Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it back to 1978 with “Le Freak” by Chic. Just try not to dance in your seat to this disco gem. Enjoy!
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: July 10, 1978
TRIVIA: This song commemorates Studio 54 for its notoriously long customer waiting lines, exclusive clientele, and discourteous doormen. According to guitarist Nile Rodgers, the song was devised during New Year’s Eve of 1977, as a result of he 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 originally “F*** off!” rather than “Freak out!”.
See you next Tuesday!