70s The Best Disco Bands/Artists  

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What separates disco bands from their pop music contemporaries is that their music is not only catchy and hip shaking, it's the sound has endured despite harsh criticism from haters. The best disco bands have become well-regarded by history. Disco artists were wildly popular during the 1970s and wherever you went, there was likely some sort of disco influence. Whether it was their flashy wardrobe, glittery personas or overall coolness, the best disco artists were seen and heard throughout the decade of excess. The best disco artists can still hear their songs played on radio today, which is quite an accomplishment.

So, that said, what are the best disco bands? Any list of disco artists must include the likes of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and Chic to name a few. These are widely recognized as some of the biggest names in disco and the best artists in the genre. If you know disco, you'll want to have your voice heard and to ensure that this poll accurately reflects who are the greatest disco artists of all time.

Ultimately, it's up to you to determine who are the best disco artists. If you notice someone missing from this list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best disco bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest disco musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular disco bands that you might've heard of. (77 items)
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

2
241 213
Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

3
223 232
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
ABBA Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

4
81 56
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

5
158 178
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
CHIC Disco, Rock music, Reggae

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156 177
KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
KC and the Sunshine Band Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

7
177 194
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
BaruchLalaev added Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music - Post Dico

8
55 42
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added Diana Ross

9
57 47
The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added The Trammps Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

10
64 68
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Disco, Hi-NRG, Dance music

11
62 60
Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Sister Sledge Disco, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

12
125 159
Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool & the Gang Disco, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

13
43 39
Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Evelyn King Disco, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

14
35 38
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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7 0
Tavaras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Tavaras

16
7 0
Stephanie Mills is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Stephanie Mills Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

17
37 36
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Shalamar Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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91 161
Village People is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Village People Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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27 28
Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Yvonne Elliman Popular music, Ballad, Disco

20
36 41
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The S.O.S. Band Urban contemporary, Disco, Contemporary R&B

21
14 5
The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Pointer Sisters Girl group, New Wave, Pop music

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6 0
Andrea True Connection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Andrea True Connection Disco, Pop music

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26 31
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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23 32
Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton House music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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19 22
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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26 38
Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Vicki Sue Robinson Disco, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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19 22
Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bonnie Pointer Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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35 33
The Brothers Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Brothers Johnson Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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21 25
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music

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10 3
The Spinners is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Spinners Smooth soul, Philadelphia soul, Pop music

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10 2
Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Patrick Hernandez

32
22 32
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Weather Girls Urban contemporary, Disco, Pop music

33
7 2
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce Rhythm and blues, Soul music

34
17 24
Eruption is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

35
6 1
Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Heatwave Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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6 1
Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Silver Convention Disco, Pop music, Euro disco

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20 30
Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, New Wave

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16 24
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
France Joli Disco, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG

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5 1
Carol Douglas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Carol Douglas

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17 27
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Leo Sayer Disco, Pop music, Pop rock

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5 1
The Michael Zager Band is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Michael Zager Band

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20 21
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists

The Best Nu-disco Artists

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7 5
Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Odyssey Disco, Rare groove, Dance music

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11 21
Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Linda Clifford Disco, House music, Contemporary R&B

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4 2
The Sylelistics is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Sylelistics

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3 1
LTD is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Ltd

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4 3
Santa Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Santa Esmeralda Disco, Latin pop

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75 146
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gloria Gaynor Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Disco

49
26 33
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Lipps Inc Disco, Pop music, Italo disco

50
19 23
Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists