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2000-2003 Disco

At the start of the decade of the 2000s, a substantial number of new disco ("neo-disco") songs were released, and a few of them became big hits. (Admittedly, sometimes the line between disco and house music gets blurred, and some of these songs can also be classified as "disco-house", and are so indicated.) The list that follows includes some original disco songs created and released during the early 2000s (where the lyrics and melodies are original), plus selected remakes, plus songs that sample other disco songs and have a disco flavor all their own (these are listed with reference to the elements that have been copied). Among the period's best disco productions are "Murder on the Dancefloor" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, "Should I Let Him Go?" by The Company, "Get Down to the Music" by James Taylor Quartet, and "Mude o Baile" by BsB Disco Club.

Disco Music released during 2000:

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  • "Never Been Kissed" by Kristine W. (Weitz), on the album Stronger

  • "So Good So Right" by Talisman featuring Oliver Cheatham - disco in English with some French rapping

  • "Should I Let Him Go?" by The Company, on the album The Company

  • "All Around the World" by The Company, on the album The Company

  • "You Turn My World Around" by The Company, on the album The Company

  • "I'll Sing A Song For You" by The Company, on the album The Company

  • "Ooh, C'mon" by The Company, on the album The Company - electro-disco

  • "Boogie Machine" by The Company, on the album The Company - funky disco

  • "In the Mix" by The Company, on the album The Company

  • "Dancin' Lady" by Mystique featuring Ralph Johnson - recorded during the original disco era, but first released in 2000 by Sequel Records and 2001 by ZOMBA Records GmbH on the re-release of the 1977 album Mystique

  • "Hot Butterfly" by David Lasley - mellow disco - produced by Gregg Diamond; this version with David Lasley's vocals was recorded soon after the 1978 Bionic Boogie version that featured Luther Vandross on vocals, but first released in 2000 on the album Back to Blue-Eyed Soul

  • "Carbonstar" by interCHEMISTRY, on the album interCHEMISTRY - Besonic EP

  • "Love Machine" by Boogie Fever Disco Band, on the album Boogie Fever Disco Band - electro-disco cover of the 1975 hit by the Miracles

  • "Car Wash" by Boogie Fever Disco Band, on the album Boogie Fever Disco Band - electro-disco cover of the 1976 Rose Royce hit

  • "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by Boogie Fever Disco Band, on the album Boogie Fever Disco Band - electro-disco cover of the 1978 hit by A Taste of Honey

  • "Get Down Tonight" by Boogie Fever Disco Band, on the album Boogie Fever Disco Band - electro-disco-pop cover of the 1975 hit by K.C. and the Sunshine Band

  • "I Will Love Again (David Morales Club Mix)" by Lara Fabian

  • "I Love to Love (Pasta Boys Main Mix)" by Jody Watley featuring Roy Ayers - disco-house; samples Sister Sledge's "Got to Love Somebody"

  • "Unlimited Love (Black Science Orchestra Re-Edit)" by Alan Parker - a reworking of the 1976 disco track

  • "If I Ever Feel Better" by Phoenix, on the album United - disco-pop

  • "Still Around" by A1, on the album Here We Come - disco-pop

  • "Turn Me On" by Atomic Kitten, on the album Right Now

  • "Right Now" by Atomic Kitten, on the album Right Now - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the U.K. in August 2001

  • "Spinning Around" by Kylie Minogue, on the album Light Years - electro-disco; reached #1 Pop in the U.K. and Australia in June 2000

  • "Your Disco Needs You" by Kylie Minogue, on the album Light Years - disco in English, with a few words spoken in French; also released in other versions with those words translated into German, Spanish, and Japanese

  • "So Now Goodbye" by Kylie Minogue, on the album Light Years - electro-disco-pop

  • "Unga hjärtan" by Orup, on the album Elva Hjärtan - electro-disco-pop in Swedish

  • "Jorden snurrar runt ändå" by Orup, on the album Elva Hjärtan - disco-pop in Swedish

  • "Crying at the Discotheque" by Alcazar, on the album Casino - Hi-NRG-disco song that samples the 1980 song "Spacer" by Sheila and B. Devotion; reached #13 Pop in the U.K. in December 2001, #3 Pop in Germany in September 2001, #1 Pop in Brazil in July 2001

  • "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by DJ Cristiano Spiller, sung by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, on the album The Mighty Miami - reached #1 Pop in the U.K. in August 2000 and #3 Dance in the USA in 2001; based on the 1977 Salsoul song "Love is You" by Carol Williams

  • "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo, on the album Modjo - disco-house song that takes guitar sounds from Chic's R&B song "Soup for One"; reached #37 Pop in Canada in November 2001, #1 Pop in the U.K. in September 2000, #1 Dance in the USA in January 2001

  • "Easy Love (Stay the Night)" by Lady - disco-house; samples Billy Ocean's 1981 tune "Stay the Night"

  • "Every Woman Needs Love (Full Intention Radio Mix)" by Stella Browne - disco-house; samples Norma Jean Wright's 1979 tune "High Society"

  • "I Never Knew" by Roger Sanchez featuring Cooly's Hot Box, on the album First Contact

  • "Now or Never" by Tom Novy featuring Lima, on the album My Definition - disco-house; samples Delegation's "You and I"

  • "The Main Event/Fight" by Barbra Streisand, on the album Timeless: Live in Concert - reprise of her 1979 disco hit; recorded live in December 1999 in Nevada

  • "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John, on the album One Night Only - The Greatest Hits Live at Madison Square Garden - electro-rock-disco remake of his 1975 hit; recorded live in October 2000 in New York

  • "Disco Santa (Santa Claus/N.O.E.L.)" by Holiday Express, on the album Holiday Express - Greatest Hits - disco song with its music and part of the lyrics covered from the Village People's "Macho Man" and "YMCA", but also with original lyrics

  • "Ces soirées-là" by Yannick, on the album C'est ça qu'on Aime - French electro-disco-pop with rap segments; the instrumentation is a remake of 1975's "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but the lyrics are totally different

    "It's Happening With You" by k.d. lang, on the album Invincible Summer, is disco-influenced electro-dance-pop. "The Bottle" by Maysa Leak, on the album All My Life, is a jazzy house remake of Gil Scot-Heron's 1974 original. Another good jazzy house song from 2000 is "Never Felt Love" by Soundscape UK. Dawn Silva released a funk remake of "Disco to Go", a 1978 Brides of Funkenstein song. "On the Radio" by Martine McCutcheon, on the album Wishing, is a dance-pop remake of the 1979 Donna Summer disco original. The radio version of "I Will Love Again" by Lara Fabian is a house song, not disco. "Men Are Not Nice Guys" by Grand Popo Football Club is electro-dance. "Faded" by soulDecision is funk-infused dance-pop. Armand Van Helden's disco-house song "Full Moon" samples the 1980 Sylvia Striplin classic "Give Me Your Love". Madison Avenue's disco-house song "Don't Call Me Baby" samples the 1980 Pino D'angio' song "Ma Quale Idea". House of Glass and Kylie Minogue both released techno songs called "Disco Down" in 2000.


    Disco Music released during 2001:

  • "Murder on the Dancefloor" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, on the album Read My Lips - debuted at #2 Pop (its peak) in the U.K. on December 9, 2001 and reached #2 a second time on January 6, 2002; reached #5 Pop in Canada in May 2002, #3 Pop in Australia in February 2002; #26 Dance in the USA in late 2002

  • "Take Me Home" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, on the album Read My Lips - amended disco-house cover of Cher's 1979 classic (some of the lyrics are different); reached #2 Pop in the U.K. in August 2001, #18 Pop in New Zealand in October 2001

  • "Love Foolosophy" by Jamiroquai, on the album A Funk Odyssey - reached #14 Pop and #1 Club in the U.K. in March 2002; reached #19 Pop in Australia in April 2002

  • "Main Vein" by Jamiroquai, on the album A Funk Odyssey

  • "Main Vein (Live at Knebworth)" by Jamiroquai - reprise recorded live in August 2001 in England, included on the Japanese 7-track single for "You Give Me Something" in 2001 as well as the 2002 Bonus CD version of "A Funk Odyssey" in Japan and Australia

  • "You Give Me Something" by Jamiroquai, on the album A Funk Odyssey - reached #16 Pop in the U.K. in November 2001, #33 Pop in Australia in January 2002; #2 Dance in the USA in 2002

  • "Little L" by Jamiroquai, on the album A Funk Odyssey - reached #5 Pop in the U.K. and #7 Pop in Canada in August 2001, #14 Pop in Australia in August 2001; debuted at #1 Dance in the USA in 2001

  • "Feel So Good" by Jamiroquai, on the album A Funk Odyssey - electro-disco; uses a sample from "Get Up" by Vernon Burch

  • "I Don't Understand It" by Ultra Nate [Wyche], on the album Stranger Than Fiction - reached #25 Dance in the USA in early 2002

  • "Dear John" by Ultra Nate [Wyche], on the album Stranger Than Fiction - a segment samples "Dancing in Paradise" by El Coco

  • "Get It Up (The Feeling)" by Ultra Nate [Wyche], on the album Stranger Than Fiction - disco-house; reached #1 Dance in the USA in mid-2001

  • "They Dance!" by Barry Manilow, on the album Here at the Mayflower - electro-disco; reached #27 on the Radio & Records AC Chart in the USA in June 2002

  • "Can't Nobody Love Me Like You Do" by Fundación Tony Manero, on the album Looking For La Fiesta

  • "Supersexy Girl" by Fundación Tony Manero, on the album Looking For La Fiesta

  • "Yo Mum's a Beach" by Fundación Tony Manero, on the album Looking For La Fiesta

  • "Music (Woody's Main Mix)" by Disconnection featuring Sabrynaah Pope

  • "I'm Still A Simple Man" by Fantastic Plastic Machine, on the album Beautiful

  • "Todos Os Desejos" by Fantastic Plastic Machine, on the album Beautiful

  • "Almost Famous" by Alcazar, on the album Casino

  • "Breaking Free" by Alcazar, on the album Casino

  • "Sexual Guarantee" by Alcazar, on the album Casino - takes the bassline from Chic's "My Forbidden Lover"; reached #30 Pop in the U.K. in March 2002, #9 Pop in Italy in December 2001

  • "Paradise" by Alcazar, on the album Casino - samples the S.O.S. Band's "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"

  • "Photographs" by Jody Watley, on the album Midnight Lounge - electro-disco

  • "Gonna Get Over You (Full Flava Mix)" by Beverlei Brown, on the album Next To You - electro-disco remake of the 1981 France Joli original

  • "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" by James Last, on the album James Last Plays ABBA - instrumental electro-disco remake of the 1979 ABBA song "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"

  • "Don't Call Me Baby" by the Prism Leisure singers, on the album Non-Stop Club + Dance - electro-disco cover of Madison Avenue's 2000 house track

  • "Murder on the Dancefloor" by the Prism Leisure singers, on the album Non-Stop Club + Dance - electro-disco cover of Sophie Ellis-Bextor's 2001 disco hit

  • "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by the Prism Leisure singers, on the album Non-Stop Club + Dance - disco-house cover of Modjo's 2000 hit

  • "Red Alert" by the Prism Leisure singers, on the album Non-Stop Club + Dance - disco-house-pop cover of Basement Jaxx's 1999 tune

  • "Sing It Back" by the Prism Leisure singers, on the album Non-Stop Club + Dance - electro-disco cover of Moloko's 1999 hit

  • "Convoy" by Reverend Right Time and the 1st Cuzins of Funk, on the album Super 8 Ball - modified cover of the 1976 C. W. McCall original

  • "2-B-Down" by Reverend Right Time and the 1st Cuzins of Funk, on the album Super 8 Ball - funky disco

  • "Astounded" by Bran Van 3000 featuring Curtis Mayfield, on the album Discosis - reached #35 Dance in the USA in mid-2001

  • "Sexual Revolution" by Macy Gray (a.k.a. Natalie McIntyre), on the album The Id - reached #4 Dance in the USA in early 2002

  • "Fatal" by Playgroup, on the album Playgroup

  • "Number One" by Playgroup, on the album Playgroup

  • "Straight Ahead" by Fused, on the album Audio

  • "XXX Audio" by Fused, on the album Audio

  • "Hey Girl" by Fused, on the album Audio - disco-pop

  • "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7 - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the U.K. in May 2001

  • "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" by the Starsound Orchestra, on the album The Starsound Orchestra Plays the Hits Made Famous by Rod Stewart - electro-disco cover of the 1978 Rod Stewart hit

  • "No More Tears" by Modjo, on the album Modjo - rock-disco-house

  • "Don't Stop the Music" by Lionel Richie, on the album Renaissance - disco-house

  • "I Still Want You (Liquid People Vox Mix)" by Mange Le Funk - disco-house; melody based on "Don't You Want My Love" by Debbie Jacobs

  • "Shining Star" by Andreas Türck - disco-house; samples Delegation's "Put a Little Love on Me"

  • "Starlight" by the Supermen Lovers featuring Mani Hoffman - disco-house; samples "The Rock" by East Coast

  • "Real Deal" by Precinct 13 featuring Joy Malcolm - disco-house

  • "Poor Leno" by Roeyksopp, on the album Melody A.M. - disco-house; reached #5 Dance in the USA in late 2002

  • "Danger! High Voltage" by Electric Six a.k.a. The Wildbunch, on the album Fire - metal-disco; debuted at #2 Pop (its peak) in the U.K. in January 2003

  • "We Are Family" by Nile Rodgers and Friends - reached #32 Dance in the USA in early 2002; recorded in September 2001 by 195 singers and musicians, including many disco artists from the past, including Stephanie Mills, Luther Vandross, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Diana Ross, and the 4 Sledge sisters who had sung the original back in 1978.

  • "It's Raining Men" by Brass Band Willebroek and Frans Violet, on the album Back to the Future - disco version of the 1982 electro-dance hit by the Weather Girls

  • "Latin Disco" by The Counts - latin-disco; recorded during the original disco era, but first released in 2001 by BGP (Beat Goes Pub.) on the compilation Alright! Black American Dance Music from the Disco Era and in 2002 by Nascente on the compilation Latin Disco

  • "Love Don't Cost A Thing (Full Intention Club Mix)" by Jennifer Lopez - disco-house

    In addition to "Love Don't Cost A Thing", there were lots of other pop songs that were remixed in a disco-style this year to appeal to club audiences, including "Emotions" by Destiny's Child and Jessica Simpson's "Irresistible" (the latter one may have been "Eric Kupper's Club Mix"?)

    "Disco Insert" by Tim "Love" Lee, "Disko Kings" by Ural 13 Diktators, and "Disco" by Alisha Chinai are electro-dance. "I Need Somebody" by Bardot, which reached the top 5 in Australia in December 2001, is a dance-pop song, not disco. "You Rock My World" by Michael Jackson is also pop rather than disco. "8-3-1" by Lisa Stansfield is electro-pop. "Anticipating" by Britney Spears on her album Britney is pop with strong disco influences. "Love at First Sight" by Kylie Minogue is techno; her "More More More", "Can't Get You Out of My Head", and "Dancefloor" are electro-dance. "Ready for the Good Times" by Shakira is disco-influenced pop. "Take Me to the Disco (Malibu Mix)" by Fantastic Plastic Machine has some disco-house sections and some electronica and other sections, but their 1999 "Legendary Disco All Stars Remix" of that track is the true disco version. No Doubt covered "Love to Love You Baby" on the 2001 Zoolander soundtrack in a somewhat electro-disco version. Janet Jackson's pop song "All For You" uses a guitar riff and other instrumentation from Change's "The Glow of Love". The bass from "The Glow of Love" is used on Alcazar's "Paris in the Rain". "Salsoul Nugget (If You Wanna)" by M and S presents The Girl Next Door samples Loleatta Holloway's 1977 disco track "Hit and Run".


    Disco Music released during 2002:

  • "United Soul" by Fundación Tony Manero, on the album Sweet Movimiento

  • "Sunday Disco Dawn" by Fundación Tony Manero, on the album Sweet Movimiento

  • "Taste of Bitter Love" by D'Influence featuring Romina Johnson, on the album D-Vas - cover of the 1980 Gladys Knight and the Pips original

  • "Paiste" by G-Litter, on the album G-Litter

  • "Let's Get Kocky" by Idi Amin and the Daleks

  • "Because of You (Album Version)" by Disco Montego, on the album Disco Montego

  • "I Can't Live Without Music (Club Mix)" and "I Can't Live Without Music (Energy Mix)" by Corinna May

  • "Step into the Music" by Dogma - electro-disco

  • "Bend a Little" by The Supremes - recorded during the original disco era, but first released in 2002 by Universal on the Supremes compilation '70s Anthology

  • "Bad Girls (Live at the Brits 2002)" by Jamiroquai featuring Anastacia - cover of the 1979 Donna Summer rock-disco classic; included with the "Corner of the Earth" single

  • "You and I (Live)" by Rick James, on the album Street Songs - Deluxe Edition - reprise of his 1978 disco-funk hit; recorded live in July 1981 in California

  • "Boogie Wonderland (Live)" by Earth, Wind and Fire, on the album Live in Rio a.k.a. Rio After Dark - reprise of their 1979 disco hit with the Emotions, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1980

  • "September (Live)" by Earth, Wind and Fire, on the album Live in Rio a.k.a. Rio After Dark - R&B-disco; reprise of their 1978 hit, recorded live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1980

  • "The Love I Lost" by Teddy Pendergrass, on the album From Teddy, With Love - electro-disco reprise of his 1973 disco hit with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; recorded live in February 2002 in California

  • "Bad Luck" by Teddy Pendergrass, on the album From Teddy, With Love - electro-disco reprise of his 1975 disco hit with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; recorded live in February 2002 in California

  • "Only You" by Teddy Pendergrass, on the album From Teddy, With Love - electro-disco reprise of his 1978 disco song; recorded live in February 2002 in California

  • "Do Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, on the album From Teddy, With Love - reprise of his 1979 disco song; recorded live in February 2002 in California

  • "Mude o Baile" by BsB Disco Club, on the album Mude o Baile - Brazilian-flavored Portuguese disco from Brazil

  • "Superpoderosa" by BsB Disco Club, on the album Mude o Baile - Portuguese disco from Brazil

  • "Bomba-relógio" by BsB Disco Club, on the album Mude o Baile - Portuguese disco from Brazil

  • "Desacelerar" by BsB Disco Club, on the album Mude o Baile - Portuguese disco from Brazil

  • "Chega Mais" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - Portuguese electro-disco from Brazil, recorded live in December 1999; cover of the 1979 hit by Rita Lee

  • "Chega Mais" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album 2070 - Portuguese electro-disco from Brazil; cover of the 1979 hit by Rita Lee, with sampling from Chic's "Le Freak"; not identical to their live rendition

  • "Mulata Bossa Nova" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - Portuguese disco from Brazil, recorded live in December 1999; cover of the Emilinha Borba hit written by Rodrigo Laguna

  • "Dancin' Days" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - Portuguese electro-disco from Brazil, recorded live in December 1999; cover of the 1978 hit by As Frenéticas

  • "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - electro-disco cover of the Michael Jackson hit, recorded live in December 1999

  • "We Are Family" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - electro-disco cover of the Sister Sledge hit, recorded live in December 1999

  • "I Love the Nightlife" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - electro-disco cover of Alicia Bridges's hit, recorded live in December 1999

  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - disco version of the 1967 Frankie Valli classic, recorded live in December 1999

  • "September" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - electro-R&B-disco cover of the Earth, Wind and Fire classic, recorded live in December 1999

  • "I Will Survive" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Discofesta - 70's Superhits - electro-disco cover of Gloria Gaynor's hit, recorded live in December 1999

  • "I Will Survive" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album 2070 - electro-disco cover of the Gloria Gaynor hit; not identical to their live rendition

  • "Never Enough (Sir Piers and Ed Funk Club Remix)" by Boris Dlugorsch featuring Roisin Murphy, on the album After the Playboy Mansion

  • "The Love I Have for You (Full Intention Classic Mix)" by Dina Vass

  • "Got to Have Lovin'" by [Jean-Marc] Cerrone, on the album Hysteria - remake of Don Ray's 1978 classic "Got to Have Loving"

  • "Orchestral Manoeuvres" by Ray Mang, on the album Mangled - samples Constellation Orchestra's "Perfect Love Affair" from 1978

  • "It Feels Good" by Team Factor featuring Kenny Bobien

  • "Marathon Man" by the Supermen Lovers, on the album The Player

  • "Party'z Up" by the Supermen Lovers, on the album The Player

  • "Superflight" by the Supermen Lovers, on the album The Player

  • "Starter" by the Supermen Lovers, on the album The Player - electro-disco

  • "White Hands" by the Supermen Lovers, on the album The Player - electro-disco

  • "Rockin' Urgence" by the Supermen Lovers featuring Janice Leca, on the album The Player - electro-disco

  • "Family Business" by the Supermen Lovers featuring Sabrina Adnane, on the album The Player - electro-disco

  • "Material World" by the Supermen Lovers featuring Guillaume Atlan, Jérémy Jean-Michel, Mani Hoffman, and Smaïn Sghaïer, on the album The Player

  • "When I Get You Alone" by Robin Thicke, on the album Beautiful World - reached #29 Pop in the USA in November 2002; backed by the 1976 disco instrumental "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy

  • "Idiot Boyfriend" by Jimmy Fallon, on the album The Bathroom Wall - parody

  • "Morning Breeze" by Next Evidence, on the album Thrills

  • "Morning Breeze (Dimitri From Paris Disco Blend)" by Next Evidence

  • "Madan (Exotic Disco Edit)" by Martin Solveig vs Salif Keita

  • "The Light" by Nujoy featuring Charlene Hines - electro-disco

  • "The Way I Feel (If You Touch)" by Solu featuring Ariah - electro-disco-soul

  • "Come Back to Me" by Cunnie Williams, on the album Night Time in Paris - disco-soul

  • "Hey, Goldmember" by Beyonce Knowles - samples K.C. and the Sunshine Band's 1976 hit "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty"; included on the Goldmember movie soundtrack

  • "Le Rock Summer" by Rinocerose, on the album Music Kills Me - rock-disco

  • "Another One Bites the Dust" by the Starsound Orchestra, on the album The Starsound Orchestra Plays the Hits Made Famous by Queen - remake of the 1980 Queen rock-disco classic

  • "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by the Starsound Orchestra, on the album The Starsound Orchestra Plays the Hits Made Famous by Michael Jackson - electro-disco remake of the 1979 Michael Jackson original

  • "Gone Too Long" by Gloria Gaynor, on the album I Wish You Love - disco-house

  • "Rhythm of Life (King Britt Remix)" by Kindred the Family Soul, on the album Surrender to Love - disco-house

  • "Like A Butterfly (You Send Me)" by Masters At Work featuring Patti Austin, on the album Our Time is Coming - disco-house

  • "Backfired" by Masters At Work featuring India, on the album Our Time is Coming - disco-house

  • "Searchin' (CR Project Vocal Mix)" by Harrison Crump featuring Dajae (Karen Gordon) - disco-house

  • "The Prayer (Luke and Marc's Original Gospel Mix)" by Dance Freak - disco-house

  • "Round About Midnite" by Antenna - disco-house

  • "All I Want is You (Club Mix)" by Rockmelons featuring Jeremy - disco-house

  • "Plan for Summer" by Akita - disco-house

  • "Zomer op je radio / Summer on Your Radio" by Leona - disco-house in Dutch and English

  • "Breathe" by Blaze, on the album Spiritually Speaking - jazzy disco-house

  • "Like Fire Like Rain" by Sirens - disco-pop

  • "They Say It's Wonderful" by Ethel Merman - jazzy disco; recorded in 1979, but first released in 2002 by Fynsworth Alley and Varese Records on the reissue of The Ethel Merman Disco Album

  • "Never Knew Love (2002 Mix)" by Stella Browne - disco-house; samples Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" from 1978

  • "Full Moon (Rascal Extended Mix)" and "Full Moon (Rascal Dub)" and "Full Moon (Damien Mendis Remix)" by Brandy - R&B-disco; samples Chic's "I Want Your Love" from 1978

  • "Wish I Didn't Miss You (Hex Hector/Max Quayle Vibe Mix)" by Angie Stone - samples "Backstabbers" by the O'Jays

    "Stole" by Kelly Rowland was remixed for club audiences in a disco style.

    "Music Gets the Best of Me" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, "Never Let It Go" by Afro-dite (#1 Pop in Sweden in March 2002), "Disco Girl" by Sakis, and "Rock the Disco" and "Take the Chance" by Aquagen are electronic dance, not disco. "Disco Disco" by Mabel is techno. "Disco Dust" by Groove Cartel, "Forever My Love" by Discobrothers featuring Irene Cara, "Disco Show" by Ottman Jones, and "Dance All Night" by BJ Caruana are disco-influenced house. "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake is R&B. "Disease" by Matchbox Twenty is a rock song. Junior Senior released a dance-pop-rap hybrid song called "Move Your Feet" (#4 Pop in Denmark in June 2002) which has rotating sections, one of which has a disco beat and bass guitar but also electronic effects. "A Boogie Monster" by Shonen Knife is a new-wave electro-pop song.


    Disco Music released during 2003:

  • "High" by Mark Ronson featuring Aya, on the album Here Comes the Fuzz

  • "Love Invincible" by Michael Franti and Spearhead, on the album Everyone Deserves Music - this disco version is not the same as the mellow acoustic version on Michael Franti's solo album Songs from the Front Porch

  • "Last Days of Disco" by Alcazar, on the album Alcazarized

  • "Dancefloor Docusoap" by Alcazar, on the album Alcazarized - samples "I Want Your Love" by Chic

  • "Freakin' Disco" by The John Scofield Band, on the album Up All Night - jazzy disco

  • "Shuv HaDisco Kan" by HaDorbanim, on the album Kobi - Hebrew disco from Israel

  • "Yatsanu Lirkod" by HaDorbanim, on the album Kobi - Hebrew disco from Israel

  • "Or Kahol" by HaDorbanim, on the album Kobi - Hebrew disco from Israel

  • "Lo Frayerim" by Hadag Nakhash, on the album LaZuz - Hebrew disco with rap sections from Israel

  • "Megobrebtan Ertad" by David Khujadze a.k.a. Dato Khujadze, on the album I Don't Want To Hurt You! - Georgian electro-disco from the Republic of Georgia

  • "Tem Espaço Na Van" by Ed Motta, on the album Poptical - Portuguese electro-disco-soul from Brazil

  • "Get Down to the Music" by James Taylor Quartet (JTQ) featuring Yvonne Yanney - electro-disco, with brief spoken sections quoting the lyrics from "In the Bush" by Musique

  • "Get Down to the Floor (Can You Feel It?)" by James Taylor Quartet (JTQ) featuring Roy Ayers - electro-disco with rap sections

  • "Paris-Brooklyn" by Dimitri from Paris featuring Los Amigos Invisibles, on the album Cruising Attitude - electro-disco

  • "Yeah (Crass Version)" by LCD Soundsystem - electro-rock-disco

  • "Lost in Music" by Sheila Ferguson, on the album Songs from Oh! What A Night - disco cover of the 1979 Sister Sledge classic

  • "Young Hearts (Run Free)" by Sheila Ferguson, on the album Songs from Oh! What A Night - disco cover of the 1976 Candi Staton hit

  • "I Will Survive" by Sheila Ferguson, on the album Songs from Oh! What A Night - electro-disco cover of the 1978 Gloria Gaynor classic

  • "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor - electro-disco cover of the 1977 Baccara hit; included with the "I Won't Change You" single

  • "Night Fever" by TreeGees, on the album TreeGees Live - electro-disco cover of the 1977 Bee Gees hit

  • "Stayin' Alive" by TreeGees, on the album TreeGees Live - mellow electro-disco cover of the 1977 Bee Gees hit

  • "Somebody Like You" by Atomic Kitten, on the album Ladies Night - disco-pop

  • "Ladies Night" by Atomic Kitten, on the album Ladies Night - disco-funk remake of the 1979 Kool and the Gang song "Ladies' Night"

  • "That's Your Problem Baby" by Jaguar, on the album Get the Funk Out - jazzy disco-funk

  • "Don't Know Malendro" by DJ Gregory

  • "Time Moves On (Harvey's Guitar Dubby)" by Crue-L Grand Orchestra - electro-disco

  • "Dimensions (I'm Happy)" by Mekkah featuring Stephen Granville - electro-disco

  • "I Love New York" by Dwight Trash - electro-disco rearrangement of Cameo's "New York"

  • "New York City" by A Touch of Class, on the album Touch the Sky - electro-disco-pop; samples Jigsaw's "Sky High"

  • "Blame it on the Boogie" by Jay-Kid - disco version of the 1978 Jacksons funk classic

  • "Un Poco Disco, Un Poco Latino" by Nick the Record - latin-disco

  • "(I Got) Somebody New (Original Mix)" by Georg Levin featuring Clara Hill - disco-house

  • "Bye Bye Superman (Track #4: Original Extended Mix, and Track #6: Radio Edit)" by Geyster - disco-house

  • "Super Lover (Rawsoul Orchestra Original Mix)" by Rawsoul Orchestra featuring Sybille - disco-house

  • "Back Together" by Hardsoul featuring Ron Carroll - disco-house

  • "This Means That (Bobby and Steve and James Ratcliff Remix)" by Kevin Saunderson presents The Reese Project featuring Paul Randolph - disco-house

  • "Disco is Disco" by Robo Tourists - disco-house

  • "Nice N Tight" a.k.a. "Nice and Tight" by Puzique - disco-house

  • "Gotta Get Away (Main Soul Mix)" by Church of Disco featuring Angie Brown - disco-house

  • "Never Again (Copyright Main Mix)" by Kathy Brown - disco-house

  • "Everything Needs Love (Audiowhores Piano Edit)" by Mondo Grosso featuring Boa (Shinichi Osawa) - disco-house

  • "Brother on the Run (Mousse's Club Mix)" by Mousse T. - funky disco-house remake of the 1973 funk classic by Johnny Pate

  • "Morning Sun (Dimitri From Paris's Disco Classic Re-Blend)" by Incognito

  • "It's Over Now (Masters at Work Remix)" by Manzel - jazzy electro-disco reworking of the classic jazz-funk tune

  • "Disco Santa" by Holiday Express, on the album Live - electro-disco reprise of their 2000 song "Disco Santa (Santa Claus/N.O.E.L.)", recorded live in Littleton, Colorado

  • "Medley Chic (Live): Le Freak / Chic Mystique / Spacer / Your Love is Good / Upside Down / All American Girls / We Are Family / Celebration" by Sheila, on the album Sheila en Concert à L'Olympia: Jamais Deux Sans Toi - includes electro-disco version of the 1992 Chic song "Chic Mystique" and funky electro-disco cover of the 1978 Chic hit "Le Freak" along with covers of Sister Sledge's disco songs "All American Girls" and "We Are Family" and Kool and the Gang's disco hit "Celebration" and Diana Ross's non-disco hit "Upside Down" as well as reprises of her own disco songs originally with B. Devotion "Spacer" and "Your Love is Good"; recorded live in 2002 in France

  • "Strong Enough" by Cher, on the album Live: The Farewell Tour - reprise of her 1998 disco hit; recorded live in November 2002 in Florida

  • "Take Me Home" by Cher, on the album Live: The Farewell Tour - reprise of her 1979 disco hit; recorded live in November 2002 in Florida

  • "Glow of Love" by Luther Vandross, on the album Radio City Music Hall 2003 - Live - electro-disco reprise of the 1980 disco hit he sang lead on for Change; recorded live in February 2003 in New York City

  • "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by KISS with the Melbourne Symphony Ensemble, on the album KISS Symphony: Alive IV - reprise of their 1979 metal-disco hit; recorded live in February 2003 in Australia

  • "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by Julietkiss, on the compilation The Italians Kiss Better - cover of KISS's 1979 metal-disco hit

  • "Sweet Summertime Livin'" by Diana Ross - recorded in 1977-1978, but first released in 2003 by Motown Records on the album diana: Deluxe Edition

  • "I'm Coming Out (Original Chic Mix)" by Diana Ross - previously unreleased mix of the 1980 disco hit "I'm Coming Out", first released in 2003 by Motown Records on the album diana: Deluxe Edition as track 12 on disc 1

  • "Give Up (Original Chic Mix)" by Diana Ross - previously unreleased extended mix of the 1980 disco song "Give Up", first released in 2003 by Motown Records on the album diana: Deluxe Edition as track 16 on disc 1

  • "Tenderness (Original Chic Mix)" by Diana Ross - previously unreleased mix of the 1980 disco-soul song "Tenderness", first released in 2003 by Motown Records on the album diana: Deluxe Edition as track 10 on disc 1

    "Strength" by Carolyn Harding is a nice dance song that would have been classified as disco if it had a steady disco beat. "Treat Me Like a Lady" by Zoe Birkett and "Girl Like You" by Bertine Zetlitz are electronic dance. "Disco Queen" by Jestofunk is funk on the album version and house on the Full Intention Remix. "Bring Me the Disco King" by David Bowie is a slow jazzy piano song. "Moscow Disco" by Adjuster is techno. "Disco Dancer" by Star You Star Me is deep house. "Disco Cookies" by MRI is electro-dance. "Disco Love" by Vic Doirée is electro/synth-pop. "Disco Lady" by Baby Drew is rap. "Not Quite Disco" by Dimitri from Paris is jazzy house. "When I See You" by Macy Gray is funk/pop. "Get It Together" by Seal is up-tempo soul. The house remake of "Relight My Fire" by Ricky Martin featuring Loleatta Holloway was one of the summer dance hits of 2003. The Hindi-English song "It's the Time to Disco" from the soundtrack to the Indian film "Kal Ho Naa Ho" is electro-dance-pop. The dance track "Make No Mistake (...To the Disco)" by Southside Connection samples Main Ingredient's 1981 disco tune "Evening of Love".

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    The Return of Real Strings to Dance Music

    In the second era of disco music, while some songs included string-sounding keyboards accompanying guitar and bass, other songs featured the lovely sounds of real string instruments. Here are some examples of this return of pure disco:
  • The Company: The following string players performed on their songs "Should I Let Him Go?" and "You Turn My World Around": Lori Presthus on cello, Leslie Hirsch on viola, Aaron Meyer on violin, and Adam LaMotte on violin. They are members of the Portland Philharmonic in Oregon. Strings arrangement on the former by Bradley Swanson, and on the latter by Bryan Everett and Bradley Swanson.
  • BsB Disco Club: Violinists Igor Macarini and Luiz Carlos and cellist Guto Guerra played on the band's disco songs "Mude o Baile" and "Superpoderosa".
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Sophie's song "Murder on the Dancefloor" includes strings by the Wired Strings, led by Rosie Wetter. The Wired Strings are a British-based female quartet.
  • Ultra Nate: "I Don't Understand It" has strings arranged and conducted by Janson and Janson which were recorded in Stockholm, Sweden. "Dear John" has the participation of the Urban Soul Orchestra and excerpts from El Coco's "Dancing in Paradise". The orchestra's string players are Ivan Hussey and Adrian Bradbury on cellos, Jake Walker on viola, and a trio of violinists (Stephen Hussey, Richard George, Fiona McCapra). "New Kind of Medicine" has strings played by SPI Strings.
  • Fantastic Plastic Machine: "Todos Os Desejos" features the violin-playing of Noriyo Obauashi, Hitoshi Konno, and Nagisa Kiriyama, with contractor Chieko Kinbara, and the viola-playing of Hirohito Furugawara, Manami Tokutaka, and Tamami Soma. "I'm Still A Simple Man" was recorded at Sigma Sound Studio in Philadelphia with some session players on strings who once were members of Salsoul and the Sound of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia violinist Emma Kummrow serving as the strings contractor. And their first disco song, "Take Me to the Disco (Legendary Disco All Stars Remix)", features the violin-playing of Mio Ukamura, Noriko Matsuda, Misa Katatsuji, Miho Shimokawa, Yuki Ito, and Mayumi Takebayashi.
  • The Brand New Heavies: The string arrangements in "Spend Some Time" were provided by Aaron Zigman and Andrew Levy.
  • Alcazar: The string arrangements in "Last Days of Disco" were provided by Jesper Nordenström. The string players were Stockholm Session Strings.
  • Mark Ronson: For his disco track "High", guest starring Aya, he worked in Philadelphia with Larry Gold, who had done the string arrangements for the 1979 disco hit "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now".


    A Salute to Modern-Day Disco Drummers

    Some disco songs use the technological "house beat", but others showcase the talent of real-life drummers. Here are some of those drummers:
  • Daniel Oliveira was the drummer on "Mude o Baile" by BsB Disco Club
  • Adam Deitch was the drummer on "Freakin' Disco" by John Scofield
  • Pasi Siitoinen was the drummer on "Paiste" by G-Litter
  • Lars was the drummer on "Straight Ahead" by Fused
  • Jan Kincaid was the drummer on "Spend Some Time" by the Brand New Heavies
  • Derrick McKenzie was the drummer on "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai
  • Ahmir Thompson was the drummer on "High" by Mark Ronson featuring Aya


    Some Disco Moments from the early 2000s

  • Numerous new, original disco songs were produced, such as "Murder on the Dancefloor" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor and "Little L" by Jamiroquai.
  • Disco-style remakes of disco classics were released, such as "Taste of Bitter Love" by D'Influence feat. Romina Johnson.
  • Disco classics like "Car Wash", "Night Fever", "We Are Family", "I'm Coming Out", "T.S.O.P.", and "Love to Love You Baby" appeared on American television commercials. For instance, the Bee Gees' "Night Fever" was heard on a Sprint ad and K.C. and the Sunshine Band's "Shake Your Booty" on a Fidelity ad.
  • An original electro-disco song with trumpets, bass, and keyboards and the lyrics "C'mon dance, dance with me tonight, you're out of sight" appeared on the "Mike Haspel" television commercial for Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, first aired in January 2003.
  • "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson was heard in the film "Rush Hour 2" (2001) during a karaoke bar scene.
  • "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston and "The Hustle" by Van McCoy were heard in the 2001 movie "America So Beautiful", a film about a Persian in 1979 Los Angeles who wants to open a disco.
  • "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor plays in a pivotal scene in the 2000 movie "The Replacements".
  • "Keep It Comin' Love" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band plays in a party scene in the 2001 movie "Blow".
  • "Macho Man" by the Village People plays in the 2002 movie "Big Trouble".
  • "Macho Man" by the Village People plays in the 2003 movie "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines".
  • "Dance Across the Floor" by Jimmy "Bo" Horne plays in the 2002 movie "City of God".
  • "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 comedic movie "Next Friday".
  • "Canned Heat" and "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 movie "Center Stage".
  • "Danger! High Voltage" by the Electric Six and "Last Dance" by Donna Summer appeared on the soundtrack to the 2003 movie "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle".
  • "Good Times" by Chic and "Get Down Tonight" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band appeared on the soundtrack to the 2003 movie "The In-Laws".
  • "Little L" by Jamiroquai can be heard in the film "The Sweetest Thing" (2002).
  • "Main Vein" by Jamiroquai was used as background music in an episode of the HBO cable television series "Sex and the City". "Doctor's Orders" by Carol Douglas was played during the show's nightclub scenes.
  • "Love is in the Air" was sung by John Paul Young at the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
  • "We Are Family" was sung by Donny and Marie Osmond at the Closing Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Disco artists like Thelma Houston, Donna Summer, Chic, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, and many others continued to perform their classics at concerts across the United States, many of them having returned to performing in the 1990s; meanwhile, artists like Patrick Juvet and the Gibson Brothers performed their classics in France.
  • At the World Disco Classic II in 2000, disco producer Vincent Montana, Jr. was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and disco diva Loleatta Holloway sang her classics.
  • Gloria Gaynor sang her classic "I Will Survive" on the television program "Showtime at the Apollo" on November 2, 2002, and the show's host reminisced about how New York City was the cultural center of the world during the original disco era.
  • Anita Ward sang "Ring My Bell" at Times Square in New York City on New Year's Eve December 31, 2002 while 50,000 revelers shook bell bracelets.
  • ABC aired a two-hour prime-time television show called "The Disco Ball", featuring live performances by several disco artists, including Thelma Houston, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Cheryl Lynn, the Trammps, the Village People, and Chic, on January 16, 2003.
  • The American TV game show "Family Feud" aired "Disco Fever Week" matches February 10-14, 2003 between the Village People and five disco divas: Freda Payne, Thelma Houston, Martha Wash of Two Tons O' Fun, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Janice-Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey.
  • The American TV game show "Pyramid" aired "Disco Week" shows April 28-May 2, 2003 with special guests Thelma Houston, Gloria Gaynor, Maxine Nightingale, Evelyn "Champagne" King, and K.C. (of the Sunshine Band).
  • The talent-search TV show "American Idol" aired disco-themed shows on April 1 and 2, 2003, with individual performances of "Let's Groove", "Turn the Beat Around", "Knock on Wood", and "Celebration", and culminating in a group performance of EWF's classic "Boogie Wonderland". On November 15, 2003 the British equivalent "Pop Idol" broadcast its own disco-themed episode, though only two of the songs performed ("Young Hearts Run Free" and "Rock With You") are really disco.
  • On June 9, 2002, "Idol", the Polish equivalent of "American Idol", aired a "Disco Hits" themed show.
  • On February 11, 2003, "Idol Serbia-Montenegro and Macedonia" had contestants perform songs on the theme "Disco Night".
  • The 8th Bicknell International Film Festival held in Bicknell, Utah on July 25-26, 2003 was themed "Disco De-Lux: Fine Films from America's Worst Fashion Decade!" Films screened included "Thank God It's Friday" (USA, 1978), "Saturday Night Fever" (USA, 1977), and "That's The Way I Like It" (Singapore, 1998). The Jamboni Brothers provided live disco music at the closing-night party.
  • Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds team, hosted "Disco Night" on August 27, 2003, including a "Dugout Dance Off" contest.
  • MGA Entertainment produced a popular "Bratz Formal Funk Super-Stylin' Runway Disco" multi-element toy for children which has (among other things) a miniature disco with flashing floor lights. This toy won a "Top 10 Toys of the Year" award at the American International Toy Fair.
  • One of the twelve video games that comes on a disc with the Sony EyeToy device (released 2003) for PlayStation 2 is titled "Disco Stars". In this game, the player emulates a dancer named Qt and has to hit the lights in the correct order, while funky dance music is playing.
  • Roller disco on four-wheel skates is again popular, particularly in California.
  • The animated 1970s-themed television series "Funky Cops", first aired in the USA on Fox Box in 2003, has, among other things, disco dancing scenes and disco music.
  • The disco-pop song "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7 was included on the Radio Disney Jams 6 compilation CD (2003).
  • A slightly modified excerpt from the song "Disco Mickey Mouse" is the theme to the 2003 VH1 television series "The Fabulous Life of..."
  • Disco hits continued to play on radio stations across the world.
  • Lots of new disco compilations were released.
  • Disco continued to be sampled in rap, R&B, and house tunes.
  • The British disco-themed musical "Oh! What A Night", starring Kid Creole, with a plot set in 1976 and renditions of such disco classics as "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now", "I Will Survive", "Celebration", and "Young Hearts Run Free", continued its successful run across Europe in 2001-2004. The Australian version of 2004 starred Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge.
  • A multimedia museum exhibit called "Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights" was on display at the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle, Washington from November 23, 2002 until September 2003.

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