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205.  Chic

If any artist associated with Disco gets into the Hall next, the current top contender would have to be Chic. Ironically, if people wanted to make the argument that they aren’t a Disco band, a few of us at NIHOF would not completely disagree.

Chic may have arrived a couple years too late to have had a longer run. Commonly associated with Disco, Chic took the fun and dance of Disco and injected R&B. The result was a technically sound band that produced some of the best dance music ever created. Much of their music would later be used as templates for many of the other urban sounds that would emerge years later. Chic’s run at the top was brief, but unlike many of the acts associated with Disco, they achieved respect in the music community. Considering their slew of total nominations, it is obvious that they are massively respected.  However, with the recent indiction of Nile Rodgers, the odds of the rest of the band being inducted has been reduced greatly.

Chic

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Should Chic be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 31%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 41.4%
No opinion. - 3.4%
No way! - 13.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)
  • Why they will get in: Can a band be as nominated as much as they have, never get in?  This is a record that will likely never go unmatched.
  • Why they won't get in: They probably won't now that Nile Rodgers has been inducted.
  • Nominated in: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Essential Albums: Chic (1977)
    C’est Chic (1978)
    Risque (1979)
    Real People (1980)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Dance, Dance, Dance (From Chic, 1977)
    Everybody Dance (From Chic, 1977)
    Le Freak (C’est Chic, 1978)
    I Want Your Love (From C’est Chic, 1978)
    Good Times (From Risque, 1979)

Should Chic be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 31%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 41.4%
No opinion. - 3.4%
No way! - 13.8%

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Last modified on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:44

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+3 #7 Brian Parsa 2016-02-12 19:02
Seems like I cast my fan vote for Chic every year at the RRHoF, it's never been paid off yet. It's a damn shame.
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+8 #6 Barf Rockskin 2015-10-08 17:12
Chic gets nominated for the RRHF for the 11th time, and they won't get in again this year. This is truly getting repetitious, sickening, and ridiculous! NOMINATE SOME OTHER ACT THAT IS MORE R.R.H.F. WORTHY THAN THIS LOSER GROUP CALLED CHIC, PLEASE!
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+12 #5 Lee Roschen 2015-04-12 23:36
[quote name="Lee Roschen"]The se guys are down the list at #100, have gotten nominated like eight times, and STILL haven't gotten in?? What's wrong with this picture? I will tell you. Other true "rock & roll" artists that are ranked much higher up on this list that have NEVER gotten nominated and are more RRHF worthy. NUFF SAID. No, Chic has had more than enough chances to get inducted, and if they haven't gotten in by now, they do not deserve induction at all. It's high time to give other deserving artists a shot!!!
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+17 #4 Mike 2014-01-30 15:20
I'm fine with Chic receiving a nomination, but 8? Give it a rest for bit and get some other deserving artists a chance to make the ballot.

Nothing against Chic, but this is truly getting ridiculous.
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+17 #3 Lee Roschen 2014-01-17 04:17
These guys are down the list at #85, have gotten nominated several times, and STILL haven't gotten in?? What's wrong with this picture? I will tell you. Other true "rock & roll" acts that are ranked much higher up on this list that have NEVER gotten nominated and are more RRHF worthy. NUFF SAID. No, Chic does not deserve induction. Sorry.
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+8 #2 Desanto846 -0001-11-30 00:00
This group had a short run as a very popular disco act, but in reality of their total body of 8 albums put out how many of them are good? C'est Chic & Risque and that's it!No way are they worthy and it's crazy that they are even getting nominated!
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-4 #1 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
Although I won't cry in my beer if Chic never get inducted---i sn't this the ROCK N ROLL Hall Of Fame?---Chic ARE an amazing band, and certainly one of the greatest Soul bands ever. And all those catchy tunes....lov e 'em! Nile Rodgers is a guitar titan. And besides, if you're gonna allow Soul groups into the RnR Hall Of Fame, Chic should definitely be among them. With five nominations and counting, it's only a matter of time.
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