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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442 272
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown

2
346 252
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
342 284
ABBA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music

4
189 112
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Thriller, Bad, Off the Wall

5
244 207
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
235 208
CHIC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Risqué, C'est CHIC, Chic

7
120 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
108 73
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
LanaYoshii added

9
182 180
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
144 183
Village People is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Sex Over the Phone, The Hits, Go West

11
104 101
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Mutual Attraction, M-1015, Step II

12
89 78
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
53 20
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
68 60
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
67 60
Shalamar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Steve2947 added Big Fun, Friends, Three for Love

16
115 159
Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
I Have a Right, Greatest Hits, I Will Survive: The 20th Anniversary Collection

17
58 66
Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

18
49 57
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
31 24
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
50 49
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
44 26
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Kasir Radojica added

22
43 48
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
38 42
Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Hustle & The Best of Van McCoy, The Best Of, The Disco Kid

24
57 65
The S.O.S. Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
The Best of The S.O.S. Band, III, Sands of Time

25
47 54
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Wake Up Everybody, Billy Paul & Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Black & Blue

26
38 45
Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña

27
29 54
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, From Here to Eternity, E=MC²

28
84 186
The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Gap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV

29
33 60
Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Candi Staton, Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters, Candi Staton

30
30 44
Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 30 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)

31
48 48
Lipps Inc is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Funkytown, Mouth to Mouth, Funkyworld: The Best of Lipps

32
32 50
Leo Sayer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Cool Touch, World Radio, Lake Freeze – The Raccoons Songtrack

33
22 48
Eruption is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Platinum, Eruption Gold (20 Super Hits), One Way Ticket

34
33 52
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
40 39
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symp... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Disco Baby, The Hustle

36
25 20
Stephanie Mills is listed (or ranked) 36 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

37
29 22
Prince is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
eastnote added Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999

38
26 25
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom, Greatest Hits, The Collection

39
23 42
Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Divas of Disco: Live, The Right Combination, Ride the Rhythm

40
73 141
Love Unlimited Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
White Gold, Rhapsody in White, Rise

41
22 21
Heatwave is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles

42
24 22
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
26 49
France Joli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Come to Me, If You Love Me, Divas of Disco: Live

44
16 15
Carol Douglas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added The Carol Douglas Album, Greatest Hits, Disco Queen: Greatest Hits

45
20 20
Silver Convention is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Get Up and Boogie, Best Hits, Madhouse

46
17 18
Andrea True Connection is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added More, More, More

47
19 21
Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Ken Fougère added Back to My Roots - Greatest Hits, Native New Yorkers, Hang Together

48
24 49
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
slaft added Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

49
24 32
MFSB is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disco Bands/Artists
Love Is the Message, Universal Love, MFSB

50
29 39
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