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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. (139 items)
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999
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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Wake Up Everybody, Billy Paul & Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Black & Blue
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Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles
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Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, From Here to Eternity, E=MC²
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Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, Greatest Hits, The Collection
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Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid
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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña
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Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Get Up and Boogie, Best Hits, Madhouse
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Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Born to Be Alive, The Best of Patrick Hernandez: Born to Be Alive, Best of Patrick Hernandez
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Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Cool Touch, World Radio, Lake Freeze – The Raccoons Songtrack
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Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Alicia Bridges, Say It Sister, I Love the Nightlife: The Collection
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Miquel Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added Close to Perfection, Manpower, So Many Men
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The Time is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added Pandemonium, The Time, Ice Cream Castle
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Nu Shooz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added Poolside, Told U So, Should I Say Yes?
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Pattie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added
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Paul Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added
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Skyy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added Skyy Line, The Anthology, Skyway
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Teddy Pendergrass is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added TP, Love Language, A Little More Magic
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The Emotions is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added So I Can Love You, Flowers, Rejoice
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The Three Degrees is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added New Dimensions, 3D, Album of Love
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Yazoo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added In Your Room, The Complete Situation, The 12 Inch Mixes
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Cameo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added Feel Me, Sexy Sweet Thing, Shake Your Pants
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Lime is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added The Greatest Hits, A Brand New Day, Lime 3 / Sensual Sensation
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Tata Vega is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added Try My Love, Totally Táta, Get It Up for Love / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby
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S.O.S. band is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
homedecorbylauren added