 June 13 1980
  • A. "Rebels Are We" (7" Edit) - 3:19
  • B. "Open Up" 3:58
Atlantic promo 12" DMD 241, 1980
  • A. "Rebels Are We" - 4:53
  • B. "Rebels Are We" (7" Edit) - 3:19