27 March 2024

Top 10 Disco Songs

Disco music was everywhere in the 70s, with music from the Bee Gees, Sister Sledge, KC and The Sunshine Band, Boney M and more bringing dance halls and roller discos to life in the UK. People couldn’t get enough of the catchy lyrics and upbeat tempo, with iconic tracks living on today. From West Hit smash-hit musicals to drag queen theatre such as Priscilla The Party, disco music is a soundtrack staple. Let’s check out 10 of the best disco songs around.

1. Hot Stuff by Donna Summer 

Sure to get you on the dancefloor, Hot Stuff by Donna Summer became well-known for its exciting rock/disco sound. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks and spent the longest time in the top ten in 1979.

2. It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls 

It’s Raining Men is a disco tune that incorporates R&B soul and 1970s-style electronic dance music. Geri Halliwell’s cover of the song reached number one in the charts in 2001, reviving this classic tune for a modern audience.

3. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind and Fire

Boogie Wonderland is a disco funk tune that was released by the American band Earth, Wind and Fire with the Emotions in 1979. It’s guaranteed to get you in the mood for a party.

4. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor’s hit I Will Survive was the first disco song to top the Billboard charts and the only one to be awarded a Grammy for best disco recording.

5. Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees 

As the ultimate disco track for partygoers everywhere, Stayin’ Alive was a favourite from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and still draws people to the dance floor in their droves. 

6. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

As a fusion of pop and disco, this hit song by the legendary Michael Jackson was released in 1979 and remains a dance floor staple today.

7. Disco Inferno by The Trammps 

With its uptempo beat and memorable, catchy chorus, this song epitomises the disco era and is famous for its inclusion in Saturday Night Fever.

8. Funky Town by Lipp Inc. 

When this song plays there’s only one place to be - the dance floor. After all, it’s hard to stay still thanks to the tune’s synthesiser-driven beat and catchy melody. It even made an appearance in Shrek 2, bringing it to a new audience. 

9. Dancing Queen by Abba

ABBA’s signature melodic pop combined with disco influences created a hit that took the world by storm. This enduring classic is a go-to for any DJ.

10. Le Freak by Chic 

Freak Out’ to this hit disco song by American band Chic. As a chart-topping success it remains a symbol of the iconic disco era.

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