He’s The Greatest Dancer chords




You can learn how to play He’s The Greatest Dancer by Sister Sledge!

Sister Sledge was Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards’s second band which ran parallel to Chic.

Consisting of the four sisters Debbie, Joni, Kathy, and Kim Sledge, they released their debut album We Are Family in 1979.

On this album, we find He’s The Greatest Dancer, Lost In Music, Thinking Of You, and We Are Family, four of the biggest disco hits of all time!

The same year, Nile and Bernard also released Good Times with Chic. I guess you could say that this was the year these two legends properly found their groove!


He’s The Greatest Dancer chords and lyrics


||: Gm7 Cm7 | Cm7 Dm7 :||
| Gm7 | Gm7 |

| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, that I’ve ever seen.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow.

||: Gm7 Cm7 | Cm7 Dm7 :||
One night in a disco on the outskirts of Frisco,
I was cruising with my favorite gang.
The place was so boring filled with out-of-towners touring,
I knew that it wasn’t my thing.
I really wasn’t caring, but I felt my eyes staring,
At a guy who stuck out in the crowd.
He had the kind of body that would shame Adonis,
| Gm7 | Gm7 |
and a face that would make any man proud.

| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, (that I’ve ever seen) ooh.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow

||: Gm7 Cm7 | Cm7 Dm7 :||
The champion of dance, his moves will put you in a trance,
and he never leaves the disco alone.
Arrogance but not conceit, as a man he’s complete,
my creme de la creme, please take me home.
He wears the finest clothes, the best designers Heaven knows,
ooh, from his head down to his toes.
Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci,
| Gm7 | Gm7 |
he looks like a still, that man is dressed to kill.

| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, (that I’ve ever seen), I’ve ever seen.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, ooh, ooh, ooh-wow.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, hey, (he’s the greatest dancer).
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, (that I’ve ever seen), I love your moves.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, that I’ve ever seen.

||: Gm7 Cm7 | Cm7 Dm7 :|| x8
||: N.C | N.C | N.C | N.C :|| x4 (chorus string stabs)
||: Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 | Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 :|| x4

| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, (that I’ve ever seen), I’ve ever seen.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, ooh, ooh, ooh-wow.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow hey, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, (that I’ve ever seen), I love your moves.
| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, he’s the greatest dancer.
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |
Oh, what, wow, that I’ve ever seen.

||: Gm7 Cm7 | Cm7 Dm7 :|| to fade


He’s The Greatest Dancer chord progression

There are two chord progressions to understand in order to learn how to play He’s The Greatest Dancer.

The first is the intro/verse which starts on the VI chord, goes to chord II, stays there, then goes up to chord III, like this is in the key of Gm.

||: Gm7 Cm7 | Cm7 Dm7 :||
| Gm7 | Gm7 |

It’s staying on the Cm7 that makes it unique. After repeating this several times, we stay on a Gm7 for two bars before the chorus.

The chorus starts on the II chord, moves up to III, then plays a dim7 chord a semitone below chord VI. When we repeat this, we leave the dim7 chord out.

| Cm7 Dm7 | F#dim7 Gm7 |
| Cm7 Dm7 | Gm7 |

That’s how simple the chords for He’s The Greatest Dancer are. Playing them as well as Nile Rodgers, that’s the difficult bit!


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