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. (138 items)
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500 293
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown
2
384 265
Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bad Girls, Christmas Spirit, The Summer Collection: Greatest Hits
3
407 296
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music
4
233 144
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall
5
272 212
KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Oh Yeah!, The Sound of Sunshine, Do You Wanna Go Party
6
261 215
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic
7
132 86
Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added We Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series
8
204 183
Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool and the Gang, Get Down On It, Forever
9
166 188
Village People is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West
10
118 82
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added
11
111 105
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II
12
98 83
The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Trammps, The Legendary ZING Album, The Trammps III
13
63 22
The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Energy, Break Out, Slow Hand
14
129 162
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
I Have a Right, Greatest Hits, I Will Survive: The 20th Anniversary Collection
15
74 63
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love
16
71 63
Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Flirt, A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come), I'm in Love
17
59 30
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added
18
53 60
Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Never Gonna Let You Go, Daylight / Never Gonna Let You Go, Turn the Beat Around
19
36 29
Tavares is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Madam Butterfly, Sky High!, Check It Out
20
55 51
Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Best of Yvonne Elliman, The Very Best of Yvonne Elliman, Love Me
21
48 51
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
It's Raining Men, Success, Puttin' on the Hits
22
60 67
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Best of The S.O.S. Band, III, Sands of Time
23
48 57
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Wake Up Everybody, Billy Paul & Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Black & Blue
24
43 49
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña
25
38 45
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid