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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100 40
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Lipps
2
106 44
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Gloria Gaynor
3
101 41
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4
95 38
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The Trammps
5
107 46
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Chic
6
96 39
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Donna Summer
7
102 43
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions
8
175 91
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Bee Gees
9
96 41
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Earth, Wind & Fire
10
149 76
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Donna Summer
11
95 41
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Thelma Houston
12
98 43
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KC & the Sunshine Band
13
93 40
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Bee Gees
14
70 25
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A Taste of Honey
15
78 31
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16
66 25
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Amii Stewart
17
77 33
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Village People
18
64 25
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Donna Summer
19
74 32
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Anita Ward
20
63 25
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21
65 27
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Diana Ross
22
67 30
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Sister Sledge
23
79 41
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Blondie
24
55 26
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Vicki Sue Robinson
25
51 23
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Gloria Gaynor