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. (70 items)

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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
316 243
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

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312 267
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
ABBA Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

4
166 89
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Michael Jackson Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

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214 201
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
CHIC Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic

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216 200
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
92 64
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added Diana Ross

8
97 78
Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Sister Sledge We Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series

9
166 174
Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool & the Gang Kool and the Gang, Get Down On It, Forever

10
128 176
Village People is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Village People Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West

11
87 94
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sylvester Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II

12
76 71
The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added The Trammps Trammps, The Legendary ZING Album, The Trammps III

13
37 16
The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Pointer Sisters Energy, Break Out, Slow Hand

14
57 55
Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Evelyn King Flirt, A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come), I'm in Love

15
52 54
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Shalamar Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love

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46 57
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

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40 52
Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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49 56
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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40 44
Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Yvonne Elliman The Best of Yvonne Elliman, The Very Best of Yvonne Elliman, Love Me

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98 156
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gloria Gaynor I Have a Right, Greatest Hits, I Will Survive: The 20th Anniversary Collection

21
34 37
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Teena Marie Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña

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19 19
Tavares is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Tavaras Madam Butterfly, Sky High!, Check It Out

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28 18
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added Boney M

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39 48
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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30 36
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid

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34 43
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Weather Girls It's Raining Men, Success, Puttin' on the Hits

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30 51
Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton Candi Staton, Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters, Candi Staton

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17 13
Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Heatwave Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles

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19 15
Stephanie Mills is listed (or ranked) 29 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

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27 42
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Leo Sayer Cool Touch, World Radio, Lake Freeze – The Raccoons Songtrack

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24 37
Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 31 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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33 34
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony Disco Baby, The Hustle

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28 46
Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You, It Hurts to Be in Love, Relight My Fire

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75 179
The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Gap Band Gap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV

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18 18
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, Greatest Hits, The Collection

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38 46
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

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17 14
Prince is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Prince Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999

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18 35
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

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14 15
Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Silver Convention Get Up and Boogie, Best Hits, Madhouse

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21 41
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
France Joli Come to Me, If You Love Me, Divas of Disco: Live

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16 19
Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 41 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

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12 15
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

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14 18
Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Odyssey Back to My Roots - Greatest Hits, Native New Yorkers, Hang Together

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66 136
Love Unlimited Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Love Unlimited Orchestra White Gold, Rhapsody in White, Rise

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21 43
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

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19 43
Eruption is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Eruption Platinum, Eruption Gold (20 Super Hits), One Way Ticket

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9 14
Carol Douglas is listed (or ranked) 47 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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25 47
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Giorgio Moroder Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, From Here to Eternity, E=MC²

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24 37
Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 49 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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9 17
Santa Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Santa Esmeralda The Greatest Hits, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Beauty