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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487 288
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown

2
376 259
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
388 293
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

4
225 135
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

5
263 210
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
253 211
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic

7
131 81
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
162 186
Village People is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West

9
198 181
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
118 78
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added

11
110 105
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II

12
96 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
59 21
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
123 162
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
71 63
Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Flirt, A Long Time Coming (A Change Is Gonna Come), I'm in Love

16
73 63
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love

17
61 70
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

18
52 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
35 28
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 50
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
55 29
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added

22
47 51
The Weather Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
It's Raining Men, Success, Puttin' on the Hits

23
59 67
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Best of The S.O.S. Band, III, Sands of Time

24
92 189
The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV

25
43 47
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña