songs 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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I Feel Love Donna Summer

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Stayin' Alive Bee Gees

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Night Fever Bee Gees

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Le Freak Chic

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Funkytown Lipps

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Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston

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Last Dance Donna Summer

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Heart of Glass Blondie

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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

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That’s the Way (I Like It) KC & the Sunshine Band

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Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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We Are Family Sister Sledge

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Knock on Wood Amii Stewart

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Ring My Bell Anita Ward

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September Earth, Wind & Fire

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Upside Down Diana Ross

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Disco Inferno The Trammps

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Love Hangover Diana Ross

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Turn the Beat Around Vicki Sue Robinson

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Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer

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Y.M.C.A Village People

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Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor

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The Hustle Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey

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Love Train The O'Jays

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Shame Evelyn "Champagne" King

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Car Wash Rose Royce

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If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters

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Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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Love Machine Supermax

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Copacabana Barry Manilow

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More, More, More Andrea True Connection

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More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention

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Could It Be Magic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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No More Tears (Enough Is Enoug... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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In the Navy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Emotion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Hot Child in the City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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