Chic - My Forbidden Lover

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  "My Forbidden Lover" is the second single from Chic's 1979 album "Risqué". A funk/soul genre and in the style of Disco, the song was written and produced by Chic's two frontmen, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

The song's backing track has been sampled in the subsequent years, including in the 1999 Nerio's Dubwork song "Sunshine and Happiness", the 2001 Alcazar song "Sexual Guarantee", the 2006 Luthwr Vandross song "Shine" (along with its cover by Booty Luv), the Darryl Pandy song "Sunshine & Happiness", and the 2010 The Black Eyed Peas song "Fasion Beats". Canadian producer deadmau5 sampled this song in one of his early works, "I Don't Want No Other", released on his SectionZ page in 2001.


"My Forbidden Lover" reached #15 on the UK pop charts in October 1979, spending 8 weeks on the chart. On US disco chart, along with the tracks, "Good Times" and "My Feet Keep Dancing", "My Forbidden Lover" went to #3. It didn't reach the US Billboard top 40 pop chart.

Chart (1979) Peak
United Kingdom 15
Belgium 19
Netherlands 23
Ireland 28
United States 43
Germany 47




Chic - My Forbidden Lover / What About Me

UK Atlantic K 11385 stereo (1979) 1st UK pressing.

Record produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The record centre hole displays only minimal signs of spindle wear.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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