Rebels Are We

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"Rebels Are We"
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Single by Chic
from the album Real People
B-side"Open Up"
Released1980
Recorded1980
GenreDisco, Funk, New wave
Length3:22
LabelAtlantic 3665
Songwriter(s)Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Producer(s)Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers
Chic singles chronology
"My Feet Keep Dancing"
(1979)
"Rebels Are We"
(1980)
"Real People"
(1980)

"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