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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I Feel Love Donna Summer

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Stayin' Alive Bee Gees

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Disco Inferno The Trammps

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Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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

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Last Dance Donna Summer

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Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston

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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

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Le Freak Chic

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Night Fever Bee Gees

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Funkytown Lipps

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Ring My Bell Anita Ward

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Heart of Glass Blondie

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September Earth, Wind & Fire

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Y.M.C.A Village People

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Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey

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Knock on Wood Amii Stewart

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The Hustle Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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Shame Evelyn "Champagne" King

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Upside Down Diana Ross

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer

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Turn the Beat Around Vicki Sue Robinson

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Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor

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If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Car Wash Rose Royce

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We Are Family Sister Sledge

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Love Hangover Diana Ross

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The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters

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Love Train The O'Jays

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More, More, More Andrea True Connection

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Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Love Machine Supermax

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Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention

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The Rubberband Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Copacabana Barry Manilow

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FredNorman added Let's All Chant Michael Zager Band

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In the Navy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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