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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Stayin' Alive Bee Gees

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I Feel Love Donna Summer

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Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions

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Disco Inferno The Trammps

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Last Dance Donna Summer

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Night Fever Bee Gees

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Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston

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Funkytown Lipps

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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

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September Earth, Wind & Fire

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Le Freak Chic

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

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Y.M.C.A Village People

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Ring My Bell Anita Ward

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Heart of Glass Blondie

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Upside Down Diana Ross

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Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey

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Shame Evelyn "Champagne" King

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Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer

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Turn the Beat Around Vicki Sue Robinson

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Knock on Wood Amii Stewart

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Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead

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If I Can't Have You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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The Hustle Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

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Love Hangover Diana Ross

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Love Train The O'Jays

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Car Wash Rose Royce

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More Than a Woman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor

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We Are Family Sister Sledge

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More, More, More Andrea True Connection

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Love Machine Supermax

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Macarthur Park is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Ladies Night Kool & The Gang

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I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters

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Macho Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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The Rubberband Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas

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No More Tears (Enough Is Enoug... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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Copacabana Barry Manilow

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Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention

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Could It Be Magic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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In the Navy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked
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