Sugarhill Gang ‎– Rapper's Delight

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Note: There are two USA 12" pressings that got proper crediting for "Chic Music, Inc." but not yet showing the song being written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers. As seen here: Rapper's Delight / Rapper's Delight

There are four final USA 12" pressings that got proper crediting for "CHIC Music Inc." showing the song written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers. As seen here: Rapper's Delight / Rapper's Delight / Rapper's Delight / Rapper's Delight

The song's intro is an interpolation of "Here Comes That Sound Again" by British studio disco group "Love De-Luxe". The track itself is formed extensively from the bass line from Chic's "Good Times" which originally was not cleared or credited to "Chic". Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards threatened legal action over copyright, which resulted in a settlement and their being credited as co-writers.

Tracklist

Rapper's Delight (Long Version) 15:00
Rapper's Delight (Short Version) 6:30

Versions (129)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
41000-1 Sugarhill Gang Deliciosos (Malos Tiempos) Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Teen 41000-1 Ecuador 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (12", S/Sided, Single, TP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
TI - 70338 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = El Cotorreo(12") Trebol TI - 70338 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
MI 30601 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight Part 1 / Part 2(7") Musart MI 30601 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
mix 332-310 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Clave (4) mix 332-310 Uruguay 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SOSM 1012 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sound Of Scandinavia SOSM 1012 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Gre) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Ora) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RP, Bes) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
TDS 061 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) RCA Victor TDS 061 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
QDC 19 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Quality QDC 19 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue, Baboo 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
QDC 19 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, RE) Quality QDC 19 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, RP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, RP, BW) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Rai) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
0930.002 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Spe) Metronome 0930.002 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0930.002 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Spe) Metronome 0930.002 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Yel) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Yel) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
103492 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") RCA Victor 103492 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
6198 316 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Philips 6198 316 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
FRS 3011 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Frog Records (5) FRS 3011 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
Q 2357X Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Quality Q 2357X Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SH 752 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Jukebox, Promo, Red) Sugar Hill Records SH 752 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-752 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Promo) Sugar Hill Records SH-752 US 1979 Sell This Version
Q 2357X Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", RE) Quality Q 2357X Canada 1979 Sell This Version
0030.232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome, CNR 0030.232 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH-001, VID-153RE-BW Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SH-001, VID-153RE-BW Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
0030.232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome, CNR 0030.232 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
SOS 1011 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sound Of Scandinavia SOS 1011 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
0030.232, 0030. 232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome, Metronome 0030.232, 0030. 232 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
103492 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) RCA Victor 103492 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
SH-101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Pye Records SH-101 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, 4-P) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SOS 1011 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Mis) Sound Of Scandinavia SOS 1011 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sil) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sol) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sol) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sol) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sol) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH-101A Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Sugar Hill Records SH-101A US 1979 Sell This Version
SHC-524 Sugar Hill Gang* Rapper's Delight(Cass, Single) Sugar Hill Records SHC-524 US 1979 Sell This Version
APG-1503 Sugarhill Gang Delicias De Un Charlatán = Rapper's Delight(12") RCA APG-1503 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
APG-1503 Sugarhill Gang Delicias De Un Charlatán = Rapper's Delight(12", Promo) RCA APG-1503 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
41000-1 Sugarhill Gang Delicioso (Malos Tiempos)(12", Maxi) Teen Internacional 41000-1 Ecuador 1980 Sell This Version
41000-1 Sugarhill Gang Delicioso (malos Tiempos)(12", Maxi) Teen Internacional 41000-1 Ecuador 1980 Sell This Version
S S 1000 Sugarhill Gang La Cotorra (Rapper's Delight)(12", Maxi) Top Hits S S 1000 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
01.31.1627 Sugarhill Gang La Cotorra = Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Top Hits 01.31.1627 Peru 1980 Sell This Version
60 29 472 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = El Gozo Del Rollista(12") Philips 60 29 472 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
61 98 316 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = El Gozo Del Rollista(7", Single) Philips 61 98 316 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
SHS-001 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = La Cotorra(12", Single) COLOR (4) SHS-001 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
101.8161 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = Melô Do Tagarela(7") RCA 101.8161 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
SH-501 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = The Raper´s Deligt(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records SH-501 Costa Rica 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1980 Sell This Version
RPM 00/531-12 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") RPM RPM 00/531-12 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
100.8045 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Blu) RCA Victor 100.8045 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
100.8045 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Pin) RCA Victor 100.8045 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
100.8045 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Gre) RCA Victor 100.8045 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
RPM 00/532 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") RPM RPM 00/532 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
RPM 00/532 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") RPM RPM 00/532 Rhodesia 1980 Sell This Version
30 232, 0030.232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome, Metronome 30 232, 0030.232 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
SP06-4 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records SP06-4 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6031 150 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Philips 6031 150 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
R-1018 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Card, Pic) Tonpress R-1018 Poland 1980 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1981 Sell This Version
247326-1 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 247326-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
312127 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Maxi, RE) Vogue 312127 France 1988 Sell This Version
6.20909 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RE) Sugar Hill Records 6.20909 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
12P-1553 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") P-Vine Records 12P-1553 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
RPMX 225 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") Polarvox Oy RPMX 225 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 3004 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") 4 Jocks Only JOCK 3004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 3004 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", M/Print) 4 Jocks Only JOCK 3004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 3004 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", M/Print) 4 Jocks Only JOCK 3004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
246659-0 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 246659-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 1004 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(7", Single) 4 Jocks Only JOCK 1004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 8004 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(CD, Maxi) 4 Jocks Only JOCK 8004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
SHRD0012 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix 1989)(12") Castle Communications Plc SHRD0012 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VID-SHR-524 Sugar Hill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix)(12") Sugar Hill Records VID-SHR-524 US 1989 Sell This Version
500 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix)(12") Sugar Hill Records 500 US 1989 Sell This Version
VID-SHR-524, 500 Sugar Hill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix)(12") Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records VID-SHR-524, 500 US 1989 Sell This Version
VID-SHR-524, 500 Sugar Hill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix)(12") Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records VID-SHR-524, 500 US 1989 Sell This Version
312170 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", Maxi) Vogue 312170 France 1989 Sell This Version
246 571-2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(CD, Mini, Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, TELDEC 246 571-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
246 571-2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(CD, Mini, Maxi) Sugar Hill Records, TELDEC 246 571-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
SHRD0007, SHRD 0007 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Hip Hop Remix 1989)(7", Single) Castle Communications, Castle Communications SHRD0007, SHRD 0007 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SHRD0007 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Hip Hop Remix 1989)(7", Single) Castle Communications SHRD0007 UK 1989 Sell This Version
102334 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89 By Ben Liebrand)(7", Single) Vogue 102334 France 1989 Sell This Version
191005 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89 By Ben Liebrand)(CD, Maxi) Vogue 191005 France 1989 Sell This Version
POST 570 The Sugarhill Gang* Rappers Delight - Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89(12") Possum Records POST 570 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
EP-TOCO-09/16, 145.639-5 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", M/Print) ToCo International, ToCo International EP-TOCO-09/16, 145.639-5 Philippines 1990 Sell This Version
TIX 107 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RE) 12 Inch Stars TIX 107 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
TXCD 11 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(CD, Single, Dig) 12 Inch Stars, Dig It International TXCD 11 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
CMNT965 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight(12", Single, RE) Sugar Hill Records CMNT965 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Unofficial) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 2005 Sell This Version
SH 542, VID 152RE Sugar Gang* Rapper's Delight(12", Unofficial) Hollywood Records (10), Hollywood Records (10) SH 542, VID 152RE Italy Unknown Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Vogue 101260 France Unknown Sell This Version
none Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", M/Print, Unofficial) Dagger Productions none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
QGT 340X Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, RE) Quality QGT 340X Canada Unknown Sell This Version
GC 340X Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, RE) Quality GC 340X Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sol) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
R-1018 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Card, Pic) Tonpress R-1018 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SH 65000 Sugarhill Gang The Raper's Deligt (Version Corta)(7", Single) Sugarhill SH 65000 Costa Rica Unknown Sell This Version

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xrey

xrey

August 8, 2021
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Red, SH-542
Somewhere I have the rare red-label 12" and 7" pressings of "Rapper's Delight" I got via Big State Distribution in Dallas in 1979. It was a big club hit, even in most gay bars that normally played no black or R&B music. That is a testament how universal this song became where everyone played this into the ground back in the day, yet got little radio play in most pop stations in the US. Not bad for a 12" that has sold over 3-1/2 million copies so far. Such an amazing part of history for such an unusual record that charted so well worldwide: Canada, Netherlands, & Spain #1; Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland #2; South Africa, West Germany, US Soul/R&B and UK #3; Austria #5; Ireland #14, New Zealand #18, US Hot 100 #36; Australia #37.
slamboogie88

slamboogie88

March 26, 2021
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", RP, Bes, SH-542

Good pressing. This recording sounds very clean and tight. Audio quality is excellent. The loop of Chic's Good Times is lacking the highs but considering this was recording analog before the advent of digital drum pads, loops and digital recording software. So for what it is, this record is still very inventive and what a classic and historic recording to have in your record collection.
VortexBoy

VortexBoy

November 9, 2020
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", SHL 101
What a talented bunch!!! Still the only rap record I've ever liked (and Blondie's Rapture).
parkrow

parkrow

September 26, 2020
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Red, SH-542
I have a version with the same labels and similar etchings in the runout grooves that, unless it was switched out, came in the Sugar Hill Records logo sleeve.
Mellowiz

Mellowiz

July 26, 2020
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Red, SH-542
The very first hip hop record. Also made it into the charts and basically defined a new genre.
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

December 18, 2019
referencing Rapper's Delight, 7", Single, 101260
With its syncopated rhythm and strident bassline, this song really is ideal to play, when you are busy preparing a large amount of dumplings, to be proudly served at a family get together.
djmikecastillo

djmikecastillo

October 15, 2019
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", RP, SH-542
this record single-handedly gave birth to rap music. grooves so funky make you wanna slap ya mama.
floriankeller

floriankeller

October 10, 2019
referencing Rapper's Delight, 7", Single, SP06-4
does this pressing have the intro on the long version?
howardtaft

howardtaft

August 16, 2017
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", SH-542
This release sounds super thin. There is almost no bass whatsoever.
dick.pluim

dick.pluim

December 29, 2016
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Single, RE, QDC 19
Guess the 15' duration isn't correct. When playing it lasts approx. 14'30".