Nile Rodgers: "Madonna Knows Best"

17 November 2014, 12:44 | Updated: 17 November 2014, 12:50

Nile Rodgers

Chic’s Nile Rodgers has advised to always do as Madonna says.

Chic’s Nile Rodgers has advised to always do as Madonna says.

The Chic star has worked with music's biggest stars throughout his successful career, including Diana Ross and Duran Duran.

However, he has recently said it’s only Madonna's advice that he always listens to.

"Do as Madonna says," Nile said to Q magazine as one of his golden rules for life. "When I did Like a Virgin, I thought Material Girl was the best song to lead with. Madonna was convinced it was Like a Virgin. But I was like, 'Material Girl's ten times better.'

"She taught me that it was about being a girl, losing your virginity, and how relevant a lyric like that would be. Sometimes there's an intellectual component to a record that can trump its primal component."

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The 62-year-old also said he loves sharing his pearls of wisdom with both budding and established artists.

"Help your fellow musicians. I believe in giving back as much help to musicians as possible. Recording with Daft Punk, we were in the same studio we did the first Chic single. They went, 'How did you make Chic records?' So I taught them the technique. We came up with Get Lucky, then Lose Yourself to Dance and Give Life Back to Music in minutes. All three songs were finished in one day.”

Watch Madonna's music video for 'Like A Virgin' below: