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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93 39
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Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

2
97 42
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Gloria Gaynor

3
97 42
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Chic

4
144 73
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Donna Summer

5
92 39
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6
165 87
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Bee Gees

7
90 38
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KC & the Sunshine Band

8
85 35
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Bee Gees

9
89 38
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Earth, Wind & Fire

10
90 39
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Lipps

11
88 38
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Donna Summer

12
83 35
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The Trammps

13
88 39
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Thelma Houston

14
64 23
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A Taste of Honey

15
58 21
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16
68 31
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Village People

17
58 24
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Amii Stewart

18
66 30
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Anita Ward

19
74 36
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Blondie

20
57 24
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Donna Summer

21
57 24
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Diana Ross

22
66 31
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23
52 24
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Evelyn "Champagne" King

24
57 28
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Sister Sledge

25
52 25
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Vicki Sue Robinson