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. (76 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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+ - 56 45
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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+ - 169 170
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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+ - 133 171
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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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Disco, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Trammps Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul 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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Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool & the Gang Disco, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 29 33
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The S.O.S. Band Urban contemporary, Disco, 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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Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Shalamar Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Brothers Johnson Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton House music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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

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Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bonnie Pointer Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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+ - 19 26
Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Yvonne Elliman Popular music, Ballad, Disco

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music

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Village People is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Village People Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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+ - 14 22
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Leo Sayer Disco, Pop music, Pop rock

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+ - 14 23
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
France Joli Disco, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG

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Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, New Wave

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Eruption is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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The Spinners is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Spinners Smooth soul, Philadelphia soul, Pop music

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Stephanie Mills is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Stephanie Mills Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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+ - 16 31
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Weather Girls Urban contemporary, Disco, Pop music

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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Pointer Sisters Girl group, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 12 23
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Carol Douglas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Odyssey Disco, Rare groove, Dance music

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The Sylelistics is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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+ - 1 0
Tavaras is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Andrea True Connection is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Andrea True Connection Disco, Pop music

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LTD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Phyllis Hyman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Phyllis Hyman Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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+ - 9 21
Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Linda Clifford Disco, House music, Contemporary R&B

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Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Silver Convention Disco, Pop music, Euro disco

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The Michael Zager Band is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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+ - 22 31
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

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+ - 15 21
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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+ - 8 18
Shakatak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Shakatak Fusion, Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz

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Eddwin Star is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Patrice Rushen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Patrice Rushen Urban contemporary, New Wave, Jazz-funk