Despite the repetitiveness of Nile Rodgers’ thin, clattering productions by the late Reagan administration, he nevertheless coaxed superior performances from the artists below, on a few of which with the original Chic. I’ve culled a few of his best from 1980 to 1989. Let me know if I miss something.

1. David Bowie – Modern Love
2. Madonna – Angel
3. Duran Duran – Notorious
4. Jeff Beck ft. Rod Stewart – People Get Ready
5. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
6. The B’52s – Roam
7. Grace Jones – I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You)
8. INXS – Original Sin
9. Ric Ocasek – Flowers of Evil
10. Al Jarreau – Moonlighting
11. Madonna – Material Girl
12. Laurie Anderson – Language is a Virus
13. Bryan Ferry – Help Me
14. Sheena Easton – Do It For Love
15. Depeche Mode – Route 66 (Remix)