Le Freak
by Chic

Album: C'est Chic (1978)
Charted: 7 1
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  • [Chorus]
    Ah Freak out!
    Le Freak, see'est Chic
    Freak out!
    Ah Freak out!
    Le Freak, see'est Chic
    Freak out!
    Ah Freak out!
    Le Freak, see'est Chic
    Freak out!
    Ah Freak out!
    Le Freak, see'est Chic
    Freak out!

    Have you heard about the new dance craze?
    Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed
    Big fun to be had by everyone
    It's up to you, It surely can be done
    Young and old are doing it, I'm told
    Just one try, and you too will be sold
    It's called Le Freak! They're doing it night and day
    Allow us, we'll show you the way

    [Chorus]

    All that pressure got you down
    Has your head spinning all around
    Feel the rhythm, check the ride
    Come on along and have a real good time
    Like the days of stopping at the Savoy
    Now we freak, oh what a joy
    Just come on down, two fifty four
    Find a spot out on the floor

    [Chorus]

    Now Freak!
    I said Freak!
    Now Freak!

    All that pressure got you down
    Has your head spinning all around
    Feel the rhythm, check the ride
    Come on along and have a real good time
    Like the days of stopping at the Savoy
    Now we freak, oh what a joy
    Just come on down, two fifty four
    Find a spot out on the floor

    [Chorus]

Comments: 7

  • Bill from UsTo S.d. = Savoy Dance Club of the 70's... uh try 1926! and they were stompin to Chick Webb and Erskin Hawkins among others!
  • Jim from Morgantown, WvSorry Nile. "Peppermint Twist" was by Joey Dee and the Starliters.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyFour of Chic's first five releases made the Top 10; DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (YOWSAH, YOWSAH, YOWSAH), peaked at #6, EVERYBODY DANCE, reached #38, LE FREAK, peaked at #1, I WANT YOUR LOVE reached #7, and finally GOOD TIMES, made it to #1...
  • Alan from Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaI love this song when I was a kid!
  • S.d. from Denver, CoActually, the Savoy was yet another NYC dance club in the 70s. The "stompin'" reference probably had a double meaning in tribute to the song and movie, but the Savoy in this case was, like 54, an actual locale.
  • Alain from Ajaccio, FranceIn France, because of the french-flavored lyrics ("le" freak, "c'est" chic), many people think this song is about money! The French slang equivalent of "dough" is "fric" which approximately sounds like "freak". Some people think the song is an ode to wealth or materialism ("le fric, c'est chic!" would mean something like "It's cool/hip to have money!")... A French bank even chose the song as the soundtrack for their tv commercial...
  • Michael from Toronto, CanadaThe lyric "Like the days of ol' stomping at the Savoy,"

    is probably "Like the days of Stompin' at the Savoy"

    A reference to the song and movies by the same name.
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