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. (75 items)
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321 242
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown

2
270 227
Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Donna Summer Bad Girls, Christmas Spirit, The Summer Collection: Greatest Hits

3
255 247
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
ABBA Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

4
114 74
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Michael Jackson Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

5
184 188
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
CHIC Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic

6
173 191
KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
KC and the Sunshine Band Oh Yeah!, The Sound of Sunshine, Do You Wanna Go Party

7
63 51
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added Diana Ross

8
75 78
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II

9
73 65
Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Sister Sledge We Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series

10
63 55
The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added The Trammps Trammps, The Legendary ZING Album, The Trammps III

11
140 163
Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool & the Gang Kool and the Gang, Get Down On It, Forever

12
50 43
Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Evelyn King Flirt, A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come), I'm in Love

13
107 165
Village People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Village People Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West

14
14 5
Tavares is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Tavaras Madam Butterfly, Sky High!, Check It Out

The Best New Country Artists

15
39 44
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

16
43 42
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Shalamar Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love

17
34 34
Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Yvonne Elliman The Best of Yvonne Elliman, The Very Best of Yvonne Elliman, Love Me

18
22 10
The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Pointer Sisters Energy, Break Out, Slow Hand

19
31 36
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody, Billy Paul & Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Black & Blue

20
38 46
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The S.O.S. Band The Best of The S.O.S. Band, III, Sands of Time

21
27 39
Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton Candi Staton, Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters, Candi Staton

The Best Candy Ever Made

22
28 43
Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Vicki Sue Robinson Never Gonna Let You Go, Daylight / Never Gonna Let You Go, Turn the Beat Around

23
22 29
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid

24
23 29
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña

25
20 27
Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bonnie Pointer Bonnie Pointer (Purple Album), Bonnie Pointer, Free Me From My Freedom / Tie Me to a Tree (Handcuff Me)

26
11 5
Stephanie Mills is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Stephanie Mills What Cha' Gonna Do with My Lovin', For the First Time, If I Were Your Woman

27
25 37
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Weather Girls It's Raining Men, Success, Puttin' on the Hits

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10 5
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added Boney M

The Best New Female Artists

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12 7
Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Patrick Hernandez Born to Be Alive, The Best of Patrick Hernandez: Born to Be Alive, Best of Patrick Hernandez

30
11 7
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, Greatest Hits, The Collection

31
25 25
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony Disco Baby, The Hustle

32
82 150
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gloria Gaynor I Have a Right, Greatest Hits, I Will Survive: The 20th Anniversary Collection

33
21 32
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Leo Sayer Cool Touch, World Radio, Lake Freeze – The Raccoons Songtrack

34
19 29
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
France Joli Come to Me, If You Love Me, Divas of Disco: Live

35
8 5
Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Heatwave Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

36
32 37
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Lipps Inc Funkytown, Mouth to Mouth, Funkyworld: The Best of Lipps

37
22 36
Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You, It Hurts to Be in Love, Relight My Fire

38
13 24
Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Linda Clifford Divas of Disco: Live, The Right Combination, Ride the Rhythm

39
10 9
Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Odyssey Back to My Roots - Greatest Hits, Native New Yorkers, Hang Together

40
17 30
Eruption is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Platinum, Eruption Gold (20 Super Hits), One Way Ticket

41
6 6
Carol Douglas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Carol Douglas The Carol Douglas Album, Greatest Hits, Disco Queen: Greatest Hits

42
6 6
Andrea True Connection is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Andrea True Connection More, More, More

The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

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6 6
Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Silver Convention Get Up and Boogie, Best Hits, Madhouse

44
21 27
Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Alicia Bridges Alicia Bridges, Say It Sister, I Love the Nightlife: The Collection

45
17 33
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Kylie Minogue Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

46
18 24
Phyllis Hyman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone, Prime Of My Life, I Refuse to Be Lonely

47
5 6
Michael Zager Band is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Michael Zager Band Dance Collection, Let's All Chant / Love Express, Let's All Chant

48
5 7
Santa Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Santa Esmeralda The Greatest Hits, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Beauty

49
4 5
Patrice Rushen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Patrice Rushen Patrice, Straight From the Heart, Signature

50
10 25
Shakatak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Shakatak Out of This World, Night Birds, Drivin' Hard