Release Date

August 11, 1978

“Le Freak” is a 1978 funk/disco song by American R&B band Chic. It was the band’s third single and first Billboard Hot 100 and R&B #1 hit song. Along with the tracks “I Want Your Love” and “Chic Cheer”, “Le Freak” scored #1 on the disco charts for seven weeks. The single achieved sales of 7 million and also scored #7 in the UK Singles Chart.

Billboard magazine ranked it as the #3 song for 1979. The song was ranked #21 on Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of the first 55 years of the “Hot 100” chart. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”