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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402 259
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown

2
323 244
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
317 268
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

4
170 94
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

5
223 203
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
219 203
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic

7
95 65
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added

8
103 78
Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added We Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series

9
169 176
Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kool and the Gang, Get Down On It, Forever

10
129 178
Village People is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West

11
90 97
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II

12
76 72
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
38 16
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
57 56
Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Flirt, A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come), I'm in Love

15
49 58
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

16
53 55
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love

17
41 52
Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Never Gonna Let You Go, Daylight / Never Gonna Let You Go, Turn the Beat Around

18
51 57
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Best of The S.O.S. Band, III, Sands of Time

19
100 157
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
I Have a Right, Greatest Hits, I Will Survive: The 20th Anniversary Collection

20
41 45
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
20 20
Tavares is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Madam Butterfly, Sky High!, Check It Out

22
34 38
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña

23
40 49
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
30 37
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid

25
29 20
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added

26
34 44
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
It's Raining Men, Success, Puttin' on the Hits

27
31 52
Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton, Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters, Candi Staton

28
20 15
Stephanie Mills is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added What Cha' Gonna Do with My Lovin', For the First Time, If I Were Your Woman

29
34 34
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Disco Baby, The Hustle

30
78 180
The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV

31
18 15
Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles

32
24 38
Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Bonnie Pointer (Purple Album), Bonnie Pointer, Free Me From My Freedom / Tie Me to a Tree (Handcuff Me)

33
27 44
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Cool Touch, World Radio, Lake Freeze – The Raccoons Songtrack

34
28 47
Dan Hartman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
I Can Dream About You, It Hurts to Be in Love, Relight My Fire

35
19 19
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, Greatest Hits, The Collection

36
20 16
Prince is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999

37
39 46
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Funkytown, Mouth to Mouth, Funkyworld: The Best of Lipps

38
18 36
Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Divas of Disco: Live, The Right Combination, Ride the Rhythm

39
15 16
Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Get Up and Boogie, Best Hits, Madhouse

40
21 42
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Come to Me, If You Love Me, Divas of Disco: Live

41
67 136
Love Unlimited Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
White Gold, Rhapsody in White, Rise

42
16 19
Patrick Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 42 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

43
21 43
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

44
12 15
Andrea True Connection is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added More, More, More

45
14 18
Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Back to My Roots - Greatest Hits, Native New Yorkers, Hang Together

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

47
9 14
Carol Douglas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Carol Douglas Album, Greatest Hits, Disco Queen: Greatest Hits

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

49
9 14
Patrice Rushen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Patrice, Straight From the Heart, Signature

50
24 37
Alicia Bridges is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Alicia Bridges, Say It Sister, I Love the Nightlife: The Collection