Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Top 100 Disco Songs of All Time

First posted 6/18/2015; updated 2/11/2021.

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. All songs appearing on 3 or more lists were then ranked in order of their overall status in Dave’s Music Database.

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

1. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
2. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
3. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
4. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
5. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
6. Village People “Y.M.C.A.” (1978)
7. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
8. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust” (1980)
9. Kool & the Gang “Celebration” (1980)
10. Lipps Inc. “Funkytown” (1980)

11. Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
12. Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)
13. Wild Cherry “Play That Funky Music” (1976)
14. The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
15. Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (1978)
16. Chic “Good Times” (1979)
17. Diana Ross “Upside Down” (1980)
18. Donna Summer “Hot Stuff” (1979)
19. Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (1978)
20. Van McCoy “The Hustle” (1975)

21. Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting” (1974)
22. The Emotions “Best of My Love” (1977)
23. Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)
24. Andy Gibb “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (1977)
25. George McCrae “Rock Your Baby” (1974)
26. Donna Summer “Bad Girls” (1979)
27. Michael Jackson “Rock with You” (1979)
28. The Four Seasons “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” (1975)
29. The Rolling Stones “Miss You” (1978)
30. Rick James “Super Freak” (1981)

31. KC & the Sunshine Band “That’s the Way I Like It” (1975)
32. Donna Summer “Last Dance” (1978)
33. Commodores “Brick House” (1977)
34. Anita Ward “Ring My Bell” (1979)
35. Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing” (1976)
36. The O’Jays “Love Train” (1973)
37. KC & the Sunshine Band “Get Down Tonight” (1975)
38. Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)
39. Bee Gees “Jive Talkin’” (1975)
40. The Trammps “Disco Inferno” (1977)

41. LaBelle “Lady Marmalade” (1974)
42. Patrick Hernandez “Born to Be Alive” (1979)
43. Barry White “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” (1974)
44. The Hues Corporation “Rock the Boat” (1974)
45. Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (1976)
46. Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (1974)
47. A Taste of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie” (1978)
48. Donna Summer “Love to Love You Baby” (1975)
49. Earth, Wind & Fire “Shining Star” (1975)
50. Diana Ross “Love Hangover” (1976)

51. Love Unlimited Orchestra “Love’s Theme” (1973)
52. Rose Royce “Car Wash” (1976)
53. KC & the Sunshine Band “Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty” (1976)
54. Leo Sayer “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” (1976)
55. Meco “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” (1977)
56. Donna Summer “MacArthur Park” (1978)
57. Barry Manilow “Copacabana (At the Copa)” (1978)
58. Kiss “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” (1979)
59. Yvonne Elliman “If I Can’t Have You” (1977)
60. Johnnie Taylor “Disco Lady” (1976)

61. Marvin Gaye “Got to Give It Up” (1977)
62. Amii Stewart “Knock on Wood” (1979)
63. Silver Convention “Fly Robin Fly” (1975)
64. MFSB with the Three Degrees “T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)” (1974)
65. Hot Chocolate “You Sexy Thing” (1975)
66. McFadden & Whitehead “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” (1979)
67. Average White Band “Pick Up the Pieces” (1974)
68. Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out” (1980)
69. Andrea True Connection “More, More, More” (1976)
70. Peaches & Herb “Shake Your Groove Thing” (1978)

71. Earth, Wind & Fire “Let’s Groove” (1981)
72. Vicki Sue Robinson “Turn the Beat Around” (1976)
73. Alicia Bridges “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)” (1978)
74. The Jacksons “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground” (1979)
75. The Weather Girls “It’s Raining Men” (1982)
76. The S.O.S. Band “Take Your Time, Do It Right” (1980)
77. Kool & the Gang “Ladies’ Night” (1979)
78. Cheryl Lynn “Got to Be Real” (1978)
79. Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions “Boogie Wonderland” (1979)
80. Donna Summer “On the Radio” (1980)

81. Rufus & Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody” (1983)
82. Ohio Players “Love Rollercoaster” (1976)
83. Heatwave “Boogie Nights” (1977)
84. The Miracles “Love Machine” (1975)
85. Village People “In the Navy” (1979)
86. Lou Rawls “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (1976)
87. Evelyn “Champagne” King “Shame” (1978)
88. Candi Staton “Young Hearts Run Free” (1976)
89. Kool & the Gang “Jungle Boogie” (1973)
90. Tavares “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel” (1976)

91. Village People “Macho Man” (1978)
92. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes “The Love I Lost” (1972)
93. Stephanie Mills “Never Knew Love Like This Before” (1980)
94. Gloria Gaynor “Never Can Say Goodbye” (1974)
95. Silver Convention “Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right)” (1976)
96. Commodores “Lady, You Bring Me Up” (1981)
97. KC & the Sunshine Band “Boogie Shoes” (1976)
98. Rick James “Give It to Me Baby” (1981)
99. KC & the Sunshine Band “I’m Your Boogie Man” (1977)
100. Chic “Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)” (1977)


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