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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308 231
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
263 218
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
244 239
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
ABBA Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

4
101 69
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
174 185
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
CHIC Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic

6
170 186
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
60 47
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added Diana Ross

8
71 71
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II

9
62 52
The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added The Trammps Trammps, The Legendary ZING Album, The Trammps III

10
70 62
Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Sister Sledge We Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series

11
134 161
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
49 41
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
13 3
Tavares is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Tavaras Madam Butterfly, Sky High!, Check It Out

14
103 164
Village People is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Village People Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West

The Best New Country Artists

15
42 39
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Shalamar Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love

16
38 43
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

17
32 32
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
20 8
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
30 34
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 44
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
26 37
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 Dogs for First-Time Owners

22
28 41
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
23 27
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña

24
21 26
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid

25
20 25
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)

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10 3
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 35
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
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, Greatest Hits, The Collection

The Sexiest Artists of All Time

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21 30
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Leo Sayer Cool Touch, World Radio, Lake Freeze – The Raccoons Songtrack

30
24 23
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony Disco Baby, The Hustle

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8 3
Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Heatwave Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles

32
11 6
Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
81 148
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gloria Gaynor I Have a Right, Greatest Hits, I Will Survive: The 20th Anniversary Collection

34
22 34
Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You, It Hurts to Be in Love, Relight My Fire

35
10 7
Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Odyssey Back to My Roots - Greatest Hits, Native New Yorkers, Hang Together

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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17 27
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
France Joli Come to Me, If You Love Me, Divas of Disco: Live

37
17 28
Eruption is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Platinum, Eruption Gold (20 Super Hits), One Way Ticket

38
31 36
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Lipps Inc Funkytown, Mouth to Mouth, Funkyworld: The Best of Lipps

39
13 23
Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Linda Clifford Divas of Disco: Live, The Right Combination, Ride the Rhythm

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6 4
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added Boney M

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6 5
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

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6 5
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 Best Nu-disco Artists

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6 5
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 26
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

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18 23
Phyllis Hyman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone, Prime Of My Life, I Refuse to Be Lonely

46
5 5
Michael Zager Band is listed (or ranked) 46 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

47
5 6
Santa Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Santa Esmeralda The Greatest Hits, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Beauty

48
16 32
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Kylie Minogue Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

49
4 4
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 23
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