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History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked 

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Updated May 22, 2020 11.6k votes 1.3k voters 52.7k views 105 items

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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Bee Gees
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Bee Gees
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Gloria Gaynor
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Donna Summer
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Donna Summer
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KC & the Sunshine Band
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The Trammps
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Chic
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Lipps
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Earth, Wind & Fire
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Thelma Houston
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions
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Village People
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Donna Summer
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Anita Ward
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Sister Sledge
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A Taste of Honey
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Blondie
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Vicki Sue Robinson
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If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony
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Rose Royce