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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46 13
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Disco Inferno The Trammps

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50 16
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53 20
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Last Dance Donna Summer

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45 15
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Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston

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50 19
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Night Fever Bee Gees

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44 15
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That’s the Way (I Like It) KC & the Sunshine Band

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41 13
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Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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48 19
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Le Freak Chic

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48 19
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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

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50 21
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Funkytown Lipps

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43 16
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Heart of Glass Blondie

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38 13
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Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

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38 13
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Y.M.C.A Village People

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38 14
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Ring My Bell Anita Ward

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36 13
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September Earth, Wind & Fire

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29 10
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Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey

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31 13
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Knock on Wood Amii Stewart

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32 14
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Upside Down Diana Ross

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27 10
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12 Things You Didn't Know About Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie

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27 10
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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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30 13
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Shame Evelyn "Champagne" King

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30 13
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Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer

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27 11
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The Hustle Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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28 12
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Turn the Beat Around Vicki Sue Robinson

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25 11
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Car Wash Rose Royce

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25 12
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The Best Songs About Winning, Ranked

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27 15
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We Are Family Sister Sledge

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21 10
If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor

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26 15
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Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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19 9
More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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25 15
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18 9
Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Love Train The O'Jays

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22 13
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Love Hangover Diana Ross

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24 15
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Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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20 13
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20 13
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I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters

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22 15
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Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention

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17 11
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The Best Songs on Kanye West and Kid Cudi's Album Kids See Ghosts

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20 15
Macarthur Park 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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16 12
In the Navy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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9 5
The Rubberband Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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More, More, More Andrea True Connection

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13 11
Could It Be Magic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Copacabana Barry Manilow

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