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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KC & the Sunshine Band

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126 63
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Bee Gees

3
69 26
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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66 24
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The Trammps

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73 29
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Chic

6
61 21
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Earth, Wind & Fire

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111 57
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Donna Summer

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67 27
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Lipps

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64 25
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Bee Gees

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63 25
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64 28
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Thelma Houston

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42 13
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A Taste of Honey

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65 30
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Gloria Gaynor

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40 12
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67 32
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Donna Summer

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56 24
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Blondie

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49 21
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44 18
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Diana Ross

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48 22
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Anita Ward

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44 19
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Amii Stewart

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49 23
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Village People

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39 17
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Donna Summer

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33 14
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McFadden & Whitehead

24
36 17
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Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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37 18
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Evelyn "Champagne" King

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36 18
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Vicki Sue Robinson

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33 16
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Kool & The Gang

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38 21
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Sister Sledge

29
34 18
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Gloria Gaynor

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28 13
If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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27 14
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The O'Jays

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28 15
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The Pointer Sisters

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31 18
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29 17
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Rose Royce

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29 17
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26 15
More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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27 17
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Andrea True Connection

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31 21
Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Carl Douglas

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25 16
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24 17
Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Diana Ross

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27 22
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Silver Convention

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19 15
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Shame Shame Shame is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Shirley & Company

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Supermax

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

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26 24
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