100. 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 recent nominations (five; four of which occurred consecutively) there is a strong contingent in Cleveland who respects them too. The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 2002   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)   Why They Will Get In: With five recent nominations, the push for induction is certainly there.   Why They Won’t Get In: Going zero for five could indicate that there is a strong contingent in the nomination committee who are against them.   Nominated In: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Class   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)   www.chictribute.com (Tribute Site) {acepolls 96}

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