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“Good Times” is a 1979 song composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. It was first recorded by their band, Chic, for their 1979 album, Risqué. In August of that year it became the band’s second number one single on both the Billboard Hot 100 and soul singles chart. Along with the tracks, “My Forbidden Lover”, and “My Feet Keep Dancing”, “Good Times” reached number three on the disco charts. The song has become one of the most sampled tunes in music history, most notably in rap and hip-hop music. Billboard magazine named “Good Times” the number one R&B single for 1979.
The song is ranked #229 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of the Funk/Disco band Chic and on his own. He died of pneumonia while touring in Japan.