Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Top 100 Disco Songs of All Time

First posted 6/18/2015; updated 6/2/2020.

Disco:

Top 100 Songs

Disco is one of the most-aligned musical genres, ridiculed for its robotic music and simplistic lyrics. However, those who rip on it for being light, trivial music miss the point: that’s what it was designed to be. It was supposed to be fun, party music and wasn’t created with the idea of standing the test of time. However, these songs exemplify how, like it or not, some of these songs have endured.

This list was created by aggregating 40 lists and compilation albums focused on disco. See sources at the bottom of the page.

Note: click here to see other genre-specific song lists.

1. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
2. The Trammps “Disco Inferno” (1977)
3. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
4. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
5. Lipps Inc. “Funkytown” (1980)
6. Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)
7. Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (1976)
8. Rose Royce “Car Wash” (1976)
9. Donna Summer “Last Dance” (1978)
10. Donna Summer “Hot Stuff” (1979)

11. Village People “Y.M.C.A.” (1978)
12. KC & the Sunshine Band “That’s the Way I Like It” (1975)
13. Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing” (1976)
14. Chic “Good Times” (1979)
15. KC & the Sunshine Band “Get Down Tonight” (1975)
16. A Taste of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie” (1978)
17. McFadden & Whitehead “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” (1979)
18. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
19. Vicki Sue Robinson “Turn the Beat Around” (1976)
20. Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)

21. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
22. Van McCoy “The Hustle” (1975)
23. Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
24. Wild Cherry “Play That Funky Music” (1976)
25. Kool & the Gang “Celebration” (1980)
26. Alicia Bridges “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)” (1978)
27. Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)
28. Evelyn “Champagne” King “Shame” (1978)
29. Anita Ward “Ring My Bell” (1979)
30. Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions “Boogie Wonderland” (1979)

31. The Weather Girls “It’s Raining Men” (1982)
32. Heatwave “Boogie Nights” (1977)
33. Diana Ross “Love Hangover” (1976)
34. Cheryl Lynn “Got to Be Real” (1978)
35. Patrick Hernandez “Born to Be Alive” (1979)
36. Amii Stewart “Knock on Wood” (1979)
37. Kool & the Gang “Ladies’ Night” (1979)
38. Commodores “Brick House” (1977)
39. Peaches & Herb “Shake Your Groove Thing” (1978)
40. Sylvester “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (1978)

41. Yvonne Elliman “If I Can’t Have You” (1977)
42. LaBelle “Lady Marmalade” (1974)
43. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
44. Donna Summer “Bad Girls” (1979)
45. Diana Ross “Upside Down” (1980)
46. Earth, Wind & Fire “Let’s Groove” (1981)
47. Andrea True Connection “More, More, More” (1976)
48. George McCrae “Rock Your Baby” (1974)
49. The Emotions “Best of My Love” (1977)
50. The Hues Corporation “Rock the Boat” (1974)

51. Village People “Macho Man” (1978)
52. The Jacksons “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground” (1979)
53. Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (1978)
54. The O’Jays “Love Train” (1973) 55. Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (1974)
56. Candi Staton “Young Hearts Run Free” (1976)
57. Marvin Gaye “Got to Give It Up” (1977)
58. Sister Sledge “He’s the Greatest Dancer” (1979)
59. Michael Jackson “Rock with You” (1979)
60. The Rolling Stones “Miss You” (1978)

61. The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
62. The O’Jays “I Love Music” (1975)
63. Barry White “You’re My First, My Last, My Everything” (1974)
64. The S.O.S. Band “Take Your Time, Do It Right” (1980)
65. Rick James “Super Freak” (1981)
66. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes “The Love I Lost” (1972)
67. Gloria Gaynor “Never Can Say Goodbye” (1974)
68. Donna Summer “Love to Love You Baby” (1975)
69. Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out” (1980)
70. Tavares “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel” (1976)

71. MFSB with the Three Degrees “T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)” (1974)
72. KC & the Sunshine Band “Shake Shake Shake Your Body” (1976)
73. Meco “Star Wars Theme” (1977)
74. Tavares “More Than a Woman” (1977)
75. Silver Convention “Fly Robin Fly” (1975)
76. Kool & the Gang “Get Down on It” (1982)
77. GQ “Disco Nights (Rock Freak)” (1979)
78. Kool & the Gang “Jungle Boogie” (1973)
79. Odyssey “Native New Yorker” (1977)
80. Love Unlimited Orchestra “Love’s Theme” (1973)

81. Silver Convention “Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right)” (1976)
82. Brothers Johnson “Stomp!” (1980)
83. Donna Summer “MacArthur Park” (1978)
84. Heatwave “The Groove Line” (1978)
85. The Miracles “Love Machine” (1975)
86. Foxy “Get Off” (1978)
87. Johnnie Taylor “Disco Lady” (1976)
88. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust’ (1980)
89. Earth, Wind & Fire “Shining Star” (1975)
90. Ohio Players “Love Rollercoaster” (1976)

91. Rufus & Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody” (1983)
92. MFSB “Love Is the Message” (1973)
93. Lou Rawls “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (1976)
94. Chaka Khan “I’m Every Woman” (1978)
95. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes “Bad Luck” (1975)
96. Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting” (1974)
97. The Whispers “And the Beat Goes On” (1980)
98. Bee Gees “Jive Talkin’” (1975)
99. Village People “In the Navy” (1979)
100. Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (1978)


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