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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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Madonna Pop music, Rock music Electronic music - Post Dico

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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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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ABBA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
ABBA Synthpop, Disco Pop music

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The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Trammps Disco, Rhythm and blues Soul music

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KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
CHIC Disco, Rock music Reggae

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Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Rhythm and blues, Jazz Soul music

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The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Brothers Johnson Disco, Rhythm and blues Funk

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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Disco, Hi-NRG Dance music

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Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Shalamar Disco, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Evelyn King Disco, Contemporary R&B Dance music

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The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The S.O.S. Band Urban contemporary, Disco Contemporary R&B

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Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Leo Sayer Disco, Pop music Pop rock

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Disco, Rhythm and blues Soul music

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Phyllis Hyman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Phyllis Hyman Disco, Pop music Rhythm and blues

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Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy Disco, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool & the Gang Disco, Dance-pop Contemporary R&B

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Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music Italo disco

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Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Vicki Sue Robinson Disco, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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MFSB is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
MFSB Disco, Rhythm and blues Jazz

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Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Infected Mushroom Electronic music, Psychedelic Trance

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Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Yvonne Elliman Popular music, Ballad Disco

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Roy Ayers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Roy Ayers Hip hop music, Disco Kozmigroov

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music Electronic music

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Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton House music, Contemporary R&B Rhythm and blues

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Blue-eyed soul, Disco Rock music

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Susaye Greene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Susaye Greene Disco, Pop music Dance-pop

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Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Linda Clifford Disco, House music Contemporary R&B

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The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Weather Girls Urban contemporary, Disco Pop music

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Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bonnie Pointer Disco, Rhythm and blues Soul music

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Chambers Brothers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Chambers Brothers Psychedelic soul, Disco Rock music

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Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul New Wave

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Randy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Randy Crawford Disco, Smooth jazz Rhythm and blues

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Eruption is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Disco, Pop music Dance-pop

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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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Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Shakatak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Shakatak Fusion, Jazz-funk Smooth jazz

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Disco, Pop music Rock music

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Man Parrish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Man Parrish Old-school hip hop, Disco Electro

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Norman Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 45 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) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvie Vartan Blue-eyed soul, Disco Pop music

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Sylvia Robinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvia Robinson Hip hop music, Disco Rhythm and blues

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Luis Beza is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Luis Beza Hip hop music, Disco Pop music

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Mansour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Mansour Disco, Pop music Rock music

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Luv' is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Luv' Disco, Pop music Nederpop