Lost in Music


"Lost in Music"
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Single by Sister Sledge
from the album We Are Family
B-side"Thinking of You"
ReleasedJuly 11, 1979 (1979-07-11)
StudioThe Power Station
(New York City, New York)
Length3:24 (single version) 4:47 (album version)
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Bernard Edwards
Sister Sledge singles chronology
"We Are Family"
"Lost in Music"
"Got to Love Somebody"

"Lost in Music" is a 1979[1] single by the American vocal group Sister Sledge. Taken from their album We Are Family, the song was written and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (of the group Chic).


"Lost in Music" was one of the group's biggest hits. The song charted at No. 35 on the US Billboard R&B chart (then called the Hot Soul Singles chart)[2]). It also reached the UK top twenty in three separate decades. The original version reached #17 in 1979,[1] while a "Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix" reached No. 4 in 1984.[1]

In the media

In 2006, the 'Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix' was used in the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories soundtrack. Two years later, the song featured prominently in the karaoke style game show Who Dares, Sings!, being performed by the presenters at the start of each show. The 1984 remix features additional backing vocals by Simon le Bon and Andy Taylor, members of Duran Duran.

Cover versions of the song appeared on two 1993 albums; British post-punk band the Fall's The Infotainment Scan,[3] and Anita Lane's Dirty Pearl.[4]

The song was featured prominently during the season two premiere of the HBO series Looking in which the cast dance to it at a party in the woods.


Chart (1979) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop) 14
Ireland (IRMA) 30
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 12
UK Singles (OCC) 17
US Hot Soul Singles (Billboard) 35
Chart (1984) Peak
Ireland (IRMA) 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 4
UK Singles (OCC) 4
Chart (1993) Peak
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 48
Europe Dance (Music & Media)[6] 4
Ireland (IRMA) 10
UK Singles (OCC) 14
UK Dance (Music Week)[7] 2


  1. ^ a b c "Sister Sledge". The Official Charts Company.
  2. ^ "Sister Sledge". Allmusic.
  3. ^ Macdonald, Neil (15 April 2013). "A Past Gone Rad: The Fall's Infotainment Scan 20 Years On". The Quietus. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/dirty-pearl-mw0000177725
  5. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. March 20, 1993. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "European Dance Radio Top 25" (PDF). Music & Media. April 10, 1993. p. 9. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  7. ^ "Top 60 Dance Singles" (PDF). Music Week. March 13, 1993. p. 18. Retrieved April 9, 2021.