songs History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked  

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When you think "disco," what comes to mind? Mirror balls, big hair, and bigger dance moves. The best disco songs might inspire these images, sure, but they also incorporate elements of funk, soul, and pop music, inspiring listeners to hit the dance floor and boogie oogie oogie until they drop.

Disco fever reached its peak in the late '70s, and a majority of the top disco songs on this list are from that time frame. And yes, you’ll find repeat artists listed – especially the unforgettable Donna Summer. Ask any disco fan to try and choose just one favorite Donna Summer song. It’s impossible. Her most popular and iconic disco tracks are all here, including “Last Dance,” “I Feel Love” and “Love to Love You Baby.” What deserves the highest rank? That's up to you to decide.

The Bee Gees also take multiple spots on this list of good disco songs. “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “You Should Be Dancing” are just some of their biggest disco hits. The “Stayin’ Alive” soundtrack is basically a snapshot of all that was so great about this time in music history. Add a colorful dance floor (think Studio 54), a huge, diverse crowd filled with joy and total abandon, a disco ball and Tony Manero in that sweet white suit and boom – you’ve got an image that captures an entire era.

What are your favorite disco hit songs? These are some of the most famous in history, so check out the videos, bust some moves and vote for the best!

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I Feel Love Donna Summer

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Stayin' Alive Bee Gees

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Last Dance Donna Summer

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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

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Night Fever Bee Gees

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Le Freak Chic

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Boogie Wonderland Earth^! Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston

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Funkytown Lipps

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Ring My Bell Anita Ward

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That’s the Way (I Like It) KC & the Sunshine Band

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Heart of Glass Blondie

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We Are Family Sister Sledge

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Love Hangover Diana Ross

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Turn the Beat Around Vicki Sue Robinson

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Car Wash Rose Royce

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Love Train The O'Jays

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Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer

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Disco Inferno The Trammps

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Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey

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September Earth, Wind & Fire

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Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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Knock on Wood Amii Stewart

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Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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The Hustle Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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Y.M.C.A Village People

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Shame Evelyn "Champagne" King

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Upside Down Diana Ross

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I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters

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Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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Love Machine Supermax

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Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Copacabana Barry Manilow

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Could It Be Magic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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No More Tears (Enough Is Enoug... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Hot Child in the City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Emotion is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention

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More, More, More Andrea True Connection

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Disco Duck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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