Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Le Freak"
Chic masterminds Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers weren't yet dance music kingpins when Grace Jones invited the pair to New York's Studio 54 in late 1977 – and they were denied entrance to the club because Jones had neglected to notify the doorman. Edwards and Rodgers channeled their frustration into songwriting, and had the last laugh when “Le Freak” became a No.1 hit. Graciously name-checking the notoriously exclusive nightspot (and a predecessor, the Savoy), the song celebrates the joys of dancing the night away, propelled by an insistent guitar riff and the irresistible chant “freak out!” Named one of Billboard's all-time Top 100 Songs in 2013, the multi-million-selling “Le Freak” is one of the greatest anthems of the disco era, and in honor of Nile Rodgers' birthday, it's our Song of the Day.