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‘For You’: How Prince Gifted His Debut Album To The World
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‘For You’: How Prince Gifted His Debut Album To The World

Recorded when he was still a teenager, ‘For You’ introduced Prince as a precocious young artist who was already ‘streets into the future’.

I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All
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I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All

For their follow-up to Le Freak, Chic’s dancefloor classic I Want Your Love aimed cupid's arrow straight at the heart of the disco scene.

How Chic’s Self-Titled Debut Album Raised The Bar For Disco
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How Chic’s Self-Titled Debut Album Raised The Bar For Disco

A delirious mix of funk and R&B with lyrical nods to UK art-rock, Chic’s self-titled debut album brought glamour to disco dancefloors.

Best Nile Rodgers Songs: 10 Classics From Chic’s Floor-Filling Freak
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Best Nile Rodgers Songs: 10 Classics From Chic’s Floor-Filling Freak

He made his name with Chic, but the best Nile Rodgers songs can be found scattered across records by Bowie, Madonna and more…

Best Chic Songs: 20 Disco Classics To Freak Out Over
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Best Chic Songs: 20 Disco Classics To Freak Out Over

With a taste for velvety funk guitar tones and elastic bass grooves, the best Chic songs lit up the dancefloor for the disco era and beyond.

Young Hearts Run Free: Behind Candi Staton’s Call For Gay Liberation
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Young Hearts Run Free: Behind Candi Staton’s Call For Gay Liberation

With her disco smash Young Hearts Run Free, Candi Staton took a personal trauma and turned it into a call for LGBTQ+ liberation.

We Are Family: How Sister Sledge Made A Home For LGBTQ+ Individuals
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We Are Family: How Sister Sledge Made A Home For LGBTQ+ Individuals

With a sprinkle of Chic magic, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family became a smash disco anthem of inclusivity that spoke to marginalised people.

Best Hot Chocolate Songs: 20 Tracks… Every 1’s A Winner
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Best Hot Chocolate Songs: 20 Tracks… Every 1’s A Winner

The best Hot Chocolate songs mixed disco with rock energy to make them one of the most-loved British pop groups of the 70s and 80s.

Confessions On A Dance Floor: Madonna’s Disco-Detonating Smash
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Confessions On A Dance Floor: Madonna’s Disco-Detonating Smash

Dig out your leotards and locate your giant boomboxes. Madonna’s ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’ album is a nonstop party from start to finish.

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