70s The Best Disco Bands/Artists  

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What separates disco bands from their pop music contemporaries is that their music is not only catchy and hip shaking, it's the sound has endured despite harsh criticism from haters. The best disco bands have become well-regarded by history. Disco artists were wildly popular during the 1970s and wherever you went, there was likely some sort of disco influence. Whether it was their flashy wardrobe, glittery personas or overall coolness, the best disco artists were seen and heard throughout the decade of excess. The best disco artists can still hear their songs played on radio today, which is quite an accomplishment.

So, that said, what are the best disco bands? Any list of disco artists must include the likes of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and Chic to name a few. These are widely recognized as some of the biggest names in disco and the best artists in the genre. If you know disco, you'll want to have your voice heard and to ensure that this poll accurately reflects who are the greatest disco artists of all time.

Ultimately, it's up to you to determine who are the best disco artists. If you notice someone missing from this list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best disco bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest disco musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular disco bands that you might've heard of. (59 items)

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
ABBA Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music - Post Dico

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
KC and the Sunshine Band Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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CHIC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
CHIC Disco, Rock music, Reggae

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The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Trammps Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Disco, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sister Sledge Disco, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool & the Gang Disco, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Brothers Johnson Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Leo Sayer Disco, Pop music, Pop rock

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Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The S.O.S. Band Urban contemporary, Disco, Contemporary R&B

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Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Shalamar Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Vicki Sue Robinson Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Evelyn King Disco, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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Village People is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Village People Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton House music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Weather Girls Urban contemporary, Disco, Pop music

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Linda Clifford Disco, House music, Contemporary R&B

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Phyllis Hyman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Phyllis Hyman Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Shakatak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Shakatak Fusion, Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz

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Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Randy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Randy Crawford Disco, Smooth jazz, Rhythm and blues

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Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

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Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Yvonne Elliman Popular music, Ballad, Disco

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Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bonnie Pointer Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Infected Mushroom Electronic music, Psychedelic, Trance

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music

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MFSB is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
MFSB Disco, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Roy Ayers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Roy Ayers Hip hop music, Disco, Kozmigroov

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Susaye Greene is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Susaye Greene Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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France Joli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
France Joli Disco, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG

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Chambers Brothers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Chambers Brothers Psychedelic soul, Disco, Rock music

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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Eruption is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, New Wave

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Man Parrish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Man Parrish Old-school hip hop, Disco, Electro

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Luis Beza is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Luis Beza Hip hop music, Disco, Pop music

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Norman Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Norman Whitfield Psychedelic soul, Disco, Pop music

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Sylvie Vartan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvie Vartan Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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Viola Wills is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Viola Wills Disco, Dance music, Funk

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Sylvia Robinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvia Robinson Hip hop music, Disco, Rhythm and blues