The Best Disco Songs of All Time
This is my personal list of what I consider to be the most enjoyable and highest quality disco songs from the 1970s thru today. These are the disco songs that don't suck at all. Some are well-known classics, while others are more obscure. The most outstanding cuts are presented in boldface type.
YearArtistSong
1973 Don Downing Dreamworld
1973 Gloria Gaynor Honey Bee
1973 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes The Love I Lost
1973 The Trammps Love Epidemic
1974 Ecstasy, Passion, and Pain Good Things Don't Last Forever
1974 First Choice The Player
1974 George McCrae Rock Your Baby
1974 Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye
1974 MFSB featuring The Three Degrees T.S.O.P.
1975 B.T. Express Express
1975 Barry White What Am I Gonna Do With You?
1975 The Eagles One of These Nights
1975 Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited Let's Do the Latin Hustle
1975 Faith, Hope, and Charity To Each His Own
1975 Foxy Get Off Your Aaah and Dance
1975 Gloria Gaynor Casanova Brown
1975 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Bad Luck
1975 MFSB TLC (Tender Lovin' Care)
1975 MFSB Philadelphia Freedom
1975 Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly
1975 Tavares It Only Takes A Minute
1976 Aquarian Dream I'll Always Love You "T"
1976 Arthur Prysock When Love Is New
1976 Bebu Silvetti Spring Rain
1976 Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free
1976 Cory Braverman I Wanna Do It Over Again
1976 Crown Heights Affair Far Out
1976 Diana Ross Love Hangover
1976 Donna Summer Could It Be Magic
1976 Donna Summer Spring Affair
1976 Donna Summer Summer Fever
1976 Double Exposure My Love is Free
1976 Ecstasy, Passion, and Pain Touch and Go
1976 Flashlight (Quickest Way Out) Beginner's Luck
1976 John Davis and the Monster Orchestra Tell Me How You Like It
1976 Jumbo Turn On To Love
1976 Lou Rawls You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
1976 The Moments Nine Times (Disco Version)
1976 The Originals Down to Love Town
1976 Rare Pleasure Let Me Down Easy
1976 Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
1976 Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way
1976 Vicki Sue Robinson Turn the Beat Around
1976 Webster Lewis Do It With Style
1977 Adam Wade Alexander's Soul Time Band
1977 Ashford and Simpson Bourgie, Bourgie (Instrumental)
1977 Barbara Pennington 24 Hours a Day
1977 The Bee Gees Night Fever
1977 C.J. and Co. We Got Our Own Thing
1977 Chic Everybody Dance
1977 D.D. Sound Slow Motion
1977 El Coco Cocomotion
1977 First Choice Dr. Love
1977 Grand Tour The Grand Tour
1977 The Hues Corporation I Caught Your Act
1977 Hugo and Luigi Music Machine Love Theme from "The Godfather"
1977 The Jacksons Music's Takin' Over
1977 Jaisun I Fall in Love Everyday
1977 Mary Clark Take Me I'm Yours
1977 The Ritchie Family Voodoo
1977 Salsoul Orch. feat. Loleatta Holloway Runaway
1977 Sine Happy is the Only Way
1977 Sweet Cream I Don't Know What I'd Do (If You Ever Left Me)
1977 Sylvia feat. Telly Savalas The Lollipop Man (Kojak - Theme '77)
1978 A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
1978 Asha Puthli I'll See You Around
1978 Bionic Boogie Hot Butterfly
1978 Boyfriends Mula Ng Makilala Kita
1978 Chic I Want Your Love
1978 Constellation Orchestra Perfect Love Affair
1978 Demis Roussos L.O.V.E. Got a Hold on Me
1978 Disco Light Orchestra Night Fever
1978 Donna Summer Last Dance
1978 Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes
1978 Earth, Wind, and Fire September
1978 Eddie Horan Can't Do Without You
1978 Gregg Diamond Fancy Dancer
1978 Jay Black Love is in the Air
1978 John Gibbs and the U.S. Steel Orchestra Trinidad
1978 John Paul Young Love is in the Air
1978 Jorge Santana Sandy
1978 La Bionda Deserts of Mars
1978 Laura Taylor All Through Me
1978 Lenny Williams Midnight Girl
1978 Love Committee Law and Order
1978 Love De-Luxe Here Comes That Sound Again
1978 Martin Stevens Love is in the Air
1978 Melba Moore Pick Me Up, I'll Dance
1978 Melba Moore You Stepped Into My Life
1978 Montana Orchestra Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
1978 Musique Summer Love
1978 Norma Jean Wright Saturday
1978 Phyllis Hyman So Strange
1978 The Rolling Stones Miss You
1978 Shalamar Take That to the Bank
1978 Sister Sledge He's the Greatest Dancer
1978 Sister Sledge We Are Family
1978 Teri DeSario Pleasure Train
1978 Thelma Houston Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
1978 Voyage From East to West
1978 Zulema Cusseaux Change
1979 Asha Puthli Latin Lover
1979 Azoto Anytime or Place
1979 Black Ivory Mainline
1979 Charanga 76 Mi Amor Prohibido (My Forbidden Lover)
1979 Charanga 76 Music Trance
1979 Cher Take Me Home
1979 Chic Good Times
1979 Chic My Forbidden Lover
1979 Chicago Streetplayer
1979 Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford Street Life
1979 Delegation Darlin' (I Think About You)
1979 Delegation Heartache No. 9
1979 Diana Ross The Boss
1979 Donna Summer Dim All the Lights
1979 Edgar Winter Above and Beyond
1979 Edgar Winter Please Don't Stop
1979 France Joli Come To Me
1979 George Benson Love Ballad
1979 George Duke featuring Lynn Davis I Want You For Myself
1979 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Prayin'
1979 Instant Funk Crying
1979 Jackie Moore This Time Baby
1979 Jean Shy Night Dancer
1979 Johnny Mathis Night and Day
1979 Kool and the Gang Ladies' Night
1979 Lonnie Liston Smith Song for the Children
1979 Machine There But For The Grace Of God Go I
1979 Marvic Sotto May I Have This Dance
1979 McFadden and Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
1979 Michael Jackson Rock With You
1979 Michael Jackson Off the Wall
1979 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
1979 Michael Jackson Get On the Floor
1979 Narada Michael Walden I Shoulda Loved Ya
1979 Norma Jean Wright High Society
1979 Phyllis Hyman You Know How To Love Me
1979 Phyllis Hyman Heavenly
1979 Phyllis Hyman Under Your Spell
1979 The Players Association Turn the Music Up!
1979 Shalamar Girl
1979 Shalamar Right in the Socket
1979 Sheila and B. Devotion Spacer
1979 Shobizz I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
1979 Shobizz Street of a Thousand Discos
1979 Sister Sledge Lost in Music
1979 Slave Just a Touch of Love
1979 Stephanie Mills What 'Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'
1979 Stephen Encinas Disco Illusion
1979 THP Orchestra Who Do You Love
1979 Tangerué Doin' Your Own Thing
1979 Trussel Love Injection
1979 Venus Dodson Night Rider
1980 Alton McClain and Destiny Love Waves
1980 Average White Band Let's Go 'Round Again
1980 Barry White I Believe in Love
1980 Bobby Thurston Check Out the Groove
1980 Bobby Thurston You Got What It Takes
1980 Brothers Johnson Stomp!
1980 Carrie LaPorte Lady Luck
1980 Cerrone featuring Jocelyn Brown My Look
1980 Crown Heights Affair You've Been Gone
1980 Dee D. Jackson Sky Walking
1980 Diana Ross I'm Coming Out
1980 Diana Ross Tenderness
(especially Original Chic Mix 2003)
1980 Dynasty Day and Night
1980 Ewa Kuklińska Pokochaj Mnie
1980 Fantasy You're Too Late
1980 Frankie Valli Let It Be Whatever It Is
1980 Frankie Valli Soul
1980 Gayle Adams Plain Out of Luck
1980 Gayle Adams Stretchin' Out
1980 George Benson Give Me the Night
1980 George Benson Love X Love
1980 Gladys Knight and the Pips Taste of Bitter Love
1980 Gonzalez What You Gonna Do About It
1980 Letta Mbulu Kilimanjaro Take Us Higher
1980 Lio Sage comme une image
1980 Love Committee I Made a Mistake
1980 McFadden and Whitehead I Heard It In A Love Song
1980 Mtume So You Wanna Be A Star
1980 Pino D'angio' Ma Quale Idea (Balla)
1980 The Players Association The Get Down Mellow Sound
1980 The Players Association We Got the Groove
1980 Ramona Brooks I Don't Want You Back
1980 Risco Connection I'm Caught Up
1980 Ronnie Laws Young Child
1980 Salazar Let's Hang On
1980 Shalamar Make That Move
1980 Sheila and B. Devotion Your Love Is Good
1980 S.O.S. Band Take Your Time (Do It Right)
1980 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
1980 Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin'
1980 Two Tons of Fun Do You Wanna Boogie... Hunh?
1980 Unlimited Touch I Hear Music in the Streets
1980 Viola Wills Somebody's Eyes
1980 Voyage I Love You Dancer (12" Maxi Single from Germany)
1981 The B.B. and Q. Band On the Beat
1981 Booker T. Jones Don't Stop Your Love
1981 Brothers Johnson The Real Thing
1981 C.H.A.D. featuring G.G. Gibson Feel the Beat (C'est Si Bon)
1981 Chaka Khan Fate
1981 Charles Mann Sho'Nuff No Funny Stuff Love
1981 Cheryl Lynn Shake It Up Tonight
1981 The Commodores Lady (You Bring Me Up)
1981 Dalida Americana
1981 Debra Laws On My Own
1981 Enigma Good Times Medley (Funkercise)
1981 Enigma I Love Music
1981 Fantasy You Can't Lose What You Never Had
1981 Firefly You Can Lead Me
1981 France Joli Gonna Get Over You
1981 Heaven and Earth He Don't Really Love You
1981 Heaven and Earth I Really Love You
1981 Inner Life Ain't No Mountain High Enough
1981 Invisible Man's Band Really Wanna See You
1981 Jesse Henderson I Did It Again
1981 Jimmy Ross S.O.S. of Love
1981 K.I.D. Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don't Like My Music)
1981 Kano Don't Try to Stop Me
1981 Karen Le Sande New York City Rhythm
1981 Kasso Kasso
1981 Luther Vandross Sugar and Spice (I Found Me A Girl)
1981 Quincy Jones featuring Charles May Ai No Corrida
1981 Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austin Razzamatazz
1981 The Stylistics Searchin'
1981 Thelma Houston 96 Tears
1981 Viola Wills I Can't Stay Away From You
1981 Wanda Walden Don't You Want My Lovin'
1981 The Whispers I Can Make It Better
1982 Khemistry Can You Feel My Love
1982 Klique I Can't Shake This Feeling
1982 Nazia Hassan Boom Boom
1982 Nazia Hassan Khushi
1982 Rainbow Team Bite the Apple
1982 Rainbow Team My Darling
1982 Rainbow Team Please Let's Go
1982 Salsoul Orchestra Take Some Time Out (For Love)
1982 Shalamar I Can Make You Feel Good
1982 Touchdown Ease Your Mind (UK Mix)
1982 Zoheb Hassan Star
1983 Ellie Hope Lucky
1983 Norma Lewis Maybe This Time
1983 The Ritchie Family Real Love
1983 The Ritchie Family Stop and Think
1984 Cercle of New York Meddley CHIC
1984 Finesse Dance People
1984 The Horn Section Lady Shine (Shine On)
1986 Alicia Myers Don't Stop What You're Doin'
1988 Vijay Benedict O Mere Apne O Mere Sapne
1992 Brand New Heavies Dream Come True '92 (Disco 2000 Mix)
1994 Brand New Heavies Spend Some Time
1996 Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl
1997 Mantus Can't Stop
1997 Spice Girls Never Give Up on the Good Times
1998 Ultra Nate New Kind of Medicine
1999 Brand New Heavies Try My Love
1999 Donna Summer This Time I Know It's For Real (Live)
1999 Galera New Year New Life (Galera Club Mix)
1999 Jamiroquai Canned Heat
2000 The Company I'll Sing A Song For You
2000 The Company Ooh, C'mon
2000 The Company Should I Let Him Go?
2000 Kristine W. Never Been Kissed
2000 Phoenix If I Ever Feel Better
2000 Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
2000 Talisman featuring Oliver Cheatham So Good So Right
2001 Boogie Fever Disco Band Love Machine
2001 Jamiroquai Love Foolosophy
2001 Jamiroquai Main Vein
2001 The Prism Leisure singers Sing It Back
2001 Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder on the Dancefloor
2001 Ultra Nate I Don't Understand It
2002 Blaze Breathe
2002 BsB Disco Club Mude o Baile
2002 BsB Disco Club Superpoderosa
2002 Cunnie Williams Come Back to Me
2002 D'Influence feat. Romina Johnson Taste of Bitter Love
2002 Dina Vass The Love I Have for You
2002 Harrison Crump feat. Dajae Searchin' (CR Project Vocal Mix)
2002 Next Evidence Morning Breeze (Dimitri From Paris Disco Blend)
2002 Ray Mang Orchestral Manouvres
2002 Solu featuring Ariah The Way I Feel (If You Touch)
2003 Georg Levin feat. Clara Hill (I Got) Somebody New
2003 James Taylor Quartet
feat. Yvonne Yanney
Get Down to the Music
2003 James Taylor Quartet
feat. Roy Ayers
Get Down to the Floor (Can You Feel It?)
2003 Michael Franti and Spearhead Love Invincible
2004 Banda Rod Hanna Pra você voltar
2004 Barry Manilow New York City Rhythm (Live)
2004 G-Litter Diskossa
2004 Jiva I Realized
2004 Norma Jean Wright You Lift Me Up (Pound Boys Main Mix)
2004 Sheila Ferguson New Kind of Medicine
2005 Jamiroquai (Don't) Give Hate a Chance
2005 Roy Ayers Third Time
2006 The Whitest Boy Alive Golden Cage
2007 Arcade Lovers Fantasy Lines
2007 John C. Reilly Starman
2008 Casxio Seventeen
2009 Shena My Fantasy
2009 Whitney Houston Million Dollar Bill
2013 Daft Punk Give Life Back to Music
Best Message in a Disco Message Song:
AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW by McFadden and Whitehead

Best Disco Version of a Classic from Before the Disco Era:
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE by Gloria Gaynor

Best Foreign-Language Version of an English Disco Song:
MI AMOR PROHIBIDO (MY FORBIDDEN LOVER) by Charanga 76

Best Post-1980s Disco Remake of a Disco Classic:
TASTE OF BITTER LOVE by D'Influence featuring Romina Johnson

Best Use of Sampling by a Disco Song:
GROOVEJET (IF THIS AIN'T LOVE) by Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Top 10 Greatest Disco Tracks:
1. MY FORBIDDEN LOVER by Chic
2. I WANT YOUR LOVE by Chic
3. ROCK WITH YOU by Michael Jackson
4. SO YOU WANNA BE A STAR by Mtume
5. LADY (YOU BRING ME UP) by the Commodores
6. SPEND SOME TIME by the Brand New Heavies
7. WHAT 'CHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN' by Stephanie Mills
8. IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE by Tavares
9. UNDER YOUR SPELL by Phyllis Hyman
10. FROM EAST TO WEST by Voyage

Looking to get these great songs on CD? Here are some compilations you should consider:

Disco Classics: The Greatest Disco Anthems includes:
LOVE HANGOVER • YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE • TURN THE BEAT AROUND • DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY • EVERYBODY DANCE • DR. LOVE • RUNAWAY • LOST IN MUSIC • THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I • STOMP! • AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH

The Disco Box includes:
HONEY BEE • NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE • IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE • FLY, ROBIN, FLY • YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE • TURN THE BEAT AROUND • DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY • EVERYBODY DANCE • BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE • I WANT YOUR LOVE • HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER • AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW • GOOD TIMES • I SHOULDA LOVED YA • WE ARE FAMILY • LOST IN MUSIC • ON THE BEAT

Last Days of Disco includes:
I'M COMING OUT • GOOD TIMES • HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER • EVERYBODY DANCE • THE LOVE I LOST

Superstars of Seventies Soul includes:
GOOD TIMES • THE LOVE I LOST • TAKE YOUR TIME (DO IT RIGHT) • WE ARE FAMILY • BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE • YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE

Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion includes:
TURN THE BEAT AROUND • COME TO ME • WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH YOU? • SEPTEMBER • LADIES' NIGHT • YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE • BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE • FLY, ROBIN, FLY • DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY

The Disco Years, Volume 2: On the Beat includes:
I WANT YOUR LOVE • AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW • ON THE BEAT • THIS TIME BABY

The Disco Years, Volume 4: Lost in Music includes:
SPACER • HIGH SOCIETY • GOOD TIMES • LOST IN MUSIC • I'M COMING OUT • HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER

Disco Nights, Volume 6: #1 Disco Hits includes:
ROCK YOUR BABY • DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY • HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER • THIS TIME BABY

Soul Train 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame Box Set includes:
T.S.O.P. • AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW • LAST DANCE • I'M COMING OUT

Disco includes:
AI NO CORRIDA • STOMP! • NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE • LOVE HANGOVER

Body and Soul: Ladies Got Soul includes:
WE ARE FAMILY • I'M COMING OUT • NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE • DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY • GOOD TIMES

Solar Disco Box Set includes:
I CAN MAKE IT BETTER • I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD • I'VE JUST BEGUN TO LOVE YOU • TAKE THAT TO THE BANK

Soul Togetherness: The Best of Mtume and Lucas includes:
UNDER YOUR SPELL • YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME • WHAT 'CHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN'

Super Rare Disco, Volume 1 includes:
TOUCH AND GO • DREAM WORLD • TO EACH HIS OWN • THE PLAYER

Disco Fever, Volume 2 includes:
THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I • WE ARE FAMILY • FLY, ROBIN, FLY • DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY


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