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Template:Song Template 2 Chase, also known as "The Chase", is a 1978 instrumental composition song by Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder. It was released as a single during 1978 from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack album Midnight Express (1978), and was a disco instrumental that was subsequently extended and released as a maxi single. It made the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1979, peaking at number 33, and the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 48.

Background

Created especially for the film Midnight Express, Alan Parker, the director of the film, explicitly asked Moroder for a song in the style of "I Feel Love", which Moroder composed for Donna Summer. The song's main melody was played on a Roland SH-2000 synthesizer, while the bass lines were played on a Minimoog synthesizer. The track also has a flanging effect produced by the MXR Flanger, while other instruments used include an ARP/Solina String Ensemble, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet, and piano.

Although a disco piece, "Chase", along with "I Feel Love", is more specifically considered the pioneering introduction of the hi-NRG genre, which came to prominence in the early 1980s. The music was arranged by Harold Faltermeyer under the leadership of Giorgio Moroder.

Why It Rocks

  1. Awesome instruments.
  2. Has been covered by many music composers around the world.
  3. It became a popular music track from the film.
  4. It was Moroder's first time composing a movie soundtrack.
  5. It was the greatest music track ever played in the film.
  6. Faltermeyer and Moroder did a good job at this track.

Trivia

  • The song was used by the pro-wrestling tag team, The Midnight Express, as their entrance theme during the 1980s and 1990s.

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