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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95 38
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Gloria Gaynor

2
86 35
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Earth, Wind & Fire

3
94 41
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Chic

4
86 36
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KC & the Sunshine Band

5
159 85
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Bee Gees

6
136 70
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Donna Summer

7
88 38
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Lipps

8
88 38
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

9
86 37
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10
82 36
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Donna Summer

11
79 34
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The Trammps

12
83 37
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Thelma Houston

13
79 35
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Bee Gees

14
60 23
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A Taste of Honey

15
67 28
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Village People

16
56 21
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Donna Summer

17
64 27
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Anita Ward

18
54 20
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19
73 35
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Blondie

20
57 24
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Amii Stewart

21
56 24
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Diana Ross

22
63 30
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23
56 27
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Sister Sledge

24
50 24
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Evelyn "Champagne" King

25
46 22
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Gloria Gaynor