#10 – Chic – “Good Times” – (1979)

Disco was a force of nature. It came in, swept everyone up, and left a hated thing. But it gave us some memorable music, this song among them. This was Chic’s second #1 hit and was the #1 R&B hit of 1979. If you read about this song, you’ll learn that it’s lyrics are based on songs by Al Jolson and Milton Ager – songs from the 1920s and 30s and that it’s a statement about the then economic depression. Deep stuff, Chic. Then again, the words “roller skates” are in the song too, so read into those claims as much as you want.

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