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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Bee Gees

2
72 26
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78 30
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Chic

4
72 27
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KC & the Sunshine Band

5
72 28
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Lipps

6
69 26
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Bee Gees

7
69 26
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The Trammps

8
66 24
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Earth, Wind & Fire

9
74 30
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

10
117 60
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Donna Summer

11
71 30
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Gloria Gaynor

12
48 14
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A Taste of Honey

13
73 32
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Donna Summer

14
68 29
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Thelma Houston

15
44 13
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60 26
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Blondie

17
54 22
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49 19
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Amii Stewart

19
48 19
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Diana Ross

20
52 23
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Anita Ward

21
44 17
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Donna Summer

22
54 25
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Village People

23
37 15
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McFadden & Whitehead

24
42 19
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Evelyn "Champagne" King

25
44 21
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Sister Sledge

26
38 18
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Gloria Gaynor

27
39 19
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Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

28
32 14
If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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39 20
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Vicki Sue Robinson

30
36 18
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Kool & The Gang

31
30 14
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The O'Jays

32
33 17
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Rose Royce

33
29 15
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31 17
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The Pointer Sisters

35
31 17
More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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36 22
Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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29 18
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30 19
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35 25
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Carl Douglas

41
27 19
Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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28 20
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Andrea True Connection

43
30 22
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Silver Convention

44
21 15
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29 24
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Diana Ross

46
7 2
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47
5 0
Shame Shame Shame is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Shirley & Company

48
22 21
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Supermax

49
26 26
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Barry Manilow

50
3 3
Slide is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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