Le Freak chords by Chic


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Le Freak | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

One, two. 

Chorus 1

||: Am7 | D9 | Am7 | D9 :||
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out! 
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!

Verse 1

||: Am7 | D9 :||
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.

Verse 2

||: Am7 | D9 :||
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 2

||: Am7 | D9 | Am7 | D9 :||
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!

Verse 3

||: Am7 | D9 :||
All that pressure got you down.
Has your head been spinning all around?
Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme.
Come on along and have a real good time.

Verse 4

||: Am7 | D9 :||
Like the days, ah, of Stomping at the Savoy.
Now we freak, oh, what a joy.
Just come on down to the 54.
Find your spot out on the floor.

Chorus 3

||: Am7 | D9 | Am7 | D9 :||
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out!. Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!

Instrumental

||: Am7 | Am7 | D7 | D7 :|| x4
Now freak.

||: Am7 | Am7 | D7 | D7 :||
I said freak.

||: Am7 | Am7 | D7 | D7 :||
Now freak.

Verse 5

||: Am7 | D9 :||
All that pressure got you down.
Has your head been spinning all around?
Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme.
Come on along and have a real good time.

Verse 6

||: Am7 | D9 :||
Like the days, ah, of Stomping at the Savoy.
Now we “reak, oh, what a joy.
Just come on down to the 54.
Find your spot out on the floor.

Chorus 4

||: Am7 | D9 | Am7 | D9 :||
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!

Outro

||: Am7 | D9 | Am7 | D9 :||
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!
Ah, freak out! Le freak, c’est chic. Freak out!



Le Freak Chords: Learn the progressions!


There’s not much to say about Le Freak‘s chords after going through them with the lyrics above!

It’s just a II – V, the best progression to dance to, so I guess all you have to do is get good at recognizing this movement by experiencing it in other songs like Good Times and I Wish.

Every time you find a II – V, make a note of how it feels depending on the context, for example in Mad World, because it’s a ballad, it feels different compared to what you heard here in Le Freak.

Clearly, the chord progression of a song is dependent on lyrics, tempo, and style!


Le Freak aimed for a dance craze!

Le Freak is a single off Chic’s 1978 album C’est Chic where we also find I Want Your Love.

The song was an international hit, reaching the top 10 in 14 countries. In the U.S., where it stayed at the #1 spot for seven weeks, it sold 4 million copies.

At the height of the Disco era, Le Freak aimed to create a new dance craze, just like Do You Love Me, Get Ready, Greased Lightnin’, and The Twist had done previously, YMCA did the same year, and Macarena, Single Ladies, Vogue, Gangnam Style, Thriller, and Billie Jean have done since.

What’s interesting about Le Freak’s dance craze is that it’s not specified, making it mysterious/up to you to define what it is. In the music video, it’s like the band is watching the dance floor, clapping along.

If you have a Disco/Dance band and want to engage the audience in a dance-off, Le Freak may be the best choice for a song to get the dance floor moving.



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