70s Music 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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Chic

2
64 22
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KC & the Sunshine Band

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65 23
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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117 59
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Bee Gees

5
57 19
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Earth, Wind & Fire

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109 55
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Donna Summer

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61 23
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The Trammps

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59 24
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66 30
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Donna Summer

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59 25
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Bee Gees

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61 27
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Gloria Gaynor

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61 27
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Lipps

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62 28
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Thelma Houston

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40 12
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A Taste of Honey

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53 22
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Blondie

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38 11
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47 19
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Anita Ward

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48 21
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Village People

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46 21
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42 18
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Diana Ross

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41 18
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Amii Stewart

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38 17
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Donna Summer

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37 18
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Evelyn "Champagne" King

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32 14
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McFadden & Whitehead

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35 17
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Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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33 16
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Kool & The Gang

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35 18
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Vicki Sue Robinson

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37 20
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Sister Sledge

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33 18
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Gloria Gaynor

30
27 13
If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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28 14
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The Pointer Sisters

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26 14
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26 14
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The O'Jays

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29 17
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28 17
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Rose Royce

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29 18
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25 15
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27 17
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Andrea True Connection

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33 23
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Carl Douglas

40
24 15
More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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30 21
Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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28 21
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Diana Ross

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26 20
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Silver Convention

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22 17
Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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22 19
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Supermax

47
18 15
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25 24
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Barry Manilow

49
2 0
Shame Shame Shame is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
RodneyEdwards added Shirley & Company

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12 11
The Rubberband Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
degeddes added The Spinners