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The Best Disco Bands/Artists 

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Updated March 18, 2020 13.8k votes 1.9k voters 100k views 138 items

List Rules Upvote your favorite disco-era and nu-disco bands and artists

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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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Genre: New Wave, Disco & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Genre: Motown Sound, Rock music & Electronic music; Nationality: United States of America
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KC and the Sunshine Band... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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CHIC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added Genre: Disco, Pop music & Dance music; Nationality: United States of America
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Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Genre: Disco, Hi-NRG & Dance music; Nationality: United States of America
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The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Evelyn King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Genre: Disco, Contemporary R&B & Dance music; Nationality: United States of America
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Village People is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Boney M is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Yvonne Elliman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Genre: Popular music, Ballad & Disco; Nationality: United States of America
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The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Genre: Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music & Disco; Nationality: United States of America
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Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Van McCoy & The Soul... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Disco & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Queen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Genre: Hip hop music, Synthpop & New Wave; Nationality: United States of America
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Labelle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
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