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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1
110 45
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Gloria Gaynor
2
103 41
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3
101 40
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Donna Summer
4
98 39
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The Trammps
5
109 46
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Chic
6
102 42
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Lipps
7
103 43
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions
8
180 92
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Bee Gees
9
98 41
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Earth, Wind & Fire
10
154 77
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Donna Summer
11
97 41
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Thelma Houston
12
95 40
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Bee Gees
13
81 31
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14
71 25
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A Taste of Honey
15
100 45
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KC & the Sunshine Band
16
78 32
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Anita Ward
17
67 25
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Donna Summer
18
68 26
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Amii Stewart
19
79 34
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Village People
20
68 27
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Diana Ross
21
64 25
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22
71 30
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Sister Sledge
23
81 42
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Blondie
24
57 26
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Vicki Sue Robinson
25
53 23
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Gloria Gaynor