Chase (instrumental)  

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"Chase" or "The Chase" is an instrumental by Giorgio Moroder from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack album Midnight Express and made the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in January 1979, listing as high as #33.

Although a disco, "Chase", along with Donna Summer's "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.


  • During the 1978–1979 NBA basketball season, tv broadcaster CBS used "Chase" as an intro to the highlights program.
  • "Chase" is used as the background music of the introduction video of Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway in 1979.
  • "Chase" was the sonic signature for the MISL's Kansas City Comets during the late 1980s and 1990s. It was played during live match play when the Comets would move the ball up the field.
  • It is the opening theme music for Coast to Coast AM, a syndicated late-night radio show.
  • "Chase" was partially covered by Daft Punk in their "Daftendirektour" performances in 1997, as well as being used in many of their late-nineties live performances. The duo would later collaborate with Moroder on a track in Random Access Memories.
  • "Chase" is used as a reoccurring music motif in the Hong Kong neo-noir The Longest Nite.
  • Vitalic made a remix of "Chase" in 2003.
  • The song also appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
  • "Chase" was sampled more than once in the 2007 movie Hot Rod.
  • A "Chase" remix was made by Umek in 2008.
  • It served as the theme music for independent professional wrestler Trent Acid before his death in 2010.
  • "Chase" was sampled in episode 15 ("Stealing First Base") of the 21st season of The Simpsons.
  • "Chase" is sampled in Dutch DJ, Jesselyn's, track "Flora".
  • Professional wrestling on-air talent and manager Jim Cornette uses "Chase" as his entrance music while on the independent circuit. Occasionally, the song has also been linked with the tag teams he managed, most notably the greatly successful Midnight Express. It is also used by British wrestling tag team Full Pack (Micky Long and Iain Robinson).
  • The Missouri Comets, play off with the Kansas City Comets using "Chase" as their entrance theme and during games.

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